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Race the Train returns for year 10

Runners toe the line at the start of the race in 2010.

Runners toe the line at the start of the race in 2010. Jill Pederson

The race attracts dedicated runners from not just the Adirondacks, but all over New York and other parts of the United States. Some runners even come from other countries to participate. Awards are given to the first, second, and third place winners for each 5-year age group. The first 75 people to beat the train to North Creek receive special medals for their achievement. There is also a special event for young children and families, the one mile “Family Fun Run” that takes place following the main race. There are also special awards for local winners.

Past local winners include Heather Flannigan, Suzan Tomb, Paul Allison, Lisa Thomas, and Peter Morehouse. Devon Cornwall, a Virginia native, holds the record time with 45 minutes 9 seconds. Megan Holden of South Beath, NY holds the female record, with 52 minutes 48 seconds. Alex Benway of Queensbury, NY finished first in the past two races.

For more information contact Gary Wilson at 494-2266 or go to riparius@nycap.rr.com. Spectators can make train reservations by calling 1-877-726-7245 and asking for the Saratoga/North Creek Railroad. Reservations are $10 for the day.

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