5th Annual Gluten Free 5K in Birmingham



It’s that time of year again, my friends – The Annual 5K and Fun Run to help raise celiac disease and gluten intolerance awareness! Run, walk, skip, or dance with us to the finish line – where a great gluten free brunch will be ready to devour! We hope that you will partner with us, run alongside us, stand and cheer, or flip some flapjacks with us on Saturday, Feb 27th! Here’s the link for your tickets, and a flyer to share with EVERYONE! Let’s make this the biggest race yet! 

February 27, 2016 at Veteran’s Park in Hoover @8:30am

Fun Run 1 mile  @ 9:30am

Awards @ 10:00am

Gluten Free Family Brunch @ 10:30am

Go Here to register for the race!

Join us on Facebook for the event here.  

Great Gluten Free Expo Birmingham–It’s Show Time!

It is finally here, hard to believe.  Many months of time and preparation, we finally get to see it all come together!  I can't wait!

I wanted to share with you the details of all the events so you know when, where, what time, etc…

Gluten Free Gala Dinner

When?  What time?

Friday, February 24, 2012  6:00-9:00 p.m.


Jefferson State Culinary School, Main Hall

4600 Valleydale Road  Birmingham, AL 35242

What to wear?

The dress is nice Sunday dress to semi-formal.

Do I need my ticket?

Ordering through Eventbrite, they should send you an email with your ticket to print, but don't worry, we will have a list of everyone who has paid, so if you don't have it, no big deal.

Will there be any vendor tables set up?

There will be a select few, mainly sponsors that will have their tables set up.  The main event is Saturday for this!

What is for dinner?

The Menu: Foccacia bread, fresh herbs, garlic confit, Sausage Stuffed Chicken Breast witha Blood Orange Basil Concasse, Portabello and Green Apple Pasta, salad with White Balsamic, and Neopolitain Cake ALL Gluten and Dairy free

What about the expo on Saturday?  Do I get in free?

Yes, all  who purchased a gala dinner ticket, also get into the expo on Saturday, free of charge!

Making Tracks for Celiacs 5K Run

I am running in the race, where do I get my packet?

All registered runners need to pick up their race packet from The Trak Shak Hwy 280 location on Friday, February 24, 2012 between 11:00-5:00 pm

What if I can't pick up my packet on Friday?

If you are unable to pick up your race packet, you will be able to pick it up at the race on Saturday morning.

I didn't register in time, will I still be able to run? How much does it cost?

Yes.  You can still register on the morning of the race, t-shirts cannot be guaranteed.  Cost the day of the race is $30

Where is the 5K Race at?

The race is at Veterans Park on 4600 Valleydale Road

What time is registration?

Registration is 7:00am

What time does the race start?

Race starts at 8:00 am

What time are awards?

Awards are at 10:00 am

Is it true that racers get into the expo for free? 

Yes, if you registered for the race, you will get free entry into the expo and classes for the day.

Vendor Expo Hall

Where is the Birmingham Gluten Free Expo?

Jefferson State Community College Culiary Building 4600 Valledale Road Birmingham, AL 35242.  It is the building facing Valleydale with large columns.

What time will doors open?

Registration will open at 9:30 am in order to make it to the first class by 10:00.  The expo hall will not open until 10:00am

What do I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, ones that are good for walking. 

What do I bring?

Just bring yourself.  We will give you a bag when you come in to carry all your goodies in!

How much does it cost to get in?

It costs $5.00 per person ages 12 and up. 

What if I am one of the first 100 families to register?

The first 100 families get a free loaf of Rudi's gluten free bread. (1 per family, please)

What if I am one of the second 100 families?

The second 100 families get a free Delight magazine (1 per family, please)

Will I be able to purchase lunch at the expo?

Sadly, we are unable to sell anything on Jefferson State Community College Campus because they are non profit. 

What time are all the classes?

We have a great schedule of classes and speakers and you can find it here.   Classes run from 10am-4pm.  If you plan your day right, that's a lot of info!

Do the classes cost extra?

No, the $5 covers the expo hall and all the classes for the day.

I am a nurse or a doctor, can I get credit for any classes?

Yes,  Dr. Fasano's class on Saturday morning will count for 1 ceu or cme.

What vendors will be showcasing their products?

You can find our great list of vendors here.

In case I missed a question you may have, please feel free to contact me. 




Birmingham Gluten Free Expo Feb. 24-25, 2012

The expo is coming!  The expo is coming to Birmingham!  Just checking to be sure you have gotten your tickets to the Gala Dinner on Feb. 24, 2012, at 6:00p.m.   

What about running or walking in our 5K, Making Tracks for Celiacs?  Come join the fun and run, or cheer on the others, then join us at the expo for some fabulous gluten free treats from some great vendors! 

Plan to stay the day and take some classes at Gluten Free University!  The whole weekend will be great and gluten free!  What a treat! 


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