Jun 292013

Doc Whitney ran in this year's Chilly Chili Run 5k

Doc Whitney ran in this year’s Chilly Chili Run 5k

Get ready to honor George “Doc Whitney tomorrow at the first annual “Doc’s Race” at the High Plains Community Center  Pavilion. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. step off is at 10 a.m.

This is a 5K race (same course as the Chilly Chili Run) and Doc’s family requested that all of the proceeds to go to the Orange Country Fair.

All participants over the age of 65 will be registered for free.  The event will include two “Fun Runs” for the kids on the Fairgrounds walking track before the race. Kids Fun Runs are at 9:20 and 9:40 a.m.

George “Doc” Whitney was a treasured figure in Orange for several decades. His death on February 21, 2013, in Brattleboro, VT took the town by shock, as many had just watched him cross the finish line at the Chilly Chili Run 7 weeks earlier.

Doc was a colorful guy. During road races, you could see him coming from a third of a mile away with his signature neon orange knit hat, mismatched socks (Yes, that was on purpose).

Registration fees are $15.00 for teenagers and children doing 5K race, $25.00 adults doing 5K race, and $15.00 for everyone doing the Fitness Walk.

Also, there are two Kids Fun Runs at 9:20 and 9:40 a.m. and those are $8.00.



Registration and everything else will be outdoors under the Pavilion.

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