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Run 4 the Parks 5K


The City of Springville Parks and Recreation is excited to host the inaugural Run 4 the Parks event, with a 5k run on August 19th, 2023 through downtown historic Springville, Alabama at 8am. The 5k race will start and finish at Big Springs Park in the center of historic downtown Springville in Big Springs Park. The 5k Race will be chip timed by Trak Shak. All 5k participants will be given a race bag with a race t-shirt, souvenir race bag, souvenir cup, and other swag.  Run 4 the Parks is 4 races in one day at Big Springs Park in Downtown Springville, Alabama.  The Color Run, Adventure Run, and Rubber Ducky Run all take place inside Big Springs Park. The Color Run and Adventure Run will be under half a mile. Each race purchase will come with a ticket for prize drawings through the day. A Run 4 the Parks backdrop will be next to the stage for photos.

What to expect: 4 races for the whole family, vendors, food trucks, live music (90’s cover band), prize drawings and inflatables. All of these event will take place inside Big Springs Park (5k begins and ends in Big Springs Park).

5k / Run 4 the Parks – overall male and overall female winner will be awarded medals and a major prize.  Winners in each of the following age division will be awarded medals and prizes -(0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and above) The race will begin in the handicap parking lot beside the bathrooms in Big Springs Park. Runners need to check in before the race at the registration table to be timed and eligible for awards, be sure you check in at the registration table. Registration for 5k begins at 7am, please arrive early to check in. Registration tents are next to the stage. We will have a watering table at the middle of the race and at the end of the race. A Run 4 the Parks backdrop will be next to the stage for photos. After the 5k race we will announce winners, present race medals and awards on the stage, so stick around after the 5k.

5k Race Bag Pick-Up

You can pick up your 5k race bag Friday August 18th from 4pm-7pm at the sports complex storm shelter (480 Springville Station Blvd, Springville, AL 35146,  storm shelter is next to the tennis courts behind Walmart).  If you are unable to pick up your race bag the night before, don’t worry we will have a tent at Big Springs Park to check in before the race.  What’s in the bag: Race Shirt, Trak Shak Race Bib, Souvenir Cup (free lemonade if you take your race cup to Lemonade tent), Ticket for prize drawings, pens and swag, all inside of a souvenir bag with race logo and year.


All 4 races will have prizes or awards. After each race we will announce winners and awards on the stage.

If you purchase a ticket to participate in any of the 4 races you will receive a ticket for prize drawings through the day.



5K – @8am (Chip timed race managed by Trak Shak through downtown) 

Rubber Ducky Run – @9am (Rubber Ducky Race is a rubber duck race inside the creek at Big Springs Park, prizes awarded to winners) (All ages are welcome to participate, but race is ideal for ages 2-12)

Adventure Obstacle Course – @10am (Obstacle Course Adventure Race inside Big Springs Park)  (All ages are welcome to participate, this race is ideal for ages 4-12, parents and adults are welcome to participate with students or with adult only rounds) 

6 & under race  – @10am /  8 & under race  – @10:10am / 10 & under race  – @10:20am / 12 & under race  – @10:25am / 13-17 – @10:30am / Adult @10:35am / Open race – @10:40am

Color Run – @11am (Springville Youth Cheer is hosting a Color Run inside Big Springs Park along the walking track, race fee provides a shirt) (All ages are welcome to participate, race is ideal for 4-12 year old’s, race is overseen by SVL Youth Cheer)

Food Trucks, Vendors, Inflatables and Live Music – @11:30am-1pm

The Run 4 the Parks event is planned with the whole family in mind. Pre-purchasing tickets online helps us plan for the day, but tents will be available to purchase tickets the day of the races.   

Proceeds from the 5k race will go to park improvements at Springville Station Park and proceeds from the color run will be donated to St. Jude Hospital.


For more information or to register at
Email [email protected] to become a race sponsor.


Aug 19 2023


8:00 am - 11:00 am