Finish The Summer With A Good Run And A Little Grease…Fun Events In Athens

By  | August 24, 2017 | Filed under: News

ATHENS-There are several events planned in Athens for August the end of August and September, including several 5Ks. Here is a list of some of those events:

Storybook Ball

Aug. 26 at 4 p.m., Athens-Limestone Public Library

$20 adult, $15 child

Fundraiser for the library. Dress us as your favorite book character or dress patriotic, which is the theme this year. Games, food, music and more. Go online at

Learn to Read Council 30thanniversary

Aug. 30 from noon to 4 p.m., Revival Building

Free ice cream from Kreme Delite to celebrate the group’s 30th anniversary.

 Flash Dash46 Family Run

Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Kick off Superhero Week with Eli’s Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation. The Limestone County Courthouse will turn gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness, and the run will start at 6:30 p.m. Participants will walk or run for 46 minutes in honor of the 46 kids diagnosed each day. Wear your favorite superhero shirts or costumes and let your capes fly. Anyone can walk to raise awareness for free, or kids can register for $5 and get a medal while supplies last, or teams may register for $1 per team member to enter to win a Super Team Spirit trophy (minimum $10 to be a registered team). Pre-register and check out the details at There will be Kona Ice, popcorn and music at the rally.

Coffee Call

Sept. 2 at 8 a.m. at the Alabama Veterans Museum

All veterans are invited to the museum for breakfast and a time of fellowship with fellow veterans.

Fridays After Five

Sept. 8 from 5-8 p.m. in Downtown Athens

This is the last Fridays After Five on the season. This is hosted by Athens Main Street to encourage merchants and shoppers to “stay later” in Downtown Athens. High Cotton Arts will have “Marvel”ous Friday and highlight its Comic Book Art Exhibit and Contest held in conjunction with Eli’s Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation. A superhero will make an appearance for pictures. There will be activities for children and more.

9/11 Heroes Run for the Travis Manion Foundation

Sept. 9 starts at 7 a.m. at the Alabama Veterans Museum

The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of Sept. 11 and in the wars since. Join Athens Fire and Rescue and compete as a team or an individual. On Facebook: 9/11 Heroes Run-Athens, Alabama

Run impacts Pryor, Marion, Washington, Hine, Market, Houston, Madison streets and Third Avenue.

 Superhero Day

Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Spring Memorial Park

Hosted by Eli’s Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation. See superheroes, emergency response/military/farm vehicles, vendors, comic book art, activities and more. Dress as your favorite superhero and help support our community’s youngest heroes, those battling childhood cancer.


Duck and Run 5K

Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A fundraiser for Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful. This mildly challenging race will take runners through historic Athens neighborhoods and through the Courthouse Square. Prizes will be awarded, including cash prizes. T-shirts guaranteed to the first 200 registered runners. Runners and walkers are welcome.

Pre-registration is $20, late and race-day registration is $25. On Facebook: 2017 Duck and Run 5K

Run impacts East, Washington, Forrest, Houston, Madison and Marion streets and First Avenue.

 Annual AL/TN Trail of Tears Ride

Sept. 16 with an estimated time of arrival between 1-2 p.m.

Watch the riders come through Athens on U.S. 72 on their way to Waterloo. Athens Police will restrict access to U.S. 72 through Athens while riders are present.

Forever Fighting Meningitis 5K

Sept. 23 from 7 a.m. to noon

Fundraiser for Limestone Area Community Foundation Scholarship and Meningitis Awareness Fund. Registration is $30. Jessica Elkins was a 15-year-old cheerleader at Athens High School when she suddenly contracted bacterial meningitis and died a few days later. Since then, Jessica’s family has raised money and awareness for meningitis prevention. Online: http://jessicaelkins5k.itsyourrace.comRun impacts The Square, and Washington, Bullington, West Hobbs, Hine and Market streets.

Athens Grease Festival

Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Downtown Athens

Hosted by Athens Main Street as a celebration of all things fried and the Greek origin on the city’s name. Events include opening ceremonies with Athena-Grease Goddess, frozen turkey toss, music, Dub’s Burger Eating Contest and more. There also will be a farm-to-table dinner on Sept. 29 and a Toga Run on the morning of Sept. 30. On Facebook: Athens Grease Festival

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