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I Run Opelika - Health Expo and 5k Run/Walk

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
Lee County Courthouse Square


Health Expo & 5k Run/Walk

August 26th, 2017

Courthouse Square

215 S. 9th Street

Opelika, AL 36801 

Did you know?

  • Alabama has the second highest obesity rate in the country? According to a 2016 report by The State of Obesity: “Better Polices for a Healthier America”, 35.6 percent of adults in Alabama are considered obese.
  • According to the same data, 13.5% of Alabama residents have been diagnosed with diabetes. That ranks the third highest in he nation.                                                                                

The I RUN OPELIKA Health Expo and 5k Run/Walk, hosted by SmoothSax Music, was created not only to bring awareness to these stats, but other issues we face as well. The event strives to help the community live a better lifestyle by making smarter health decisions. During the expo, we will have health screenings, education, group exercises, and more. 

In conjunction with the Health Expo, we are holding a 5K Run/Walk. This event will take participants on a tour through our lovely Historic Downtown area. We look forward to having participants of all ages and fitness levels.

The proceeds from this event are going to Cornerstone of East Alabama Medical Center. They are dedicated to providing assistance to employees in crisis in a caring and confidential manner, as well as partnering with the community on various service projects.

In 1991, the employees of East Alabama Medical Center established an employee crisis-assistance fund to provide financial resources when trying times plague a co-worker. From home fires to extended illnesses, Cornerstone has been a strong shoulder on which to lean, both physically and financially. Since day one, the top priority of this organization has been to assist employees in need. Most employees give for one of two reasons: because they enjoy helping their fellow employees during a crisis or because they know that they could be the employee in need tomorrow.

Event details and schedule


Event Schedule: 

Friday 8/25          3:30 pm – 6:00 pm..  Early Packet Pick-up       

Saturday 8/26      6:30 am – 7:15 am..  Packet Pick up and race day registration

                            7:00 am – 11:00 am. Health and Wellness Expo 

                            8:00 am…5K Run/Walk Starts

                            9:30 am…5K Awards



The 5K course is relatively flat and winds through the streets of beautiful historic downtown Opelika. The race begins and ends in between the Lee County Courthouse and the gorgeous fountain in the courthouse square.


Special awards to the top 3 overall men and women. Awards will also be handed out to the top 3 in each 10-year age group for men and women. 9 & under, 10-19,20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over          

Shirts & Goodies:  

All participants registered by 8/14/17 are guaranteed a race shirt and SWAG Bag. We'll have extra's, but registrations after that date  will be while supplies last.             

Water & Aid: 

A Water & Gatorade will be located just about the 1.5 mile mark.          

Entry Fee:  

5K Run/Walk: $25 through 8/26/17

      $35 day of the race

T-shirt and SWAG Bag Only: $15

Pacing, Finishing, & Timing:

In order to maintain a safe course, the course will officially close at 9:00 am (1.5 hours after race start), or sooner if all participants cross the finish line before time.

Course Entertainment:  

We'll have music, cheering volunteers, and several points along the course to keep your spirits high, and keep your energy up.         


In the event of inclement weather, there are no “rain dates”. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed to dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.

Event Courtesy Policy:  

This event is designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

Other Info


• 2017 race registration is open.

Registration Information.



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