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Residents and visitors are invited to Millpond this weekend to get some exercise and support a good cause, as the 32nd Annual Toiyabe Road Run is approaching fast.
The race will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Millpond Recreation Center. Race t-shirts, awards made by local artists, food, kidsâ€™ activities, a raffle and free post-race massages all come together at the event to make the Toiyabe Road Run an exciting physical challenge and a fun community activity.
The annual community run is a fundraiser for the Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fund. Last year the event raised more than $1,000, and this year Toiyabe said it would like to double that amount. The Jill Kinmont Indian Education fund provides scholarships to local students seeking higher education.
This yearâ€™s run will feature a 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk and a 10K (6.2 mile) run.
New this year, is a special registration discount for families participating together. There will also be a free 1K (0.6 mile) fun walk open to all abilities and ages, with a prize awarded to everyone who participates in the 1K. â€śThe 1K walk is a great opportunity for seniors, people with limited mobility, and parents with small children to participate,â€ť a press release from Toiyabe states.
Registration forms may be picked up at Toiyabe Indian Health Projectâ€™s Bishop and Lone Pine Clinics, the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, Sage to Summit and Wilsonâ€™s Eastside Sports. Residents are also invited to download and print the form from Toiyabeâ€™s website, www.toiyabe.us. Registration forms and payment can be mailed to 52 Tu Su Ln. Residents and visitors can also register and pay in-person at Toiyabeâ€™s Preventive Medicine Department. Same-day registration is available on the morning of the race between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m.
Read more in the Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.