Spring Scramble 5K Runs for Children’s Center for Weight Management

BIRMINGHAM (May 1, 2013) – Lace up those running shoes and get ready to hit the streets for the 7th Annual Spring Scramble 5K on Saturday, May 18 in downtown HomewoodThe Spring Scramble 5K is the UAB Pediatric Residency Program’s annual community outreach to raise awareness about childhood obesity, promote healthy lifestyle choices for children and adults in Alabama, and help support the Children’s Center for Weight Management at Children’s of Alabama with the proceeds from the event.

“Through our fundraising efforts, we hope to provide equipment and educational materials for children participating in the Children’s Center for Weight Management,” said Dr. Adam Johnson, a UAB pediatric resident at Children’s of Alabama and one of the event organizers.

Registration for the race is available online until May 17 at 8 p.m. at www.springscramble.org, or the registration form is able to be downloaded and completed before 7:50 a.m. on race day, May 18.  The registration form can be submitted at the start of the race at The Trak Shak (2839 18th St. S., Homewood) or at Packet Pick-Up.

The race will begin at 8 a.m.  Cost is $20 for UAB and Children’s employees or $25 for all others.  The race fee includes a race day T-shirt (while supplies last and guaranteed to all registrants prior to May 18) and a goodie bag.  There is no race fee for kids 12 and younger.

Packet Pick-Up

Wednesday, May 15, 4-7 p.m. at The Trak Shak, Homewood

Thursday, May 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Trak Shak, Homewood

Friday, May 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Children’s McWane Building, 1st Floor Lobby (1600 7th Ave. S.)

Saturday, May 18 (Race Day), 7-7:50 a.m. at The Trak Shak, Homewood

Race Day Schedule

8 AM                           5K Starts

9 AM                            One Mile Fun Run Starts

9:15 – 9:30 AM        Door Prizes

9:30 AM                      Awards Ceremony

Individual awards will be given for the 5K and presented to the first- and second-place male and female in each age group: less than 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and older. Awards will also be given to the overall male and female top finishers (1st, 2nd and 3rd place). Runners must be present to collect their prizes.

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. For the past three years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional outpatient services provided at Children’s South and Children’s on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Children’s recently moved much of its inpatient services into a new building named The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. More information is available at www.childrensal.org

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