Registration Open for Eighth Annual Doc Acklin Race

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Registration Open for Eighth Annual Doc Acklin Race

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Registration is now being accepted for the eighth annual Doc Acklin Race on Saturday, August 31, at 7:30 am, at Paris High School, 14040 E. 1200th Road, Paris.

Registration must be received by Friday, August 2, to guarantee a 2024 race shirt. Otherwise, participants can sign up for the race up until, and including, the day of the event. To register, purchase a shirt, or donate, visit

A three-mile race open to the public will start at 7:30 am at the school’s Cross-Country Team Race Course. Anyone is welcome to participate by running and/or walking. Following the open race, an invitational for local cross-country teams will begin. Horizon Health will offer refreshments for purchase at the event.

The cost of the open race is $30 per person and includes a T-shirt. Shirt sizes must be specified on the registration form. If you are unable to participate, or would prefer to donate, you can do so by filling out a donation form. All proceeds will benefit the Horizon Health Doc Acklin Scholarship.

About Doc Acklin

The race is sponsored by Horizon Health Foundation and Paris High School in memory of the late Dr. James Acklin, who passed away August 23, 2015. He retired in 1994 after 34 years of service at Paris Community Hospital as a family physician.

Dr. Acklin was a respected member of the Paris High School cross country team that captured an unprecedented four consecutive state championships from 1946-49.

For more information about the event, call 217-466-4379.