There's still time to register for the 3rd annual Run 4 the Hills, Sharon Springs' ambitious--and hilly--fundraiser, and this year, a benefit for the Sharon Springs Rescue Squad and Hero Fund America.
Both the run and Hero Fund America were begun by Garth Roberts in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings as a way to thank and honor emergency responders.
Saturday's race will begin at 9am at the American Hotel and will be followed by music, refreshments, awards, and fun.
Online registration is closed, but racers can still sign up at the American, from 3-5pm, Friday and from 7:30-8:30am, Saturday.
Broadway Phantom of the Opera performer Ted Keegan will kick off the race with the national anthem and the SSRS is challenging rescue volunteers and firefighters from other local departments to walk-or even run-the course in full turnout gear.
All are invited to come cheer on the runners.