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LaPann road race slated

HAGUE Area runners will once again honor a local legend when they laceem up for the Fred LaPann Memorial Road Race. The 5-mile race is held each year in conjunction with the annual Scholarship Weekend. This years race will be Saturday, Feb. 16. The race is named for LaPann, an accomplished Hague runner who died in 2001. Fred LaPann was very encouraging to the young runners in our schools, said Dave Rutkowski, the retired cross country and track coach at Ticonderoga High School and a member of the LaChute Road Runners Club. Fred was instrumental in the establishment of the LaChute Road Runners, whose primary purpose is to promote running to the youth of our area, he said. He was a great role model, and was always willing to take kids to road races, Rutkowski added. The race will start and finish at the Hague beach Saturday. The course is an out-and-back race on Route 9N. Race registration is at 8:45 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m. Runners age 19 and younger can compete for free, while adult racers will pay a $7 registration fee.

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