The race begins in front of the fire station on South Main Street at 9:00AM on May 17, 2020 in the Village of Northville, NY, and proceeds west out of the Village and south through the historic Sacandaga Park on Rte 152 with it’s towering pine trees. The route continues south on Rte 152 until reaching the Bunker Hill Rd. Runners will travel that entire road until reaching Rte 30, at which point they will turn north on Rte 30 and eventually loop back through Sacandaga Park on Rte 152 and then return to Northville, finishing where the race started. See the course map for further details. Entrants are encouraged to be able to complete this 13.1 mile event in 3 hours 15 minutes, or less, due to traffic control limitations. Please do not come with the intention of walking the entire race route, otherwise you will risk being removed from the course by officials when the time limit expires.
The terrain is mainly flat, with a few rolling hills and inclines, offering spectacular views of the Great Sacandaga Lake and the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Many racers in 2019 established new personal records and plan on returning in 2020.
Aid stations will be located approximately every 2 miles, with food and drinks also available near the finish line. Porta potties will be positioned near the aid stations and start/finish line. T-shirts will be given to all entrants, and all finishers will receive medals. Special prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall finishers for men and women, and other awards will be given to the first 2 finishers in each age category, as well. Net proceeds will benefit the Northville Firemen’s Association.
The field will be limited to 500 runners, with a minimum age of 14. We will not be having relays. Due to the majority of the event's expenses coming prior to the actual race, THE ENTRY FEE WILL BE NON-REFUNDABLE. The race will be held rain or shine, so come properly prepared. The event will not be canceled unless there are circumstances such as lightning or other immediate life-threatening situations prevalent. A bag-check service will be provided at the fire station. A photo-ID will be needed to get your bib number. Bibs can be picked up the day before the race at the fire station from 3 - 5:30PM, or on the morning of the race starting at 7AM. Look for designated parking lots along Bridge and Main Streets, plus you may park on side streets, unless specifically prohibited by signs. Please do NOT park near churches, or businesses that are open.
Basic Rules: Entrants cannot bring animals onto the course, and they cannot use strollers, bikes, skates, skateboards or other wheeled devices. Entrants must immediately obey any directives from race officials or law enforcement personnel. They must also treat all colleagues, officials and spectators respectfully and safely. Failure to act and respond properly will be grounds for immediate removal from the race. Runners must follow course signs and directions from traffic control personnel, and stay in the designated lanes at all times. When running on Route 30, racers MUST stay in the northbound lane at all times because there may be some local southbound traffic between the detour points. Last race, a few runners decided to zig-zag between both lanes. In 2020, you will be disqualified if you are spotted doing so by an official because this is a serious safety infraction. Headphones and listening devices are discouraged because runners will be sharing some roads with traffic. Just be safe and considerate, and have a really fun time!!