‘Doc’s Race’ sign-up

ORANGE >> The fifth annual 5K “Doc’s Race” will be held at 10 a.m. June 4 at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

Local residents may remember George “Doc” Whitney as a veterinarian, who in his later years he was known for being an exceptional runner.

He started running at the age of 80 and kept at it until his death in 2013, at the age of 94. He participated in just about every 5 K race in Connecticut and many others throughout New England.

Shortly after his death, his family requested that a 5K race and 2-mile fitness walk be held in his name every year in Orange. All of the proceeds go to the George “Doc” Whitney Memorial Scholarship Fund.

In addition to the race and fitness walk, there will be two “fun runs” for

kids at 9:15 and 9:30 a.m.

Applications are available at the Park and Recreation Department office in the Community Center, and online at www.hitekracing.com until midnight May 30.

Before May 20, registration fees are $22 for the 5K. Runners age 12 and younger and all fitness walkers will be charged $12.

After May 20 and up until race day the fees are $27 for runners and $15 for runners under 12 and fitness walkers. All of the kids’ fun run registration will be $6.

Early packet pickup and late registration will be available at the High Plains Community Center Pavilion on June 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Registration on the day of the race will begin at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, call race director Joe Riccio at 203 481-7453.