Get ready to rock 'n roll for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama on March 16, 2019 at the 15th Annual Red Shoe Run! Walk or run the 5K and 1 Mile routes through the best spots in Downtown Birmingham!
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama Red Shoe Run has a new date of March 16! The 5K run and 1 Mile Fun Run will both start and finish at the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Birmingham! The staff are exited to welcome this year’s runner downtown so that they can see for themselves what a great place the Ronald McDonald House is. Following the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, everyone is invited to a block party! There will be lots of vendors, music and food for everyone to enjoy!
This is the first year that the Red Shoe Run has adopted a theme for the run. This year’s theme is ‘Rockin’ 5K’. Obviously that means that fun team names and costumes are encouraged! Music will also be a large part of this year’s run with music being played along the race course and at the block party, plus there will be a special Spotify training playlist that you can follow!
Not just for runners
There’s still a way to support this great cause even for those who can’t make it the day of the run, or if you’re just not in the mood to get up early and go for a run. You can register as a Red Shoe Run Snoozer, which will get you a t-shirt, access to the block party after the race and you’ll still be able to start a Red Shoe Run fundraiser page!
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
The Red Shoe Run is always a lot of fun but it’s also an important way to fund the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. All proceeds from the race support the Ronald McDonald House right here in Birmingham, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms located at UAB Hospital and DCH in Tuscaloosa and the the Happy Wheels cart which provides free snacks and activity packs to provide comfort to both parents and children who are waiting to see the doctor at Children’s of Alabama. In 2018, the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House provided 1,699 family stays and no family is ever charged for their stay. Children, whose families stay at Ronald McDonald Houses, tend to be the sickest, have travelled the furthest distances for care and spend the longest time in the hospital.
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