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Registration Open for 41st Annual Doc Lopez Run for Health

Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to announce that registration is open for the Doc Lopez Run for Health, set for March 20-28, 2021.

“Now more than ever, focusing on our health and the health of our communities is of utmost importance. This year’s race is an opportunity to do just that -- and to support the health care heroes who are on the front lines,” said race director Susan Allott. “Runners are resilient and are showing their dedication to the sport by continuing to compete in virtual events across the country. By holding this event, we are showing our dedication to this event and to supporting Elizabethtown Community Hospital.”

Registration for the 41st Annual Doc Lopez Run for Health is open at Participants may register for a 5K or half marathon and complete their race in the location of their choosing on any day during the race window. Those who register by March 20, 2021 receive a commemorative race t-shirt and winter hat, and a discount for the 2022 in-person event.

“This year’s race may look a little different,” said Laura Sells-Doyle, president of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary, “but the enthusiasm we have for contributing to the health and wellbeing of our community has not changed. We are so fortunate to have a dedicated group of runners and sponsors who feel the same -- and are committed to supporting this event during the pandemic.”

For race or sponsorship information, please email


About Elizabethtown Community Hospital

The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital is a designated critical access hospital and the primary health care provider serving the 39,000 residents in Essex County and northern Warren and Washington Counties in New York.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is transforming rural health care at its main campus in Elizabethtown, NY, at a new emergency department and outpatient center in Ticonderoga, NY, and at six community-based primary health care centers located throughout the region. The hospital is one of the community’s largest employers with 350 employees.

Across the Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses, the hospital maintains two 24-hour emergency rooms, a 25-bed inpatient unit, physical therapy, laboratory, and digital radiology departments, and a variety of specialty physician clinics on a weekly and monthly basis.  

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed and certified by the New York State Department of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

About The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  Our partners include:

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.