Transformation Begins Here


Sat October 5, 2024


The Curve in Homewood
1830 29th Ave S
Birmingham, AL US 35209


Jimmie Hale Mission’s Rescue Run  – 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run

Join us for the 5th Annual Jimmie Hale Mission Rescue Run 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Fun Run! On October 5th, 2024, join us as we proceed through the charming community of Homewood, starting and finishing on 29th Avenue South between 18th St. S. & 19th St. S. Race attendees will receive a high-quality race t-shirt & swag bag filled with goodies.  After the race, we will provide post-race food items along with water and sports drink. We will be highlighting Homewood restaurant and business specials.  You can stick around for Awards or we will mail your award to you after the event. 

 We have a 10K Option, which will be a double loop of the 5K.  A pretty flat  5K/10 course.  The 10K will start at 7:45 am CT and will be a RUN-only option. There will be a time limit of 1 hour and 45 Minutes (a 17 Minutes/mile pace) to complete the 10K.  We need to open the streets of Homewood back up for traffic.

Course Maps:

10K Maps: [Online Map] [RaceJoy Map] [PDF Map] [USATF PDF Map] – AL21018JE USATF Certified
5K Maps:
 [Online Map] [RaceJoy Map]  [PDF Map]  [USATF PDF Map]  – AL20019JE  USATF Certified
1 Mile Maps: [Online Map] [PDF Map]

Pre-Race Day Packet Pick-Up and Registration:

Wednesday, October 2nd from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, October 4th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Trak Shak

2839 18th South
Birmingham, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]

Start/Finish Line on 29th Ave. S. between 18th St. S. & 19th St. S.

Race Day Packet Pickup:

Race Day Packet Pickup: 
Saturday, October 5, 2024
Old Homewood Police Station Parking lot
1833 29th Ave. South
Homewood, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]

Race Day Agenda:

Saturday, October 5th, 2024
6:30am – Registration & Packet Pickup Opens
7:30am – 10K & 5K Registration Closes
7:45am – 10K Starts
8:00am – 5K Starts
8:45am – Fun Run Registration Closes
9:00am – 1 Mile Fun Run Starts
9:30am – 5K  Award Presentation
9:45am – 10K Award Presentation 

5K & 10K Awards:

5K & 10K  Male and Female Awards:
5K Male and Female Awards – Overall and Age Group Awards will not be duplicated
• Top Overall Male/Female
• Top three Male/Female (10 Year Age Groups)
    o 14 and Under
    o 15 – 19
    o 20 – 29
    o 30 – 39
    o 40 – 49
    o 50 – 59
    o 60 – 69
    o 70+

Entry Fee Include:

Each registered participant will receive a high-quality race T-shirt:
Youth Sizes: Youth-Small, Youth-Medium, Youth-Large
Adult Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Swag Bags to the first 400 registered participants.
T-shirts to the first 400 registered participants (sizes could be limited)
10K and 5K is Chip Timed

Parking and Road Closures:

Parking is available in Soho Parking lot and street parking
Street Closure:  29th Ave. S. between 18th St. S. & 19th St. S. (this is the start/finish area)
Race Day Road Closures [Click Here]

How to register for the Jimmie Hale Mission Rescue Run:

How to register or change your registration information [Click Here]
How to Create a Team [Click Here]
How to Join a Team [Click Here
List of Teams and Team Members [Click Here
How to Manage your Fundraising Team [Click Here]
Fundraise $250 and receive up to $25 of your entry fee back. Must register for the race and sign up as an individual fundraiser. Register your Team as a fundraiser as well and win Top Fundraising Team! [Click Here to Start]
RunSignup Help [Click Here]

Cancellation Statement:

There are NO refunds of registration fees. Bib number transfers of registration must be completed by October 1st. **If you need to make changes to your registration or transfer to another participant [Click Here] for instructions on how to change your registration. This event will occur rain or shine, warm or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to The Jimmie Hale Mission.

Pets at the Race:  

Pets are welcome to participate.   All pets must be on a leash.  Please clean up after your pet.  The actions of the pet are the responsibility of the pet owner/caretaker.

Strollers at the Race: 

We allow strollers at the event.  If you are participating with a stroller and/or children, we ask that you keep your children with you at all times.  For the child’s safety, we ask that during the 10K / 5K or Fun Run, the child stays in the stroller until crossing the finish line. 

Bandit Policy:

Bandits are unregistered runners or walkers attempting to participate in the run or walk events. Running with No registration is not permitted in the 10K, 5K, or 1 Mile Fun Run. Please be sure to register for the Jimmie Hale Mission 10K, 5K, or 1 Mile Fun Run so that you can enjoy all that the race has to offer. Everyone in the 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run will need to wear their Bib Number that shows you are a registered participant. All proceeds of the event go to The Jimmie Hale Mission.  


Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Jimmie Hale Mission Rescue Run 5K & 10K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts
  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.
Live GPS Tracking
  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.
  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.
Virtual Results (virtual events only)
  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results. 

To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.

Race Benefits

The Jimmie Hale Mission Ministries:

For eighty years, the Jimmie Hale Mission has been helping men afflicted by homelessness in downtown Birmingham through education remediation, job readiness, and spiritual support. To combat the current plague of substance abuse in our community, the Mission has shifted its focus from rescue to recovery. By addressing these deeper challenges we can help our clients once again become self-sufficient and productive citizens.

This dynamic approach to recovery and independence is offered for free to those in need. Our mission is to transform adults directly affected by homelessness, poverty-thinking, and/or addiction, into those who lead healthy, self-sufficient, and productive lives for the glory of God. Genuine transformation begins here.