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Heritage 10K set in Ironville this weekend

— The eighth annual Heritage 10K road race will be contested Sunday, Aug. 21.

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 454, Castleton, Vt. 05735. Entry fee is $10.

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.

The 2010 Heritage 10K race road boasted seven course records.

Lee Gabler of Ticonderoga won the race in a course record 33 minutes, 20 seconds.

Katie Mack won the women’s race in a record time of 42:54.

Other records fell to Jesse Berube Jr. of Putnam, 33:24 in the men’s 20-29 class; Michael Murphy, 47:30 in the men’s 60 and older class; Deanne Webster of Penfield, 48:49 in the women’s 30-39 class; Ellie Berube of Putnam, 49:59 in the women’s 50-59 class; and Hannah Herbst, 59:17 in the women’s 19 and younger class.

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