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Crown Point chamber, running club team up for event

New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run slated May 18

The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run was supposed to be a one-time affair to celebrate the opening of the new span connecting the two states. That was the plan, but the inaugural race was such a hit it’s returning. The second annual The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run will be contested Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m.

The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run was supposed to be a one-time affair to celebrate the opening of the new span connecting the two states. That was the plan, but the inaugural race was such a hit it’s returning. The second annual The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run will be contested Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m.

— The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run was supposed to be a one-time affair to celebrate the opening of the new span connecting the two states.

That was the plan, but the inaugural race was such a hit it’s returning. The second annual The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run will be contested Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m.

“It was a very successful race last year,” Nancy Ockrin, co-chair of the Crown Point Chamber of Commerce, said. “It was a lot of fun and many runners asked us to do it again. I think this year will be even better.”

Packet pick up and day race registration will be 8:30-9:45 a.m. on the grounds of the British fort ruins within the Crown Point State Historic Site. People can also register in advance online at www.active.com and by mailing registration forms to Ockrin at PO Box 33, Crown Point 12928. Registration forms are available online at the LaChute Road Runners Club website, www.lachute.us

Registration fee is $20 and includes a T shirt before May 1. After May 1 the fee is $25 without a shirt. A family rate is available, costing $10 for each child who registers with a parent. Checks should be made payable to the LaChute Road Runners Club.

For more information contact Ockrin at momockrin@gmail.com, call 518-597-3754 or go online at www.lachute.us

The 3.1-mile race is being sponsored by the Crown Point Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga-based LaChute Road Runners Club.

The course has been changed this year. A year ago the race started on the bridge. This spring the race will begin at the Samuel deChamplain Lighthouse in the New York State campsite and follow a pedestrian path along the Lake Champlain shore, under the bridge, to the historic site. The race will finish near the historic site museum in front of the bridge. The course is mostly grass and dirt with some asphalt.

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