Mark Your Calendar: Birmingham’s Housing Authority 5K Fundraiser

Mark Your Calendar

Birmingham, Ala.- The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District is preparing to host its first-ever 5K fundraising event.

It’s called the Helping Hands 5K Dash to Self-Sufficiency Fun Run/Walk. It will be held on Saturday, September 14 at Railroad Park in Birmingham.  In addition to the fun/run walk events, there will also be food trucks, family games, face painting and family resources.  The registration deadline is September 6th. To register, go to

The race will benefit community-based programs of the housing authority’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Program and the Naomi H. Truman Scholarship Foundation which provides scholarships to public housing and Section 8 program participants. A spokesperson says these programs are intended to increase self-awareness.



  • (13 years & older) $25.00 before registration deadline or $35.00 for onsite registration
  • (12 years & under) $15.00


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Packet pick-up and onsite registration

8:30 a.m. – 5K Race begins
9:00 a.m.- 1-mile Fun Run/Walk begins
10:30 a.m.- 5K awards     

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