4th Annual Forging Families 5K/10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Sat January 7, 2023 Columbiana, AL 35051 US Directions



8:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST


8:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST

1 Mile Fun Run

9:15AM CST - 10:00AM CST

Sleep In Special

8:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://jdixon0508.wixsite.com/forgingfamilies5k.


105 West College Street
Columbiana, AL US 35051


This event supports Sacred Selections, a not-for-profit organization that assists families in their quest to adopt a child.  It's a pretty amazing organization.  They operate with a volunteer board and minimal administrative costs.

In year 1, we were able to help the Russell family bring home Ty Last year, we had the chance to help a family from Autauga County, York and Amanda Smith and their son, Hawkins.  Last year, we were blessed to assist Steven and Sharon McCrary.  

All proceeds from this race will be donated to Sacred Selections to reduce the financial burden on a family willing to give a child a home.  Funds will be sent directly to Sacred Selections to assist families in process of adoption.  In the last two years, we have donated more than $30,000 to this cause and our event has grown each year.  

We are excited to add a 10K to this year's event and look forward to making another great event for participants and serving an even greater cause! 

Contact Joel Dixon @ jdixon0508@gmail.com with any questions.

$35 --- 10K Early Bird Special (by 12/03/22)
$40 --- 10K Registration
$45 --- 10K Race Day Registration
$25 --- 5K Early Bird Special (by 12/03/2022)
$30 — 5K Registration
$35 — 5K Race Day Registration
$15  --- One Mile Early Bird Special (by 12/03/2022)
$20 — One Mile Fun Run
$25  ---  Mile Race Day Registration
$20 — Sleep In Special (receive shirt)

Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7:00 AM on Saturday, January 8th at the Shelby County Arts Council. 

The course (USATF #AL19060JE) is fast and flat and promises a great opportunity at your next PR! We will begin and end at the brand new Shelby County Arts Council facility.  The 10K course will basically be a double loop.  USATF certification is in process.  Although the course is an open course, the City of Columbiana is partnering with us and providing police to control the flow of traffic to ensure runners are safe.

When the race is done, stick around and check out this beautiful facility and enjoy Columbiana’s quaint Main Street, visit our local businesses for unique shopping and enjoy the warmth of small town USA!

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