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Niagara Hospice Dash 5K Celebrate 10th Anniversary

More than 1,500 runners participated

Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 01:00 pm
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 It was a special year for The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Hospice Dash 5K. The milestone was acknowledged by custom gold medals awarded to every finisher of the 5K. The event, presented by Cornerstone CFCU, was held on September 15 and attracted more than 1,500 runners.

 Under sunny skies, participants began their scenic route at Artpark in Lewiston and continued along Lower River Road, through Old Fort Niagara and finished along the shore of Lake Ontario at Porter on the Lake Park. Bands played throughout the course, as well as before and after the run. The post-race party featured popular local band Nerds Gone Wild, along with beer, water, hot dogs, snacks, food trucks and awards.

"We appreciate all of the people that come out to support our event. The runners, sponsors, volunteers, and local police and fire departments are all extremely important to us. Our event would not be possible without them. We are so grateful to be able to continue our event to support Niagara Hospice.", said Race Director Paul Beatty, Jr. Beatty and his family started the race as a small 5K in 2009. The half marathon was added in 2011 and has grown in popularity attracting more than 1,500 runners each year.

Winners of the half marathon won cash prizes as well as custom trophies. Winners of the Hospice Dash 5K received custom trophies and age group winners in both races were awarded pins to accompany their finisher medals. Many runners raised thousands of dollars through fundraising for the race. All proceeds from the event benefit Niagara Hospice.

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