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Race the Train organizers give thanks

Letter to the Editor

To the News Enterprise:

The 10th Anniversary of Race the Train was a resounding success! There were a record 349 registered runners from as far away as Florida, California and Canada. A record number of local students participated in the 8.4 mile race, held on August 4 in North Creek. The age of runners ranged from 12-72.

The overall winner was Paul Allison, of North Creek and Jericho, VT, with a time of 46:59. The top female finisher, with a time of 56:45, was Carly Wynn from Queensbury. In all, sixty nine runners beat the train’s time of 1:07:43. More than 50 runners participated in the Family Fun Run following the race.

Sincere gratitude is extended to Saratoga & North Creek Railroad for hosting this popular event. Special thanks go out to our major sponsors including The Town of Johnsburg, National Grid, North Country Imports, Basil & Wick’s, Barton Mines, Creative Stage Lighting, Braley & Noxon Hardware, O.P. Frederick’s, T.C. Murphy Lumber Company, Gear Source, Hornbeck Boats, Adirondack Spirits, Garwood Boats, RJ Sweet Lumber, Riparius Volunteer Fire Co, Northeast Promotional Group, Lox of Bagels & Moor, and JH Schrade Enterprises. Many local businesses contributed to our raffle and offered special discounts to our runners and we thank you as well.

The many volunteers that assist at the race are invaluable. From water stops to safety, from timing to registration, each component of the race is important to its success, and we are sincerely grateful for your support. Proceeds from Race the Train will assist Johnsburg Dollars for Scholars in funding scholarships for JCS graduates as they continue their education.

Many thanks to one and all!

2012 Race Committee

Gary Wilson, Robin Jay, Jill Pederson, Bob Sherwood, Sarah Liebelt, Larry Blackhurst, Tracy Watson, Stan Williford, Debbie Bedard, Sam Allison, and Heather Flanagan

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