Registration deadline coming for annual hospice fundraiser

The start of the 11th Annual Route 66 Race for Hospice in May 2014. (Courtesy)

The start of the 11th Annual Route 66 Race for Hospice in May 2014. (Courtesy)

KINGMAN - Three runs and a walk will be part of the 12th Annual Route 66 Race for Hospice to raise money for the local hospice home in Kingman.

The event will take place at 7:15 a.m. May 9, starting at the Powerhouse Visitor Center, 120 W. Andy Devine Ave.

Packet pick-up will be from 5-9 p.m. May 8 at the Dambar & Steakhouse. All participants who pick up packets there will receive a discount coupon for the Dambar.

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

The goal of the event is to raise funds to support operations of the Joan and Diana Hospice Home in Kingman.

The event includes 10K and 5K races that begin at the Powerhouse Visitor Center and continue up the El Trovatore hill. The 5K race turnaround point is at the crest of the hill.

The 10K race continues up Hualapai Mountain Road, with the turnaround point just past the Copper Ridge apartments. Both the 5K and 10K follow the same route back to the Powerhouse Visitor Center.

The 3-mile walk also starts at the Powerhouse Visitor Center and follows a course through historic downtown Kingman before finishing at Locomotive Park. There will also be a one-mile run for juniors 12 years and under. The closing awards ceremony will take place at Locomotive Park.

The entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 years and younger) prior to Sunday. 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.

All participants will receive a colorful T-shirt 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.

The event is sponsored by the Kingman Regional Medical Center Foundation, the Dambar & Steakhouse, Desert Construction, The Lingenfelter Center and Radio Central.