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One mile fun run added to Ticonderoga WinterFest Feb. 11

— A mile fun run has been added to the activities during WinterFest.

The LaChute Road Runners Club of Ticonderoga will sponsor the race, which is designed for participants of all ages.

The third annual Ticonderoga WinterFest will be held Saturday, Feb. 11. It’s a day of outdoor recreation.

Registration for the run will be 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Heritage Museum at the entrance to Bicentennial Park. There is no pre-registration. The race will begin at 10:45 a.m. and follow a course in downtown Ti.

Awards will be presented to all finishers.

The entry fee is a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Ticonderoga Food Pantry.

For more information go to the LaChute Road Runners website at www.lachute.us or Email Jay Wells at jaywells70@yahoo.com or John Bartlett at jbartlett1@nycap.rr.com

“The goal of WinterFest remains the same,” John Bartlett, an event organizer, “to get people out and involved, to help beat the winter blues. Whether it is to help combat childhood obesity or just a break from cabin fever, WinterFest is designed to provide the community and area visitors with the opportunity to be more physically active. Ideally, we hope to get families and their children involved.”

WinterFest 2012 will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in and around Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.

It will feature sledding, ice skating, broomball, snowshoeing, snowmobile rides and other events.

The main sponsors for the day of outdoor activities are the town of Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, Ticonderoga Central Schools, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, Ticonderoga Kiwanis and the Adirondack Trailriders.

Others who would like to become involved can contact Matt Courtright at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619.

Adrienne Weld, a Ticonderoga High School physical education teacher, founded WinterFest in 2010. The inaugural WinterFest attracted about 60 participants and 40 volunteers despite bitterly cold winter.

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