Friday, April 1, 2016

Running For a Cause in April

 Across the nation people participate in running for a cause. There are 5Ks for Breast Cancer Awareness, Run for the Troops, Paws for a Cause, etc. Here in Calhoun County we love to show support to many different organizations. April is a big month for races in and around Calhoun County. There will be a race every Saturday in April, so you will have many opportunities to get involved and show your support! Below are the dates and some information for the races in April.
April 2, 2016: Come out to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama’s Blue Streak 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk, 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. at the Gadsden Mall at the 4th Street entrance. This event is in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. For more information, go to
April 9, 2016: The 2nd Annual College of Nursing RUN/WALK FOR YOUR LIFE 5K will begin at 8:00 A.M. on the campus of Jacksonville State University. Registration costs are $20 for general registration, $15 for JSU faculty/staff/students, $15 ARC/GRC runners, and $25 race day (all). For more information, email
April 16, 2016: The 3rd Annual Run for FUNds 5K will be held at the McClellan Medical Mall from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:30 A.M. Any late registration will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. The course will be on the scenic Lions Club course, water will be offered at mile markers, and snacks will be given at the end of the race. Registration costs are $15 for 18 and under, $20 for 19 and over, and $25 for late registration. For more information, email
April 23, 2016: Come out for the very first Cops for a Cause 5K, hosted by the Calhoun County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. The race will be held at the UCP Center, 415 Castle Avenue, in Anniston. Registration and packet pick-up begins at 6:30 A.M. and the race will be from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. (late registration will not be guaranteed a t-shirt). You can email Lauren Keef at to request entry forms, or go to to download them. Make your checks out to Calhoun County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and mail with entry form to Calhoun Co. Deputy Sheriff’s Assoc. ATTN: Lauren Keef, 400 W. 8th Street, Annistion, AL 36201.
April 30: The annual YMCA and Anniston Orthopedics Spring 5K Run will begin at 8:00 A.M. at the Anniston YMCA. This race is sponsored by the Anniston Runners Club and is a Grand Prix Event. The participants will use a course through historic downtown Anniston out and back downtown. Refreshments and an awards ceremony will be held after the race is completed. There is a $20 registration fee. For more information, go to, or call Ann Angell at 256-832-9622.

Please come out to any of these races and show your support, for the community and for their cause.
For more race dates please check out the Events Calendar at or at

Brittany Noell (JSU student 2012-2016)

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