Runners race from the start of the third annual Bob Laprel Road Race and Walk held on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Haverhill High School. This year's event raised nearly $4,000 for the Robert C. Laprel Memorial Scholarship for Haverhill High School seniors. More than 350 runners and walkers participated in the event. Laprel's family organizes this annual event. The theme of this year's race and walk was heart-healthy eating. Robert Laprel, a retired state police major and avid runner, died of a heart attack on Dec. 12, 2010. A life-long resident of Haverhill, he was a graduate of the Haverhill High Class of 1969, the Boston College Class of 1973, and the 59 Recruit Training Troop at the State Police Academy in Framingham in 1974.