12th Annual Aliferis Memorial Race this Weekend
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:15:23 EDT
This weekend (August 31) marks the 12th Annual Aliferis Memorial Race in Alpena.
Registration begins Saturday at 7 A.M. behind Alpena Regional Medical Center. The duathlon and bike race begins at 8:00, a 1 mile run/walk gets going at 9, followed by the 5K run at 9:30, and the tot trot at 10. Awards will be given out beginning at 10:30.
The event has been named in memory of longtime Alpena General Hospital Pathologist, Dr. Peter Aliferis. Dr. Aliferis retired in July of 2000 and passed away from cancer March 13, 2002.
Money raised goes into the Dr. Peter Aliferis Scholarship Fund used to help area residents pursue careers in the clinical laboratory science field. Money also helps patients access care through the Alpena Cancer Center and provides funding for renovations and equipment for the hospital.
Registration fees range from 20 dollars to 40 dollars depending on the event, with discounts given for early registration. For the first time, there is also a family rate available.
Earlier this week, organizers said over 170 people signed up to participate with more likely.
For more information, log on to www.myarmc.org. or call 356-7351.