February 26, 1927 - December 18, 2014

The Mental Health Association in Morgan County has the privilege of dedicating the 8th Annual Bill J. Dukes 7@7 Run to his memory.  Bill Dukes supported our organization for many years serving on the board and participating in our programs.  In 2011, Ronnie Dukes helped us create a 7K Run to begin at 7:00 a.m. on August 27th in honor of his dad.  Mr. Mayor was very pleased to support the run and attended every year.  We lost Mr. Mayor in 2014.  This 8th Annual 7@7 Run is in the memory of our dear friend, Bill J. Dukes.

The 10th ANNUAL

7@7 will be virtual in 2020

7K in 7 days - August 22 - 29, 2020


  • Registration - $25
  • Register online at RUNSIGNUP.COM/RACES
  • Download registration form at and mail to MHA P.O. Box 1502 Decatur, AL 35602, postmarked by August 18
  • Swag packet pickup and registration:
    • August 20th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at MHA’s office – 1944 Central Pkwy SW Decatur
    • August 21st from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Fleet Feet Huntsville or 4 -7 p.m. at Point Mallard Expo Pavilion.

The 10th Annual Bill J. Dukes 7@7 is going virtual for 2020

During this time of uncertainty join us and complete this run TOGETHER. For the first time, runners will be able to participate from anywhere.  This virtual 7K is an event that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. On the road, on a trail, on a treadmill - all while maintaining social distancing. Run at your own pace and time it yourself. The swag packet for this virtual run includes a shirt, bib, and additional surprises.

Our hope is that everyone will complete this run August 22 – 29th, but you are welcome to complete your run whenever it best fits your life. Join our virtual run facebook updates and show your support for your fellow runner . Be sure to post photos of your training and that you completed your 7K. Post pictures/videos of you participating on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #Dukes7@7

COVID-19 Information:

At this time, the preferred way to run is solo, and from home. This virtual run strongly discourages running in groups and advises participants to maintain the mandated six feet separation rule. MHA, Fleet Feet or River City Runners is not responsible for any legal ramifications for violation of state laws.


Submitting your results is optional.  Participants can submit their individual results online between August 22 – August 31. Instructions will be included in your swag packet.

As individual courses and times cannot be officially verified, the 7K will not have top finishing awards. Results from the race can be viewed by using the results link on the MHA website.

Proceeds help us maintain these programs and services:  Friendship House, Operation Santa Claus, Depression Support Group, May Mental Health projects, Alzheimer's program, an Rape Response Advocacy program.  Please pledge to help us this year.


Levels detailed below.


Online participant registration


Thank you for donating.

Sponsor Levels


Platinum - $2,500  XL logo on tech shirt, 8 run registrations and 8 tech shirts

Gold - $1,000    Large logo on tech shirt, 6 run registrations and 6 tech shirts

Silver - $500    Medium logo on tech shirt, 4 run registrations and 4 tech shirts

Bronze - $250 Business name listed on tech shirt, 2 run registrations and 2 tech shirts.

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