Sign up for Blazer Fun Run

Blazer Fun Run starting linePhoto courtesy of UAB Student MediaMark your calendars for the Blazer Fun Run coming up Saturday, October 19 at 9 a.m. The annual event is held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Registration for the event is $10 through September 20. After that, the price goes up to $20. Your entry fee will include a T-shirt.

If you're worried that you're not cut out for a footrace, don't be. While it's termed a "Fun Run," you don't really have to run. Walking is perfectly acceptable. Also, the course is only two miles (3.2 k) -- you probably walk that far from your parking space to class each day. Even still, UAB Windows into Wellness is featuring a virtual training series to help you prepare.

The run starts in the parking lot in front of the Bell Building with its course winding through Railroad Park and the Medical District. As you cross the finish line, you can wave goodbye to Hill University Center.

After you complete the course, stick around for the Finish Line Celebration with a live concert, Courage Network breast cancer survivor celebration, inflatable bounce house and obstacle course, food, health vendors, and more.