Thomas Hospital and Wells Fargo Host 41stAnnual Spring Fever Chase
Fairhope, Ala.—Runners and walkers alike should get ready for the 41st annual Spring Fever Chase scheduled for Saturday, March 16, in Fairhope. This 10K run and 2-mile fun run/walk, sponsored by Thomas Hospital, an affiliate of Infirmary Health, and Wells Fargo, takes both runners and walkers on a beautiful and challenging course through the neighborhoods of Fairhope overlooking Mobile Bay.
A unique, yet important component of Spring Fever Chase involves a friendly competition for prize money and grants allocated for schools in Baldwin County. Grants are available for equipment purchase and program expenses for physical education departments and are chosen based upon availability of funds and school participation. Applications must be completed and returned no later than Friday, March 8, to any of the three Infirmary Fitness Centers: ProHealth Fitness Center, Mobile; North Baldwin Fitness Center, Bay Minette; and Thomas Fitness Center.
Schools with at least 25 race applicants receive $2 for each participant that registers; schools with fewer than 25 registrations are not eligible for cash awards. Students and parents must pre-register through their school no later than March 8 to be eligible for the school incentive program.
Day-of-race registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Bayview Street and Fairhope Avenue near the starting line. Depending on supply, participants who register after the early registration deadline may not receive a T-shirt. Day of race registration ends at 7:45 a.m.
Awards will be presented at 9:45 a.m. to race winners during the post-race party on the bluff on South Mobile Street near the finish line, overlooking Mobile Bay. Awards will be presented to the top three overall men and women finishers, the top three wheelchair participants, the top three race walkers and the first master's man and woman in the 10K race. The top three finishers in each of 15 age categories for men and women in the 10K will also receive an award. The top three finishers in the 2-mile fun run will also be awarded. A $250 cash award will be presented for a course record in the male division, female division and wheelchair division of the 10K race.
Race applications are available at all three Infirmary Fitness Centers: ProHealth Fitness Center, Mobile; North Baldwin Fitness Center, Bay Minette; and Thomas Fitness Center, Fairhope. Participants may also register online at springfeverchase.com before midnight on March 13. For more information regarding Spring Fever Chase, call 251-279-1684.