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Fort race adds team event

TICONDEROGA The third annual Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga will feature team competition this fall.

Its a traditional cross country race, so it makes sense to have team competition, said Matt Karkoski, race director.

The race will be contested Saturday, Sept. 22. It will continue to welcome individual runners not participating in the team event.

The event is a scenic, cross-country 5K (3.1 miles) course. It features varied terrain of grass and gravel near the shores of Lake Champlain, on the historic Fort Ticonderoga peninsula, finishing on the parade ground inside the walls of the fort.

The team race will pit squads of three runners each and will be scored in traditional cross country fashion, by place with low score winning.

Awards will be given to the first teams in each class men, women, family, civic group and business (including school districts).

We hope to see teams from the various schools, community organizations and families, Karkoski said. We think the team scoring will add another element to an already-great race.

The race will begin at 10 a.m. an hour earlier than in past years. Race day check-in and late registration will be 8:30-9:45 a.m. Entry fee is $15, $17 on race day. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 100 registrants.

Team members should return their entries together to be entered in the team competition.

Each runner and two spectators will receive complimentary admission to Fort Ticonderoga on race day. Fifers and drummers will hail the finishers.

For more information contact Karkoski at 585-7206 evenings or Email mhski@verizon.net

Entry forms are available on line at www.lachute.us

The race will benefit the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a Ticonderoga High School alumnus who has competed in cross country and/or track.

Sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners, the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship is named for a former Ti High running stalwart.

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