Fundraising Events

Smile-A-Mile 5K

Smile-A-Mile Place
Saturday, August 24, 2024

Run, Walk or Sleep-In for SAM!

The Smile-A-Mile (SAM) 5K helps raise funds to support our mission. The SAM 5K will start and finish at SAM Place in downtown Birmingham with post-race activities and awards. For those who are unable or do not wish to attend in-person, we have a virtual option so you can run, walk wherever you prefer or sleep-in while still supporting Smile-A-Mile!


Registration Info – OPEN NOW!

  • Individual 5K:  $35 Early Bird | $40 Starting Aug. 1st
  • Virtual 5K / Sleep-In: $35 Early Bird | $40 Starting Aug. 1st
  • 1M Fun Run: $20 Early Bird | $25 Starting Aug. 1st
  • Packet Pickup:
    Smile-A-Mile Place – 1600 2nd Ave S
    Thursday, August 22nd, and Friday, August 23rd
    8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    *All virtual registrants’ packets will be shipped automatically beginning the week of the run.*


  • Dove Release Honoring SAM Children
  • 5K Individual Awards*
  • Fun Run Top Finisher Prizes (14 yrs and younger)
  • Post-Race Food and Activities

Schedule of Events

  • 6:30am – Packet Pickup Opens
  • 7:55am – 5K Registration Closes
  • 7:55am – Dove Release
  • 8:00am – 5k Starts
  • 8:55am – 1M Fun Run Registration Closes
  • 9:00am – 1M Fun Run Starts
  • 9:15am – Awards Ceremony

*Awards are given for top 3 overall and top 1 by age and gender.


Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please contact us for more info.