Autumn Chase Fun Run

Huntsville Hospital Autumn Chase Fun Run 2016 art





One mile fun run
Thursday, Sept. 22 (Rain date: Sept. 29)


In partnership with
Huntsville Track Club

Jaycee's Building
2180 Airport Road (Across from John Hunt Park)
View map


Awards Include
• T-shirt & ribbon to all finishers
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals
• Special ribbons for 4th - 10th place
• 4th - 8th grade 1st place boy & girl receive a FREE month
training at D1 Sports Training

For more information, call (256) 265-8317.



Register at the race
Race day registration begins at 3:30 p.m. and continues through race time. We recommend you arrive 45 minutes before race time if you are registering the day of the race.

The race schedule is listed below. You may download a printable registration form here.

Online registration
Online registration is now closed, but you may still register at the race (see details above). On race day, online registrants will still need to check in at the "online" registration tent and pick up runner bib(s).

Race ScheduleFun Run 2016 t-shirt design

  Boys Girls
Preschool & Kindergarten 4 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
1st grade 4:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m.
Faculty Walk/Run 4:55 p.m. 4:55 p.m.
2nd grade 5 p.m. 5:10 p.m.
3rd grade 5:25 p.m. 5:35 p.m.
4th & 5th grades 5:50 p.m. 6 p.m.
6th, 7th & 8th grades 6:10 p.m. 6:20 p.m.

Race Information

Who can run in the race?

Any child, preschool through 8th grade, may run and receive a T-shirt. Parents may run with smaller children, but adults do not receive T-shirts.

If my child misses his scheduled race, can he run with another group?

Yes. A child can run in another category if he misses his group or if he feels more comfortable running with a friend or sibling. But a child can only win or place when he runs with his own grade category. He will receive a T-shirt and participation ribbon, but he will not qualify for a medal or placement ribbon.


The one-mile fun run course is located at the Jaycees Building on the north end of the runway of the old Huntsville Airport. You are asked to enter the area via Airport Road from South Memorial Parkway and to exit the event using Johnson Road and Leeman Ferry Road. Allow ample travel time.

Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee, but donations to Huntsville Hospital Foundation are appreciated and will benefit pediatric oncology at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children.


Purchase hot dogs, hamburgers and more at Buffalo Rock concessions. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit pediatric oncology at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children.

Fair Play

To officially place in any race a child must cross the finish line alone. You may run with your child, but you cannot assist in a placement. Make sure your child understands the race course. Each child must begin at the starting line to qualify for a placement ribbon or T-shirt.

Who receives a T-shirt?

Each child who finishes the race will receive a T-shirt and a participation ribbon. There will only be one T-shirt per child regardless of the number of times the child runs. Sizes will consist of youth x-small, youth small, youth medium, youth large, adult small, adult medium and adult large, and will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.

Lost Child/Parent

In the event a child and parent cannot locate each other after the race, please go to Lost & Found near the award stage. You have the option of writing your cell phone number on your child's running bib. The staff will call you if your child comes to the lost and found station.


Please note that the Fun Run is a public event which may attract media attention. Huntsville Hospital also takes photographs that may be used for marketing, advertising and social media purposes. By participating in this event, you grant the right to use you or your child's image(s) for such purposes.

Kids helping kids with cancer!

Kids today are beating cancer better than ever before (the 5-year survival rate is now 80 percent compared to 60 percent in the mid 1970s). Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children provides special medical care for kids with cancer—and you can help!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Fun Run participants are invited to help local kids with cancer and support pediatric oncology at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children.

Start collecting donations today from family and friends and bring them with you on race day. You will receive a special keepsake to show that you are helping kids with cancer!

Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children serves pediatric oncology patients and their families from the Tennessee Valley.

Donations may also be mailed to: Huntsville Hospital Foundation, 101 Sivley Rd., Huntsville, AL 35801.

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