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41st Annual Doc Lopez Run for Health Kicks off this Weekend

41st Annual Doc Lopez Run for Health Kicks off this Weekend
Hospital Auxiliary Hosts Virtual Race to Benefit ECH

Elizabethtown, NY – The 41st Annual Doc Lopez Run for Health kicks off this Saturday, March 20, 2021 and runs through Sunday, March 28, 2021. Proceeds from the virtual event benefit the University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary, a volunteer organization that has raised over $100,000 in recent years to enhance the patient experience at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. 

Participants can register for a 5K or half marathon and complete their race in the location of their choosing on any day during the race window.

“While we all look forward to the return of in-person races, the unique nature of this year’s race providers runners with the flexibility to run on their own time, at their own pace, and on their favorite course, all while supporting the health care heroes at Elizabethtown Community Hospital,” said race director Susan Allott.

Runners can register at or

No official timing is necessary for virtual participants, but race organizers encourage participants to share photos and stories on social media tagging @ElizabethtownCommunityHospital and using the hashtag #DOCLOPEZRUNFORHEALTH.

The cost to register is $50 for the half marathon and $30 for the 5k race. Runners who register by March 20, 2021 will receive a commemorative race t-shirt and winter hat, and a discount for the 2022 in-person event.

The Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary thanks this year’s race sponsors: The Kinney Drugs Foundation/ProAct, Fust Chambers Charles LLP, Champlain National Bank, Lake Placid Sports Medicine, Elderwood at Ticonderoga and William J. Murray, Inc. “We are deeply grateful for the continued support the local community has shown ECH’s staff and patients during this difficult year,” said Laura Sells-Doyle, president of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary.

For race or sponsorship information, please contact Stephanie Davis at (518) 873-3003 or 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.