Run Mt Laurel during the Upcoming Steel Strides 5K Run

One of the most popular activities in Mt Laurel is running, and once you’ve been here, you’ll know why. Our tree-lined, quiet streets, and varied terrain offer the ideal place for a calming and fun run or walk. Mt Laurel sidewalks gently meander through trees and around homes, and up and down rolling hills throughout the community.

It’s no wonder that 5K Runs are popular here, in fact, Mt Laurel is home to several organized runs each year. One of the most popular runs is the upcoming Steel Strides 5k for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Registration is now open for this 6th annual 5k, held on Saturday, May 13th. The best part, all money raised through the Steel Strides 5k is allocated to research for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

MDA’s Shaylee Beck explained, “The Muscular Dystrophy Association is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by funding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.”

Locally the MDA’s contributions offer a major impact. The MDA funds two local care centers, two current research grants at UAB, and a camp for children with Muscular Dystrophy at Camp ASCCA in Jacksons Gap, AL.

So why do they host their run in Mt Laurel? Beck explains, “The community not only has beautiful scenery, but offers a variety in the course that makes it perfect for beginners and advanced runners alike.”

Registration is Now Open

All ages and levels are encouraged to join in on the fun of Steel City 5k. Registration is now available by calling 205.823.8191 and signing up through the MDA office. Registration can be also be accessed online by visiting www.active.com and using search words “steel strides.”

Steel City Strides 5k
Saturday, May 13 2017
Cost: $30
8 am – Registration/ Check In
9 am – Run

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