NAS 5K/10K Scholarship Run is May 11

Register now for the 2018 night race, set for the original location of Pepper Place in Birmingham.

2018 nas scholarship run streamJoin the fun and run for the money in the University of Alabama at Birmingham 5K/10K Scholarship Run at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11.

Hosted by the UAB National Alumni Society, the Scholarship Run is presented by Viva Health.

In 2017, the NAS Scholarship Run brought in $56,000 to support UAB student scholarships. Since 2007, support of the Scholarship Run has allowed the NAS to give more than $675,000 to deserving students in the forms of scholarships, gifts and grants. The Scholarship Run has established itself as an exceptional race through the streets of Birmingham and is one of the only night races to be run in the area.

This year, the NAS will head back to its roots by hosting the 2018 race in its original location, the Pepper Place District in Birmingham, at 2829 Second Ave. South. The change in location is due to construction near the Alumni House; the return to Pepper Place means a much flatter race course. There will be a post-race party to follow with live entertainment from local band Vinyl Rock, Dreamland Bar-B-Que, Cahaba Brewing Co. and other fun family-friendly activities.

Registration, open now through Thursday, May 10, is $30. On race day, registration is $35. Participants can register online or in person on race day, starting at 4 p.m.

For more information about the UAB National Alumni Society Scholarship Run or for volunteer opportunities, contact Gabriele Watts at 205-934-3555 or