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.
continued Sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners, the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship and the new Duane Crammond Memorial Fund are named for a former Ti High running stalwart.
Crammond died in a car accident in 2005 at age 24.
Crammond, the valedictorian of the Ti High Class of 1999, was a cross country and track champion in high school. He went on to become an honor student at RPI, where he majored in engineering and was captain of the college’s cross country team. He was also the leading distance runner on RPI’s indoor and outdoor track teams.
After graduation from college, Crammond dominated local races. In 2003 he won the Montcalm Mile in Ticonderoga and the Race the Train event in North Creek. He was third in the Whiteface Uphill Run in Wilmington, fourth in the Prospect Mountain Road Race in Lake George and fifth in the Lake George to Bolton Adirondack Distance Run. He capped that season by winning the Adirondack Marathon in Schroon Lake.