Blazer Fun Run

Web Fun RunBlazer Fun Run Focuses on Health and Wellness

The 4th annual UAB Blazer Fun Run drew more than 400 registered participants for a two-mile trek through campus and the Railroad Park district.

Starting and ending at Dowdy Field, the September 20 event brought together employees and their families, students, and alumni. UAB Wellness Director, Meg Baker, says the family-friendly event was designed to promote UAB's health and wellness programs while showing appreciation to our UAB community.

Students from the UAB School of Education's Department of Kinesiology offered skinfold analyses and blood pressure screenings. UAB Weight Loss Medicine provided registered dieticians to offer nutritional counseling and information about their services.

UAB Employee Wellness would like to thank the many volunteers that made this year's event a huge success, including UAB's Campus Recreation Center, the Hospital Health Club, the Department of Human Studies, the School of Education, and the Department of Human Resources.

View photos of the event!


Online registration is now closed! You may register on-site for this event on Saturday, September 20th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Bell Building Parking Lot / Dowdy Field located at 1220 University Boulevard.

Make plans to bring your families and participate in the 4th Annual 2-mile Blazer Fun Run at 9 a.m. 
Saturday, September 20 at UAB Dowdy Field!
Walk, jog, or run the 2-mile course weaving through UAB Athletics, Railroad Park, UAB Medical District and UAB Academic Corridor.  Join us for the “Post Walk Party” at Dowdy Field with a live band, food trucks, inflatables, clowns, hula hoops, giveaways and so much more!


Early Bird Registration by August 21, $12
Late Registration effective August 22, $20
UAB Student Registration, $10
Kids 12 & under are FREE, but need to register for t-shirt sizes

Paying with Cash or Check? 
Click here to download and print the Blazer Fun Run Entry Form and return to the UAB Wellness Office at 701 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294.

Walk This Way! 
Join us every Tuesday in August as we train for the Blazer Fun Run. Meet us at 5:00 p.m. in the West Pavilion Atrium as we walk to and from Rail Road Park.


Day of Blazer Fun Run Schedule:
  • Registration and final packet pick-up: 8:00 a.m.
  • Group warm-up: 8:30 a.m.
  • Event kick-off: 9:00 a.m.
View the 2-mile course map

Event kick-off will take place in the Bell Building parking lot. Be sure to stick around for the Post Walk Party at UAB Dowdy Field! View the event flyer!