Published on September 08, 2021

More than 165 Participate in Annual Aliferis Memorial Race

Photo of runners at the 20th Aliferis Memorial Race

Runners at the 20th Aliferis Memorial Race

MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Business Relations Committee hosted the 20th annual Aliferis Memorial Race on Saturday, Sept. 4. More than 165 cyclists, runners and walkers of all ages from the Alpena area and across the state turned out to participate in one or more of four events, including a half marathon. Individuals from all over Michigan enjoyed the event taking home awards, medals, and other prizes. All proceeds benefit the scholarship program, the Cancer Center and the Patient Tower project at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

Drs. Brendan and Leah Conboy and family served as the Honorary Race Chairs, passing out medals for top finishers in each event, as well as trophies for overall top performances. Drawings were also held for University of Michigan football tickets, apparel and race gear.

Photo of bikers at the 20th Aliferis Memorial Race

Bikers at the 20th Aliferis Memorial Race

The Aliferis Memorial Race was named in memory of longtime Alpena General Hospital Pathologist Peter Aliferis, M.D., in appreciation of his many contributions during his 37 years at the Medical Center and his steadfast dedication to health and wellness. Dr. Aliferis retired in July 2000 and passed away from cancer March 13, 2002.