A record number of runners in The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon traveled safely through Lewiston on Sept. 21 thanks, in part, to Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1. Paul Beatty, race chairman of The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K, recently recognized the fire company with a thank you plaque.
The fire company provided crowd and traffic control, along with EMT and ambulance service on call in case of emergency, and helped ensure a safe and orderly event.
Both The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K are held each year to raise money for Niagara Hospice. The marathon has grown tremendously since it began in 2009, and had a record turnout this year with more than 2,000 registered runners.
"The safety of our runners and the residents along the race course is very important. The Lewiston fire company has been extremely helpful to us through the years. We are happy we can show them our gratitude," Beatty said.
The 2014 Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K are planned for Sept. 20. For more information and volunteer opportunities, visit www.MightyNiagaraHalfMarathon.com or www.HospiceDash.com. Registration is now open. Proceeds benefit Niagara Hospice.