EVENT - NEED TO KNOW
The WALK OF LIFE 5K and 10K (ages 6 and up) run/walk will begin promptly at 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The separate Kids Dash will begin at 9:45 inside the Riverfront Park, in front of the stage (this year the Kids Dash is FREE for all children 8 years old or younger).
STARTING LINE: Tallapoosa Street near Dreamland BBQ.
FINISH LINE: Commerce Street near Sa Za's at the Alley Station.
PRE-REGISTER CHECK-IN (FRIDAY): Pre-registered individual participants may pick up their race bib and tek shirt on Friday, April 21 from 10 AM - 6 PM at the Union Station Train Shed in downtown Montgomery. You may have someone else pick up your race materials for you if you are unable to come during this date/time. If someone from your team did not pickup your race materials early, they will be available during this same date/time. One person from the team is welcomed to pick up materials for all members.
PRE-REGISTER CHECK-IN (SATURDAY): Pre-registered individual participants may pick up their race bib and tek shirt on Saturday, April 22 from 6 AM and 8 AM at the Union Station Train Shed in downtown Montgomery. You may have someone else pick up your race materials for you if you are unable to come during this date/time. If someone from your team did not pickup your race materials early, they will be available during this same date/time. One person from the team is welcomed to pick up materials for all members.
At 8:00 when 5K/10K Late Registration closes, Kids Dash pre-registration then continues until 9:30 inside Riverfront Park near the Ampitheater (look for the Kids Dash tent).
WRISTBANDS: Your registration fee includes your race bib that gains access to the special entertainment/food /vendors. However, during the online registration process, you can purchase a $10.00 Walk of Life wristband that can be used by family/friend who is not registered as a participant for the Walk of Life but who wants to come and support you. By wearing the wristband, they will have access the special entertainment/food/vendors.
TEAMS: Please check out the TEAMS tab for details on creating and joining a team.
THE ROUTE: The 5K course is USATF certified, with the starting line on Tallapoosa Street in front of Dreamland BBQ and the finish line on Commerce Street near by Sa Za's at the Alley Station. A 10K course map will be coming soon.
WEATHER: Breast cancer does not take a back seat to the weather. The Walk of Life will take place rain or shine, UNLESS weather conditions become severe (storms with lightening). In the event of inclement weather, post race party activities will be moved to the Union Station Train Shed. All registration fees are non-refundable even if the event is cancelled due to weather.
WATER STATIONS: Official water stations will be located at the halfway point on the 5K at Adams Street (across from the AL Cattlemen's Association) and at the Finish Line. Details coming soon for 10K water stations. As in past years, there may be additional, smaller water stations along the route, provided by some of our great Joy to Life Foundation supporters. Water and other refreshments will be available throughout Riverfront Park during the Post Event Party.
BATHROOMS: Portalets will be available along the sidewalk on Commerce St. just by the Tunnel. Restrooms are also available at the Union Station Train Shed and inside Riverfront Park.
PARKING: Complimentary parking is available in all City parking decks on April 22. We suggest you come early to allow time to find your parking space and have plenty of time to check-in and reach the starting line. Several streets will be blocked off closer to the start of the Walk - - please take this into consideration as you plan your drive into Montgomery that morning.
DOGS | STROLLERS: Dogs, strollers, & wagons are welcomed at the event. For the safety of everyone, dogs must be on a short leash. We also ask that you bring appropriate doggy bags to pick up after your special friend. When lining up to start the Run/Walk, we ask that all participants with strollers and/or dogs please line up in the back of the crowd.
CHIP TIMING: Chip timing is included in the cost of registration and provided by About Time Events. All paid participants are eligible for prizes and awards. HOWEVER, per USATF guidelines all prizes and awards are based on gun time (not chip time).
CASH PRIZES/AWARDS: Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 overall male and female finishers - 1st place $300, 2nd place $150 and 3rd place $75. Additional awards will be given to the first place male and female finishers in each of the following age categories: 6-8, 9-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over. Prizes and awards are based on gun time per USATF guidelines.