SARANAC LAKE Some runners perhaps most prefer a quiet run on a peaceful country road. However, there are others who strive for what could be termed a less quiet run with 14,999 other people. If you factor in an urban setting, namely New York City, in November, you now have the beginnings of something big.
North Country Community Colleges Director of Athletics, Heather Conger, has been accepted on her first try no less to be one of 15,000 runners in the annual ING New York City Marathon to be held on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Conger, who has a long history with the sport of soccer as opposed to that of running, has long talked of being in a marathon and was thus pleasantly surprised by her acceptance into the prestigious race; it turns out that only a select few are accepted out of all the applicants, and to get onto the list on the first try is a rare privilege.
According to marathon officials, The lottery has sifted through more than 98,000 applicants from around the world to select the entrants to the ING New York City Marathon 2007. There is a lot at stake not only the ING New York City Marathon crown but also a 50 percent share of the $1 million prize. Also at stake for runners of all ages and all abilities, a chance to enter the ranks of proud ING New York City Marathon finishers, as well as the opportunity to better the lives of others with your run and have fun doing it by running with one of our charity partners.
The NCCC Presidents office offers its congratulations to Conger: Heather embodies the spirit of what we here at North Country are constantly striving to do, namely to try new things in order to reach new levels of personal satisfaction and education. We wish her all the best in her run next November.