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LEWISTON – Rivershore Inc. will offer its first 5K run event, held on the first Saturday in May to coincide with the annual Smelt Festival. The race will benefit the private not-for-profit organization that supports people living with developmental disabilities.

The race will start and finish on Lewiston Landing in front of Barton Hill, 100 Center St., with a start time of 11 a.m. Packet pickup and race day registration will begin at 9 in the main lobby of the hotel. Complimentary coffee and bagels from Manhattan Bagel will be offered in the hotel’s second-floor terrace overlooking the starting line prior to the race.

The challenging incline at the start of the race will take runners up the North First Street hill and then through the historic Village of Lewiston, finishing at the Freedom Crossing Monument overlooking the lower Niagara River. Water stations will be located at mile one and two, with bottled water from Wegmans at the conclusion of the race.

Results and times will updated throughout the race and can be obtained at the finish line immediately or via mobile app at “itsyourrace,” which is a free download. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

A party will follow at Water Street Landing, with musical entertainment by Universal Mind. Admission to the party is complimentary for runners and $10 for nonrunners. Historical re-enactors courtesy of the Lewiston Council on the Arts will be on hand, and self-guided walking tour information will be available.

The registration fee for the race is $30 through Thursday and $35 beginning Friday.

Runners may register through www.rivershore.org or www.buffalorunners.com or www.itsyourrace.com.

The Rivershore 5K is the first in a series of 10 runs in the 2014 DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series.