Rail Trail to Footbridge 5K Saturday

T he holiday weekend may have passed, but Granville’s running community will have plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend.
The fifth annual Rail Trail to the Footbridge 5K trail race will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 31.
Events include a 5K race and Fun Walk, along with a 1K Kids’ Fun Run. The 5K is a scenic, relatively flat course that will that has been well received by experienced and novice runners and walkers alike.
“People really like the course,” Kerri Thomas, race organizer said. “It’s a fast course: We’ve had some good times.”
In five years the event has quickly gained popularity on the local running circuit. Thomas said last year’s race attracted more than 100 runners—the first time it broke the figure—and this year’s field will be comparable if not slightly bigger.
The event is supported by local organizations and businesses and in turn gives back to the community.
Thomas said proceeds from the event have benefitted a number of local organizations, including the Slate Valley Museum, the Pember Library and Museum, the Granville Border Rider’s Snowmobile Club, the Granville PBA Recreation Center and the scholarship fund of the Adirondack Runners club.
“We try to spread the money around,” Thomas said.
Top finishers will be rewarded with great prizes, including Telescope director’s chairs to the top three males and females in the 5K, and maple syrup from Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House to the top three finishers in each age group. What’s more, each finisher will receive a slate trivet courtesy of Sheldon Slate and Earth and Time Studio. All pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt.
Registration is $20 for the 5K and $5 for the kids’ 1K Fun Run. Register on www.active.com or from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Slate Valley Museum the day of the event. Participants should meet at the Slate Valley Museum between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. for packet pick-up.
Shuttle buses will transport runners and walkers to the starting point at Andrew’s Lane and the course will follow the Rail Trail before taking a short detour through the village and ultimately ending on the footbridge near the Slate Valley Museum. The kids’ course will loop around the Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum before connecting with Morrison Avenue and concluding on the footbridge.
Parents of school age children who want to participate can leave their children at the Slate Valley Museum where a number of children’s activities are planned.
Major sponsors also include the Modern Woodmen of American, St. Gobain Performance Plastics, Donna Johnson Physical Therapy, and Subway of Granville.
For more information, call Kerri Thomas at 518-424-7683, email racedirector@railtrailtothefootbridg5k.com, visit www.railtrailtothefootbridge5k.com or find the event on Facebook.

 

 

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