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Baby Steps Memorial Run

Saturday August 29th, 2020

Mc Calla, AL

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IMPORTANT DEADLINES - We want to recognize everyone's loved one so, we ask that you register by the deadline dates to ensure their name(s) are included!  

Memorial Name: register by 9/24 to include your loved ones name on the race shirts (do not put your own name for the memorial name submission on registration - the name will be included as you enter it) All names submitted by 9/30 will be included in our Baby Steps Memorial on October 16th.  

Shirt Order/Final Name Submission for memorial: register by 9/30 to receive a free race shirt with registration and to include your loved one in the Baby Steps Memorial on October 16th.  


Baby Steps Supporter,


The Baby Steps Memorial Run Committee has been working hard to make the 2021 memorial run the best in our 13-year event history. For the last several months, we have been back in the game planning the race at a new location, telling our sponsors, volunteers, race participants and community we would see them on October 16th at Homestead Hollow!  


With the recent surge in COVID 19 Cases, especially the Delta variant, our plans for this year have changed and we are regrettably moving forward as a virtual the event. After seeking guidance from medical experts, we concluded that the risks of exposure and illness from the virus far outweigh the benefits of having the in-person event, where past attendance of 600 plus people, including many children, is common.  


With confidence we set an aggressive fundraising goal to raise $30,000 for The Amelia Center at Children’s of Alabama’s this year. Next year will mark the 25th Anniversary date of The Amelia Center opening.  All proceeds from the 2021 Baby Steps Memorial Run will go towards much-needed renovations for The Amelia Center as they reach this amazing milestone.  The good news is you have the ability to help us achieve this goal by registering for the virtual race on October 16th and setting up a fundraiser page in memory of your loved one! 


If you have already registered for the 5k or 1 mile fun run, we will update your registration through RunSignup to the virtual event.  Each participant will walk, run, ride or celebrate their loved one in their own way, on their own time on the event date! We will have a virtual memorial on our Facebook page October 16th.  We have been working with the printing company and we are able to extend the memorial name deadline for the race shirts to this Friday, September 24th.  Please keep those names coming so your loved one can be included on the race shirts!  We will provide additional details in the upcoming weeks so be sure you have joined the Baby Steps Memorial Run 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run Facebook page for updates! 


Thankfully, we all realize the main goal is to fund the needs of The Amelia Center, and we are going to achieve that goal together, with or without the in-person race. With your help, The Amelia Center will continue to provide much needed grief counseling and support to families in our community as it has done for 24 years.  


We remain hopeful that we will be see each of you at Homestead Hollow in 2022 and walk in memory of your loved one! Thank you again for your support.


Very truly yours,


Baby Steps Memorial Run Committee


Race Distances

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5K Run - includes chip timing Click to Find Out Register »
1 Mile Fun Run - not timed Click to Find Out Register »
Virtual Participant (packets mailed after ... Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Mc Calla, AL

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