Big upcoming weekend in Haleyville

This weekend there will be two big events in Mark’s hometown: 1) The Price of Freedom Race – 10k/5k/Fun Run, and 2) Memorial Birthday 30-Mile Walk. Both events will begin and end at Haleyville High School. There will be face painting and large, inflatable play areas as well.

The walk will begin at 6:00 am and will last about 12 hours, covering areas of Haleyville, into Franklin County, and ending back at the high school. The first race will begin at 9:00. There are buttons you can click above that will give you all the details, including race maps, and how you can participate.

At the same time the race is going on in Haleyville, another race is being held in San Antonio, TX in Mark’s honor. It too is raising money for the foundation. We thank those who made this happen and we’re glad Mark’s brother Joseph and his family will be participating in it.

There are many people that have worked hard to make this happen. In addition to our sponsors, we are also grateful to the Haleyville school system and City of Haleyville for their cooperation.

These events are raising money for The Mark Forester Foundation and will be providing a scholarship for a HHS graduate to attend college. The first scholarship will be awarded Tuesday, May 10.

There is only one hotel in Haleyville, Windwood Inn (formerly Imperial Inn), 205-486-5205. There are also a few options in Russellville and Hamilton. The Best Western in Russellville is holding 12 rooms for anyone needing them Friday night for this event. You can’t reserve on-line, but must call 256-332-1002. Tell them it’s for the Price of Freedom Race or Memorial Walk in Haleyville and they will give you a discounted rate, which includes breakfast.

We welcome you to Haleyville and hope you enjoy the events and the weekend.