Just A Call Away 5K

Sat August 29, 2020 Birmingham, AL US 35222 Directions


$25 8:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT Price increases after May 5, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Fun Run

$15 9:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT Price increases after May 5, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
Sloss Furnaces
20 32nd St N
Birmingham, AL US 35222

Just A Call Away 5k & Fun Run


Saturday, August 29, 2020


Sloss Furnaces

20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222


Crisis Center, Inc. is proud to present the sixth annual Just A Call Away 5k and Fun Run. This USATF certified 5k is chip timed and takes runners through the streets of historic Birmingham. We also offer a 1-mile fun run that gives runners a scenic tour of historic Sloss Furnaces.

Chip timing is optional for the 5k. The fun run is not chip timed. 

Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome. Strollers and pets are welcome. 

If you are part of a youth track or cross-country team, contact us about our special team discount. 


Entry Fees: 


$20 – January 29 – February 29, 2020
$25 – March 1 – May 5, 2020
$30 – May 6 – July 29, 2020
$35 – July 30 – Race Day*

1 Mile:

$10 – January 29 – February 29, 2020
$15 – March 1 – May 5, 2020
$20 –May 6 – Race Day*

*Must register by midnight on August 15th to guarantee you receive your shirt size! But we will do our best to accommodate everyone. 


Course Maps:

5k Map My Run View

5k USATF Map View

Fun Run Map View


Packet Pickup: 

Friday, August 28, 2020

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Trak Shak

2839 18th St. S, Homewood


Team Registration (5k Only):
•Team captain must register first and establish the team name.
•Each team member must then register for the race. 


Team Information:  
Create/Join a Fundraising Team
Participating as a team can be a lot of fun and what a great way to honor a survivor or remember a loved one. It only takes two people to make up a team. To create a team name and create your fundraising page, click here. 


Race Day Parking

Parking is plentiful around Sloss. Please follow these instructions to avoid traffic delays and to identify the race-approved parking lots. 


Award Divisions:

Individual 5k Awards:

Top 3 Overall Male / Female 
Overall Masters Male / Female
Top 3 Male/Female Age Group Awards: 
8 and under, 9-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 70+

Overall and age-group awards will not be duplicated. 

Team 5k Awards:

Fastest Overall Team
Largest Overall Team

Special thanks to Deep Fried Sugar Art for providing custom awards for the overall and team winners this year!


Schedule of Events: 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

6:30 a.m. Race Day Packet Pick Up and Late Registration
7:30 a.m. 5k Registration Closes
8:00 a.m. 5k Start
8:30 a.m. Fun Run Registration Closes
9:00 a.m. Fun Run Start
9:15 a.m. 5k Awards Ceremony


Running in Heat: 

Read here for tips on heat safety for runners. 


About Crisis Center Inc.:

Just A Call Away 5k benefits Crisis Center, Inc., which serves the unmet needs of people experiencing personal crisis or mental health issues and respond with services that promote coping, emotional health and well being. 


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

All race entries are non-transferable and non-refundable. The event will occur rain or shine, hot or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds. Entry fees will be considered a donation to Crisis Center, Inc.

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