FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Runners and walkers alike hit the ground running for the 36th Annual Spring Fever Chase held on, March 15, in Fairhope.
The 10K run and 2-mile fun run/walk, sponsored by Thomas Hospital, an affiliate of Infirmary Health, and Wells Fargo, took both runners and walkers on a beautiful and challenging course through the neighborhoods of Fairhope overlooking Mobile Bay.
A unique, yet important component of the 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.
Schools with at least 25 race applicants received $2 for each participant that registered; schools with fewer than 25 registrations were not eligible for cash awards.
An additional cash award was presented to the school with the highest percentage of race participants. Students and parents must pre-register through their school no later than March 7 to be eligible for the school incentive program.
Day-of-race registration will began at 6:30 a.m. at registration tables located at the intersection of Bayview Street and Fairhope Avenue near the starting line. D
Awards will be presented 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. Race winners in the 10K division will receive signed matted prints by the artist. 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 Running Wild, Thomas Fitness Center in Fairhope, North Baldwin Fitness Center in Bay Minette and ProHealth Fitness Center in Mobile. Participants can also pre-register online without a processing fee, or download and print applications at springfeverchase.com. For more information contact Jill Everson at 251-279-1730.