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Hook and Ladder Run set for next weekend

Annual event benefits Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation

The Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation is gearing up to host its ninth annual Hook and Ladder Run next weekend at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, with proceeds benefiting the Tri-Valley nonprofit.

Registration for the June 4 event, which will include a 5K run/walk, 10K run and kids' one-mile fun run, closes Tuesday or when sold out. Fees for adults are $45 for the 5K and $50 for the 10K. The cost for youth 17 and under is $35 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K. The kids' fun run for children 12 and under costs $20 per participant.

The 5K and 10K will get underway at 8 a.m., with the kids' run following at 9:30 a.m.

The 5K is a stroller-friendly run/walk that is on a 50/50 paved, dirt road course, organizers say. The 10K is 90/10 dirt and paved road, and strollers aren't allowed on the course.

Both courses travel through Sycamore Grove Park, while the fun run will take place at Wente Vineyards, located at 5050 Arroyo Road. No dogs are allowed on either of the courses or the fun run.

Awards will be given three deep in each age group, with special prizes for overall top three male and female race winners in the 5K and 10K. Top 20 male and female racers in the 5K and 10K will receive a T-shirt emblazoned with "Top Twenty." There will also be special top three firefighter awards.

Water and refreshments will be provided at the end of the race, with additional food and wine tasting available for purchase through Wente Vineyards. All participants will receive a T-shirt and gift bag, and there will be raffle prizes as well.

Additional fundraising and donations are encouraged. Event proceeds will benefit the Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation, which supports injured and fallen firefighters, the Burn Foundation and other local charities.

For more information, visit On Your Mark Events or register online.

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