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Baby Steps Memorial Run Celebrates Seventh Year

BIRMINGHAM - The seventh annual Baby Steps Memorial 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, August 22 at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (12634 Confederate Pkwy., McCalla). All proceeds from the run benefit the Amelia Center at Children’s of Alabama.

Online individual or team registration is available prior to August 15 for $25 (5K) or $15 (1-mile) on the day of the race for $30 (5K) or $20 (1-mile). Groups may participate in the 5K, but must register prior to August 2. Individual same day registration and packet pick up is at 7 a.m., followed by the start of the 5K and 1-mile at 8 a.m.

All participants registering before July 22 are guaranteed free admission into the park, a race shirt and a race bag. Refreshments, door prizes and more will follow the race. Children age 5 and under “race” free with the paid registration of a parent.

To register or for more information about the event, visit or call (205) 603-6049.

 The Baby Steps Memorial Run is an event that allows grieving families and their friends to come together to remember their loved ones in a supportive, caring environment. The Amelia center is a non-profit program of Children’s of Alabama which has served as a place of hope for grieving children, parents and families since 1997. The center offers free grief counseling to parents and grandparents who have suffered the loss of a child and also to children who have lost loved ones. The center operates by donations and continued support from its community members. For more information on The Amelia Center visit

 Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at