KINGMAN - Kingman Regional Medical Center Foundation, the Dambar and Steakhouse and Desert Construction will host the 6th Annual Route 66 Race for Hospice. The event will start promptly at 7:30 a.m. May 9.
The goal of the event this year is to raise funds to help support the operation of the Joan and Diana Hospice Home in Kingman. The home is scheduled to begin construction in April and will offer hospice services to those individuals who are dying from a terminal illness but do not have a caregiver, or live too far out of town to obtain hospice service.
The 10k and 5k races begin and end at the Powerhouse Visitor Center on Route 66/Andy Devine. The route continues up the El Trovatore Hill. The 5k turnaround point is at the crest of the hill, but the 10k continues up Hualapai Mountain Road, turning around just past the Copper Ridge Apartments, and follows the same route back.
The 3-mile walk also starts at the Powerhouse Visitor Center but then meanders through historic downtown Kingman before finishing at Locomotive Park, where the closing awards ceremony will be held. There will also be a one-mile run for juniors 12 years and under.
Entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 years and younger) prior to May 1. The fee for adults is $30 thereafter. Participants who raise $100 or more in pledges will have their entry fee waived and be eligible for prizes at the awards party afterwards.
All participants will receive a colorful T-shirt and cap with a grab bag full of goodies. Prizes will be awarded to the 10k and 5k top-three finishers for each age group by gender.
Packet pick-up will be from 5 to 9 p.m. May 8, at the Dambar. All participants who pick up their packets there will receive a coupon for 20 percent off their dinner that evening.