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Church-to-Church 10K slated

PORT HENRY The second annual Church-to-Church 10K Run will be held Sunday Sept. 2, as part of the Labor Day celebration in the town of Moriah and village of Port Henry according to David V. Bruce.

The Church to Church has two components.

The 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) run will start from All Saints Church on the Bartlett Pond Road in Mineville at 11 a.m. and finish at St. Patricks Church in Port Henry. Registration will be 10-10:45 a.m. at All Saints and go to St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry.

There will also be a mile walk from Moriah Central School starting at 11 a.m. that finishes at St. Patrick's Church. Registration will be 10-10:45 a.m. at the school.

The $10 registration fee is to help raise money to repair the clock on the steeple at St. Patricks Church, one of the community's land marks for Port Henry.

The 10K runners will leave All Saints and run south on Fisher Hill Road to Mineville,merge on to Plank Road to Moriah Center, go up the hill on the Moriah Center Road to Moriah Corners, then turn left on Tarbell Hill Road to Broad Street to Port Henry, right on College Street, left on to Church Street, cross Main and finish at St. Patricks Church.

The walk will follow the same route but leaving from Moriah Central School.

There will be three place awards for the various age groups, which include 19 and younger, 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-65 and 66 and older.

Advanced registration forms can be obtained by contacting St. Patricks Church at 546-7254 or contacting any member of the planning committee which includes Donna and Stu Jerdo, Barbara Armstrong, Bill (Red) McDonough, Nancy Tuffield and Jack Woods.

There will be three water stations, police escorts, flag/safety guards at all major intersections and ambulance service available.

Bruce added this is a community event and encouraged the residents of the town to actively support the runners by cheering them on as they race or walk by their homes and businesses.

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