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Cahaba Medical Care 4th Annual Watermelon 5k and Fun Run...

  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Cahaba Medical Care
405 Belcher Street

Cahaba Medical Care is a non-profit Community Health Center located in Centreville and Brent, Alabama approximately two blocks from the Cahaba River. Founded in July 2004, we are celebrating 13 joyful years of service to people of Bibb and Perry County and Central Alabama. Additionally, all proceeds from the race will go toward our Community Center, which includes a Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, and supplying over 100 kids per weekend with a backpack of healthy meals for the weekend.

The race itself starts and ends on the clinic and hospital campuses, crosses the beautiful Cahaba River twice, with a scenic view of historic downtown Centreville. We will have liberal hydration stations with sprinklers, so brave the heat!

The 5k welcomes all ages and all skill levels. Feel free to race hard for your age-group prize, or feel free to walk or jog your first 5k with other first-timers. (Note that the running is friendly and competitive... but the walking is not competitive with no age-group awards). The <1 mile fun run is geared towards kids and will follow the 5k, and will start at the 5k finish line - the Cahaba Medical Care Community Center.

Finally, the before and after party is exceptional... there will be numerous on-site vendors before the race... ice-cold watermelon and piping hot BBQ at the finish line... and the best Indepedence Day Fireworks Celebration this side of DisneyWorld at 9pm - hosted by Bibb Medical Center!

Event details and schedule

The race starts at 7:00pm

Packet-pickup begins at 6:00pm and concludes around 6:30pm. We want all racers in place by 6:45pm for an on-time 6:30pm start. Packet pickup will be at the front entrace (under the awning) of Cahaba Medical Care (405 Belcher Street).

Parking will be available at Cahaba Medical Care (405 Belcher Street) and neighboring Bibb Medical Center (208 Pierson Avenue). Race end will be one block away at the "old" Cahaba Medical Care (195 Hospital Drive), where the watermelon and BBQ and vendors will be available. Veteran tip... most parking spaces at either location and in between are excellent locations for viewing the fireworks later at 9pm.

Same day registration is allowed, but T-shirts are not guaranteed if not pre-registered before 6/11... but we will do our best.

The 5k will start promptly at 7:00pm.

The course has liberal hydration stations with periodic sprinklers, so feel free to brave the heat!

Racers will run east from Cahaba Medical Care, making their way to the scenic Cahaba Riverwalk.

You will exit the Cahaba Riverwalk behind the Bibb County Chamber of Commerce, where you will find the first hydration station.

Then you will cross the Cahaba River and run a short but steep incline into the heart of historic downtown Centreville.

(Note: there will be volunteers and a local policeman helping you through the traffic light just over the bridge.)

The second hydration station will be at The Studio – Centreville's non-profit music, dance, and activity center.

What goes up must come down! And now racers get about a half-mile downhill reprieve, back toward Cahaba Medical Care.

(Note: we will stay on the north side of the road again this year, to make an easy right hand turn back to the hospital campus.)

Racers will turn right at the Board of Education. 

(Note: there will be volunteers and a local policeman helping you through the traffic on 219.)

The final mile or so will be a loop around the midtown healthcare district. At least two hydration stations will be available in this area.

The FINISH LINE will be at the "old" Cahaba Medical Care, now serving as the "new" Cahaba Medical Care Community Center (195 Hospital Drive).

There will be activities and food and FUN at the finish line, which is about 1 block from the starting line / parking.

The <1 mile run run will start at the 5k finish line and be a safe and simple loop around the hospital and clinic campuses.

Sign up before June 11 to be guranteed a T-shirt.


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