Saturday, Apr 29, 2023 @ 7:00 AM

Run for Kids Challenge

200 Terrace Dr

Pelham, AL 12hrs, 10K

Registration closes: Wed, Apr 26 @ 11:59PM

Race Location - Oak Mountain State Park

Run For Kids Challenge will be held at Oak Mountain State Park - 7:00 AM Start at the Cedar Pavilion

Shirt Cutoff is Monday, April 17th.

Run for Kids, a Fundraiser for Smile-A-Mile

Smile-A-Mile’s mission is to provide hope, healing of the spirit and love for the whole family during the childhood cancer journey. Through year-round meaningful and educational programming, Smile-A-Mile helps those in Alabama who are affected by childhood cancer thrive during treatment and the years beyond. Learn what Smile-A-Mile is all about at ""

Run for Kids donates 100% of race proceeds, beyond basic expenses (shirts, awards and food - and we try to get those donated) to Smile-A-Mile. We encourage runners to raise additional donations.

The Run for Kids 12 Hour and 10K

The Run for Kids is back at Oak Mountain State Park. The run will start at the Cedar Pavilion, located at the south end of Double Oak Lake, the swimming and canoeing lake. The pavilion is deep in the woods behind the large parking lot at the end of Terrace Drive. Both races will start at 7:00 AM.

The Run for Kids Course

The Course:
The race will start on the road in front of the pavilion. Runners will head north along the road, then follow a walking path, then the sidewalk for a short distance. Leave the path and cross the beach area and continue to, and along a boardwalk on the lake. Leave the boardwalk and follow the paved road a short distance, then cut off to your left down toward the water. Cut across a grassy area by the canoe rental area and marina to Terrace Drive. Run along Terrace to the "Lake Trail." Turn left on the Lake Trail and circle around Double Oak Lake, cross the dam and continue on the Lake Trail to a water only aid station located near the start pavilion. You will turn around at the aid station and run back along the Lake Trail to the Rattle Snake Ridge Trail. Go left on Rattle Snake Ridge and continue until you return to the aid station at Cedar. This is the end of the 10K race and the end of the first lap of the 12 Hour Challenge. After 10 1/2 hours of circling the lake, runners can switch to a short, one mile loop. The final 10 minutes will be run on a 400 yard loop.

Weekend Schedule - All Races Start at 7:00 AM

Weekend Schedule
Friday April 28th, 4:30 to 5:30 PM - Packet Pickup and Late Registration is at the Mountain High Outfitters Oak Mountain Store. The store is located at 2000 Oak Mountain Park Rd, Pelham, AL 35124, one mile from the south gate of Oak Mountain State Park.
Google Maps Location of the MHO Oak Mountain Store

Saturday April 29, 5:45 to 6:45 AM - Packet Pickup and Late Registration is at the Cedar Pavilion at Oak Mtn State Park.
Google Maps Directions from MHO Oak Mountain Store to Cedar Pavilion

Saturday April 29th - 7:00 AM - Start of the 10K and 12 Hour Trail Races at the Cedar Pavilion.

Awards for RFK: We give 1, 2 & 3 Overall, Male and Female for the 10K and 12 Hour. The 10K and 12 hour also has Masters 45-54, Grand Master 55+ Male and Female. The 10K also has 14 and under awards. There will be finisher awards for all 12 Hour finishers.

Local time: 7:34 PM


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