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Bluebird Run and Walk for Brookie B

Mon September 2, 2024 Tallahassee, FL 32317 US


Race Day Fee = $25.00. You may order a T-shirt at checkout.

5K with Timing

$20 Registration Opens June 28, 2024 at 6:00am EDT
Race Day Fee = $15.00. You may order a T-shirt at checkout.

5K Without Timing

$10 Registration Opens June 28, 2024 at 6:00am EDT
Race Day Fee = $5.00. You may order a T-shirt at checkout.

1 Mile Without Timing


Non-Participant Bluebird T-shirt

$10 For a $10 donation, you may order a Bluebird T-shirt separate from other events. SHIRTS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE EVENT ON LABOR DAY OR AT PACKET PICK-UP THE THURSDAY BEFORE. SHIRTS WILL NOT BE HELD OR SENT.


Remember all the hugs and handshakes you’ve had on Labor Day mornings since 2015 at the Bluebird Run for Brookie B? Let’s do it again. If you’ve just found out about us, you don’t want to miss this.

Our 5K trail course is one of the most beautiful and challenging in Tallahassee. Wide multi-use trails make a loop through the greenway, starting and ending at the trailhead. Past participants have said, “You’ll never forget your first Bluebird.” 

Our 1 Mile Fun Run course is unique with an out-and-back canopy trail that crosses the Lafayette Heritage Canopy Bridge. A treat for runners and walkers alike, there is a water station at the turnaround on the other side of the bridge. 

A huge tent with party lights will welcome you to the greenway as registration begins at 7:00 am. There will be free coffee, sports drinks, bottled water, watermelon, bananas and an assortment of treats including sno-cones. The LOSS Team of the Big Bend will set up a special area called Memory Lane in honor of the loved ones we have lost to suicide. Our Mental Health Fair will give you the opportunity to receive information from many of our local mental health care providers. Bluebird is both a fun athletic event and an outstanding community event for suicide awareness and prevention.

We expect to have a lot of walkers in this event, so we are offering entry fees both with and without timing. If you want to record an official time you will receive a race bib. If you do not want to record an official time you will not receive a race bib.

Please be sure to visit our website at to discover more about this unique event and its purpose.

Bluebird Prize Drawings!

Who says you can’t have fun while spreading the word about suicide awareness and prevention? Check this out. Your registration in any of our events automatically enters you into our two event day drawings for $100 gift cards. Not bad, huh? But wait, there's more.


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We are also giving away an Apple Watch Series 8* in our Grand Prize Drawing. Wait, what? Yes, you might win the latest watch from Apple!  Boom.


  1. Register for any Bluebird event AND order a T-shirt.
  2. Pick up your T-shirt at packet pick-up on Thursday, August 31.

That's it! You will automatically be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.

All drawings will be held before the awards ceremony on Labor Day, and you must be present to win. Just more fun from Bluebird.  

 * Similar product of equal value may be substituted.

Bluebird Custom Tee


Date and Time


  • Labor Day - Monday, September 4
  • 7:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
  • 8:00 am - 1 Mile Fun Run/Scenic Walk
  • 8:30 am - 5K Run/Walk


JR Alford Greenway
2500 Pedrick Rd
Tallahassee, FL US 32317


From Mahan Drive go south on Pedrick Road 2.4 miles to Greenway entrance.

From Buck Lake Road go south on Pedrick Road 1.6 miles to Greenway entrance.

Packet Pickup

Packet pick-up is scheduled for Thursday, August 31 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at REI Co-op Tallahassee, Market Square Shopping Center, 1415 Timberlane Rd #201.


It takes a lot of generous volunteers to put on the Bluebird. There is much to be done in the days leading up to Bluebird Day and much to be done Labor Day morning before the races begin.

We truly appreciate you and all who participate as runners and walkers. But if you’re ready to take an extra step in your support of better mental health, suicide awareness and prevention, we have a service opportunity for you.

We need a few more people to help with preparations on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. We could use more help Labor Day morning before the races with set-up and parking. And if you have energy left after the races, we can always use help packing up.

It takes just a couple of minutes to register as a volunteer at EmailMe Form - Volunteer Form for Bluebird Run for Brookie B. You even get a free Bluebird Volunteer T-shirt. After you register, we will contact you personally to be sure you have a volunteer assignment that suits you and to provide further instructions. Thank you!!

Bluebird Trail

Did you know that Leon County Parks has designated and marked a permanent Bluebird Trail At JR Alford Greenway based on our annual 5K run/walk? We are literally on the map. They made a small adjustment at the start to accommodate their regular mowing patterns and added a small jog a little past our one-mile mark.  So, the official county Bluebird Trail is either 3.3 miles or 3.5 miles, depending on which sign you believe. Although it will not be a measured 5K, it is marked and available during all daylight hours. So get out there and enjoy!




Event Website

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Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Dial 9-8-8

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