Stan the marathon man

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Stan the marathon man

Retired Durango teacher battling early-onset Alzheimer’s
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The Stan the Marathon Man’s Alzheimer’s 5K run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Cottonwood Inn, 450 Prospector Drive, in Three Springs. Packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m., and day-of registration will begin at 8 a.m. The event is in honor of Stan Rabbe and other athletes with Alzheimer’s disease.
Preregister at www.imathlete.com. Search for “Stan the Marathon” or something similar. Registration fee is $25.
A silent auction will be held at the event, and random prizes will be awarded. The silent auction acrylic painting “Bakers Bridge” by Karyn Gabaldon can be previewed at Jean-Pierre Bakery. Proceeds from the event will stay local and help support those who have Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Prizes will go to the first male and first female finishers. Music will be provided by Dale Garland’s Aiko Aiko Sound.
Directions: From U.S. Highway 160, take Three Springs Boulevard north, and take a right at the first roundabout. Take the second right at the second roundabout. Park along these roads. Continue to the start line on foot by going to Mercado Street, taking a right and following it to the end; take a right on Prospector Drive and you’ll come to Cottonwood Inn and the start/finish.
For more information about the event, contact Paula Lutz at (970) 259-4395 or paula@durango.net.
For more information about Alzheimer’s, visit www.alz.org/Co.

Stan the marathon man

“People still need to support more research because we really don’t know a lot about Alzheimer’s,” said Paula Lutz, right, wife of Stan Rabbe. Lutz is helping to organize Saturday’s 5-kilometer run/walk in Rabbe’s honor to benefit local Alzheimer’s causes.
Stan Rabbe is a retired counselor at Durango High and Miller Middle schools. He began bicycling when he moved to Durango in 1983. He was 59 when he began showing early signs of Alzheimer’s.
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