The Heights Village Halloween Hustle is a 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk event benefitting the Autism Society of Alabama, a non-profit working for the betterment of Alabama families with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The race begins and ends at the Heights Village Shopping Center, a lifestyle retail shopping center that is home to such national tenants as Starbucks and Regions Bank as well as a variety of popular stores/franchises, boutiques, fresh markets and eateries, and will carry runners through the popular Cahaba Heights neighborhood of Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Race participants and spectators are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and compete in adult and children's costume contests. Immediately following the run, awards will be presented to the top overall male and female finishers and winners in the various age brackets and door prizes awarded in the adult and children's costume contests. The shops of Heights Village will provide fun for the whole family both during the run and throughout the morning and early afternoon with special store events and promotions, including children's activities, professional cooking demonstrations, and samples from Heights Village food purveyors. Race t-shirts will be provided to the first 200 registrants of the race who register by October 5; participants who register after October 5 cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt. Current race sponsors include Fleet Feet Sports of Birmingham, which is relocating its store to Heights Village, ICON Performance of Cahaba Heights, the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce, Pedorthic Care, and Black Design Architecture. Sponsorships are still available for the event and those businesses or organizations interested in becoming a sponsor should call Raymond Gotlieb or Jennifer Anderson at (205) 969-3108. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as race day registration will by necessity be very limited.
Event schedule and times
RACE BIB/PACKET PICK-UP:
When? Thurs., Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 12 between 10a.m. and 7p.m.
Where? Fleet Feet Sports, 3120 Heights Vlg., Vestavia, AL 35243 (new location in Heights Village shopping center)
NOTE: There will be no bib/packet pick-up on morning of race!
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
7:30 a.m. Walk up registration closed
7:40 a.m. Warm up led by ICON Performance
8:00 a.m. Race start
8:30-9:00 Post-race fun/Stores open
9:15 a.m. - Race course closes
9:30 a.m. - Awards ceremony