The Downtown YMCA Youth Center: Noojin & White Race to the Courthouse

Sat December 9, 2023 Directions

Place

The starting line for our race will be on 1st Avenue South between Regions Field and Railroad Park. The after party will be at Good People Brewing Company, just a few steps away from the start/finish line of the race.

Description

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 8am 
  • Race fee: $40 for pre-registration | $45 for walk-up registration on race day (no promo codes accepted for walk-up registration).
  • YMCA members receive $10 off. Please inquire at your branch and use during the online registration process.
  • YMCA employees receive $20 off. Please inquire with your direct supervisor on how to receive your employee discount code!
  • Sleep in registration available. If you do not want to participate on race day but want to support the Y and get a race T-shirt, we are happy for the support. Cost is $30.
  • Payment: Credit cards are the only accepted form of payment. No cash or checks will be accepted.
  • Please note there is a processing fee and sales tax associated with each entry.
  • Race Start/Finish Location:  Starting near Good People Brewing on 1st Avenue South
  • Course Information: Participants will head northeast up 1st Avenue South towards the Rotary Trail toward 32nd Street South where they will turn around and race back towards Good People Brewing. Flat and fast!  CLICK HERE to view the course map.
Packet Pickup:
  • Pre-race Packet Pickup: Friday, Dec. 8, 10:30am - 5:30pm at the Trak Shak, 2839 18th St S, Homewood
  • Race-Day Packet Pickup: Saturday, December 9, 7am - 7:50am at Good People Brewery, 114 14th St S, Birmingham 

Race Proceeds Benefit the Downtown YMCA Youth Center

Strengthening our community is our cause. As a trusted non-profit partner, we focus our work in three areas: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. By running/walking in the Race to the Courthouse you're supporting critical programs in all three areas, ensuring that EVERYONE has access, regardless of ability to pay full fees. Watch the video below to see the enduring impact this race has on our community. The Finish Line is Just the Beginning.

Race Contact Info

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Gold Medal

Front Runner

Pace Setter

Interval Trainer

Ronnie Noojin & Jere White

In 1976, Ronnie Noojin formed the Noojin, Haley and Ashford firm. In 1980, those three lawyers joined the Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton law firm, where Ronnie practiced for the remainder of his life. Ronnie served on the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Governors and on its Executive Committee. He was a member and President of the Birmingham Bar’s Executive Committee. Mr. Noojin died on June 17, 1996, after an eight month battle with brain cancer.

Jere White was one of the founding members of Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC, and he is perhaps best known for his skills as a trial lawyer.  For over 30 years, Jere handled significant civil cases of all types in state and federal courts in Alabama and throughout the United States, and he was one of the few lawyers in Alabama inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. What is less known about Jere is his tremendous support of the downtown YMCA.  He was a regular lunch time runner, a board member and chairman, and a generous benefactor to the YMCA for three decades. Jere also was the YMCA’s Volunteer of the Year ­— a real testament to his commitment to the YMCA and its mission.

Directions

The starting line for our race will be on 1st Avenue South between Regions Field and Railroad Park. The after party will be at Good People Brewing Company, just a few steps away from the start/finish line of the race.

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