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Lauren Hoover was a 26-year-old Colorado Mountain College student who died last March. Drew Mikita teaches psychology at the college’s Summit campus, and he and his wife Molly have organized a 10k run on June 18 in Breckenridge to establish a CMC scholarship in Lauren Hoover’s name. For more about Lauren’s life and the event, read the full article below, first published in the Summit Daily News.

Photo of Lauren Hoover in a yoga pose in moonlight, Lake Dillon

In her spare time, Lauren Hoover offered free “Funky Buddha” yoga classes in the park every weekend. Vertical Runner is hosting the first-annual Love and Light Moonlight 10K from Breckenridge to Summit High School in Hoover’s honor on June 18. Britt Johnson / Instagram /SDN

This full moon is for Lauren.

As soon as the moon begins to shine on June 18 — not quite the full moon, but close — Vertical Runner plays host to the first-annual Love and Light 10K, a benefit run on the Breckenridge recpath in honor of Lauren Hoover. The 26-year-old local died on March 23, just three weeks after a head-on collision at Swan Mountain Road left her in a coma at a Denver-area hospital. She was an avid runner and yogi, the sort who regularly woke at dawn to snowboard, finish a run before heading to class at Meta Yoga Studios in Breckenridge or her job as a budtender at Breckenridge Cannabis Company, then High Country Healing.

The Love and Light 10K begins at 8 a.m. Registration is $40 for adults and $15 for kids. All proceeds from the event will be donated to a Colorado Mountain College fund in Hoover’s name. Participants can also donate to the GoFundMe page created to offset medical bills from her three weeks in the hospital. Click for full article.