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Race to be contested in downtown Ticonderoga

Footrace at the Falls slated Aug. 17

The Footrace at the Falls, run in memory of Duane Crammond, above, will be contested Saturday, Aug. 17, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.

The Footrace at the Falls, run in memory of Duane Crammond, above, will be contested Saturday, Aug. 17, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.

— The Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship and the 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.

In 2012 a pair of former Ticonderoga High School runners claimed victory in the Footrace at the Falls.

Jesse Berube won the 3.1-mile cross country men’s race in a time of 17 minutes, 1 second, while Connie Belkevich captured the women’s event in 25:24.

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