CRESTVIEW — Organizers are hoping thousands of people will pack Main Street Nov. 2 for the annual Great Strides Race for Lace, raising at least $62,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Approximately 500 participants were expected for last year’s race, but 2,000 showed up, Laurie Hutchison, one of the event organizers, said. This year, she hopes for even more.
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"We're planning on having 3,000 this year," she said.
Lacy Adams, 4, of Baker, for whom the event is named, chose this year's $62,000 goal, Hutchison said. Lacy, like Hutchison's daughter Meagan, a Crestview High freshman, has cystic fibrosis.
More than $52,000 was raised during last year's event, Lacy's mom, Lindsay Adams, said.
In advance of the 5-kilometer walk and run, Race for Lace is sponsoring CF 4 CF, or CrossFit for Cystic Fibrosis, Wednesday at Crestview High School's Jack Foster Stadium.
Two-person teams will be challenged to perform a Workout of the Day at one of three competition levels.
"65 Roses," another benefit, is a beauty pageant this Saturday. Registration in 10 categories, including some for boys, is open through today.
Hutchison said the pageant name comes from Lacy's term for "cystic fibrosis," which can be a tongue twister for a small child.
Entry fees for both events, as well as donations and sales of Boston butts on race day, directly benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
WANT TO GO?
Three upcoming events benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
WHAT: CF 4 CF (CrossFit for Cystic Fibrosis)
WHEN: 8 a.m. today
WHERE: Jack Foster Stadium, Crestview High School
DETAILS: Registration: $60 per two-person team. Information: Kristy Kolmetz, 826-3707, CF4cysticfibrosis@gmail.com
WHAT: 65 Roses Beauty Pageant
WHEN: Noon, Oct. 19; Rehearsal: 6 p.m. Oct. 17
WHERE: Pearl Tyner Auditorium, Crestview High School
DETAILS: Register by Oct. 16. Admission: $5 at the door. Contact Tanya Richardson, 376-0108, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: Great Strides Race for Lace 5K Run/Walk
WHEN: Registration at 7 a.m. Nov. 2, event is 9 a.m.
WHERE: Main Street Medical, 369 N. Main St.
DETAILS: Register at active.com, and see www.raceforlace.com for more information
Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.