AUGUSTA — The second annual “Shake, Rattle and Run 5k” race for Parkinson’s Disease — a two-person relay 5k race — is set to begin at 9 a.m. June 30 at Capitol Park.

The race, which will benefit the Maine Parkinson’s Society, is being organized by Anna Ackerman, a runner and graduate of Cony High School and Bowdoin College.

“With my father as one of the 7,000 Mainers battling this disease, I started this event to support Parkinson’s Disease fighters,” Ackerman said in an e-mail seeking participants. Last year, the event raised $1,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Ackerman said this year the intent is to keep the focus local, so all proceeds go to the Maine Parkinson’s Society.

Same-day registration begins at 7 a.m. Online registation is also available. For more information, call Ackerman at 446-1989.

Registration fee is $10.

Anna Ackerman said because it’s a relay race, participants can sign up either as a team of two, or as a single runner/walker to be matched with a teammate.

The race begins in Capitol Park and goes along the Kennebec River Rail Trail.


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