Artsy Fartsy 5K and Fun Run

541 W College Street
Florence, AL 35630

Running > 5k, 1 mile

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Event Description


Florence location to be announced in January 2024. Course map to follow.


The Muscle Shoals National Heritage area is full of music makers and other talented artists. To support the arts in the MSNHA, we are excited to announce the Artsy Fartsy 5k and 1-mile Fun Run, part of the Heritage Area Hustle Race Series. The location is top secret until January of 2024, but we promise you, you won’t want to miss running, skipping, hopping, or strolling (whatever your preference!) in this beautiful spot. Invite your friends and family to join you after the run for live music and art vendors.

The Artsy Fartsy is part of the Heritage Area Hustle Race Series. Participate in the Artsy Fartsy, the Bad Kitty (5k, 10k, March 16) and the Shady Lady (5k, 10k, and Half Marathon, October 26) and receive a special medal for completing the series!

The Artsy Fartsy is a non-profit event organized by the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, a National Park Service-funded program housed at the University of North Alabama. All proceeds will help support MSNHA arts-focused projects.

*Register by May 22, 2024 to receive a t-shirt the day of the race. Late registrants will have their shirt mailed to them.

Transgender and Non-binary Participant Policy:

We strive to create and foster a culture of inclusivity. While we have designed an experience that may challenge our racers, it is also important to us that all participants are accepted and welcomed at our events.

We accept each entrant’s declared sex and gender at face value. No additional supporting evidence is required.

Our registration platform offers a non-binary option for participants. This should appear as an option when creating a account. If you already have an account you may need to edit your account to show your gender as non-binary. You can edit your profile by following these instructions.  In addition to your Runsignup profile, we will ask your gender identity during the registration process with additional terms such as Two Spirit, Non-binary, Agender, Genderqueer, and other. We will provide an opportunity for our runners to express their desired pronouns at Race Day Check-in. We will have an awards category for the top three overall non-binary runners in each event.  

We plan to periodically review this policy to be sure it is up to date and equitable.  Please contact the MSNHA Programs Coordinator, TJ Johnson (, if you have any questions, comments, or feedback.  This policy was updated January 2024.

Event Schedule
June 22, 2024
·       3:30PM – Race Day Check-in Starts
·       5:00PM – 5k Start
·       5:30PM – 1-Mile Fun Run Start
·       6:00PM – Awards

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