KRMC Foundation prepares for Route 66 Race for Hospice

Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->This year’s Route 66 Race for Hospice is May 8.

Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->This year’s Route 66 Race for Hospice is May 8.

KINGMAN - The annual Route 66 Race for Hospice is May 8, and the last day to sign up for the discounted entry fee is May 1. There is a 5- and 10-kilometer run and 3-mile walk. For children 12 and under, there is a one-mile run.

The event, sponsored by the Kingman Regional Medical Center Foundation, the Dambar & Steakhouse and Desert Construction raises funds to help build and support the operations of the new Joan and Diana Hospice Home.

The home is scheduled to begin seeing patients in June and will offer 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.

Entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 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.

Participants can sign up online at www.allsportcentral.com or call Scott Kern at (928) 681-8656.

The races start promptly at 7:30 a.m. on May 8. The 10K and 5K races begin and end at the Powerhouse Visitor Center on Route 66. The route continues up 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.

Packet pick-up is from 5 to 9 p.m. May 7 at the Dambar & Steakhouse. All participants who pick up their packets there will receive a coupon for 20 percent off their dinner that evening at the Dambar.

For anyone who wants to begin training for the races, KRMC has a free running club that meets at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday morning at the Del E Webb Wellness Center.