PAUL SMITHS On Saturday, May 10, after the snow and before the black flies, North Country Public Radio will celebrate its 40th anniversary on the trails at the VIC in Paul Smiths. This is one of many events the station is organizing to mark four decades of broadcasting in the Adirondack North Country. The public is invited to participate in a race at the VIC, which features a scenic loop course on soft, dry, bark-surfaced trails. Runners and walkers will be treated to a deluxe event with commemorative t-shirts, water and sports drinks on the course, prizes, music, a post-race lunch, and family activities throughout the day. Events include a short fun run for kids, a variety of programs presented by the VIC and radio station staff as well as special guests, and music from groups selected by the stations UpNorth Music team. A make-your-own sandwich lunch with special desserts is included in the $40 registration fee, and is $5 for non-racers. All other events are presented free of charge. This is a day of celebration, said NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco. The timing is great for serious runners and walkers who are gearing up for the race season, and weve planned the day to be fun for family and friends of race participants. 40K for 40 years! Thats just about two miles less than a full marathon, but well have the extra distance marked off for those who wish to complete a full or half marathon. Its a great course, there will be wonderful music and lots of interesting activities. The $40 early registration is available through the radio station, Kelly@ncpr.org or 1-877-388-6277, and also at northernrunner.org. Registration after May 3 or the day of the race is $50. In addition to North Country Public Radios on-air signal, the station operates a comprehensive website at www.ncpr.org , with information about the station, its programs, community information, links, and a live stream of the station signal. For more information write to: North Country Public Radio, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617, visit the website or call 877-388-6277.