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IRONVILLE - The sixth annual Heritage 10K race road will be contested Sunday, Aug. 16.

The 6.2-mile run will be held in conjunction with the Penfield Homestead Museum's annual Heritage Day celebration.

Starting and finishing near the museum, the course covers country roads, about half of them dirt. The first four miles are up and down with a very fast two-mile downhill finish.

Late registration will be 8:30-9:45 a.m. race day on the museum porch. Runners can pre-register by mailing a check made out to the LaChute Road Runners to Dave Burrows at PO Box 452, Ticonderoga 12883. Entry fee is $5.

Medals will be presented to overall men's and women's winners as well as in age 19 and younger, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older categories for men and women. There will be no duplicate awards.

For more information, contact Burrows at 962-8005 or go online at www.lachute.us

The Heritage 10K is sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners Club of Ticonderoga along with the Penfield Homestead Museum.

Following the race runners are invited to attend Heritage Day festivities. Activities include live music, a craft fair and demonstrations of weaving, candlemaking and blacksmithing as well as a chicken barbecue.

Lee Berube and Jennifer Frapwell raced to victories in the Heritage 10K last summer.

Berube toured the 6.2-mile course in 33 minutes, 53 seconds for the men's title, while Frapwell claimed the women's crown in 50:22.

It was the second straight Heritage 10K win for Berube, a high school state champion in cross country and track who now runs at SUNY-Geneseo.

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