Hundreds of runners take over Homewood for Red Shoe Run 2018
It’s 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 27 at Rosewood Hall in Homewood. The sun hasn’t come up yet but there are already dozens of people at work and more start arriving, dressed in athletic gear. But what could pull this many people together, so early in the morning? Red Shoe Run, of course!
The 10 mile runners started bright and early at 7:30 a.m. at the 14th Annual Red Shoe Run, followed closely by the 5K and 1 mile course runners.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama is pleased to share that more than 600 runners registered for the event and many of them ran as teams with fun names like Grimace Gang (yes, for the McDonald’s character!), Team Super Cooper and Nugs > Running, a nod to McDonald’s nugget lovers!
We spotted many runners sporting our white and red striped socks but we think that Grimace stole the show running the 5K!
To date, more than $80,000 has been raised through Red Shoe Run proceeds to help fund the mission of RMHCA. The charity and families are so grateful to every runner, volunteer and anyone who donated to Red Shoe Run. You are all heroes who have gone the distance for RMHCA families! Now, they don’t have to worry about where to stay when their child is in the hospital or where their next meal might come from. You have given an invaluable gift and RMHCA hopes you enjoyed Red Shoe Run 2018!
RMHCA would also like to thank our generous sponsors, including: McDonald’s, Wind Creek Wetumpka, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Nucor Steel of Tuscaloosa, HealthSouth, WBRC Fox 6 News, Medical Properties Trust, Brasfield & Gorrie, Top Golf Birmingham and Hilton/Home2 Suites.
We would also like to recognize our in-kind donors: The Cowfish Sushi and Burger Bar, Alabama Outdoors, Puttin’ on the Ritz DJ Service, Rent Monster, KS Services, Kill Cliff, HHH Sanitation, Painted Personalities, Penske and Coca-Cola.
Thank you again for making Red Shoe Run so much fun and we can’t wait to see everyone in 2019 for our 15th Red Shoe Run!