The Run for Linzi 5k is on Saturday, April 21, following a route located in Altamont from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. You can sign up for the event at https://goo.gl/BHQPsA. Registration for the event ends on April 18. If you sign up before March 22, the price for admission to the event will only cost $22.50. However, if you register after March 22, the price for admission to the event will cost $32.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Melanoma Research Foundation. There will be a one mile kid race with prizes, 5k timed with race bib and medal to top three, 5k fun run/walk, and color race that has participants have colors thrown at them while they are wearing white.
This run is in memory of Linzi Rector, who was a former student of Altamont High School. While she attended Altamont, she excelled in academics and athletics. On February 1, 2013, Linzi passed away from melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. Melanoma occurs when the pigment producing cells that give color to the skin become cancerous. Participating in this run will raise awareness for melanoma.