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The SafeHouse Hero Run offers both a 5K (3.1 mile) course, as well as a 1K (.62 mile) Kids Fun Run. Participants of all ages and abilities are invited to attend and are encouraged to dress in superhero attire. All event proceeds benefit SafeHouse of Shelby County and its services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
7:15 a.m. - Day of registration opens
8:30 a.m. - Day of registration closes
9:00 a.m. - Hero Run 5K begins
10:15 a.m. - Kids Fun Run begins
11:00 a.m. - Awards Ceremony
Registration Information: Register online through this site or download hard copy by clicking on this link http://files.ctctcdn.com/4acc887f001/4f9c59b7-6165-4599-b0d5-8d40e1e7554d.pdf. Please be aware of the mailing deadlines. If you miss the deadlines you can register on race morning from 7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at Veteran’s Park. NOTE: Race packets and official run-timing are not guaranteed for day-of registrants.
Run/Walk Policy: Registration is required for both the Hero Run 5K and the Kids Fun Run. The Kids Fun Run is open to all children ages 18 and younger. Registration fees for the Fun Run are only required for participating children. Accompanying adults may join their children free-of-cost. The Hero Run 5K and Kids Fun Run are open to runners and walkers of all abilities. There is no age limit for the 5K. Minors must have a legal parent or legal guardian sign the entry form to be eligible for either race. Due to insurance regulations, unregistered runners, unauthorized vehicles, baby joggers, inline skates, bicycles, skateboards and other non-official wheeled vehicles are prohibited on the courses. Pets and smoking, including cigars, are also prohibited. Any participant breaking one of these rules will be removed from the course and disqualified. There is a 1 hour time limit for the 5K and a 30 minute limit on the Fun Run.
Participant Amenities and Packet Pick-up: All registered 5K participants will receive an official race packet. Race packets, along with race numbers, can be picked up as early as 7:15 a.m. on the day of the event. Race day registration will end PROMPTLY at 8:30 a.m. for the 5K and 10 a.m. for the Fun Run. To avoid any delays or problems, we encourage you to register early. Shirts are only guaranteed for the first 120 5K pre-registrants. Click here to download the 5K trail map.
Timing: Official timing for the 5K is based on Gun Time for awards. Overall awards will include top three male and female. Age group awards are 3 deep in each age group and by gender as follows: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. The 5K Awards Ceremony will take place about 11 a.m. in Veteran’s Park. Keep in mind that we do not mail awards, so if you think you’ve won an award please remain on site. Awards will not be offered for the Kids Fun Run, but all participants will receive a goody bag and certificate upon completion of the race course.
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SafeHouse of Shelby County
Established in 1989, SafeHouse of Shelby County offers critical domestic and sexual violence response and prevention programs for the communities of Shelby, Coosa, and Clay Counties in Central Alabama.
SafeHouse accomplishes its mission by providing:
- Shelter, counseling, case management, community resource referrals, and other services
- Individual and group counseling on the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault for children and adults as well as parenting support
- An advocacy program to accompany women to court appearances and educate victims in court about the cycle of violence
- Sexual assault and domestic violence advocates on call 24 hours, 7 days a week
- Sexual assault advocates accompany victims to the hospital, assist victims through law enforcement, court systems, and provide counseling
- Education and awareness programs for schools, hospitals, police departments, courts, social services, and other community members