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Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer 5K...

  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
  • 1 Mile Fun Run:- Fun Run
Saturday, October 22, 2016
18th St South

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO SPONSORED , SUPPORTED,  AND PARTICIPATED IN OUR 2nd race Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer! Total participation with Blazer Bolt Homewood and Blazer Bolt Eufaula (599 + 207 respectively was 806 people!)  Funds raised in concert with sister race Blazer Bolt in Eufaula AL exceeded $35,000. 

OCTOBER 22 2016  has been approved for 2016! 

  Blazer Bolt is a 501c3 organization whose annual event is the Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer. This race was created entirely to support those who are battling brain cancer. All proceeds will directly benefit the University of Alabama Birmingham Division of Neuro Oncology for research of adult and pediatric brain cancer as well as patient support services. Patients, family, and friends will enjoy a flat, fast 5 K course through the scenic Homewood neighborhoods in late autumn starting at 8 AM.  A 1 mile walk/fun run will begin at 9 AM.  Chip timing for instant results will be provided by DG Racing. Overall Male & Female, Master’s Male & Female, and Top Three in each Age Group (every 5 years from age 10 to 75+) will receive awards. Last years awards were  unique hand crafted piece of pottery created by elite marathon runner, Pablo Sierra. In 2015 and 2016, participants enjoyed access to   expertise information and sample a unique recipe created by oncologist and chef, Dr. Luis F. Pineda MD, founder of Cooking with Cancer.   Performance-wear short sleeved T- shirts with sizes selected at the time of registration will be  designed here in Birmingham. Team registration is encouraged. 

Prior to August 22 2016        August 23-October 21 2016         On Race Day October 22 2016

Individual         $30                               $35                                                       $40

 1 mile               $20                                $25                                                       $30


 Course map  http://www.trakshak.com/documents/RetroRun.pdf

Chip timing, instantaneous race results provided by DG  racing   

Race Announcer: pending at this time 

Registration will be open the day of the race up to gun time provided by DG racing

Packet pickup Individuals & Teams Friday October 21st 2016 at Trak Shak: NOON-6 PM

Water stations  at the start, finish, and midway through the course

2 Portable toilets &1 wheelchair accessible portable toilet will be located behind TrakShak 

Parking at and around Homewood village

Start/Finish within walking distance 


Donations may be written out to: Blazer Bolt Inc.

501c3 ID # 47-4030497

“Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer”


They may be mailed to:

Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer

c/o  Shirley Gibbs

UAB Division of Neuro Oncology

510 20th Street South

Faculty Office Tower 1020

Birmingham, AL 35294



Other Info

• 2016 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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