Saturday, September 11, 2021
The Smile-A-Mile (SAM) 5K is our annual 5K and 1M Fun Run, hosted by the Junior Board of Directors, at Smile-A-Mile Place in downtown Birmingham! This is a family friendly event open to runners, walker and strollers, however, we encourage everyone to run as much as possible to help get streets re-opened in a timely manner.
For 2021, the SAM 5K will return to an in-person event at SAM Place. Post-race activities will be limited and social distancing will be encouraged. For those who are unable or do not wish to attend in-person, we have a virtual option so you can run, walk or stroll your own route while still supporting SAM.
Registration Info – Register on RunSignup
- Individual 5K – $30
- Virtual 5K – $30
- 1M Fun Run – $20
Packet pick up will be at Smile-A-Mile Place – 1600 2nd Avenue S:
Thursday, Sept. 9th, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, Sept. 10th, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Race Day – Saturday, Sept. 11th, 6:30 AM – 10:00 AM
- Dove Release Honoring SAM Children
- 5K Individual and Team Awards*
- Fun Run Top Finisher Prizes* (14 yrs and younger)
- Post-Race Food and Activities
- Photo Booth
Schedule of Events
6:30am – Registration Opens
7:55am – 5K Registration Closes
7:55am – Dove Release
8:00am – 5k
8:55am – 1M Fun Run Registration Closes
9:00am – 1M Fun Run
9:45am – Awards*
Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please contact us for more info.
*Awards are given for top 3 overall, top 3 by age and gender, and team awards. To qualify for individual awards, you must register to be chip timed. No participation medals are given to 5K or Fun Run participants.