10th Annual Walk for Autism
April 6, Veteran’s Park
This 1-mile walk and 5K race will benefit the Autism Society of Alabama. The ASA mascot Jerry, a frog (FROGS: For Research Outreach and Giving Support) will be there taking pictures and showing support. There will be a sulcata tortoise named Frankie making an appearance. A DJ from Hit Me With Music and food vendors will also be present. Registration is $30 ($35 day of event) and includes a T-shirt. Race check-in begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 7:30 a.m. Check-in for the walk starts at 8:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Visit walkforautismal.com or email email@example.com.
12th Annual High Country 5K Race
April 6, Shades Crest Baptist
Shades Crest Baptist Church, 452 Park Ave., holds this annual event to promote fitness within the community. Registration is $25 on raceit.com.
The event features a 5K run with timing splits and a free 1-mile fun run. Following the race at approximately 9 a.m. there will be a free pancake breakfast.
Visit shadescrest.org or call Mark Johnson at 822-1360.
Walk to End Lupus
April 20, Veteran’s Park
This year, the former “Walk for Lupus Now” 3-mile walk will be held to raise awareness and funds for services provided by the Lupus Foundation of America. There will be music, snacks, face painting, entertainment and information about living with lupus.
Registration is at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds go toward the Mid-South chapter and lupus research.
Visit lupuswalkbirmingham.kintera.org or call Mike Singer at (615) 298-2273.
Walk Me Home
April 27, Veteran’s Park
The awareness fundraiser for foster care will offer a 5K run and a 5K walk. All participants will receive T-shirts, rubber bracelets inscribed with “Walk Me Home,” lapel foster pins, and a blue ribbon to decorate the magnolia trees at the park. There will be guest speakers, live music, craft booths, inflatables and a resource area with information for foster parents and potential foster parents. The grand finale of the event feature more than 100 Hogs and Harley’s arriving with police escort. Registration, $30, will be 7-8 a.m., and the run will begin at 8 a.m. Proceeds go to foster parents.
Visit firstgiving.com/walkmehome/shelby or email Frank Burder at firstname.lastname@example.org.