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Wilmington Whiteface Whiskey Run

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Welcome to beautiful Wilmington, NY, the home of Whiteface Mountain and the 2nd annual 10K Whiskey Run! But why a Whiskey Run you ask? As it turns out, the area has quite a storied history with liquor, legal and otherwise. During the War of 1812, Wilmington supplied good rye whiskey to the American troops at the Battle of Plattsburgh as part of their daily ration. During prohibition with its proximity to Canada, Wilmington residents distilled moonshine and provided temporary haven for bootleggers crossing the border, and to this day, Wilmington is home to US Barrel, the oldest whiskey barrel cooperage in the Northeast.

So with our somewhat checkered history and natural beauty we invite you to join us for the annual Wilmington Whiteface 10K Whiskey Run June 16th, 2018 starting at 9:30 am at the Festival Field in Wilmington. Following the race is the awards ceremony with food available for purchase at Festival Field. Run participants will receive a t-shirt, a “swag bag” filled with quality local goods, and a totally unique finishers medal.

10k Run- (race must be completed by 11:30 AM to qualify as race finisher)

Remember to run on the left side of the road facing traffic. Water stations are located at approximately the 3K, 5 K and 8 K locations. Porta-potty available at the 5K location.

Route Description:  Begin at Festival Field, go north on Springfield Road until you reach NYS Route 86 and turn left. Continue on NYS Route 86, crossing the stone bridge and the AuSable River. Continue to the four corners, turning left to stay on NYS Route 86.  Continue to Bowman Lane (aka Beach Road).  Turn around at the barricade to go back out to NYS Route 86 and turn left. Go 3 km and turn left (east) onto Fox Farm Road (it has a left-hand running/biking lane). Just past the 5km mark (at the entrance to the KOA Campground) there will be an aid station with a porta-potty and a water station. Continue on Fox Farm Road, cross Springfield Road to Indian Rock Road.  Continue on Indian Rock Road (a loop road) for about 1 km until you return to Springfield Road. Turn right onto Springfield Road (the running/biking lane is on the left-hand side).  Continue on Springfield Road until you reach the Festival Field turning left to the finish line, back where you started.

T-shirts Order t-shirts with registration, Ladies’ small, medium, large, Xtra large.  Mens’ small, medium, large, Xtra Large

Packet pick-up:  8 am- 9:15 am at the registration booth at Festival Field on Springfield Road

Race-day registration Limited registration is available the day of the event from 8:00am – 9:15am at the registration booth located at Festival Field

Parking:  At  the Town Offices Parking Lot across from Festival Field, at the “village garage” lot across the street from Festival Field and  on-street parking on west side of Springfield Road (NOT in the running lane on Springfield Road).

Prizes: Awards and prizes will be presented at 11:45 am. Awards for top three overall finishers, male and female, as well as top 3 male and female finishers in each age category, age as of race day. 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Lunch:  Food for purchase from vendors is available at Festival Field on race day.

Additional Highlights:

  • Whiskey tastings & Food (Sat., June 16, 11 am-5pm, Festival Field),
  • 1812 Battle of Plattsburgh re-enactors in period clothing with tents & demos (Sat., June 16, 11 am-5pm Festival Field) Sponsored by a Humanities New York Quick Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities*
  • Fiddler Don Perkins (Sat. June 16, 1pm-3pm) Sponsored by a Humanities New York Quick Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities*
  • Raffles, barrel making demonstration, history display and more… (Sat., June 16, Festival Field)
  • Speakeasy at Pourman’s Tap House at Whiteface Corners (Sat., June 16, 8pm-11pm)

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