Hiram College
Run for Grace and Andy, 2013. Photo by Kasey Samuel Adams Photography.

Run for Grace and Andy, 2013. Photo by Kasey Samuel Adams Photography.

The eighth annual Run for Grace and Andy, commemorating Hiram College students Grace Chamberlain and Andy Hopkins, will occur Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Registration for the 5K or the 1 mile walk starts at 8 a.m. at Hiram College, with both taking off at 9 a.m.

Participants in both events should meet at the intersection of State Routes 700 and 82/305. The race begins at Martin Common, across the street from the Kennedy Center, and runners will be routed through Hiram’s three mile square before ending under the arch at Martin Common.

Grace and Andy were killed in March 2006 during their first year at Hiram College, when a drunk driver with eleven previous DUI convictions collided into their car. Evan Dasilva was seriously injured and has since recovered and graduated from Hiram College.

The cost to register is $10 for students, $15 for early online registration and $20 the day of the race. Proceeds from the run and walk benefit the College’s Grace Chamberlin and Andy Hopkins scholarships funds.

The Grace Chamberlin Prize in Creative Writing and the Andrew Hopkins Prize for Outstanding Instrumentalist scholarships were established in remembrance of their lives and are regularly awarded to Hiram College students.

Grace and Andy’s deaths were also the catalyst for Senate Bill 17, which passed in 2008. The law mandates that repeat drunk driving offenders submit to a breath-alcohol test if they are suspected to be driving intoxicated. Previously, they could refuse the test when pulled over.

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