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Cahaba Medical Care 5K

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Join us for our 11th Annual Cahaba Medical Care 5K (formerly known as the Watermelon Run / Rockets & Rapids 5K) to be held on Saturday, July 13th in Centreville, Alabama!

This annual 5K Run/Walk is a vital event that brings our community together to support Cahaba Medical Care’s mission to provide comprehensive healthcare and outreach programs to those in need. By participating in this event, you’re not just taking strides for your own health; you’re directly contributing to the well-being of countless individuals across our communities. Every dollar raised goes directly towards impactful services such as medical care for uninsured patients, essential medications, mental health counseling, and support for families facing financial hardships. Whether you’re running, walking, or cheering, your involvement helps us bridge the healthcare gap, ensuring everyone has access to the care they deserve.

From providing a child with necessary preventive care to supporting emergency dental services, EVERY contribution makes a difference! We invite you to join us in this celebration of community and compassion, where your participation can ignite change and foster hope in the hearts of many. Let’s lace up our running shoes and rally together for a cause that extends far beyond the finish line – because in the race for better healthcare, every step counts!

ABOUT CAHABA MEDICAL CARE: Cahaba Medical Care is a nonprofit Community Health Center with 28 clinic locations throughout Central Alabama in Bibb, Perry, Chilton, Jefferson, Wilcox, and Shelby Counties. We’re headquartered in Centreville, Alabama, approximately two blocks from the Cahaba River. Founded in 2004, we’re celebrating 20 joyful years of service to our communities!

ABOUT THE EVENT: The Cahaba Medical Care 5K welcomes all ages and skill levels – feel free to race hard for your age group prize or come out to walk/jog your first 5K with many other first-timers! The race starts and ends at the Cahaba Medical Care Community Center, crosses the beautiful Cahaba River twice and includes an extended scenic view of the Cahaba River, as well as historic uptown Centreville. We will have liberal hydration stations with sprinklers, so please come on out and brave the heat!

Racers should plan to come early and stay late for the awesome before and after party festivities! The 5K is held each year in conjunction with the Celebration on the Green community event, which includes numerous on-site vendors and activities starting at 5PM. At the 5K finish line, we’ll be serving ice-cold watermelon slices and a delicious meal… then, stick around for the best Independence Day Fireworks Celebration this side of Disney World at 9PM, courtesy of our partner hospital, Bibb Medical Center, the cities of Brent & Centreville, and South Bibb Parks & Recreation!

The Cahaba Medical Care 5K is now a USA Track & Field Certified Course! USATF Track ID: AL22021JE

Race Map and Cue Sheet on Strava!

**Make sure to take advantage of our Early Bird Registration – only $30 if you register by May 31st!

For sponsorship information, please contact Courtney Allen at [email protected] or by phone at 205-928-3243.

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Date

Jul 13 2024

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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