Run for One

r(un) FAQs   |   What is (un)adopted?   |   How can I run on a team?

Results for timed runners can be found here:


The Event

The R(un) for One 5K and 1 mile Fun R(un) is an event for the whole family!  You will loop through the scenic Veteran’s Park cross-country course where you’ll pass by ponds and through shaded woods all. After the run you will enjoy great food, live music and activities for the young and old. Veteran’s Park, located at 4800 Valleydale Road, is adjacent to Spain Park High School in Birmingham, Alabama.

Sponsor the R(un):

Interested in being a sponsor for the R(un) for One? Click HERE to learn more. You can contact Elizabeth Gilmer at Elizabeth.Gilmer@lifelinechild.org or call 205-940-4623 if you would like to join us as a sponsor.


5K R(un): $30 by Sept. 6 / $35 on race day

Kids Fun R(un): $10 by Sept. 6 / $15 on race day

Online Registration Closing Date: Great News! We’ve had an overwhelming number of registrations in the past 24 hours and the deadline for the R(un) Registration has been extended to Thursday, September 5th at 6:00 p.m.

Race Day Registration: Although online registration will close Wednesday Sept. 5th at 7 pm, participants can still register on race day. There is a price increase for race day registration and receiving a t-shirt is not guaranteed.


Being part of a team allows you to have a greater impact on (un)adopted’s ministry as you recruit others to join you in advocacy and support through this event. Get a group of people together, come up with a creative team name, register online, and then come to the event decked out in matching t-shirts, costumes, or another way that sets yourselves apart as a team. Click HERE to learn more about teams.

Other details

* 7:00 am – Day of registration opens
* 7:45 am – Day of registration closes
* 8:00 am – R(un) for One begins
* 8:45 am – Kids Fun R(un) begins
* 9:30 am – Awards Ceremony

* Packet Pick-up will be Friday, September 6 at the Track Shak on 280 from 11-6. You may also pick up your packet the morning of the race.

Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female overall winners and to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the following male and female age groups:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-60, 60 and up.

Awards will also be give to the:

  • Largest Team
  • Most Creative Team


Throughout the world there are more than 153 million orphans. Once these children reach a certain age (around 16 years old), they are released from government care to make it on their own without any aid. Most cannot make themselves a meal, much less a dignified living. In reality, most of the unadopted children become trapped in a lifestyle of sexual exploitation, drug abuse and slavery.


“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” -James 1:27

(Un)adopted exists to make a difference. As a ministry of Lifeline Children’s Services, we are uniquely positioned to initiate effective change. The call to rescue the orphan in distress cannot be fulfilled through adoption alone. (un)adopted exists to provide a hope and a future for orphans around the world by facilitating a safe environment to disciple and equip children in need.

Bib Number Transfer and Cancellation Policy

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or bib number transfers of registration. The run will take place rain or shine. Only in extreme circumstances will the run be cancelled.

While there would be no refunds if cancellation were absolutely necessary, you can rest well knowing that your registration fee will still go towards the support of the fatherless through the ministry of (un)adopted.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Gilmer at 205.940.4623 or email elizabeth.gilmer@lifelinechild.org


(un)adopted is a ministry of Lifeline Children's Services. The (un)adopted staff is housed in the Lifeline building in Birmingham, AL.

2104 Rocky Ridge Road Birmingham, AL 35216

Contact Us