Annual race gets new name

ELIZABETHTOWN - The 30th annual Run for Hope Essex County has been renamed in honor of Westport veterinarian and avid runner Dr. Robert Lopez.

The late Dr. Lopez started the run 30 years ago.

The Doc Lopez Run for Hope will be held Saturday, March 20, and will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The half-marathon course will begin at the Elm Tree Inn in Keene (Jct. Rte. 9 and 73) and finish at the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. The 5K race course is an out-and-back course beginning, ending at the school. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the start at 9:30 a.m. Participants may register at the race or beforehand.

Showers and a post-race buffet will be available at the ELCS school.

There are 10 different age categories and prizes in each. T-shirts are included in the registration fee. For all races, the fee is $20 for adults and $10 for students K-12.

For more information, or to obtain a registration form, contact Mark Hummel at 873-9939 between 7-9 p.m.

Please make checks payable to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mail applications and checks by March 16 to Mark Hummel, P.O. Box 797, Elizabethtown 12932.

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