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Chamber Color Run in downtown Madison still on for Saturday, health fair postponed

MADISON – The first ever Madison Chamber Color Run and Helath Fair was planned to be held tomorrow at Madison City Stadium, but weather is causing an adjustment to those plans.

Madison Chamber of Commerce Events and Marketing Coordinator Felecia Rodgers said the heath fair portion of the event has been cancelled, but so far the race is still on.

“We do plan to reschedule the health fair to another date,” Rodgers said.  “We are planning to move forward with the race. However, if the weather does not permit we will cancel the race by 5 a.m on Saturday, March 27.”

Rodgers said the cancellation will be on all the Chamber’s social media sites and an email will be sent to all participates.

Meanwhile, a packet pick-up for participants who have registered for the run is still taking place today at Fleet Feet, 181 Hughes Rd, Suite 17, Madison, from 12 – 6 p.m.

Earlier Story:

MADISON – Madison Chamber of Commerce is launching a new community event with the inaugural Chamber Color Run and Health Fair 2021.

A certified 5K event, the first-ever Chamber Color Run will start at 8 a.m. on March 27. A one-mile fun run will follow at 9 a.m.

The run’s starting line will be placed at Madison City Schools Stadium, 211 Celtic Drive. Entrants will run through downtown streets and return to the stadium for the finish line. The course will include Celtic Drive; Lanier Road; Cain, Garner, Church and Sturdivant streets; and Mill Road.

To satisfy guidelines from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all participants will have a temperature check and wear a mask before the race’s start. Officials will ask any participant who has symptoms related to COVID-19 to leave the event.

The chamber will give a cash prize to the school with the most participants. Participants include students, teachers, staff, parents, grandparents, among others. On registration forms, runners should remember to note their school affiliation.

Following the Chamber Color Run, the Health Fair will open in the MCS Stadium parking lot. The fair will offer wellness-related activities, food trucks and various vendors.

To guarantee receiving a shirt, runners must register before 5 p.m. on March 15. Times for packet pickup will be at Madison Chamber of Commerce, 401 Carter Drive, Suite B in Madison on March 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. and on March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Visitors are welcome to use strollers. Pets will not be allowed.

For more information, call 256-325-8317 or email merrill@madisonalchamber.com.

 

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