Strides for SOS 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk

Race: Strides for SOS 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk
Sun October 1, 2023 Birmingham, MI 48009 US Directions


5K Race

($20: Ages 0 - 18) ($30: Ages 19 - 100)
Registration ends September 30, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 100 and under.

1 Mile Race

($20: Ages 0 - 18) ($30: Ages 19 - 100)
Registration ends September 30, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 114 and under.


Seaholm High School
2436 West Lincoln
Birmingham, MI US 48009


****Register by September 18th, 2023 to guarantee a race t-shirt!****

****Dri-Fit Tech T-shirt option****

***After September 18th registration will not include a race t-shirt***

****At Packet Pick-up people will be able to enter a free drawing for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Lions game on October 8th****

Race day registration will be available.  Starting at 8:00 am near the starting line, in the parking lot of Seaholm High School off of Cranbrook Road.  Near the athletic entrance.  Cash, check, or Venmo.

Schools Offer Support (SOS) is a nonprofit organization that serves members of the Birmingham Public Schools community through outreach efforts, financial support, and volunteer activities.  SOS was founded in 2008 by a group of parents that wanted to work with students to build a stronger community through acts of kindness.  SOS is committed to helping those in need and teaching students that community matters.  You can read more about the mission on our website.  This annual race is our biggest fundraiser of the year and helps us support a vast array of community needs.  Your participation will help SOS to continue supporting families in our community.  Some examples of our outreach are:

·       Food boxes, gift cards and childcare support for financially challenged families 
·       Tutoring programs for middle school and elementary students 
·       Thanksgiving dinners to dozens of families in need each year
·       Holiday gifts purchased and wrapped for families in need
·       Leaf raking for seniors in our community
·       Financial aid for those faced with sudden emergencies 
·       Barbara and Sheldon Weisberg Laptop scholarships awarded to select college-bound seniors annually
·       and much, much more
Respecting family privacy is paramount; all needs are filled anonymously.

The 5K course is USATF certified.  Both the 1 mile and 5K course take the participant through the neighborhoods around Seaholm and end on the track.  The 1 mile race will start at 9:00 am the 5K race will start at 9:15 am.  Awards: Top three male and female (1 mile), Overall male and female (5K), top male and female BPS employee (5K), top male and female student from each BPS school (5K and 1 Mile).  Age group awards for the 5K, Under 13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89.  Overall male and female 5K winner and overall male and female 5K BPS employee winner will receive a $50 Hanson's Gift Card.

T-shirts are available for pick up only in Birmingham, MI and cannot be mailed.  

Early Packet Pick Up will take place on Saturday, September 30th from 4-6 pm at Seaholm High School, near the doors to the pool.  Please use the parking lot off of Cranbrook Road.  Packets can also be picked up starting at 8:00 am on race day near the starting line.  



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