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Registration open for fifth annual 'Race for Hope'

The fifth annual Race for Hope returns to Borodino at 8:30 a.m. Sunday May 29. This scenic 24-mile timed bicycle race starts and finishes in beautiful Borodino at the intersection of East Lake Road (Route 41) and Rose Hill Road, seven miles south of Skaneateles.

Race for Hope seeks to help find a cure for cancer. This race began inspired by Dick Shaffer, a Borodino resident and triathlete, who passed away from cancer in 2006. His "never give up" spirit lives in encouraging wellness and finding a cure for cancer. Helping children with cancer, all race proceeds will support programs at the Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Additional donations are welcome.

Early registration, for a reduced rate of $30, is available online now at www.SkanRaces.com. Parking and check-in will be at Midlakes Club Golf Course, Bockes Road.

The race course offers rolling hills and vista views above Skaneateles Lake. Performance t-shirts are guaranteed to those registered before May 1, and all registrants will receive water bottles, Livestrong bracelets and bib numbers. The race is open to ages 15 and older. Top three finishers by gender overall and in age groups will win awards.

Watch www.SkanRaces.com for details about a youth event currently in the planning stages. Helmets are mandatory for all racers and riders, and youth under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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