Sep 26 2015
Boulevard Blast 5K in Historic Norwood

Boulevard Blast 5K in Historic Norwood

Presented by Norwood Resource Center at Norwood Boulevard

Who: Norwood Resource Center 1501 27th Street North Birmingham, AL 35234 What: Boulevard Blast 5K and Fun Run

When: Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:00 am 5K    9:30 am Fun Run/Walk

Where: Historic Norwood Boulevard, Norwood Community of Birmingham Prize Money: $100 first place male and female in 5K Media Contact: Natalie Isom Sansom

Graham Smith Registration and Details:

On Saturday,September 26,the Norwood Resource Center will be hosting the second annual Boulevard Blast 5K and Fun Run/Walk benefiting the Norwood Resource Center and the residents of the Norwood Community. The Boulevard Blast is a certified 5K run (3.1 miles) which will be held in the historic Norwood Community of Birmingham, along the tree­lined Norwood Boulevard which has served as a symbolic thoroughfare of the neighborhood for more than 100 years. The 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. and the Fun Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m. The inaugural 2014 race was a great success, with over 300 participants. Come out and join us and not just for the race! There will be activities for the children, The Market at The Trolley Stop will be in full swing, there will be cooking demonstrations and plenty of fun for the entire family. Registration is ongoing at . Log on and input Norwood Boulevard Blast to register and learn more about the 5K and Fun Run.

The Norwood Resource Center (NRC) is a non­profit organization founded as a grassroots initiative with its mission being to provide educational activities and services that improve the life conditions in the historic Norwood community of Birmingham. Over the past fourteen years the NRC has expanded its role in the community. The Boulevard Blast is the Center’s signature event for its current “Get Healthy on The Boulevard Initiative”. Integral parts of this initiative include the Couch To 5K, the purpose of which is to get residents ready for the race/walk; the Junior Master Gardener Program, which offers an after school program and summer camp for school age children, second to sixth grade; The Norwood Learning Gardens, located on previously vacant lots and at Norwood Elementary School, which teach how to grow healthy produce while creating a culture of family gardening in a neighborhood setting; and The Market at The Trolley Stop entering its fourth year of bringing affordable fresh produce into the community. All of these activities provide safe and healthy outdoor activities for neighbors and residents across Birmingham and surrounding communities to get to know each other and build relationships.At the time of this press release we would like to thank our sponsors, St. Luke’s Church, McWane, Inc., Burr Forman, Publix, Regions Bank.

Admission Info

Registration for the Boulevard Blast 5K in Historic Norwood is on
Fees are: $25/5K for Adults $10/5K for Adults
$10/5K for Youth 6 and Up

Registration will end on-line at: Friday, September 25th

Phone: 205-322-7361


Dates & Times

2015/09/26 - 2015/09/26

Additional time info:

There will be warm up sessions for 5K participants 30 minutes prior to start of 5K/Fun Run/Walk at 8:30am.

Location Info

Norwood Boulevard

3301 Norwood Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35234