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HOWA 5K Run/Walk

Registration Details

Hospice of West Alabama’s 14th Annual Family 5K will be held April 20, 2024, on the campus of the VA Medical Center. The race will begin at 8:00 am, with registration beginning at 7:00 am in the parking lot at Hospice of West Alabama. This is a Tuscaloosa Track Club-certified course and Grand Prix event. Registration is available at through April 17, and the first 150 people that register will receive a free t-shirt. The entry fee is $20 prior to race day (ends 4/17/2024) and will be $25 the day of the event. There will also be a small sign-up fee applied to cover processing costs.


Teams consist of 2 or more people that want to participate as a group. Maybe it’s in memory of a loved one or a group of coworkers representing a business. The team with the most people registered by 4/17/2024 will win a prize! Be sure to share your team password so that others can join your group.

Packet Pick-Up

Participants who register prior to the event may pick up packets at the Hospice of West Alabama office from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm the day before or beginning at 7:00 am the day of the event.

Event Details

The HOWA 5K theme is STARS in our HEARTS. Participants are able to run/walk in memory or in honor of the STAR in their HEART. Signs will be available for participants to individualize and wear pinned to the back of their shirts throughout the day. Participants may also put the name of their loved one on the STARS in our HEARTS display board.

There will be something for everyone. Enjoy shopping with local vendors, live music, face painting, and children’s activities. Also, participants will be eligible to win awards and will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Make plans to join us for a morning of exercise, fun, and remembrance.

All are invited to share in this special day and we hope you will join us in making this year’s HOWA 5K the biggest and best ever!