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Bicentennial Park to host footrace in Ticonderoga

Cross country event Sept. 22

The Footrace at the Falls will be contested in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park Saturday, Sept. 22. The event, sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners Club, replaces the Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga. The race is being moved to downtown Ti this fall after seven years at the fort.

The Footrace at the Falls will be contested in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park Saturday, Sept. 22. The event, sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners Club, replaces the Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga. The race is being moved to downtown Ti this fall after seven years at the fort.

— The Footrace at the Falls will be contested in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park Saturday, Sept. 22.

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The Footrace at the Falls, run in memory of Duane Crammond, above, will be contested Saturday, Sept. 22, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.

The event, sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners Club, replaces the Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga. The race is being moved to downtown Ti this fall after seven years at the fort.

The 5-kilometer cross country run will begin at 10 a.m. It will be followed by a free children’s race at 10:30 a.m. All children will receive a free certificate for an ice cream at the Wind Chill Factory. Parents must sign a waiver for each child running.

Registration for both races will be at the Ticonderoga Elks lodge at 5 Tower Avenue 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Restrooms and parking will be available at the Elks lodge.

Entry fee for the 5K race is $15 for students age 18 and younger, $20 for adults in advance and $22 for adults on race day. Checks can be made payable to the LaChute Road Runners. The first 100 runners to register will receive a T shirt.

Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group in the 5K.

For information call Matt Karkoski at 585-7206, Email mhski@verizon.net or go online at www.lachute.us

“We promise to have another exciting day with a scenic 5K cross country course that runs along the LaChute River Falls, crosses a covered bridge and finishes to music in front of a grandstand,” said Jeff Greer, a race organizer. “Also new this year, all proceeds will now benefit the Duane Crammond Memorial Fund.  This fund will help support all of the members of the Ticonderoga (High School) cross country and track teams.”

The past seven years proceeds from the race were used to fund the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship. That $1,000 annual scholarship is now fully funded and will continue to be awarded. Proceeds from future races will be used to finance team competitions, equipment, transportation and other needs associated with the local school running program.

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