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Run for hope registration deadline set

The Doc Lopez Run for Hope will take place March 22.

The Doc Lopez Run for Hope will take place March 22. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The 34th Annual Doc Lopez Run for Hope to benefit Cystic Fibrosis will take place on Saturday, March 22.

The event is named for late Westport veterinarian Robert “Doc” Lopez, an avid runner who initiated the run as a 50 miler in 1980 amidst the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. This year marks the exciting addition of electronic timing, online registration and transition from the 12.1 to 13.1 mile course from Keene Valley to Elizabethtown.

The half marathon begins at the Keene Valley Lodge and finishes at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School (ELCS). The bus to Keene Valley leaves ELCS at 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. start. The 5K run and the 1 mile walk start at 10 a.m. head south, then north on route 9N beginning and ending at ELCS. Registration options are: online at Active.com, mail in form, and at ELCS on event day (8 a.m. half marathon, 9 a.m. 5k and walk).

Participants who pre-register by March 7 will receive a t-shirt. The post-race buffet and award ceremony are held at ELCS. There are medals for 14 different age categories, family, and the oldest and youngest runners. For all races, the fee is $20 for adults and $10 for students K-12. The family fee is $50. For more information visit northernrunner.org, adirondack runners.com, active.com or contact Susie Allott at susieallott@gmail.com or 962-4898.

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