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Race scheduled for May 12; funds support Kingman facility

The Ninth Annual Route 66 Race for Hospice starts at 7:15 a.m. May 12.

The 10K and 5K races begin and end at the Powerhouse Visitor Center on Route 66 and 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 Fitness 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-kilometer run for juniors 12 years and under.

The goal of the event this year is to raise funds to help support operations of the Joan and Diana Hospice Home in Kingman. The home began seeing patients in July 2010, and offers hospice services to those individuals who are dying from a terminal illness.

Key sponsors of the race are Kingman Regional Medical Center Foundation, the Dambar & Steakhouse, Desert Construction and The Lingenfelter Center.

Entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger prior to May 4. 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 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 is from 5 to 9 p.m. May 11 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.

Participants can sign up online at www.active.com or call Chris Brady at (928) 263-4648.

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