Just A Call Away 5K

Birmingham, AL, USA
19 Aug, 2023 (Sat)


1 mi, 5 km

About the event

Just A Call Away 5K and Fun Run Saturday, August 19, 2023 At Patriot Park in wonderful West Homewood


Crisis Center, Inc. is proud to present the ninth annual Just A Call Away! This year, participants have three options to join us: a live chip-timed 5K, an in-person fun run, or a virtual 5K. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome.


RACE DAY Chip-Timed Option


Join us for the in-person 5K and fun run option on August 19th. Located at Patriot Park in wonderful West Homewood.


Packet Pickup and Schedule


Friday, August 18, 2023

Location: Trak Shak, 2839 18th St. S, Homewood, 35209

Packet Pickup: 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 


Saturday, August 19, 2023

Location: Patriot Park, 710 Oak Grove Rd., Homewood, 35209

Packet Pickup: 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.  

5K Start: 8:00 a.m.

Fun Run Start: 9:00 a.m. 

5K Awards Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.



Click here for detailed 5K map: 5K 2023

Or for the Fun Run: Fun Run 2023


What is the Virtual 5K? For this year's virtual option, participants will run or walk 5K (3.1 miles) anytime before or on August 19th.

How to Submit Virtual Results: To enter the time for your virtual 5K, visit your profile on RunSignup and click Submit Virtual Results. Or click here to find your name, where you can also find the Submit Virtual Results option. 

*Race shirts and swag come with ALL race registrations, virtual or live. Must register by Tuesday, August 1, to receive your shirt size on race weekend. 


Team Information

Create/Join a Fundraising Team
Participating as a team can be a lot of fun and what a great way to honor a survivor or remember a loved one. It only takes two people to make up a team. To create a team name and create your fundraising page, click here. 




Live Chip-Timed 5K Awards

Individual 5k Awards:

Top 3 Overall Male / Female 

Overall Masters Male / Female

Top 3 Male/Female Age Group Awards: 

8 and under, 9-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Overall and age-group awards will not be duplicated. 


Team 5k Awards:

Fastest Overall Team

Largest Overall Team


About Crisis Center Inc.


Just A Call Away 5k benefits Crisis Center, Inc., which serves the unmet needs of people experiencing personal crisis or mental health issues and respond with services that promote coping, emotional health and well being. 


Cancellation and Refund Policy


All race entries are non-transferable and non-refundable. The event will occur rain or shine, hot or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. All plans are subject to change contingent upon state and local restrictions at time of event. In that event of a cancellation, there will be no refunds. Entry fees will be considered a donation to Crisis Center, Inc.

Races offered by this event

Virtual 5K

Virtual race
19 Aug, 2023 (Sat) - 08:00
5 km


19 Aug, 2023 (Sat) - 08:00
5 km
On site

1-Mile Fun Run

19 Aug, 2023 (Sat) - 09:00
1 mi
On site