Saturday's Aubie 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run hosted by the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club (GBAC) at Veterans Park will honor former Hoover High School track coach Meredith Maddox.
Maddox passed away in March after a long battle with health issues. She graduated from Briarwood Christian School and received a Bachelor of Science degree at Samford University. She had worked as a track and field coach for Hoover High School for the past 11 years and started her own handmade jewelry company named Designs by LIFE. Maddox was the daughter of Elon and Pam Maddox. Elon is the current president of the GBAC.
The Aubie 5K will be held on Saturday, June 13, at Veterans Park. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the 1-mile fun run at 9 a.m. Overall male and female awards will be given as well as awards based on age categories.
The proceeds of this event will go to support the academic scholarship endowments of the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club. The Greater Birmingham Auburn Club is an affiliated organization of the Auburn Alumni Association that represents the Jefferson and Shelby county area. The club is organized to support academic scholarships for area students. Currently, the club has seven endowed scholarships totaling $500,000 at Auburn University. The club raises funds by hosting numerous Auburn-related events throughout the year.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the race at thegbac.org/2015-aubie-5k. Questions about the race or opportunities to sponsor can be directed to Race Director Jason L. Bryant at (256) 572-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.