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Adirondack Sports July 2023

In this issue: 5 NEWS BRIEFS 7 BICYCLING: Late Summer Events 11 PADDLE, HIKE & CAMP: Boreas Ponds Update 15 RUNNING & WALKING: Marathon and Half Season 19 RECREATION: Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species 20 ATHLETE PROFILE: Running with Ramon Dominguez 22-29 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Many Summer Things To Do 31 PADDLING: Beginner Whitewater Kayaking 35 NON-MEDICATED LIFE: Preventing Lyme Disease 36-39 RACE RESULTS: Top Finishers in June Events

In this issue:
5 NEWS BRIEFS
7 BICYCLING: Late Summer Events
11 PADDLE, HIKE & CAMP: Boreas Ponds Update
15 RUNNING & WALKING: Marathon and Half Season
19 RECREATION: Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species
20 ATHLETE PROFILE: Running with Ramon Dominguez
22-29 CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Many Summer Things To Do
31 PADDLING: Beginner Whitewater Kayaking
35 NON-MEDICATED LIFE: Preventing Lyme Disease
36-39 RACE RESULTS: Top Finishers in June Events

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RUNNING & WALKING<br />

Marathon and Half Season<br />

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CONTENTS<br />

5 NEWS BRIEFS<br />

7 BICYCLING<br />

Late Summer Events<br />

11 PADDLE, HIKE & CAMP<br />

Boreas Ponds Update<br />

15 RUNNING & WALKING<br />

Marathon and Half Season<br />

19 RECREATION<br />

Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species<br />

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20 ATHLETE PROFILE<br />

Running with Ramon Dominguez<br />

Publisher/Editor/Founder: Darryl Caron<br />

Art Director: Karen Chapman<br />

Consulting Editor: Mona Caron<br />

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22-29 CALENDAR OF EVENTS<br />

Many Summer Things To Do<br />

31 PADDLING<br />

Beginner Whitewater Kayaking<br />

35 NON-MEDICATED LIFE<br />

Preventing Lyme Disease<br />

36-39 RACE RESULTS<br />

Top Finishers in June Events<br />

FROM THE<br />

PUBLISHER<br />

Welcome to the <strong>July</strong> issue and our redesigned<br />

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It’s been a hectic two weeks as we redesigned<br />

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articles covering our region’s events, races, and destinations and celebrate the successes<br />

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News Briefs<br />

Paddle the Canals: Champlain<br />

Bicentennial, <strong>July</strong> 29<br />

Gather your family and friends<br />

for an unforgettable paddle on<br />

the scenic Champlain Canal and<br />

Hudson River in celebration of the<br />

Champlain Canal’s bicentennial.<br />

Spots are filling fast for Paddle the<br />

Canals: Champlain Bicentennial<br />

on Saturday, <strong>July</strong> 29, starting in<br />

Fort Edward.<br />

Kayak or canoe 4.5 miles and go through two locks, and end with a picnic<br />

lunch and shoreside activities at Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville.<br />

Registration includes lunch, shuttle and a free guided history hike and<br />

exhibits at the park after lunch. Kayak rentals are not included in registration<br />

and can be arranged separately through Upstate Kayak Rentals:<br />

upstatekayakrentals.com.<br />

Don’t miss this annual event, organized by Erie Canalway National<br />

Heritage Corridor. If questions, contact Mona Kulkarni Caron: mona_<br />

caron@partner.nps.gov. For info and to register, go to: eriecanalway.org/<br />

watertrail.<br />

Inaugural Bad Blood<br />

5K, August 10<br />

JULY <strong>2023</strong> 5<br />

Registration is open for the inaugural Bad<br />

Blood 5K Run/Walk on Thursday, August 10<br />

at Siena College in Loudonville. Starting at<br />

6pm, the 5K run/walk features live music,<br />

food, beer trucks, and a fun atmosphere.<br />

Organized by Wicklund Warriors, their mission for the past 10 years is<br />

to provide financial assistance to families clinically diagnosed with a blood<br />

cancer living in the 11 counties surrounding Albany. They’ve distributed<br />

over $160,000 to help 120 Capital Region families and this is their first community-based<br />

event.<br />

Applicants live at or below 500% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. They figure<br />

out what families need, and help lighten the load. Their Bad Blood Club<br />

(ambassador survivors) are committed to meeting each of their applicants,<br />

sharing stories, learning theirs, and creating opportunities for connection.<br />

To learn more and register, visit: wicklundwarriors.com.<br />

USA Cycling Road National Championships<br />

The <strong>2023</strong> USA Cycling Road National Championships were held in Roanoke, Va.<br />

on June 14-17. For Lilliana O’Donnell of Delmar it was a chance to defend her<br />

National Championship titles from 2022 in the Time Trial and Criterium events,<br />

although she graduated from the 11-12 to the 13-14 age group. For her brother<br />

Chase O’Donnell, it was his first-year racing nationals, as he has now reached the<br />

minimum age of 11.<br />

Lilli won another national title with a time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds, or 23<br />

miles per hour, and won by 13 seconds. Chase was up next and laid it all out there<br />

for a time of 18.48 over the 6.6mile course. His speed of 21.06 miles per hour was<br />

good enough to land him on the podium with a fourth-place finish. The Road Race<br />

was held on a 4.8-mile course with a hefty 491 feet of climbing. Chase was able<br />

to come around his competitor in a sprint to the finish to secure a bronze medal.<br />

Lilli raced the 13-14 championship race of four laps. The hill climb proved to<br />

be decisive, with Lilli attacking on the 3rd lap and fracturing the field. Only one<br />

other rider was able to stay with her (the athlete who beat Lilli in a sprint finish in<br />

the Nationals Road Race last year). They were still together on the final climb to<br />

the finish when the other rider got the jump on Lilli for the sprint. Lilli countered<br />

and was able to make a final pass for the win!<br />

Lilli and Chase also raced the Criterium and Lilli was able to hold on for a<br />

silver medal.<br />

Chase’s race also featured a rider who attacked from the gun and gained a large<br />

gap which held until the finish. Chase wound up his sprint early, getting a jump on<br />

the field and managed to hold his lead all the way to a silver medal!<br />

Abby Romlein, 11 years old of Ballston Lake, competed in the Road Race at<br />

Nationals where she placed first in the 11-12 category. She also competed in the<br />

Criterium at Nationals and placed third in the 11-12 category. The lead group of<br />

girls got smaller until it was just Abby Romlein and Abby Cole from Connecticut<br />

who sprinted to the finish line where it took a photo finish to declare Abby the<br />

winner. It was an exciting and emotional victory. Abby is the daughter of Tyler and<br />

Sarah Ronlein and her coach is Andy Ruiz.<br />

Haylee Johnson of Wes Sand Lake also competed at Junior Road Nationals in<br />

the 17-18 age group in Roanoke, Virginia. The first event was the Time Trial. she<br />

finished 8th in this event, and was happy with her result. The Road Race was just<br />

over 50 miles, with a substantial amount of climbing. About halfway up this climb,<br />

she and two other riders began to pull away from the others and sprinted for the<br />

top three steps on the podium. After a hard effort, Haylee finished second to her<br />

future teammate Samatha Scott. I was ecstatic with my result, and very proud<br />

that the years’ worth of training was reflected by this result. Next, she took on the<br />

Criterium, where in the field sprint she ended up in sixth place. After these experiences<br />

and results at Nationals, Haylee was invited to join the National team, on a<br />

trip to Spain to race in Spain’s Nation’s Cup. This will be an incredible opportunity<br />

for her on and off the bike.<br />

Finally, in the Under-23, Evan Boyle of Niskayuna, took second place. In the<br />

Men’s Professional Time Trial, the earned fourth place. Evan is really proud of my<br />

results and super happy to represent the US at the <strong>2023</strong> World Championships<br />

in Scotland.


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15th<br />

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Albany Ride For Missing Children<br />

Friday, Sept. 22 • Southern Saratoga YMCA, Clifton Park<br />

Riding exclusively in Saratoga County<br />

Proceeds benefit National Center For Missing and Exploited Children<br />

Info/Register: give.missingkids.org/theride<br />

Email: AlbanyRFMC@gmail.com • Phone: 518-847-6279<br />

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JULY <strong>2023</strong> 7<br />

BICYCLING<br />

Come Ride with Us!<br />

Late Summer Events<br />

▲ POST-RIDE PARTY AT THE PAT<br />

STRATTON RIDE AT MT. PISGAH.<br />

SARANAC LAKE KIWANIS CLUB<br />

▲ START OF THE WEEKENDER<br />

RIDES AT PAUL SMITH’S<br />

COLLEGE NEAR SARANAC LAKE.<br />

DAVE KRAUS<br />

By Dave Kraus<br />

The Covid pandemic has brought<br />

a world of changes to the entire<br />

country since the spring of 2020.<br />

It also seems to have brought new life to<br />

cyclists’ desire to get outside and enjoy<br />

new experiences, and there’s a wealth of<br />

old reliables and newly created cycling<br />

events of all kinds across upstate New York<br />

to help you explore new roads and trails<br />

and make new friends on two wheels.<br />

In only a few years, Bike <strong>Adirondack</strong>s<br />

has become a major force in upstate<br />

cycling events that support all types of<br />

riding in the <strong>Adirondack</strong>s. Owner Doug<br />

Haney runs his own marketing agency,<br />

but then fills his spare hours partnering<br />

with local non-profits to create events that<br />

draw more cyclists to the region while funneling<br />

profits to deserving local charities.<br />

Late summer includes some of BikeADK’s<br />

headliner events and you can get more<br />

info and register at: bikeadirondacks.com.<br />

Do it quick because most have limited<br />

capacity and may be close to filling up.<br />

The Weekender at Paul Smith’s<br />

College is on Friday-Sunday, August 4-6<br />

– This weekend of road riding and family<br />

entertainment is based out of the stunning<br />

campus of the college, north of Saranac<br />

Lake. Three days of fully supported 30- to<br />

55-mile rides are accompanied by off-bike<br />

adventures including live music, educational<br />

presentations, canoeing, and great<br />

camp tours. Meals are included and lodging<br />

options include tent camping, bring<br />

your RV, stay in one of the dormitories, or<br />

in a hotel in Saranac Lake – and discounts<br />

for groups are available. The event supports<br />

the Paul Smith’s College Center for<br />

Sustainability.<br />

Great Camp Sagamore Gravel<br />

Experience is on Sunday-Wednesday,<br />

August 13-16 – Head out for a guided gravel<br />

ride each morning, then return to the<br />

Vanderbilt Family’s former great camp for<br />

an afternoon of canoeing, hiking, or even<br />

roll a game at the estate’s own open-air<br />

bowling alley. This four-day gravel riding<br />

experience at the historic great camp<br />

includes meals and lodging. Funds go to<br />

the Great Camp Sagamore Public Trust<br />

that maintains this heritage landmark.<br />

Handlebarley Gravel Weekend on<br />

Saturday-Sunday, September 16-17 –<br />

Two days of scenic gravel riding combine<br />

to show you some of the best scenery in<br />

the North Country, with start/finish each<br />

day at Paradox Brewery in North Hudson.<br />

Note the Saturday and full weekend packages<br />

are already full, but there are spots<br />

▲ JOHNSON POND ROAD DURING THE<br />

HANDLEBARLEY GRAVEL WEEKEND<br />

NEAR PARADOX BREWERY. DAVE KRAUS<br />

left for the featured 42-mile Sunday ride<br />

that shows off rolling paved and gravel<br />

terrain showcasing historic farms, 1800s<br />

stacked stone walls, remnants of old<br />

mills, and sweet-smelling cedar groves –<br />

plus a rest stop in Ironville at the Penfield<br />

Homestead Museum, which benefits from<br />

funds raised in this event. Then enjoy a<br />

post-ride pizza feast back at Paradox.<br />

Pat Stratton Ride on Saturday, August<br />

26 – BikeADK now handles the registrations<br />

for this 23rd edition of this awesome<br />

Saranac Lake area ride that includes 22-,<br />

49-, and 100-mile distances. The ride is<br />

based at Mt. Pisgah Lodge and benefits<br />

Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club, with over<br />

$100,000 raised to date for area youth<br />

programs in Saranac Lake. Each route<br />

includes fully stocked rest stops and road<br />

support, plus an event T-shirt, a post ride<br />

cookout, tasty homemade pies, live music,<br />

raffles – and the good feeling that comes<br />

from benefitting kids by riding your bike!<br />

A wide variety of nice riding events<br />

fill up the weeks going from late <strong>July</strong> into<br />

August and September.<br />

Churney Gurney Mountain Bike<br />

Races and Festival on Saturday-Sunday,<br />

August 5-6 – Held at Gurney Lane Park in<br />

▲ CHURNEY GURNEY MOUNTAIN BIKE<br />

RACES AT GURNEY LANE PARK IN<br />

QUEENSBURY. KERI JONES<br />

Queensbury, this year’s event will be a full<br />

two-day mountain bike festival featuring<br />

demo bikes available from a variety of<br />

makers, plus local shops, a beer tent, raffles,<br />

and available barbecue. It’s also Race<br />

#3 of the NYS MTB Series. Saturday features<br />

a downhill race on the Rogue/Rogue<br />

Ext. singletrack trails; race multiple laps to<br />

get the fastest time. On Sunday, there are<br />

cross country races for all classes and kids<br />

races that will add to all the fun. Saturday<br />

also offers a trail running race on the singletrack<br />

trails. For more info and to register,<br />

go to: bikereg.com.<br />

Tour of the Catskills on Sunday,<br />

August 13 – This year marks the 15th<br />

year for this Catskill area mainstay that<br />

is now a welcoming gran fondo format<br />

with 27-, 52-, and 75-mile open distances,<br />

all on paved roads with aid stations,<br />

See BICYCLING 9 ▶


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p<br />

10th annual<br />

Harry Elkes Ride<br />

Saturday, September 9 – The Hub, Brant Lake, NY<br />

<strong>Adirondack</strong> Cycling<br />

Advocates invites you...<br />

Ride with us to celebrate<br />

1900s world-class bike racer,<br />

Glens Falls native, Harry Elkes.<br />

Choose from 3 routes, ride at<br />

your ability level with other<br />

cyclists on quiet North Country<br />

roads; scenic lakes.<br />

Start: 9:30am: 50- & 32-mile scenic lake rides<br />

Start: 10am: 15-mile Brant Lake family ride<br />

& 18-mile gravel ride<br />

$40 advance, $45 day of • T-shirt • After: lunch/drinks<br />

available for purchase at The Hub • Harry Elkes video<br />

Register: BikeReg.com<br />

Or day of ride: 8:30-10am<br />

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GRAVEL PITT<br />

Gravel Bike Ride<br />

Sunday, September 10<br />

Pittstown, NY<br />

Three Routes + Camping Available<br />

Proceeds to benefit Capital Streets<br />

bikereg.com/gravel-pitt<br />

Sunday,<br />

August 27<br />

Alexandria Bay, NY<br />

Ride along the St. Lawrence Seaway in the heart of the 1000 Islands with views of<br />

storybook castles and lighthouses plus vineyards and Amish farms along Black Lake<br />

Lighthouses & Castles, 10am – 35M of the best views the 1000 Islands have to offer<br />

Le Fleuve Saint-Laurent Metric Century, 9am – 62M of beautiful river and lake views<br />

St. Lawrence Seaway Century, 8am – 100M Alexandria Bay to Ogdensburg,<br />

Black Lake to Clayton<br />

After-Party Celebration at Bonnie Castle – delicious food, drink, music, river views<br />

Rides include recreational or timed options, swag bag, after-party meal, rest stations<br />

Register: BikeReg.com<br />

Presented by <strong>Adirondack</strong> Foothills Cycling Club and 1000<br />

Islands International Tourism Council. Proceeds benefit<br />

AFCC’s cycling education and safety programs<br />

for youth in the North Country.<br />

Coming soon – North Winds Gravel Classic, 7/16<br />

Short Track MTB Racing, 7/23-8/20<br />

Join our cycling events!<br />

We’re excited to bring you a mix of fully-supported<br />

road and casual events for all riders<br />

Saturday, August 12 | 16th annual<br />

Tour of the Catskills – Tannersville<br />

Three road distances with challenging climbs<br />

in the Great Northern Catskills, including the<br />

infamous Devil’s Kitchen climb. After party<br />

at the Last Chance Cafe!<br />

Saturday, October 7 | Second annual<br />

Tour de Vine – Cambridge<br />

Casual, supported tour of the Upper Hudson<br />

and Battenkill valleys. Tasting stops at local wineries,<br />

cideries, distilleries and breweries! Concierge service<br />

to transport wine/merch purchases back to the finish.<br />

All rides are fully supported with aid stations, sag vans, and moto mechanical support.<br />

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JULY <strong>2023</strong> 9<br />

BICYCLING from page 7<br />

on-course support, full course signage,<br />

and police support at selected intersections.<br />

It’s brought to you by Anthem <strong>Sports</strong><br />

Tours, who originally brought you Tour of<br />

the Battenkill. After the ride, there’s an<br />

after-party at The Last Chance Café. If<br />

you’re doing the 75-mile course, you can<br />

experience the infamous Devil’s Kitchen<br />

climb that tops out at 22% – easy-peasy!<br />

There’s also a ride-sharing feature if you<br />

want to carpool to get to/from the event.<br />

Register at: bikereg.com.<br />

Cycle the St. Lawrence on Sunday,<br />

August 27 – Presented by the <strong>Adirondack</strong><br />

Foothills Cycling Club and 1,000 islands<br />

International Tourism Council, this<br />

whole-day event offers three different<br />

rides through those 1,000 islands with<br />

all the trimmings. Routes of 35-, 62-, and<br />

100-miles give you a chance to see all the<br />

beauty the St. Lawrence Seaway has to<br />

offer with views of storybook castles and<br />

lighthouses from the river, plus vineyards<br />

and Amish Farms on the shores of Black<br />

Lake. Your day will end with an after-party<br />

celebration at Bonnie Castle with music,<br />

delicious food, and a breathtaking river-view<br />

sunset. Get more details and register<br />

at: bikereg.com.<br />

Chrissy’s Ride on Sunday, August 13<br />

– This year’s 20th anniversary ride, based<br />

at The Hub Bike Shop & Café/Bar in Brant<br />

Lake memorializes Christine Nicole Perry,<br />

who was killed in an automobile collision<br />

in 2003 at age 18. Ride proceeds support<br />

Chrissy’s Fund, which has given over<br />

$100,000 to individuals and organizations<br />

throughout the North Warren community.<br />

Three rides are on the menu this year at<br />

15-, 25-, and 40-miles – along the Schroon<br />

River and Loon-Friends-Brant lakes – at<br />

this event with its informal, welcoming<br />

vibe. A post-ride lunch is included, plus<br />

giveaways and raffles. It’s a fun day for a<br />

great cause. Preregistration is appreciated<br />

at: bikereg.com.<br />

Harry Elkes Ride on Saturday,<br />

September 9 – Glens Falls native Harry<br />

Elkes was a world-class bike racer for five<br />

years before he was killed in a race in 1905.<br />

<strong>Adirondack</strong> Cycling Advocates invites<br />

you to ride with them at their 10th annual<br />

event. Based out of The Hub in Brant Lake,<br />

choose from the 15-mile Brant Lake family<br />

ride, 32-, and 50-mile scenic lake road<br />

rides, plus their 18-mile gravel ride. After<br />

your ride, have lunch and drinks at The<br />

Hub, while watching the fascinating presentation<br />

on Harry Elkes’ life and times.<br />

To register, go to: bikereg.com.<br />

▲ STEM RANCH BARNS AND CEMETERY<br />

ON BEAVER POND ROAD NEAR BRANT<br />

LAKE DURING CHRISSY’S RIDE.<br />

▲ WALT KLIMEK AND JOHN PETIET ON<br />

A DIRT ROAD IN PITTSTOWN WHERE<br />

THE GRAVEL PITT WILL BE HELD.<br />

Gravel Pitt Gravel Bike Ride on<br />

Sunday, September 10 – No, that’s not a<br />

typo. The Gravel “Pitt” refers to the previously<br />

well-kept secret; an extensive<br />

network of gravel roads in the Pittstown<br />

area, just northeast of Troy in northern<br />

Rensselaer County. This inaugural event,<br />

is based out of Otter Creek Farms, near the<br />

Tomhannock Reservoir in Johnsonville.<br />

Choose the ride fruit of your choice,<br />

including the Cherry Pitt (29 miles), the<br />

Plum Pitt (53 miles), and the formidable<br />

Peach Pitt (75 miles) that only the hardiest<br />

of gravel cyclists may be able to digest!<br />

Overnight camping will be available at the<br />

farm, and food and drinks are available for<br />

post-ride celebrating. It promises to be<br />

an epic day out on the bike on beautiful,<br />

challenging roads that definitely require<br />

a gravel, cyclocross, or mountain bike. It’s<br />

presented by Capital Streets, dedicated to<br />

making biking and active transportation<br />

safer, more comfortable and accessible<br />

in the Capital Region. To register, click on<br />

over to: bikereg.com.<br />

Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge<br />

on Sunday, September 17 – The cycling<br />

challenge carries forth the long tradition<br />

of recreational road cycling in the<br />

Western Catskills. Your scenic pedal will<br />

raise funds helping to keep the Catskill<br />

Recreation Center open into the future.<br />

You can do the 29-mile Pepacton Short,<br />

the 50-mile Andes Loop, or the 100-mile<br />

Century Challenge that offers a rich mix of<br />

woodland, farm, hamlet, and valley scenery<br />

with some moderate climbs. All the routes<br />

include segments along the shore of scenic<br />

Pepacton Reservoir, plus usage of the<br />

center’s locker and shower facilities so you<br />

can clean up before enjoying the included<br />

lunch. To register, visit: bikereg.com.<br />

Prospect Mountain Hill Climb on<br />

Saturday, September 23 – It’s just one hill,<br />

but that 5.67-mile uphill will challenge<br />

even the most fit of cyclists – and all levels<br />

of riders are welcome. The average gradient<br />

is 5.3%, with a maximum grade over<br />

13%, and there is a total elevation gain of<br />

1,610 feet. It’s presented by Unify Cycling<br />

in support of PTSD awareness and ending<br />

veteran suicide with family and community.<br />

You get a spectacular view at the<br />

top, plus automatic entry into the Bike Up<br />

a Mountain Point Series. To register, go to:<br />

bikereg.com.<br />

▲ STU SACKS LEADING SKIP HOLMES<br />

ON ROUTE 9 BY LOON LAKE DURING<br />

THE HARRY ELKES RIDE.<br />

PHOTOS BY DAVE KRAUS<br />

Dave Kraus (dbkgrafik@gmail.com) is<br />

a longtime area cyclist, photographer,<br />

writer, and cycling tour guide who is<br />

looking forward to another great season<br />

of getting dropped like an anchor by his<br />

friends at many of these events. Visit his<br />

website at www.KrausGrafik.com.


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JULY <strong>2023</strong> 11<br />

A BOREAS PONDS<br />

VIEW – LILY PADS AND<br />

MOUNTAINS.<br />

VIEW OF GOTHICS<br />

AND SAWTEETH FROM<br />

BOREAS PONDS.<br />

A BOGGY ISLAND IS<br />

ATTACHED TO A HUGE<br />

BOULDER IN THE<br />

MIDDLE OF THE PONDS.<br />

PHOTOS BY RICH MACHA<br />

PADDLING, HIKING & CAMPING<br />

Boreas Ponds Update<br />

By Rich Macha<br />

It comes as no surprise that the Boreas<br />

Ponds area has become a popular<br />

destination for folks who are willing<br />

to expend just a little effort so as to<br />

experience the incomparable view of<br />

the <strong>Adirondack</strong> High Peaks from across<br />

its waters. Access was limited in 2022<br />

due to the fact that the road bridge over<br />

the Boreas River at LaBier Flow needed<br />

replacement, but as of late May of this<br />

year, things are back to normal and the<br />

general public can drive the dirt and gravel<br />

Gulf Brook Road for 5.8 miles to at least<br />

the Four Corners parking area.<br />

Before the dam was built, there were<br />

three separate ponds (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)<br />

– hence the plural in Boreas Ponds – with<br />

the dam, the result is one big 320-acre<br />

pond. The land around the ponds is classified<br />

as “Wilderness” where motors are<br />

not allowed, whereas most of the land to<br />

the south of the ponds was placed in the<br />

Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. A<br />

“Wild Forest” designation could allow for<br />

some motorized usage.<br />

In June, a couple of friends and I were<br />

able to take advantage of some fair weather<br />

and spend three days of camping, paddling,<br />

and hiking in the area. This was my<br />

third visit to the ponds and my second<br />

that involved camping out. From the Four<br />

Corners parking area, we used carts to<br />

wheel our canoes and kayak 0.9 miles on<br />

a relatively smooth dirt and gravel road<br />

to the put-in at the dam. Along the way<br />

we passed a short carry to LaBier Flow, a<br />

small parking area that requires a permit,<br />

and then a sharp left turn that leads to a<br />

lean-to – at this time it’s the only designated<br />

campsite at the ponds although up to<br />

five campsites are in the plans.<br />

Paddling – Once we had set up camp<br />

at the lean-to, we paddled the perimeter<br />

of the ponds in a counterclockwise direction.<br />

From south to north, the straight-line<br />

length of the ponds is only 1.5 miles, but<br />

by following its convoluted shoreline, you<br />

can easily paddle over five miles. Most of<br />

the shoreline consists of a dense growth of<br />

spruce and balsam fir and there is a definite<br />

lack of good places to land if you are<br />

looking for a break or to stop for a picnic<br />

lunch. The mountain views gained from a<br />

variety of locations do compensate however<br />

– Mount Marcy, Mount Haystack,<br />

and the rock face of Gothics stand out,<br />

although Allen Mountain makes its presence<br />

known because of its proximity to<br />

the ponds. The North River Mountains<br />

and Cheney Cobble loom to the west, and<br />

Boreas Mountain dominates to the east.<br />

Paddlers can find themselves pushing<br />

through froggy lily pads and, soon after,<br />

skirting the skeletons of drowned trees.<br />

Watch for loons diving after fish and the<br />

heads of curious otters popping up from<br />

the water, while grunting at the sight of the<br />

interlopers, before making a quick disappearance.<br />

Keep an eye out for great blue<br />

herons and, if you are lucky, a moose.<br />

On day two, we paddled to the north<br />

end of the ponds and hiked over a mile<br />

on old logging roads to White Lily Pond.<br />

When we returned to our boats after the<br />

hike, we made our way in and out of the<br />

islands as we headed back to camp. Some<br />

of the islands are covered in dense spruce<br />

and fir like most of the shoreline, but there<br />

are also many fascinating boggy islands<br />

with pitcher plants, sundews, and other<br />

vegetation that is usually associated with<br />

bogs. One boggy island has a huge boulder<br />

attached to it. A swim by the dam can<br />

be a satisfying end to the day.<br />

Hiking – As of June <strong>2023</strong>, there were no<br />

marked hiking trails in the area although<br />

several are planned. For the time being,<br />

you can hike extensively on old logging<br />

roads, some of which are shown on certain<br />

maps and some advance research is<br />

necessary if you plan to go any distance.<br />

White Lily Pond, near the foot of Allen<br />

Mountain, makes for an attractive destination.<br />

We paddled to the north end of the<br />

ponds and left our boats at the inlet, then<br />

hiked on a hardened logging road going<br />

in a northwest direction. We soon gained<br />

almost 300 feet before dropping to a small<br />

clearing on the left where another logging<br />

See PADDLING, HIKING & CAMPING 13 ▶


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JULY <strong>2023</strong> 13<br />

PADDLING, HIKING & CAMPING Continued from page 11 folks will be satisfied with the short but<br />

rewarding hike and head back. Continue<br />

road heads south – this is 0.8 miles from<br />

where we started the hike. The logging<br />

road we had been following makes a turn<br />

to the northeast and, soon after the small<br />

clearing, there is a somewhat hidden trail<br />

on the left that connects to another logging<br />

road (the routes are shown reasonably<br />

well on the USGS Mount Marcy map),<br />

which we took for 0.2 miles to another<br />

grassy clearing. At the northwest corner of<br />

the clearing, an unmarked 0.1-mile path<br />

leads to White Lily Pond. If your map and<br />

compass skills are not up to snuff, just follow<br />

the moose tracks as we saw many.<br />

It is possible to hike from Four Corners<br />

to White Lily Pond without paddling. Hike<br />

or bike to the dam (biking is not allowed<br />

past the dam) and enjoy the view – some<br />

hiking northeast on a hardened dirt road<br />

to a junction 1.75 miles from the dam –<br />

take a left here. After going another 0.9<br />

miles you reach the Boreas River, the inlet<br />

to the ponds where we started our hike,<br />

as described above. A round-trip to White<br />

Lily Pond from Four Corners is about eight<br />

miles without much change in elevation.<br />

Much of the hardened roads can be visualized<br />

using the satellite view in online maps.<br />

Camping – As mentioned, as of early<br />

summer of <strong>2023</strong>, the only designated<br />

backcountry campsite at the ponds is the<br />

lean-to at the south end of the ponds. I<br />

really enjoyed the peace and quiet there,<br />

occasionally interrupted by a loon call<br />

or the hooting of an owl. We also saw a<br />

ruffed grouse and observed a snapping<br />

turtle laying eggs in the clearing near the<br />

lean-to.<br />

You are allowed to camp on state<br />

land using the 150-foot rule: you must<br />

be 150 feet from any road, trail or water.<br />

Be prepared to do a “bear hang” or use a<br />

bear-proof canister for your food storage<br />

and make sure you don’t leave anything,<br />

especially trash, behind. The area is located<br />

in the “Outer Zone” of the High Peaks<br />

Wilderness so campfires are allowed but<br />

should be restricted to designated fire pits<br />

so as not to burn the forest down.<br />

If primitive car camping is desired,<br />

I noticed at least three sites along Gulf<br />

Brook Road that have a fire ring and a<br />

privy and at least one of them is handicap<br />

accessible.<br />

You can find a map of proposed<br />

hiking trails and other info in the 2018<br />

Amendment to the High Peaks UMP linked<br />

here: dec.ny.gov/lands/107504.html.<br />

A lover of wild places, Rich Macha<br />

has led many trips for the <strong>Adirondack</strong><br />

Mountain Club, and has spent 20 years<br />

in the paddle/snowsport business. More<br />

of Rich’s adventures can be found at:<br />

northeastwild.blogspot.com.<br />

LOOKING NORTH FROM<br />

BOREAS PONDS.<br />

THE NEW LEAN-TO.<br />

WHITE LILY POND AND<br />

ALLEN MOUNTAIN.<br />

PHOTOS BY RICH MACHA<br />

THE BOREAS RIVER NORTH<br />

OF BOREAS PONDS.


14 <strong>Adirondack</strong> <strong>Sports</strong><br />

Branbury State Park<br />

on Lake Dunmore<br />

A pristine place to race with<br />

beautiful courses in nearby<br />

central Vermont<br />

Vermont Sun Triathlon<br />

(600yd swim, 14M bike, 3.1M run)<br />

<strong>July</strong> 16, Aug. 13<br />

Lake Dunmore Triathlon<br />

(0.9M swim, 28M bike, 6.2M run)<br />

Aug. 13<br />

Aquabike<br />

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<strong>July</strong> 16<br />

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Camp Saratoga<br />

Trail Run Series<br />

Hosted by the Saratoga Stryders<br />

Mondays in August: 7, 14, 21, 28<br />

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park’s Camp Saratoga<br />

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Fun, challenging 5K trail course! Open to all ages and abilities<br />

Start: 6:15pm rain/shine<br />

Register day of race only<br />

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JULY <strong>2023</strong> 15<br />

RUNNING & WALKING<br />

Marathon and Half (13.1M) Season<br />

It’s Fast Approaching!<br />

▲ PACE BEARS<br />

STARTING THE 2022<br />

ADIRONDACK HALF<br />

MARATHON.<br />

By Laura Clark<br />

Barely into summer, it seems frivolous<br />

to wish our lives away and<br />

anticipate autumn. But for runners,<br />

fall signals marathon and half marathon<br />

season, which is much more than<br />

a wake-up, glance out the window and<br />

register for a morning race kind of thing.<br />

Prior planning to cover such a long distance<br />

is essential. The good news is, by<br />

the time September rolls around, the hot<br />

and humid holding pattern we are stuck<br />

in now will hopefully dissipate. The bad<br />

news, is of course, we are stuck pounding<br />

out long runs in suboptimal conditions.<br />

But do not become discouraged with<br />

slower than expected training times as a<br />

crisp fall day will yield bonus minutes.<br />

While summer weather cannot be<br />

avoided, do consider reserving shaded<br />

trails for some of the hottest days. While<br />

nothing takes the place of race-specific<br />

training, your legs will benefit from the<br />

occasional softer playing field. View the<br />

heat as a golden opportunity to experiment<br />

with hydration and electrolyte<br />

options, on the off-chance that race day<br />

will favor sultry conditions. If you haven’t<br />

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already joined a formal running group,<br />

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so as it is much easier to gut it out with a<br />

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One of my pet peeves with the running<br />

world has to do with semantics; namely,<br />

the phrase half marathon. Like eating<br />

half a chocolate bar or half an ice cream<br />

cone, I feel it downgrades the experience.<br />

Advertisements for 13.1-mile marathons<br />

or semi-marathons imply the marathon<br />

distance is open-ended. A 5K is its own<br />

unique experience and is never billed as<br />

half a 10K, and even in the ultrarunning<br />

world where distances are negotiable, a<br />

50-miler stands proudly on its own and is<br />

not half a 100.<br />

Enter a relatively new event, Run 4<br />

The River Half Marathon on Saturday,<br />

September 2. Billed equally as a 13.1 miler<br />

and a half, it nobly bridges the name-recognition<br />

gap and fills the local half marathon<br />

tune-up void left by the demise<br />

of the Saratoga Palio. Runners depart<br />

Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam<br />

Junction and enjoy a flat, fast, paved route<br />

along the Mohawk River on the Mohawk-<br />

Hudson Bike-Hike Trail section of the<br />

Empire State Trail to Frog Alley Brewing<br />

in Schenectady.<br />

Josh Merlis, of AREEP has recently partnered<br />

with race organizer, Mat Nark of Nark<br />

Running & Strength, and describes the route<br />

as “Very similar to our Miles on the Mohawk<br />

10-Miler, with a bit extra in Rotterdam and<br />

then a different finish, which is an awesome<br />

downhill in the heart of Schenectady!” In<br />

fact, the entire course boasts a net downhill<br />

and is perfect for a PR.<br />

As with any point-to-point route, logistics<br />

must be considered. In this case, the<br />

start at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, featuring<br />

the oldest house still standing in the<br />

Mohawk Valley. This lends a country mouse<br />

to city mouse scenario, is a perfect site for<br />

accompanying family members to explore<br />

from 11am-4pm. Parking is available at start<br />

and finish and participants are encouraged<br />

to carpool or spot park with others.<br />

Additionally, for a small fee, you may hop<br />

on a shuttle bus to the start from the finish<br />

at Frog Alley Brewing. The post-race party<br />

at Frog Alley is not to be missed with pizza,<br />

salad and free beer included, plus live music<br />

and relaxing on the patio. For competitive<br />

runners, this race is a USATF <strong>Adirondack</strong><br />

Grand Prix Series event, awarding cash<br />

prizes to top finishers and complimentary<br />

entry to participants who meet listed time<br />

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Looking for a stress-free approach<br />

to logistics in a country setting? Then<br />

consider the <strong>Adirondack</strong> Marathon<br />

Distance Festival on the weekend of<br />

September 30-October 1, with a 5K and<br />

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adjustments. This is truly a community<br />

event, with town-wide participation and<br />

folks cheering you on from their driveways.<br />

Book a room for the weekend and<br />

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Although ownership has switched to<br />

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13-mile mark, as the hills are more gradual<br />

but are present, especially on tired legs.<br />

After a bus or car ride to the start, the<br />

half begins in the hamlet of <strong>Adirondack</strong><br />

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RUNNING & WALKING from page 15<br />

on the second half of the marathon route,<br />

which therefore affords similar great views<br />

and an easier ride. If you are like me and<br />

prefer a hillier challenge, team up with a<br />

partner to run the two-person relay, where<br />

each person runs 13.1 miles. Not ready for<br />

a marathon? Then consider the four-person<br />

relay with legs of 4.4, 8.7, 5.1 and 8<br />

miles, allowing friends with mixed specialties<br />

to compete together. The around<br />

the lake logistics are fairly simple, where<br />

all buses depart at variously scheduled<br />

times from the downtown Schroon Lake<br />

area for a hassle-free delivery system.<br />

The Pace Bears will be available for<br />

both full and half marathon distances.<br />

Join a group at the start or at any time<br />

during the race itself. This rolling route<br />

can be tricky to time properly, but pacers<br />

have many years of experience, and<br />

will be able to help you reach your time<br />

goal. In case you were wondering, a real<br />

bear did spectate one year, but fortunately<br />

declined to run the entire distance!<br />

Before the race, make time for some<br />

photo ops alongside the giant trophy<br />

carved bear awards, arranged alongside<br />

Schroon Lake, and afterwards enjoy<br />

a refreshing dip at the adjacent public<br />

beach with incredible views! For even<br />

more refreshment, Paradox Brewery will<br />

be at the marathon finish line. Virtual<br />

options are available as well. For slower,<br />

non-competitive runners, this is one of<br />

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special start time. For more info and to<br />

register, go to: adirondackmarathon.org.<br />

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or simply a quality race by runners<br />

for runners, expertly led by members<br />

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website, including course videos,<br />

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of many big city marathons. Two-thirds<br />

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sections of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-<br />

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less than one-third is on city streets. With<br />

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railroad crossing (with remote chance for<br />

a delay), but mats will deduct any time<br />

you spend stretching while the train passes<br />

(although Boston Marathon does not<br />

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Both races are point-to-point with<br />

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JULY <strong>2023</strong> 19<br />

RECREATION<br />

Protect Our Waters<br />

Help Prevent the Spread<br />

of Aquatic Invasive Species<br />

▲ INVASIVE ROUND<br />

GOBY. NYS DEC<br />

By Erik Reardon<br />

▲ DENSE MAT OF<br />

WATER CHESTNUT.<br />

NYS DEC<br />

2021 LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN PROGRAM<br />

STATE OF THE LAKE.<br />

As paddling, boating and fishing<br />

season kicks into high gear,<br />

New York residents and seasonal<br />

visitors look forward to a summer season<br />

on the water, spending quality time<br />

with family and friends pursuing the<br />

elusive trophy-sized trout or salmon on<br />

Lake Ontario, enjoying a quiet paddle in<br />

the <strong>Adirondack</strong>s, navigating the scenic<br />

Hudson River, and everything in between.<br />

With over 7,000 lakes and ponds and<br />

some 70,000 miles of rivers and streams,<br />

New York’s freshwater ecosystems offer<br />

seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor<br />

recreation, but also support a diversity<br />

of wildlife, provide drinking water for<br />

nearby towns, and figure prominently<br />

within the region’s sense of place.<br />

To protect these waters for generations<br />

to come, it is critically important<br />

to guard against the threat of Aquatic<br />

Invasive Species. Invasive species are<br />

plants, animals, and pathogens that are<br />

non-native to a particular ecosystem and<br />

have been demonstrated to cause harm<br />

to the environment, economy or human<br />

health. Invasive species can negatively<br />

impact ecosystems in a number of ways:<br />

they divert resources from native species,<br />

alter habitats, impact water quality, and<br />

interfere with recreational activities. In<br />

addition to these and other ecological<br />

impacts, invasive species negatively affect<br />

communities that rely on fishing, boating,<br />

and other forms of outdoor recreation that<br />

often support economic development.<br />

Initial aquatic invasive species introductions<br />

to North America historically<br />

occurred through trans-Atlantic cargo<br />

ships releasing ballast water in the Great<br />

Lakes. From there, people can unintentionally<br />

introduce non-native or invasive<br />

species during overland transport<br />

of boats, trailers, and other recreational<br />

watercraft and equipment. Other<br />

common pathways for invasive species<br />

expansion include bait bucket transfer,<br />

fishing equipment, aquarium dumping,<br />

and connected waterways and canals.<br />

Fragments of invasive plants like Eurasian<br />

watermilfoil or hydrilla can hitchhike on<br />

boats and trailers and once introduced to<br />

a waterbody, establish a new infestation<br />

that requires significant time and money<br />

to manage, control or eradicate.<br />

To address the challenge of aquatic<br />

hitchhikers on kayaks, canoes and SUPs<br />

– one of the more common pathways<br />

for introduction and expansion of invasive<br />

species – NYS DEC, the <strong>Adirondack</strong><br />

Watershed Institute, and the Lake<br />

Champlain Basin Program, fund and<br />

administer a network of Boat Launch<br />

Stewards that inspect watercraft, offer free<br />

hot water, high pressure decontamination<br />

services, and help educate the public<br />

about how they can help prevent the<br />

spread of aquatic invasive species. This<br />

message emphasizes spread prevention<br />

by following Clean, Drain, Dry protocols<br />

for all recreational equipment that come<br />

into contact with the water.<br />

Clean any visible mud, plants, fish or<br />

animals before transporting equipment.<br />

Drain all water holding compartments<br />

including ballast tanks, live wells and<br />

bilge areas.<br />

Dry boats, trailers and all equipment<br />

before use in another waterbody. The<br />

most effective way to ensure that no invasive<br />

species or fish diseases are transported<br />

to a new body of water is to completely<br />

dry your boating and fishing equipment,<br />

compartments including ballast tanks,<br />

live wells and bilge areas.<br />

Surveys organized by the <strong>Adirondack</strong><br />

Park Invasive Plant Program and Vermont<br />

Invasive Patroller Program, indicate<br />

▲ STEWARDS INSPECT AND<br />

SPRAY DOWN BOATS, LOOKING<br />

FOR INVASIVE SPECIES.<br />

ADIRONDACK WATERSHED<br />

INSTITUTE<br />

that 75% of lakes in the<br />

<strong>Adirondack</strong>s and 80% of<br />

lakes in Vermont are currently<br />

free of aquatic invasive<br />

species. By following<br />

Clean, Drain, Dry practices<br />

and taking advantage of a<br />

free inspection or decontamination<br />

offered by a Boat<br />

Launch Steward, we can all<br />

ensure these waters continue<br />

to support native biodiversity and attract<br />

and inspire new generations of anglers,<br />

paddlers and boaters.<br />

To learn more about best practices<br />

associated with Clean, Drain, Dry, visit:<br />

stopaquatichitchhikers.org.<br />

Lastly, the recent arrival of round goby<br />

to the Hudson River has brought renewed<br />

attention to the economic and ecological<br />

disruptions that accompany new introductions<br />

of aquatic invasive species by<br />

bait bucket transfer and unassisted expansion<br />

of invasive fish movement through<br />

waterways. The goby is a voracious eater<br />

and prolific reproducer. Females can lay<br />

eggs every 20 days during spawning season,<br />

from April to September. This incredible<br />

reproductive rate enables the goby to<br />

outcompete native benthic species of fish<br />

like sculpin and darter, which inevitably<br />

reduces biodiversity on the bottom of<br />

lakes, ponds, rivers, and other freshwater<br />

ecosystems.<br />

In addition, research scientists have<br />

documented round goby consuming<br />

the eggs of important game fish including<br />

bass, land-locked salmon, lake trout<br />

and walleye. Stakeholder groups and<br />

state agencies – including the NYS DEC<br />

and the NYS Canal Corporation – are<br />

currently investing significant time and<br />

resources to explore proactive strategies<br />

that will mitigate the goby from advancing<br />

up the Champlain Canal, while also raising<br />

awareness about existing bait fishing<br />

regulations, ensuring anglers are able to<br />

positively identify round goby, and avoid<br />

unintentionally introducing them into<br />

a new waterbody. For more information<br />

about New York’s bait fishing regulations,<br />

visit: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/124974.html.<br />

Ultimately, aquatic invasive species<br />

spread prevention requires a collective<br />

effort and shared sense of responsibility<br />

between state agencies, environmental<br />

organizations, recreational user groups,<br />

and the general public. This culture of<br />

shared stewardship, relevant across a<br />

whole host of environmental conservation<br />

challenges, offers the best path forward for<br />

the region’s freshwater ecosystems and the<br />

communities that visit and enjoy them.<br />

Erik Reardon (erik.reardon@dec.ny.gov)<br />

is an Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach<br />

Specialist with NYS Department of<br />

Environmental Conservation and Lake<br />

Champlain Basin Program.


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Ramon<br />

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IN RUTHLESS STAKES AT<br />

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KARMA 5K IN CLIFTON<br />

PARK ON JUNE 17, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

DARRYL CARON<br />

Dominguez<br />

AGE: 46<br />

FAMILY: Wife, Sharon, and sons,<br />

Alex and Matthew<br />

RESIDENCE: Saratoga Springs,<br />

originally from Caracas, Venezuela<br />

PROFESSION: Retired thoroughbred<br />

horse racing jockey; still involved<br />

in racing<br />

PRIMARY SPORT: Running<br />

By Jack Rightmyer<br />

Ramon Dominguez’s life changed<br />

on January 18, 2013, at the<br />

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in the world. He rode his first North<br />

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the Kentucky Derby to Saratoga. He had<br />

4,985 wins during his career and had won<br />

three consecutive Eclipse Awards (2010,<br />

2011, 2012) that are presented to the<br />

outstanding jockey of that year. On that<br />

January day it all came to an end.<br />

He was approaching the top stretch<br />

aboard a horse named Convocation,<br />

and he was looking for an opening to<br />

get the horse through the crowded field.<br />

Convocation became tangled with another<br />

horse and Ramon, along with the horse,<br />

was thrown violently to the ground.<br />

“That spill happened so fast I had<br />

no time to even think about what was<br />

happening,” Ramon said. “It all felt like<br />

slow motion.”<br />

He suffered multiple skull fractures<br />

and a traumatic brain injury. He had<br />

hopes of returning to the sport that had<br />

given him so much, but five months after<br />

the injury doctors advised him that he<br />

couldn’t sustain another hit to the head<br />

and therefore did not clear him to go back<br />

to riding.<br />

“I was forced to retire when I was still<br />

in my prime. It was difficult at first, but you<br />

learn to turn the page and enjoy life in a<br />

different way. Being a jockey had been a<br />

big part of my life, but now I was entering a<br />

new stage, and that is my love for distance<br />

running which has replaced the adrenaline<br />

rush of riding horses.”<br />

Ramon grew up in Caracas, the capital<br />

of Venezuela. As a 16-year-old, he saw<br />

his first horse race and was immediately<br />

captivated, then knew being a jockey was<br />

what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.<br />

He began in show jumping then turned to<br />

riding thoroughbreds.<br />

“Not long after I retired, I began to run<br />

the same distance I had run as a jockey,”<br />

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Ramon said. As a jockey, to maintain his<br />

weight, he would often run one and occasionally<br />

two miles. His first running race<br />

after his retirement as a jockey was a 5K<br />

put on by the Long Island Road Runners<br />

Club and he placed first with a time of<br />

19:15.<br />

“That 5K got me hooked. Shortly after<br />

that, I moved with my family to Saratoga<br />

Springs and now I’m working with an<br />

excellent coach, Bob Lane. It’s been an<br />

amazing journey, and I’m learning so<br />

much about how to train and how to race.”<br />

Today, he is training about 45 miles<br />

a week, which includes two speed workouts<br />

on the track. In just a few years his<br />

5K times have improved to under 17 minutes,<br />

which is exceptional for a 46-yearold<br />

novice runner. Ramon won the Good<br />

Karma 5K in Clifton Park last month, and<br />

his current PR is 16:16 at the Fit for Duty<br />

5K in Greenwich, last October.<br />

“I see a lot of similarities and strategy<br />

in being a jockey and in being a distance<br />

runner. The most important thing<br />

I learned as a jockey was to listen to the<br />

horse. Many times, the trainer had a plan,<br />

but what looks good on paper might not<br />

work on the track. When those gates<br />

opened the horse might go out very fast,<br />

quicker than you wanted, or the horse<br />

might start slow. The ultimate goal was<br />

always to finish strong.”<br />

As a distance runner he has also on<br />

occasion gone out too fast. “Sometimes<br />

you get caught up in the beginning with<br />

a fast group of runners and you start faster<br />

that you wanted. I try to listen to my<br />

body and how I’m feeling, which helps<br />

me decide if I want to stay with them or<br />

let them go.”<br />

At his age, he knows his best years as<br />

a racer are behind him, and yet he’s running<br />

faster today than he ever has. “It’s


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important to put the time into running<br />

to do it right. It’s about being consistent.<br />

I’m much faster than I was three years ago<br />

and even my workouts are faster. It’s liberating<br />

to know that I’m going this fast and<br />

enjoying my accomplishments. I’m content<br />

running the 5K distance, but maybe<br />

in the future I’ll run some 10ks and maybe<br />

even a half marathon.”<br />

Ironically back in 1996, when he first<br />

came to this country as a jockey at Hialeah<br />

Park in Florida, he roomed at the home of<br />

the track’s groom, Ronnie Holassie, and<br />

his wife. Ronnie would often go on long<br />

runs before and after his shift at the track,<br />

and Ramon eventually learned that he<br />

was a marathon runner who competed<br />

for Trinidad and Tobago at the Olympics<br />

in 1996 and 2000.<br />

“I had no desire to run at that time. I was<br />

completely focused on racing horses, and<br />

it’s impossible to do both. I did go on a training<br />

run with Ronnie one time. While living<br />

with him in Florida I did an 8K race called<br />

the Festival of the Lights. I’m still Facebook<br />

friends with him and his wife. We’ve<br />

exchanged some texts about running.”<br />

In 2016 Ramon was elected to the<br />

National Museum of Racing’s Hall of<br />

Fame, located in Saratoga Springs. “I<br />

thought I would be a long shot to be elected.<br />

I was sobbing and overcome with so<br />

much emotion when I received that call.<br />

It was an incredible moment in my life.<br />

It’s hard to describe the feeling of being<br />

on top of a horse and threading your way<br />

through small openings. It was great to do<br />

that for so long and to do it well.”<br />

For most of us, leaving a career you<br />

love in your prime would be an insurmountable<br />

hurdle to overcome, but<br />

Ramon Dominguez continues to find<br />

excitement every day. “My life continues<br />

to bring me such joy. I feel so fortunate to<br />

live in Saratoga with my wife Sharon and<br />

my two sons, Alex and Matthew. It’s such<br />

a beautiful city, and I’m still connected to<br />

horse racing.”<br />

Ramon and Sharon will experience<br />

a new phase of parenthood this fall. His<br />

older son, Alex, is going to college in a<br />

couple of months, and Matthew will start<br />

his senior year of high school. As a family,<br />

they enjoy playing pickleball but the rest<br />

of the family is not involved with riding.<br />

After his retirement, Ramon’s mind<br />

turned to ways in which he might help racing<br />

evolve and improve, eventually bringing<br />

him back to his riding crop prototypes<br />

that he started developing 10 years ago.<br />

With a partner, they created a new gentler<br />

touch horse riding whip, which is now in<br />

full production. In addition to<br />

the whip, he’s also working<br />

on the development of other<br />

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS<br />

JULY TO SEPTEMBER <strong>2023</strong><br />

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AUGUST<br />

17-26 Ski & Snowboard Preseason Sale. Alpine Sport<br />

Shop, Saratoga Springs. alpinesportshop.com.<br />

NOVEMBER<br />

11-12 60th <strong>Adirondack</strong> <strong>Sports</strong> & Northeast Ski Expo.<br />

Sat 10-5. Sun 10-4. Alpine ski, snowboard, XC ski,<br />

snowshoe, outdoor sports, health, fitness, travel.<br />

Free. 150 exhibitors. Albany Capital Center, Albany.<br />

adksports.com/winter-expo.<br />

BICYCLING: ROAD & OFF-ROAD<br />

ONGOING<br />

Daily MHCC Group Bike Rides. 300 road & gravel rides.<br />

All welcome. Capital-Saratoga Region. Schedule &<br />

membership: mohawkhudsoncyclingclub.org.<br />

Weekly Albany Ride for Missing Children: Orientation<br />

Rides. Event day, 9/22: SSYMCA, Clifton Park. Info/<br />

schedule: give.missingkids.org/theride.<br />

Fri<br />

On the Canals. Bike & Boat Friday Evenings Short<br />

Cruises. 8M. <strong>Adirondack</strong> Ultra Cycling Bike Shop,<br />

Schuylerville. bikereg.com.<br />

JULY<br />

15 22nd CBRC NY Capital Region Road Race. Also,<br />

NYSBRA Road Race Championship. All welcome.<br />

RCS High School, Ravena. bikereg.com.<br />

15-16 Slate Valley Epic Mountain Bike Race. 40M. Fairgrounds<br />

Trailhead, Poultney, VT. slatevalleytrails.org.<br />

16 Ride for the River. 45M: 8:30am. 30M: 9:30am.<br />

Supports Ausable River Association. Wilmington.<br />

bikeadirondacks.com.<br />

16 North Winds Gravel Classic. 40M of tears: 10am. 65M<br />

of sweat: 9:30am. 90M of blood: 9am. Competitive,<br />

recreational & junior divisions. After-party. Tug Hill<br />

Plateau, Rodman. bikereg.com.<br />

17-20 Mountain Bike Camp. Presented by Flow Riders<br />

& Nisky Mtn Goats. Schenectady. Capital-Saratoga<br />

locations. bikereg.com.<br />

19 Adk Multi-Sport Club: Summer Time Trial Series.<br />

10M. 6:30pm. Charlton Rd, Ballston Spa. bikereg.com.<br />

20 Beers, Bikes & Barges. 6-8pm. Guided bike tour of<br />

local canal history; comp beer. Canastota Canal Town<br />

Museum, Canastota. eriecanalmuseum.org.<br />

20-23 Harriet Tubman Freedom Ride. Four-day celebration<br />

of history, culture, cycling in the Finger Lakes. Ithaca.<br />

bikereg.com.<br />

23 North Country Short Track Mountain Bike Series<br />

Race #1. 8:45-11:30am starts. Adults & kids. Osceola<br />

Ski & Sport, Camden. bikereg.com.<br />

23 Southern Tier Enduro. Five timed stages. Jones Park,<br />

Vestal. bikereg.com.<br />

27 Beers, Bikes & Barges. 6-8pm. Guided bike tour of local<br />

canal history; comp beer. Champlain Gateway Visitors<br />

Center, Schuylerville. eriecanalmuseum.org.<br />

29 Pisgah Pedalfest. Family fun guided bike tours,<br />

downhill race, bike skills, scavenger hunt, food, music.<br />

Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake. bikereg.com.<br />

30 Timber Ridge Mountain Bike Race. NYSMTB Series.<br />

Lippman Park, Wawarsing. bikereg.com.<br />

30-8/6 Inaugural Cycle the Hudson Valley Bike Tour.<br />

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AUGUST<br />

4-6 Weekender at Paul Smith’s College. Ultimate event<br />

to relax & explore w/friends on/off the bike. Paul<br />

Smiths. bikeadirondacks.com.<br />

5 Churney Gurney Mountain Bike Races & Festival.<br />

1pm. Fast laps on 1M Rouge/Rouge Extension<br />

downhill singletrack challenge. Also: group rides,<br />

skills tests on skills course. Food, drinks, music,<br />

pool, playground. Gurney Lane Park, Queensbury.<br />

bikereg.com.<br />

6 Churney Gurney Mountain Bike Races & Festival.<br />

9am. Cross-country MTB races for all categories plus<br />

e-bike, unicycle: 6/12/18 miles. 11am: Free kids MTB<br />

races for ages 0-10+: 0.3/1/1.8 miles. Music, BBQ,<br />

beer, pool, playground. Race #3 in NYS MTB Series.<br />

Gurney Lane Park, Queensbury. bikereg.com.<br />

5-6 Stewart Dirty Double Races. Sat: 40M XC MTB. Sun:<br />

40M gravel. 10am. Montgomery. bikereg.com.<br />

6 North Country Short Track Mountain Bike Series<br />

Race #2. 8:45-11:30am starts. Adults & kids. Osceola<br />

Ski & Sport, Camden. bikereg.com.<br />

12 16th Tour of the Catskills. 75M: 9am. 52M: 10am. 27M:<br />

11am. Recreational, fully supported road rides. Last<br />

Chance Café, Tannersville. anthemsportstours.com.<br />

12-13 Wheelerville Mountain Bike Festival.<br />

wheelervilletrails.com.<br />

13 20th Chrissy’s Ride. 40M: 9am. 25M: 9:30am. 15M:<br />

10am. Road rides w/lunch. Proceeds: Christine<br />

Nicole Perry Memorial Trust. The Hub, Brant Lake.<br />

bikereg.com.<br />

13 North Country Short Track Mountain Bike Series<br />

Race #3. 8:45-11:30am starts. Adults & kids.<br />

Oswegatchie Education Center, Croghan. bikereg.com.<br />

13-16 Great Camp Sagamore Experience. Gravel cycling<br />

& more. Raquette Lake. bikeadirondacks.com.<br />

13 Greek Peak Enduro. Greek Peak Resort, Cortland.<br />

bikereg.com.<br />

13 BoxBaum Bash Mountain Bike Race. Sparrowbush.<br />

bikereg.com<br />

19 NYS Time Trial Championships. 40/20/10K. Solo,<br />

tandem & team. Cherry Valley. bikereg.com.<br />

20 North Country Short Track Mountain Bike Series<br />

Race #4. 8:45-11:30am starts. Adults & kids.<br />

Oswegatchie Education Center, Croghan. bikereg.com.<br />

20 Rock the Quarry Mountain Bike Race. NYSMTB Series.<br />

Stone Quarry, Norwich. bikereg.com.<br />

26 23rd Pat Stratton Ride. Best bike ride in the<br />

Adks. 22M: 11:30am. 49M: 10:30am. 100M: 8am.<br />

Cookout, pie, music. Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake.<br />

strattonride.com.<br />

27 Cycle the St Lawrence. Lighthouses & Castles,<br />

35M: 10am. Le Fleuve Saint-Laurent, 62M: 9am.<br />

St. Lawrence Seaway, 100M: 8am. 1000 Islands w/<br />

castles, lighthouses, vineyards, farms. Afterparty at<br />

Bonnie Castle. Alexandria Bay. bikereg.com.<br />

27 Apple Valley Circuit Race. Lafayette. bikereg.com.<br />

27 Shred Fest Group Rides. 1pm. Glenham Farm,<br />

Saratoga Springs. bikereg.com<br />

SEPTEMBER<br />

1-3 6th Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival.<br />

Wilmington. wilmingtonmtbfestival.com.<br />

2-4 Farm to Fork Cycling Weekend. Ithaca. bikereg.com<br />

9 10th Harry Elkes Ride. 15M: 10am. 17M gravel &<br />

32M: 9:30am. 50M: 8:30am. The Hub, Brant Lake.<br />

adkcyclingadvocates.org.<br />

9 MHCC Cyclefest & Gravel Ride. 35M/50M/100M.<br />

Gravel option. Schaghticoke Fairgrounds.<br />

mohawkhudsoncyclingclub.org.<br />

9 Wheelerville Enduro Race. wheelervilletrails.com.<br />

9 Higley Hundred Road Bike Rides. 100K/50K. 100K:<br />

8:30am. 50K: 10am. Higley Flow State Park, South<br />

Colton. bikereg.com.<br />

10 Champlain Canalway Double End-to-End Ride.<br />

125M or 200K for Champlain Canal Bicentennial.<br />

8am. <strong>Adirondack</strong> Ultra Cycling, Schuylerville.<br />

adkultracycling.com.<br />

10 Gravel Pitt Bike Ride. 75M: 9am, 53M: 9:30am, 29M:<br />

10am. Otter Creek Farm, Pittstown. bikereg.com.<br />

10 Tour de Kingston & Ulster Rides. 30M Gravel: 8:30am,<br />

50M/25M Road: 9am, 16M/9M Road & Trail: 9:30am,<br />

5M Family Ride: 10am. Kingston. bikereg.com<br />

10 Riedlbauer’s Round Top Rally Mountain Bike Race.<br />

Round Top. bikereg.com<br />

16-17 3rd Handlebarley Gravel Weekend. Sat: 20M Elk<br />

Lake. Sun: 42M Penfield. Mixed surface rides. Sun:<br />

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16 Pedal the Creek. 14M, 30M, 50M. 9am. Friends of the<br />

Kayaderosseras. Greenfield Center. kayadeross.org<br />

16 The Sugar Bench Gravel Rides. 80M/40M. Fort Hardy<br />

Park, Schuylerville. bikereg.com<br />

17 Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge. 8:30am.<br />

29M/50M/99M recreational road cycling. Catskill<br />

Recreation Center, Arkville. bikereg.com.<br />

17 Rockin Recovery & Riding the Ridge Rides. 63M:<br />

8am/36M: 9:15am. New Paltz. bikereg.com.<br />

22 15th Ride for Missing Children. 100M. Southern<br />

Saratoga YMCA, Clifton Park. give.missingkids.org/<br />

theride.<br />

23 Prospect Mountain Uphill Bike Challenge. 8am. 5M.<br />

Portion of proceeds to Mission22 to reduce veteran<br />

suicide. All welcome. Prospect Mountain Highway,<br />

Lake George. bikereg.com.<br />

23-24 <strong>Adirondack</strong> Mountain Bike Festival. McCauley<br />

Mountain, Old Forge. adkmtbfestival.com.<br />

23 Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour. 63-18M. Copake Memorial<br />

Park. bikereg.com.<br />

OCTOBER<br />

7 2nd Tour de Vine: Upper Hudson & Battenkill<br />

Valleys. 12pm. 35M road cycling tour of vineyards,<br />

wineries, cideries, distilleries & breweries. Casual<br />

supported w/tasting stops. Argyle Brewing,<br />

Cambridge. anthemsportstours.com.<br />

7 Bike the Barns. Tour farms by bike. 30M. Ausable<br />

Brewing, Keeseville. bikeadirondacks.com.<br />

14 Cross-Mountain Crusher Catskill Mtn Gravel<br />

Grinder. 55M. 8:30am. Catskill Recreation Center,<br />

Arkville. bikereg.com<br />

29 MHCC Gravel Goblin Rides. 50M: 9am. 40M: 9:30am.<br />

30M: 10am. Sabba Estate Winery, East Chatham.<br />

bikereg.com.<br />

HEALTH & FITNESS<br />

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HIKING, CLIMBING & NAVIGATION<br />

JULY<br />

16-21 Teen Trail Crew: Maintain the Northville-Placid<br />

Trail. Age 14-17. Volunteer Base Camp, Lake Placid.<br />

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17 High Peaks: Tabletop. 8:30am. Heart Lake, Lake<br />

Placid. adk.org.<br />

19 High Peaks: Colden. 7:30am. Heart Lake, Lake<br />

Placid. adk.org.<br />

24 Guided Fire Tower: Hurricane. 8:30am. Hurricane<br />

Trailhead, Keene. adk.org.<br />

26 High Peaks: Marshall. 7:30am. Heart Lake, Lake<br />

Placid. adk.org.<br />

26-28 High Peaks Backpacking: Cliff & Redfield. Heart<br />

Lake, Lake Placid. adk.org.<br />

26-28 High Peaks Backpacking: Allen. Allen Trailhead,<br />

North Hudson. adk.org.<br />

29-30 Leave No Trace Trainer Course. Yurt Village, Lake<br />

Placid. adk.org.<br />

AUGUST<br />

2-4 High Peaks Backpacking: Seward Range. Caravan<br />

Meeting Spot, Seward Range, Coreys. adk.org.<br />

9-11 High Peaks Backpacking: Cliff & Redfield. Heart<br />

Lake, Lake Placid. adk.org.<br />

14 High Peaks: Seward. 7:30am. Caravan Meeting Spot,<br />

Seward Range, Coreys. adk.org.<br />

18-20 Beginner Backpacking. Yurt Village, Lake Placid.<br />

adk.org.<br />

16-18 High Peaks Backpacking: Allen Mountain.<br />

Caravan Meeting Spot, Allen Mountain, North<br />

Hudson. adk.org.<br />

25-27 Women’s Beginner Backpacking. Education Yurt<br />

Village, Lake Placid. adk.org.<br />

30 High Peaks: Macomb, South Dix & Grace.<br />

7:30am-5pm. Meeting Spot for Dix Range, North<br />

Hudson. adk.org.<br />

30-9/1 High Peaks Backpacking: Haystack & Basin. 12pm.<br />

Marcy Field Trailhead Parking, Keene. adk.org.<br />

SEPTEMBER<br />

11 Guided Fire Tower: Hurricane. 8:30am. Hurricane<br />

Trailhead, Keene. adk.org.<br />

17 Map & Compass Fundamentals. 9am-4pm.<br />

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JULY <strong>2023</strong> 25<br />

27 High Peaks: Phelps. 8:30am-5pm. Heart Lake<br />

Program Center, Lake Placid. adk.org.<br />

MULTISPORT: TRIATHLON & SWIMMING<br />

ONGOING<br />

Tue Capital District Triathlon Club: Training. 5/30-8/29.<br />

Swim, bike, run on Crystal Lake Tri (8/19) course.<br />

Crystal Cove, Averill Park. cdtriclub.org.<br />

Thu Bethlehem Tri Club: Training. 6/1-8/31. Swim,<br />

bike, run. Lake Lawson County Park, New Scotland.<br />

bethlehemtriclub.com.<br />

Thu Saratoga Tri Club: Swim Training: 6/1-8/31.<br />

6pm. Moreau Lake State Park, Gansevoort.<br />

saratogatriclub.com.<br />

JULY<br />

15 Delta Lake Triathlon. 7am: Sprint 750m swim, 10.7M<br />

bike, 5K run). 8:30am: Olympic: 1500m swim, 21.4M<br />

bike, 10K run. Delta Double & aquabike options.<br />

Wilson Endurance <strong>Sports</strong>. Delta Lake State Park,<br />

Rome. runsignup.com.<br />

16 Vermont Sun Triathlon & Branbury Classic. VST:<br />

600yd swim, 14M bike, 5K run. BC: 1.5M paddle, 14M<br />

bike, 5K run. Aquabike options. Branbury State Park,<br />

Lake Dunmore, VT. vermontsuntriathlonseries.com.<br />

17 40th HPC Monday Night Mini Tri Series. 6:30pm.<br />

400yd swim, 12M bike, 3M run. Mirror Lake Beach,<br />

Lake Placid. highpeakscyclery.com.<br />

19 SLVP Wednesday Duathlon. 6pm. 1.25M run, 1.25M<br />

paddle, 1.25M run. Little River Boat Launch, Canton.<br />

nypra.org.<br />

23 24th Ironman Lake Placid. 6:30am. 2.4M swim, 112M<br />

bike, 26.2M run. Speed Skating Oval, Lake Placid.<br />

ironman.com.<br />

24 40th HPC Monday Night Mini Tri Series. 6:30pm.<br />

400yd swim, 12M bike, 3M run. Mirror Lake Beach,<br />

Lake Placid. highpeakscyclery.com.<br />

28 SkyHigh ​Kids Triathlon. 6pm. 100m swim, 5K<br />

bike, 1K run. Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton.<br />

skyhighadventures.com.<br />

29 Kingdom Swims. 10M/10K/5K/1M. Prouty Beach on<br />

Lake Memphremagog, Newport, VT. kingdomgames.co.<br />

30 Findley Lake Triathlon Festival. 7am: Sprint (750m<br />

swim, 14.4M bike, 5K run). 9am: Olympic (1500m<br />

swim, 28.8M bike, 10K run). Double Findley &<br />

aquabike options. Findley Lake. Wilson Endurance<br />

<strong>Sports</strong>. runsignup.com.<br />

30 13th Gillie Girl Sprint Triathlon & Aquabike. Women<br />

Only. Veterans Memorial Park, Camillus. runsignup.com.<br />

31 40th HPC Monday Night Mini Tri Series. 6:30pm.<br />

400yd swim, 12M bike, 3M run. Mirror Lake Beach,<br />

Lake Placid. highpeakscyclery.com.<br />

AUGUST<br />

7 40th HPC Monday Night Mini Tri Series. 6:30pm.<br />

400yd swim, 12M bike, 3M run. Mirror Lake Beach,<br />

Lake Placid. highpeakscyclery.com.<br />

11-13 Lake George Tri Camp. Swim, bike, run prep for<br />

LG Tri, 9/2-3. Lake George. alpha.win.<br />

12 Cassadaga Kids Triathlon. 10am: 100m swim, bike<br />

3.1M bike, 1M bike. Cassadaga Beach, Cassadaga.<br />

Wilson Endurance <strong>Sports</strong>. runsignup.com.<br />

12 Betsy Owens-Terry Laughlin Memorial Cable Swims.<br />

1M/2M. Mirror Lake, Lake Placid. runsignup.com.<br />

13 Vermont Sun Triathlon & Lake Dunmore<br />

Triathlon. VST: 600yd swim, 14M bike, 5K run.<br />

LDT: 0.9M swim, 28M bike, 10K run. Aquabike<br />

options. Branbury State Park, Lake Dunmore, VT.<br />

vermontsuntriathlonseries.com.<br />

13 33rd West Point Triathlon. 750m swim, 13.7M bike, 5K<br />

run. 8:30am. Camp Buckner, West Point. active.com.<br />

14 40th HPC Monday Night Mini Tri Series. 6:30pm.<br />

400yd swim, 12M bike, 3M run. Mirror Lake Beach,<br />

Lake Placid. highpeakscyclery.com.<br />

16 Hudson Valley Triathlon Club: Summer Tri Series<br />

#3. 5:30pm. Sprint tri & aquabike. 400m swim, 12M<br />

bike, 2M run. Wilson State Park, Mount Tremper.<br />

runsignup.com.<br />

16 SLVP Wednesday Duathlon. 6pm. 1.25M run, 1.25M<br />

paddle, 1.25M run. Little River Boat Launch, Canton.<br />

nypra.org.<br />

19 23rd Crystal Lake Sprint Triathlon. 8am. 0.5M swim,<br />

18M bike, 3M run. Solo, teams & aquabike. Crystal<br />

Cove, Averill Park. zippyreg.com.<br />

19 Brew Du Brew. 8am. 5K run, 19M road bike, 5K run.<br />

Cooperstown Brewing to Brewery Ommegang &<br />

Back. Solo & Teams. itsyourrace.com.<br />

19 Lake George Open Water Swim. 2.5K/5K/10K. Town<br />

Beach, Hague. lakegeorgeswim.com.<br />

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26 <strong>Adirondack</strong> <strong>Sports</strong><br />

20 11th Peasantman Steel Distance Triathlons. Full<br />

steel, half steel, intermediate steel & sprint distances.<br />

Also, duathlons & aquabikes. Indian Pines Park,<br />

Keuka Lake, Penn Yan. peasantman.com.<br />

20 Cazenovia Triathlon. Olympic, Sprint, Aquabike,<br />

Duathlon. 8am. Lakeside Park, Cazenovia. raceroster.com.<br />

27 Aevitas Triathlon. 8am. 500m pool swim, 15K<br />

bike, 2.5M run. Tawasentha Park, Guilderland.<br />

aevitasfitness.com.<br />

SEPTEMBER<br />

2 CassadagaMan Triathlon. 8am: 70.3 (1.2M swim,<br />

56M bike, 13.1M run) & aquabike. Cassadaga Lake,<br />

Cassadaga. Wilson Endurance <strong>Sports</strong>. runsignup.<br />

com.<br />

2-3 Lake George Triathlon. Sat, 7am: 70.3 (1.2M swim,<br />

56M bike, 13.1M run). Sun, 6:30am: Sprint (750m<br />

swim, 12.4M bike, 5K run). Sun, 7am: Olympic<br />

(1500m swim, 24.8M bike, 10K run). Battlefield Park,<br />

Lake George. alpha.win.<br />

9 Greene County YMCA Triathlon. 8am. 350yd swim,<br />

11.5M bike, 5K run. Sleepy Hollow Lake, Athens.<br />

zippyreg.com.<br />

10 47th Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon. 500<br />

teams. 27M bike, 5M canoe/kayak/SUP, 6.4M run.<br />

Great Barrington to Stockbridge, MA. joshbillings.<br />

com.<br />

10 Survival of the Shawangunks (SOS) Triathlon. 30M<br />

bike, 4.5M run, 1.1M swim, 5.5M run, 0.5M swim, 8M<br />

run, 0.5M swim, 0.7M run. Ulster County Fairgrounds,<br />

New Paltz. sostriathlon.com.<br />

10 Finger Lakes Triathlons: Olympic, Sprint,<br />

Aquabike, Duathlon. Kershaw Park, Canandaigua.<br />

wolfpackmultisport.com.<br />

10 Title 9 Women’s Sprint Triathlon. Hopkinton, MA.<br />

maxperformanceonline.com.<br />

16 KBR Triathlon. 10am. 1M kayak/canoe/SUP,<br />

13M bike, 2M run. Cassadaga Lake, Cassadaga.<br />

runsignup.com.<br />

17 Saugerties Triathlon. 7am: 70.3 (1.2M swim, 56M<br />

bike, 13.1M run). 8:20am: Sprint (750m swim, 12.4M<br />

bike, 5K run). 8:50am: Olympic (1500m swim, 24.8M<br />

bike, 5K run). 12pm: Splash & Dash. Village Beach,<br />

Saugerties. alpha.win.<br />

20 SLVP Wednesday Duathlon. 6pm. 1.25M run, 1.25M<br />

paddle, 1.25M run. Little River Boat Launch, Canton.<br />

nypra.org.<br />

OCTOBER<br />

1 Delmar Duathlon. 2M run, 10M bike, 2M run. 8am.<br />

Elm Avenue Park, Delmar. zippyreg.com.<br />

7 Alpha Win Series: Woodstock Summit Duathlon.<br />

7am. Bike & Run from Woodstock to the top of<br />

Overlook Mtn. Solo & Teams. alphawin.com<br />

15 20th Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon. 8:30am.<br />

2M run, 12M bike, 2M run. Solo & teams. Riverview<br />

Orchards, Rexford. mohawktowpath.org.<br />

OTHER EVENTS<br />

JULY<br />

23-28 Make Waves: Girls Empowerment Retreat. Build<br />

self-confidence & more. Implemented with SUP,<br />

yoga, hiking, more. Fern Lake, Au Sable Forks.<br />

makewavesretreat.org.<br />

AUGUST<br />

6 Stony Creek Mountain Days Festival. 11am-4pm.<br />

SUN: NYS Lumberjack Competitions, food, live<br />

music (1:30-2:30pm), free kids activities, explore<br />

creatures in the creek. SAT Kick-Off, 6-8pm: Live<br />

Music. SAT/SUN: Townwide Garage Sale. Town Park,<br />

Stony Creek. stonycreekchamber.com.<br />

PADDLING & ROWING<br />

ONGOING<br />

M-F Albany Rowing Center: Youth Rowing Summer<br />

Camps. 9am-12pm. Weekly sessions from 6/19-8/18.<br />

Ages 12-18. All welcome. ARC Boathouse/Launch,<br />

Albany. albanyrowingcenter.org.<br />

Mon Monday Night Paddling. 5/1-9/25. 6pm. Recreation<br />

& instruction. All welcome. Kiwanis Park,<br />

Rotterdam. swcweb.org.<br />

Wed Wednesday Night Paddling Time Trials. 5/1-9/27.<br />

6pm. 3.6M course. All welcome. Aqueduct Park,<br />

Niskayuna. swcweb.org.<br />

Wed Wednesday Scrambles (Time Trials). 6pm. 4-6M<br />

group paddles. All welcome. Grasse River, DEC<br />

launch, Canton. slvpaddlers.org.<br />

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JULY <strong>2023</strong> 27<br />

Thu Thursday Waterway Explorations. Variety of<br />

locations. Canton area. St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers:<br />

facebook.com.<br />

JULY<br />

15 Indian Lake Poker Paddle. 10:30am. Explore<br />

<strong>Adirondack</strong> Lake; build five-card poker hand.<br />

Anything paddlecraft qualifies. Byron Park, Indian<br />

Lake. indian-lake.com.<br />

15 Armond Bassett Canoe & Kayak Race. 11am. 10M<br />

loop; 3M rec race. Lock 30, Erie Canal, Macedon.<br />

nypra.org.<br />

19 SLVP Wednesday Duathlon. 6pm. 1.25M run, 1.25M<br />

paddle, 1.25M run. Little River Boat Launch, Canton.<br />

nypra.org.<br />

19 Kayak Through History: Schenectady. 6-8pm. Mohawk<br />

Harbor, Schenectady. schenectadyhistorical.org.<br />

22 Remington I, The Ogdensburg International Seaway<br />

Festival Canoe Race<br />

10M downstream. 8:30am. Oswegatchie River, Heuvelton to<br />

Ogdensburg. nypra.org.<br />

23 BluMouLA-BuFuRa Race. 10:30am. 14M, 7M, 1.5M races.<br />

Town Beach, Blue Mountain Lake. bmlbuoyrace.com.<br />

26 Kayak Through History: Schenectady. 6-8pm. Mohawk<br />

Harbor, Schenectady. schenectadyhistorical.org.<br />

29 Paddle the Canals: Champlain Bicentennial. 9am.<br />

Paddle 4.5M thru 2 locks. Post-paddle lunch, guided<br />

history hike, demos, exhibits. Fort Edward to Hudson<br />

Crossing Park, Schuylerville. Erie Canalway National<br />

Heritage Corridor: paddlethechamplain200.<br />

eventbrite.com.<br />

AUGUST<br />

5 28th Round the Islands Canoe Race. 9am. Colton.<br />

higleyflow.com.<br />

5 7th Paddle Keuka 5K. 9am. Finger Lakes Museum,<br />

Branchport. nypra.org.<br />

12 Great Brant Lake Canoe Race. 6M. Hoyt’s Beach to Horicon<br />

Town Beach, Brant Lake. northwarrrencanoe.com.<br />

16 SLVP Wednesday Duathlon. 6pm. 1.25M run, 1.25M<br />

paddle, 1.25M run. Little River Boat Launch, Canton.<br />

nypra.org.<br />

19 Cranberry Lake Canoe/Kayak Race. 8M. 10am. Clifton<br />

Town Beach, Cranberry Lake. nypra.org.<br />

19 Wells Bridge Canoe/Kayak Race. Wells Bridge. nypra.<br />

org.<br />

19 ADK Canoe Safety & Rescue Clinic. 10am-2pm. Heart<br />

Lake Program Center, Lake Placid. adk.org.<br />

26 Revitalized 2nd Newcomb Regatta. 11am. 9M<br />

marathon, 4.5M rec, youth short course. Lake Harris,<br />

Newcomb. nypra.org.<br />

SEPTEMBER<br />

2 Remington II. 6M. 10am. Oswegatchie River to<br />

Heuvelton. Rec/racing classes. nypra.org.<br />

8-10 <strong>Adirondack</strong> Canoe Classic: The 90-Miler. Registration<br />

opens 7/1. Canoes, kayaks, SUPs, guideboats. Visitor<br />

Center, Old Forge to Riverside Park, Saranac Lake.<br />

northernforestcanoetrail.org.<br />

20 SLVP Wednesday Duathlon. 6pm. 1.25M run, 1.25M<br />

paddle, 1.25M run. Little River Boat Launch, Canton.<br />

nypra.org.<br />

OCTOBER<br />

1 Seneca Monster Race. 13M. 10:30am. Cayuga-Seneca<br />

Canal, Waterloo. senecamonster.com.<br />

RUNNING & WALKING: ROAD & TRAIL<br />

ONGOING<br />

Tue HMRRC: Colonie Summer Track Series. 6pm. Thru<br />

8/1. Colonie High School, Colonie. hmrrc.com.<br />

Tue <strong>Adirondack</strong> Runners: Summer Track Series. 6pm.<br />

Thru 7/25. Queensbury High School, Queensbury.<br />

adirondackrunners.org.<br />

JULY<br />

15 Silks & Satins 5K Run/Walk: Jeff Clark Memorial<br />

Race. 8am. Celebration of Saratoga community &<br />

Race Course opening. Solo & teams. Fasig-Tipton<br />

Pavilion, Saratoga Springs. silksandsatins5k.com.<br />

15 Moonlight in Vermont 4M Fun Run/Walk. 8pm. Wear<br />

reflective clothing. Covered Bridge, Arlington, VT.<br />

bkur.net.<br />

16 Dippikill Froggy 5-Mile & Hard as Hell Half<br />

Marathon. 5M: 9am. 13.1M: 8:30am. Camp Dippikill,<br />

Warrensburg. zippyreg.com.<br />

16 Helderberg 5K Run/Walk. 9am. Crupe Bozenkill Park,<br />

Altamont. zippyreg.com.<br />

16 Sundae Run 5K/10K Run & 2M Walk. Richfield<br />

Veterans Club, Richfield Springs. runsignup.com.<br />

16 25th Delaware Youth Center 5K/10K River Run.<br />

8:15am. DYC, Callicoon. raceroster.com.<br />

continued<br />

LUMBERJACK COMPETITIONS<br />

Sunday<br />

Lunch Break Music with<br />

Norm Allen & Tim Rodrigue<br />

1:30–2:30pm<br />

Sunday, August 6<br />

11am–4pm<br />

STONY CREEK MOUNTAIN DAYS FESTIVAL<br />

This year kickoff of the festival starts Saturday Night, August 5<br />

With music by Roadhouse 60s! 6–8pm<br />

Sunday: Food, Music, Free Activities for the Kids, Bounce Houses, and More!<br />

Creepy Crawlies in the Creek (exploring creatures in the creek with Soil & Water)<br />

Location: Town Park, 95 Harrisburg Road • For up-to-date info: stonycreekchamber.com<br />

THE TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE WILL BE BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY<br />

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Mon, Tue & Fri 11-6 • Sat 10-5 • Sun 12-5<br />

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28 <strong>Adirondack</strong> <strong>Sports</strong><br />

22 Believe 271 5K Run/Walk. 9am. Town Park,<br />

Bridgewater. itsyourrace.com.<br />

29 25th Altamont 5K Run/Walk. 9am. Crupe Bozenkill<br />

Park, Altamont. altamont5k.org.<br />

29 Wakely Dam Ultra. 6:30am. 55K trail run. Piseco Lake<br />

to Wakely Dam. ultrasignup.com.<br />

29 51st Honor America Days Parade Run 5K. 8am. City<br />

Hall, Rome. romanrunners.com.<br />

29 Climb it for Climate: Catskills 25K & 5K. 9am. Belleayre<br />

Mountain, Highmount. therunningkind.net.<br />

29 30th Tortoise & Hare 10K Trail Run. 9am. Buttermilk<br />

Falls State Park, Ithaca. fingerlakesrunners.org.<br />

30 46th Escarpment Trail Run 30K. 9am. Windham to<br />

Hunter. escarpmenttrail.com.<br />

30 High Lawn Farm Keep Moo’ving 5K Run/Walk.<br />

8:30am. High Lawn Farm, Lee, MA. zippyreg.com.<br />

AUGUST<br />

5 Churney Gurney 5-Mile Trail Race. 8am. 5M trail<br />

run on beautiful Gurney Lane trails with singletrack<br />

with ups and downs. Post-race food, drinks, music,<br />

pool, playground. Proceeds to Under the Woods<br />

Foundation supporting children with autism.<br />

Gurney Lane Park, Queensbury. itsyourrace.com.<br />

5 Frickin’ Hot 50K. 7am. Run 5K-50K on 5K lake loop.<br />

Dogs & ruckers welcome. Cassadaga. runsignup.com.<br />

6 Fox Creek 5K. 9am. Berne-Knox-Westerlo School,<br />

Berne. zippyreg.com.<br />

7 Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Run Series. 6:15pm. Wilton<br />

Wildlife Preserve & Park, Wilton. saratogastryders.org.<br />

10 Bad Blood 5K Run & 2.5K Walk. 6pm. Live music,<br />

food, beer trucks. Proceeds to Wicklund Warriors<br />

to support families in the 518 with a blood<br />

cancer diagnosis. Siena College, Loudonville.<br />

wicklundwarriors.com.<br />

10 Run 4 the River Half Marathon: Preview Beer<br />

Run #2. 5:30pm. Frog Alley Brewing, Schenectady.<br />

narkrunningstrength.com.<br />

10 Forge the Gorge Trail Runs. 3.5M/7M. 6pm. Fillmore<br />

Glen State Park, Moravia. fingerlakesrunners.org.<br />

12 Peak 2 Brew: <strong>Adirondack</strong>s. 60M sprint relay. Snow<br />

Ridge Resort, Turin to Woodland Farm Brewery,<br />

Utica. p2brelay.com.<br />

12 Jenkins Mountain Scramble: Trail 10K & Half<br />

Marathon. 10K: 10am, 13.1M: 9:30am. Paul Smith’s<br />

College VIC, Paul Smiths. ultrasignup.com<br />

13 Run for the Roses 5K & Fun Run. 9am. Grafton Lakes<br />

State Park, Grafton. graftoncommunitylibrary.org.<br />

13 Sarcoma Strong Run/Walk 5K. 9am. Saratoga Spa State<br />

Park, Saratoga Springs. sarcomastrong.com.<br />

13 Blue Mountain Sizzler. 5K run/walk, 1/2-mile kids<br />

race. 8:30am. Blue Mountain Lake. bluemtsizzler.com.<br />

14 Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Run Series. 6:15pm. Wilton<br />

Wildlife Preserve & Park, Wilton. saratogastryders.org.<br />

19 Ken Morgan Memorial Clove Run. 5K/10M. 9am.<br />

Castleton Elementary School, Castleton-on-Hudson.<br />

cloverun.com.<br />

19 Olga Memorial Footrace. 5K/10K run/walk & 5K walk.<br />

9am. Berkeley Green, Saranac Lake. runsignup.com.<br />

20 Thacher Park Running Festival. 8:30am.<br />

10K/13.1M/26.2M/50K. Thacher State Park,<br />

Voorheesville. zippyreg.com.<br />

21 Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Run Series. 6:15pm. Wilton<br />

Wildlife Preserve & Park, Wilton. saratogastryders.org.<br />

26 Fishy Frolic 5K/10K for Huntington’s Disease. 9:30am.<br />

Jennings Landing, Albany. albany.hdsa.org.<br />

28 Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Run Series. 6:15pm. Wilton<br />

Wildlife Preserve & Park, Wilton. saratogastryders.<br />

org.<br />

SEPTEMBER<br />

2 Run 4 The River Half Marathon. 8am. On the<br />

Empire State Trail. Post-race party with live music,<br />

food, beer. USATF Grand Prix Series. Mabee Farm,<br />

Rotterdam to Frog Alley Brewing, Schenectady.<br />

narkrunningstrength.com.<br />

4 37th HMRRC Labor Day 5K Run. 8am. Central Park,<br />

Schenectady. hmrrc.com.<br />

9 14th Malta 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run. 5K: 8:30am. 10K:<br />

8:15am. Proceeds to Malta EMS & veteran agencies.<br />

HVCC TEC-SMART, Malta. malta5k.com.<br />

9 14th Run for Recovery. 9am. Jefferson County<br />

Fairground, Watertown.<br />

9 Charlotte Covered Bridge 5K/10K & Half Marathon.<br />

8am. Shelbourne Beach, VT. racevermont.com.<br />

10 Caring Together Teal Ribbon Run 5K & 1M Walk. 9am.<br />

Washington Park, Albany. caringtogetherny.org.<br />

10 Dunkin’ Run 5K, 10K, & 15K. 8am. Albany Jewish<br />

Community Center, Albany. albanyjcc.org.<br />

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JULY <strong>2023</strong> 31<br />

PADDLING<br />

Beginner Whitewater Kayaking<br />

Chasing Rapids in the Region<br />

◀ NELSON MILLER, AN<br />

EXPERT PADDLER AND “OG”<br />

MEMBER OF ADK CLUB,<br />

SURFING A WAVE ON THE<br />

SACANDAGA RIVER.<br />

▲ ADK WHITEWATER RUNS<br />

DAY TRIPS. RECENT RUN<br />

OF FIFE BROOK SECTION<br />

OF THE DEERFIELD RIVER.<br />

By Bob Frank<br />

When many people read about<br />

whitewater kayaking, it usually<br />

includes spectacular footage<br />

from exotic and/or remote places like<br />

Chile, Nepal or Zambia. In North America,<br />

it could be from the Ottawa River, Salmon<br />

in Idaho, or the epic and highly coveted<br />

run of the Colorado through the Grand<br />

Canyon. The videos usually depict dare<br />

devil elite “Red Bull” athletes navigating<br />

raging rapids or defying death while<br />

bombing off 75-foot waterfalls.<br />

What they may not realize is that within<br />

the broader whitewater community<br />

there is a place for mortals that safely and<br />

routinely want to get out on the water to<br />

enjoy the sport and the benefits of being in<br />

the outdoors. No offense to extreme kayaker,<br />

Dane Jackson, but this article is geared<br />

toward those that might be interested in<br />

trying whitewater kayaking and mimics<br />

my own experience as a beginner. But by<br />

all means still check out “DJ’s” videos!<br />

Getting Started – Within the Northeast<br />

and close proximity to the Capital Region<br />

and <strong>Adirondack</strong>s, there are some incredible<br />

rivers and creeks that can be run safely<br />

with the right level of preparation. If you<br />

are new to the sport, one of the best ways<br />

to enter the sport is to join a club. One such<br />

local group which has helped hundreds<br />

of people is the Schenectady Whitewater<br />

Club, which is part of the Schenectady<br />

Chapter of <strong>Adirondack</strong> Mountain Club:<br />

adk-schenectady.org.<br />

▲ DON ORR, A MENTOR,<br />

LEADING A TRIP ON THE HUDSON RIVER.<br />

The Schenectady Whitewater Club is<br />

over 50 years old and currently has 120<br />

members. It’s comprised of elite paddlers<br />

who regularly tackle Class IV-V rivers to<br />

beginners who literally have barely any<br />

experience on the water. This is an incredibly<br />

vibrant and inclusive group that has<br />

“amassed a wealth of knowledge of paddling<br />

and of the region’s rivers.” From my<br />

own personal experience, they are enthusiastic<br />

and eager to share their passion<br />

with new members.<br />

SWC leads more than 20 local whitewater<br />

trips annually, and they coordinate<br />

multiday events in Maine, West Virginia,<br />

North Carolina, Ottawa, and other prime<br />

whitewater destinations. They also participate<br />

in several river festivals such as the<br />

Deerfield, Beaver, and Gatineau. These<br />

festivals not only promote the sport but<br />

also advocate for the environment. They<br />

are generally geared toward more experienced<br />

paddlers, but the club also hosts<br />

day and weekend clinics for beginners,<br />

and winter pool sessions to help improve<br />

paddling strokes and rolling techniques.<br />

They also provide support with gear and<br />

equipment.<br />

Where to Begin Paddling – If you are<br />

local and want to get into whitewater paddling,<br />

are curious about it, or just want to<br />

improve paddling skills, you might want<br />

to consider connecting with the ADK. Or,<br />

consider taking lessons at Zoar Outdoor<br />

Adventure Center on the Deerfield River<br />

in Charlemont, Mass. In New England and<br />

the New York City area, there are other<br />

clubs such as the Vermont Paddles Club<br />

or Kayak & Canoe Club of New York.<br />

The benefits of joining a club and/or<br />

taking formal lessons are many. These<br />

options help you figure out whether you<br />

like the sport by easing you into it in a safe<br />

manner. It also enables you to get exposure<br />

to the different types of boats and<br />

equipment required to enter the sport.<br />

This alone can be a dizzying and expensive<br />

experience for newbies.<br />

Most clubs have loaner equipment at<br />

no cost which is included in your basic<br />

club membership. Club members are<br />

often also very generous with loaning<br />

equipment to beginners. Outfitters such<br />

as Zoar offer lessons and complete outfitting<br />

as part of their clinics. They teach<br />

fundamental river skills such as edging<br />

your kayak into turns, setting angles and<br />

ferrying across river currents, and performing<br />

river maneuvers like eddy turns<br />

and peel outs, to set you on a path toward<br />

confidently paddling on your own. The<br />

Sacandaga Outdoor Center in Hadley is<br />

another longstanding resource for paddling<br />

locally.<br />

River Classifications – A key aspect<br />

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novices and experts alike is understanding<br />

river classifications. The classifications<br />

describe the characteristics of a river and<br />

assign a difficulty level of a river. They<br />

are universally applied but are subjective<br />

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this is not always the case. Some rapids<br />

become more difficult at lower water levels<br />

because of exposed obstacles.<br />

The classification systems also do not<br />

consider the type of boat being paddled.<br />

Some rapids may present more challenges<br />

for rafts, while other rapids may be more<br />

difficult for a paddler in a kayak or open<br />

canoe. Finally, major events like ice storms<br />

See PADDLING 33 ▶


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or floods can change the shape of rapids,<br />

thus vastly altering their classification.<br />

The classifications are as follows:<br />

Class I – Moving water with a few riffles<br />

and small waves. Few or no obstructions.<br />

Class II – Easy rapids with smaller<br />

waves, clear channels that are obvious<br />

without scouting. Some maneuvering<br />

might be required. Class III – Rapids with<br />

high, irregular waves. Narrow passages<br />

that often require precise maneuvering.<br />

Classic IV – Long, difficult rapids with<br />

constricted passages that often require<br />

complex maneuvering in turbulent water.<br />

The course may be hard to determine,<br />

and scouting is often necessary. Classic<br />

5 – Extremely difficult, long, and very violent<br />

rapids with highly congested routes,<br />

which should be scouted from shore.<br />

Rescue conditions are difficult, and there<br />

is a significant hazard to life in the event<br />

of a mishap. Class VI – The difficulties of<br />

Class V carried to the extreme. Nearly<br />

impossible and very dangerous. For teams<br />

of experts only. Involves risk of life. Class<br />

VI rapids are not commercially raftable.<br />

Rivers and creeks can be incredible<br />

natural forces subject to change at<br />

any time. Fortunately, there are digital<br />

resources available from USGS, NOAA<br />

and others that let you monitor the conditions<br />

often in real time to help plan<br />

your trips. Understanding the classification<br />

systems and the factors that can<br />

alter them leads to more fun on the water<br />

and a safer experience. With respect to<br />

safety, paddlers should not paddle alone,<br />

they should always wear a personal flotation<br />

device (PFD), and should not<br />

overestimate their skill level and should<br />

always be mindful of weather and river<br />

classifications.<br />

◀ ED MARTUSCELLO<br />

TEACHING ME HOW TO ROLL<br />

IN THE FULTON COUNTY<br />

YMCA LAST WINTER.<br />

Local Places to Paddle – Within a<br />

one- to two-hour radius of the Capital<br />

Region and <strong>Adirondack</strong>s we are fortunate<br />

to have some fantastic whitewater<br />

resources. This is just a short list of local<br />

paddling opportunities:<br />

Hudson River – This iconic waterway<br />

offers experts and beginners alike some of<br />

the most incredible whitewater opportunities.<br />

The Upper Hudson, including the<br />

Indian River, has been a top destination<br />

for expert kayakers and whitewater rafting<br />

companies for decades. Trips and outfitters<br />

often originate out of the North Creek<br />

area and start on the Indian River which<br />

then joins the Hudson. This 14-mile paddle<br />

through “The Gorge,” which consists<br />

of class III-IV rapids can be an incredible<br />

experience that creates lifelong memories.<br />

For beginners, the section between<br />

North River and North Creek is a good<br />

option, with easy access just above the<br />

rest area on NY Route 28 in North River.<br />

This section of the river provides about<br />

five miles of slow-moving water, with a<br />

few Class I-II rapids, and some incredible<br />

scenery – which no doubt will make<br />

you want to come back for more. At the<br />

right water levels, the next section of the<br />

Hudson between North Creek, Riparious<br />

and Glen offers about 14 miles of Class<br />

I-III rapids. There is easy access to the<br />

river from North Creek behind the downtown<br />

pavilion. This section is livelier and<br />

has some incredible scenery.<br />

Schroon River – Down the road from<br />

the Hudson, but still part of its big brother’s<br />

tributary. The Schroon with the right<br />

water levels can also offer some beautiful<br />

views and lively Class I-III rapids.<br />

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offering some exhilarating<br />

rapids. Water levels<br />

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Sacandaga River – Another river with<br />

many branches that’s also a tributary<br />

of the Hudson River is the Sacandaga.<br />

With the right conditions, it offers many<br />

whitewater opportunities. One of the<br />

most popular, and reliable, due to dam<br />

releases is the Class I-III section between<br />

the Stewart’s Dam and the Hudson River.<br />

From the Sacandaga Outdoor Center in<br />

Hadley, kayaking, rafting, and tubing can<br />

all be experienced in a family-friendly<br />

atmosphere. But don’t let this three-mile<br />

stretch of river, which can be accessed<br />

just below the Stewart’s Dam, fool you.<br />

There are a few very powerful play waves<br />

on this stretch, and capsizing can lead to a<br />

long swim especially at the bottom of this<br />

run. If this occurs, you may find yourself<br />

starting your trip on the Sacandaga, and<br />

ending it several hundred yards down the<br />

Hudson River!<br />

Deerfield River – This diverse and historical<br />

river in our backyard runs for 76<br />

miles from southern Vermont through<br />

northwestern Massachusetts all the way<br />

to the Connecticut River. The popular Fife<br />

Brook section of the river is located in<br />

Charlemont, Mass., and is mostly beginner-friendly<br />

with Class I-II rapids – perfect<br />

for practicing and honing skills. There is<br />

also one Class III rapid called “Zoar Gap,”<br />

which if not respected will send paddlers for<br />

an exuberant swim. On weekends, onlookers<br />

often can be seen on the road above the<br />

Gap offering encouragement to those about<br />

to run it, and to witness the carnage that<br />

ensues to those that “swim” the gap.<br />

The Fife Brook section of the river<br />

offers over eight miles of paddling with<br />

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spectacular views, through pristine wilderness<br />

and many deep valleys. This is<br />

also a dam release, popular waterway<br />

pursued by several outdoor outfitters for<br />

fishing, rafting, tubing and kayaking. For<br />

a much more challenging experience just<br />

upstream of the Fife Brook, the Monroe<br />

Bridge section of the Deerfield (also called<br />

the “Dryway”), is another popular option<br />

for more expert paddlers. This section of<br />

the river, which is just shy of three miles<br />

long, offers Class III-IV level rapids and is<br />

also controlled by dam releases. If you’re<br />

interested in these rivers, consider one<br />

of the local outfitters for a trip, including<br />

Zoar Outdoor, Crabapple Whitewater, and<br />

Berkshire Outfitters.<br />

Moose and Beaver Rivers – Although<br />

not generally for beginners, I would<br />

be remiss if I didn’t mention these two<br />

fabled New York whitewater destinations.<br />

Each of these rivers offers some of the<br />

best scenery and most exhilarating and<br />

demanding Class IV-V rapids around. If<br />

interested, Alex Barham of Cazenovia, has<br />

some amazing online YouTube videos.<br />

In addition, the annual Beaver Festival<br />

attracts hundreds of the paddlers to this<br />

area on Labor Day weekend.<br />

My first brush with whitewater kayaking<br />

was over 35 years ago. I was on a whitewater<br />

rafting trip through the Hudson<br />

Gorge with friends from high school,<br />

and amongst the flotilla of over 20 rafts,<br />

there were about a dozen kayakers. As we<br />

entered the Indian River, which is about<br />

2.5 miles upstream of the Hudson, I was<br />

in awe of the sheer beauty of where I was<br />

– and the power of the water – and it only<br />

got better as the trip advanced through<br />

the “Gorge.” It was during this trip that I<br />

hatched the idea of someday running this<br />

in a kayak. I’m not sure if this will ever<br />

happen, but that’s OK.<br />

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By Paul E. Lemanski,<br />

MD, MS, FACP<br />

NON-MEDICATED LIFE<br />

Preventing Lyme Disease<br />

Medicines are a mainstay of<br />

American life and the healthcare<br />

system not only because they are<br />

perceived to work by the individuals<br />

taking them, but also because their<br />

benefit may be shown by the objective<br />

assessment of scientific study.<br />

Clinical research trials have shown<br />

that some of the medicines of Western<br />

science may reduce the risk of Type<br />

2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and<br />

cardiovascular death.<br />

In the first 109 installments of the<br />

Non-Medicated Life, a healthy lifestyle<br />

has been shown to accomplish naturally<br />

for the majority of individuals most<br />

of the benefits of medications in the<br />

prevention of the chronic medical conditions<br />

mentioned above. In addition,<br />

however, healthy lifestyle choices may<br />

also help prevent you from contracting<br />

several infectious diseases, including<br />

Lyme disease. Because Lyme disease<br />

is so widespread, the transmission so<br />

insidious, and the consequences so<br />

serious when recognized only later in<br />

its course, it is important to determine<br />

how simple actions and behaviors may<br />

actually help prevent Lyme disease in<br />

the first place.<br />

Lyme disease results from the<br />

transmission to a human of a corkshaped<br />

microscopic organism called<br />

a spirochete during the blood meal<br />

of an infected tick. The Lyme disease<br />

spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, was<br />

first described in Lyme, Connecticut in<br />

1977 and became a reportable disease<br />

US NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE<br />

Editor’s Note: This is the 110th in a<br />

series on optimal diet and lifestyle<br />

to help prevent and treat disease.<br />

Any planned change in diet, exercise<br />

or treatment should be discussed<br />

with and approved by your personal<br />

physician before implementation. The<br />

help of a registered dietitian in the<br />

implementation of dietary changes is<br />

strongly recommended.<br />

in the US in 1991; currently it is endemic<br />

in much of the Northeastern US.<br />

Preventing Lyme disease, which does<br />

require some effort, begins with understanding<br />

its phases and the seriousness of<br />

it. Lyme disease is a multisystem disease<br />

with clinical manifestations divided into<br />

three phases: early localized, early disseminated,<br />

and late disease. Early localized<br />

disease may begin a few days to one<br />

month after a tick bite and manifestations<br />

may include a target or bull’s eye rash,<br />

fatigue, mild headache, myalgias, arthralgias,<br />

and localized lymph node swelling.<br />

Early disseminated disease may occur<br />

weeks to months after a tick bite and manifestation<br />

may rarely include heart electrical<br />

conduction abnormalities, mild heart<br />

failure, and inflammation of the sack surrounding<br />

the heart.<br />

Fifteen-percent of infected, untreated<br />

patients may also manifest neurological<br />

disease such as infection of the membranes<br />

surrounding the brain with headache<br />

and stiff neck, as well as peripheral<br />

nerve symptoms of numbness or weakness.<br />

Sixty-percent of infected, untreated<br />

patients may have migratory joint pains<br />

without frank swelling or redness. Late<br />

Lyme disease typically involves intermittent<br />

or persistent arthritis with pain,<br />

swelling, and warmth in one or more large<br />

joints. Lyme disease consequences can be<br />

disabling and life altering and make efforts<br />

at prevention all the more important.<br />

As we acknowledge its seriousness,<br />

we must also point out that transmission<br />

of Lyme disease may be insidious.<br />

Individuals may present with late-stage<br />

Lyme and never recall a preceding tick<br />

bite. Lyme ticks are quite small, but if<br />

identified and removed the risk of transmission<br />

drops significantly. Moreover,<br />

treatment with a single dose of 200 mg of<br />

doxycycline within 72 hours of a bite may<br />

completely prevent infection. For this reason,<br />

prevention of Lyme disease begins<br />

with heightened awareness and a willingness<br />

to engage in careful self-examination<br />

especially after potential exposure in<br />

areas in which Lyme is endemic.<br />

Heightened awareness begins with<br />

recognizing the habitat of Lyme ticks and<br />

considering avoiding those areas of high<br />

tick density. Ticks like to climb tall grasses<br />

and plants that allow them to hitch a ride<br />

when a passing human or dog brushes<br />

against vegetation. For example, if hiking<br />

or walking, staying to the center of a trail or<br />

path, away from vegetation can significantly<br />

reduce possible exposure. Heightened<br />

awareness also includes checking for and<br />

removing ticks from both humans and<br />

dogs after outdoor activities. While dogs<br />

may be immunized against Lyme and may<br />

wear an insecticide laden collar, it is still<br />

possible for Lyme ticks to hitch a ride and<br />

subsequently bite a human.<br />

Routinely removing clothes after outdoor<br />

activities allows for careful self-examination<br />

using a mirror to help in viewing<br />

your back; examination of your scalp<br />

can be aided by a comb to part hair or a<br />

willing helper. During such self-examination<br />

placing your clothes in a dryer on<br />

high heat for five minutes will kill ticks and<br />

allow the clothes to be used again without<br />

washing. For those who do not have<br />

someone to help, the practice of routinely<br />

bathing within two hours of outdoor activities<br />

can remove ticks before they have<br />

had a chance to settle and bite.<br />

Prevention of Lyme disease is also<br />

aided by the use of protective clothing.<br />

Long pants, long-sleeve shirts, and<br />

light-colored clothing may allow ticks to<br />

be identified and removed before biting. If<br />

the clothes are also treated with the insect<br />

repellent permethrin, a study of 700 case<br />

patients and 1,000 controls, indicated an<br />

effectiveness of 40% in preventing Lyme<br />

disease. Among 82 outdoor workers studied<br />

in Rhode Island and Massachusetts,<br />

factory-impregnated permethrin clothing<br />

reduced tick bites by 58%.<br />

Prevention of Lyme disease is also<br />

aided by the use of tick repellents on<br />

exposed skin. Products containing<br />

DEET have been shown to effectively<br />

repel ticks and are generally well tolerated<br />

and safe when used on intact,<br />

exposed skin. Picaridin, a synthetic<br />

compound, based on natural plant<br />

extract also is effective, but, perhaps,<br />

less so than DEET. The use of tick repellents<br />

on intact, exposed skin in combination<br />

with the use of permethrin<br />

impregnated clothing probably offers<br />

the best tolerated, most effective barrier<br />

protection against Lyme ticks.<br />

Finally, it is important to point out<br />

that prolonged outdoor summer activities<br />

such as hiking in heavy brush,<br />

camping, and golfing with multiple forays<br />

into the rough, may expose an individual<br />

in endemic areas to a high-risk<br />

for Lyme disease; even in the absence<br />

of a tick bite or a symptom. It may, in<br />

my opinion, be a wise policy to discuss<br />

with your physician obtaining a blood<br />

test for Lyme at the end of a summer of<br />

such high-risk exposure.<br />

In summary, Lyme disease is a<br />

multisystem disease with serious<br />

health consequences. It’s prudent to<br />

take steps to minimize high-risk exposure<br />

to Lyme ticks. Such steps include<br />

avoidance of high tick density habitats,<br />

a careful examination and early<br />

removal of Lyme ticks after exposure, a<br />

shower within two hours of exposure,<br />

the use of permethrin treated clothing,<br />

and the use of DEET or Picaridin on<br />

intact, exposed skin. After a tick bite in<br />

an endemic area, treatment with doxycycline<br />

within 72 hours of the bite may<br />

prevent infection. After prolonged,<br />

high-risk exposure,<br />

even in the absence<br />

of a bite or a symptom,<br />

your physician<br />

may recommend<br />

blood testing for<br />

Lyme disease.<br />

Paul E. Lemanski,<br />

MD, MS, FACP is<br />

a board-certified internist practicing<br />

internal medicine and lifestyle<br />

medicine in Albany. Paul has a<br />

master’s degree in human nutrition,<br />

he’s an assistant clinical professor of<br />

medicine at Albany Medical College,<br />

and a fellow of the American College of<br />

Physicians (plemanski3@gmail.com).


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RACE RESULTS<br />

26TH ANNUAL CHARLTON HERITAGE 5K RUN<br />

June 3, <strong>2023</strong> • Old Red School House, Charlton<br />

MALE OVERALL<br />

1 Peter Fulgieri 18 Burnt Hills 15:39<br />

2 Chuck Terry 41 Albany 16:38<br />

3 Gregory Bogdan 27 Broadalbin 16:45<br />

FEMALE OVERALL<br />

1 Gabby Rao 26 Burnt Hills 19:21<br />

2 Kiera MacIntosh 13 Scotia 19:24<br />

3 Addison Cyr 14 Glenville 19:48<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 1 - 12<br />

1 Oliver Hooper 12 Glenville 19:00<br />

2 Liam Johnson 12 Glenville 19:37<br />

3 Lincoln Barclay 12 Ballston Spa 21:55<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 1 - 12<br />

1 Sadie Evers 8 Scotia 25:19<br />

2 June Bodenstab 10 Charlton 25:37<br />

3 Genevieve Burchett 10 Ballston Spa 26:48<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 13 - 15<br />

1 Ethan Owen 13 Glenville 18:23<br />

2 Luca Piccirillo 14 Glenville 18:55<br />

3 Jerry Ma 14 Clifton Park 19:16<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 13 - 15<br />

1 Kiera MacIntosh 13 Scotia 19:22<br />

2 Addison Cyr 14 Glenville 19:47<br />

3 Delaney Casey 14 Charlton 19:52<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 16 - 19<br />

1 Matthew Rounds 18 Ballston Spa 16:53<br />

2 Andrew Wade 19 Ballston Spa 17:42<br />

3 Cayden Robleno 16 Burnt Hills 18:05<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 16 - 19<br />

1 Nicole Boyea 17 Burnt Hills 25:00<br />

2 Alexandra Mills 17 Scotia 31:08<br />

3 Keira Smith 17 Scotia 31:08<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 24<br />

1 Evan Buckley 23 Burnt Hills 19:52<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 24<br />

1 Elizabeth Darling 24 Halfmoon 21:58<br />

2 Leigha Kosakowski 24 Colonie 54:52<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 25 - 29<br />

1 Anthony Umina 28 Slingerlands 25:27<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 25 - 29<br />

1 Jen Keefer 27 Charlton 28:39<br />

2 Abigail Volpe 29 Niskayuna 33:44<br />

3 Brittany Fahey 29 Burnt Hills 33:45<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 34<br />

1 Andy Gilchrist 31 Troy 21:05<br />

2 Brent Drapeau 32 Glenville 22:00<br />

3 Brian McHale 31 Burnt Hills 25:58<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 34<br />

1 Stefanie Berggren 31 Clifton Park 20:47<br />

2 Megan James 34 Charlton 21:13<br />

3 Sara Verga 33 Glenville 28:58<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 35 - 39<br />

1 Scott Moler 35 Ballston Spa 18:22<br />

2 Mike Marchese 36 Gansevoort 20:18<br />

3 Owen Hooper 39 Glenville 20:41<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 35 - 39<br />

1 Justine Lobosco 39 Ballston Spa 22:30<br />

2 Jessica Debach 37 Charlton 23:50<br />

3 Amanda Gonzalez-Barone 39 Scotia 23:50<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 44<br />

1 Cyler Beard 43 Glenville 19:28<br />

2 Vince Speenburgh 41 Burnt Hills 19:46<br />

3 Nicholas Lobosco 41 Ballston Spa 21:50<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 44<br />

1 Karen Busick 44 Piedmont 20:52<br />

2 Sammi Bodenstab 41 Charlton 22:38<br />

3 Renay Dippert 42 Latham 23:59<br />

MALE OVERALL<br />

1 Gio Lanza 15 Saratoga Springs 21:59<br />

2 Danny Gardner 21 Saratoga Springs 22:19<br />

3 Tom Portuese 41 Queensbury 22:32<br />

FEMALE OVERALL<br />

1 Emma Murray 16 Gansevoort 24:39<br />

2 Lillie Nye 17 Schenectady 25:33<br />

3 Sophia Murray 13 Gansevoort 27:40<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 1 - 14<br />

1 Andy Portuese 12 Queensbury 23:45<br />

2 Marcus Portuese 10 Queensbury 24:37<br />

3 William Tensen 10 Saratoga Springs 25:10<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 1 - 14<br />

1 Alice Armstrong 12 Schuylerville 29:21<br />

2 Olivia Moncrieff 11 Averill Park 29:23<br />

3 Bree Kelleher 11 Gloversville 31:38<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 15 - 19<br />

1 Walker Chapman 16 Saratoga Springs 22:44<br />

2 Emery Tausinger 18 Ticonderoga 22:52<br />

3 Max Vogel 15 Saratoga Springs 23:01<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 45 - 49<br />

1 Greg Ethier 49 Ballston Lake 19:13<br />

2 Wei Ma 45 Clifton Park 19:19<br />

3 Jason Greski 47 Scotia 19:38<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 45 - 49<br />

1 Laura Paolino 49 Burnt Hills 22:36<br />

2 Cheryl Marinucci 45 Clifton Park 23:45<br />

3 Theresa Delorenzo 45 Waterford 24:22<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 54<br />

1 Michael Coyne 51 Saratoga Springs 21:22<br />

2 Dan Gauvreau 52 Ballston Lake 26:18<br />

3 Patrick Clear 54 Fonda 28:05<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 54<br />

1 Kim Nuzzi 50 Glenville 27:55<br />

2 Theresa Balzer 51 Saratoga Springs 29:25<br />

3 Melissa Miller 52 Ballston Spa 29:55<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 55 - 59<br />

1 John Modoski 55 Amsterdam 23:45<br />

2 Dennis Quinn 58 Niskayuna 24:30<br />

3 Raymond Lebel 59 Ballston Lake 26:21<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 55 - 59<br />

1 Linda Novotny 59 Clifton Park 27:09<br />

2 Kathleen Tersigni 57 Burnt Hills 29:28<br />

3 Kelly Armer 56 Ballston Spa 29:47<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 64<br />

1 Ron Seyb 62 Ballston Spa 21:58<br />

2 Don Proulx 61 Saratoga Springs 23:46<br />

3 David Morton 60 Burnt Hills 30:46<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 64<br />

1 Tricia Johnston 61 Ballston Lake 29:51<br />

2 Melanie Ciampolillo 62 Troy 30:12<br />

3 Laurie Brann 62 Niskayuna 34:52<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 65 - 69<br />

1 Carmelo Rao 65 Burnt Hills 24:29<br />

2 Roy Mowrey 65 Gloversville 26:37<br />

3 Richard Smith 65 Charlton 28:18<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 65 - 69<br />

1 Marlene Bell 68 Charlton 29:27<br />

2 Denise Greene 67 Latham 32:23<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 74<br />

1 John Darsinos 71 Niskayuna 26:20<br />

2 Richard Bennett 71 Clifton Park 29:25<br />

3 Michael Holley 71 Ballston Lake 29:59<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 74<br />

1 Alice Carpenter 72 Delmar 38:20<br />

2 Helen Mead 70 Burnt Hills 55:20<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 75 - 79<br />

1 Dave Glass 76 Glenville 24:11<br />

2 Terry Smith 75 Galway 28:24<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 75 - 79<br />

1 Nancy Johnston 77 Ballston Lake 50:16<br />

2 Christine O’Connell 76 Charlton 60:19<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 80 - 84<br />

1 Jim Moore 83 Niskayuna 35:42<br />

TEAMS<br />

1 Pashley Run 4 Fun 26:27<br />

Anthony Umina, Sadie Evers, Sara Verga<br />

2 Charlton School 28:44<br />

Brian McHale, Patrick Clear, Camryn Miller<br />

3 O’Connell Family 30:05<br />

Timothy O’Connell, Caleb O’Connell, Ryan O’Connell<br />

Courtesy of Charlton Historical Society<br />

TUFF ENUFF 5K OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE<br />

June 3, <strong>2023</strong> • BOCES Campus, Saratoga Springs<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 15 - 19<br />

1 Logan Schlegel 16 Ballston Lake 29:04<br />

2 Kaitlin McDonough 18 Wilton 29:21<br />

3 Abbigail Newell 18 South Glens Falls 29:40<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 24<br />

1 Nathan Schmidt 23 Pottersville 22:40<br />

2 Jacob Meehan 20 Stillwater 26:59<br />

3 Ethan Jones 20 Saratoga Springs 28:46<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 24<br />

1 Maggie Partlow 20 Mechanicville 32:29<br />

2 Maggie Farr 22 Wilton 38:48<br />

3 Meghan Maloney 21 Clifton Park 39:06<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 25 - 29<br />

1 Chase Collins 25 Saratoga Springs 24:16<br />

2 Derek Chandler 26 Bradford, VT 25:06<br />

3 Jeremy Barss 28 Middle Grove 33:10<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 25 - 29<br />

1 Brooke Matrazzo 28 Greenfield Center 31:27<br />

2 Estefany Ferrero 27 Saratoga Springs 38:36<br />

3 Kristina Leamy 26 Delmar 41:44<br />

continued<br />

TUFF ENUFF 5K OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE cont.<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 34<br />

1 Nicholas Stokes 32 Ballston Spa 27:34<br />

2 Cesar Roca 31 Bay Shore 28:35<br />

3 Joseph Masten 33 Greenfield Center 29:43<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 34<br />

1 Ericka Stark 31 Schoharie 32:33<br />

2 Rachel Farstad 30 Ballston Spa 35:31<br />

3 Mariah Dolce 31 Menands 37:50<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 35 - 39<br />

1 Eric Parker 36 Schenectady 23:07<br />

2 Michael Bevilarqua 35 Schuylerville 23:45<br />

3 Matthew Torpey 35 Saratoga Springs 27:50<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 35 - 39<br />

1 Amber Mathias 38 Amsterdam 38:53<br />

2 Rose D’Ambro 35 Ballston Spa 39:14<br />

3 Nicole Soper 39 Broadalbin 41:36<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 44<br />

1 John Mihok 41 Schenectady 27:50<br />

2 Jeremy Mathias 43 Amsterdam 31:07<br />

3 John Carlino 42 Delmar 31:08<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 44<br />

1 Beth Portuese 41 Queensbury 32:19<br />

2 Kristen Onyon 44 Clifton Park 33:45<br />

3 Danielle Moreau 40 Ballston Lake 34:52<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 45 - 49<br />

1 Chris Moon 47 Glens Falls 27:09<br />

2 Jamin Mashaw 46 Saratoga Springs 35:42<br />

3 Daniel Epps 46 Gloversville 40:17<br />

12TH ANNUAL RAIL TRAIL TO THE FOOTBRIDGE 5K<br />

June 3, <strong>2023</strong> • Slate Valley Museum, Granville<br />

5K TRAIL/ROAD RACE<br />

MALE OVERALL<br />

1 Lou Pauquette 42 Cambridge 18:49<br />

2 Harry Birchmore 21 Middle Granville 19:19<br />

3 Jedidiah Mead 33 Colton 19:26<br />

FEMALE OVERALL<br />

1 Katie Duffy 37 Poultney, VT 19:27<br />

2 Susan Keely 58 Glens Falls 23:08<br />

3 Cristina Marchese 38 Queensbury 24:16<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 1 - 13<br />

1 Silas Aubrey 9 Granville 24:16<br />

2 Thomas Oswald 11 Salem 28:46<br />

3 Jeffrey Oswald 10 Salem 32:39<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 1 - 13<br />

1 Jordan Chapin 10 Pawlet, VT 27:51<br />

2 Mercy Aubrey 12 Granville 28:27<br />

3 Elise Zerbe 13 Granville 28:40<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 14 - 19<br />

1 Hayden Villarreal 14 Granville 19:40<br />

2 Parker Cornwall 14 Pawlet, VT 19:42<br />

3 Matt Ruigrok 15 Hampton 23:08<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Owen Burnham 20 West Pawlet, VT 19:57<br />

2 Benjamin Beckler 26 Middle Granville 20:41<br />

3 Caleb Aubrey 24 Granville 25:56<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Hannah Gould 24 Granville 28:29<br />

2 Stacy Aubrey 24 Granville 29:03<br />

3 Nicole Liebig 27 Rutland, VT 36:12<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 Joel Aubrey 35 Granville 23:49<br />

2 Richard Tisi 30 Granville 24:06<br />

3 Keenan Wittenberg 38 Queensbury 24:17<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 Amanda Clark 36 Pawlet, VT 25:29<br />

2 Holly Aubrey 34 Granville 29:05<br />

3 Christina Camara 36 Hampton 30:43<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Eric Montbriand 43 Wells, VT 20:44<br />

2 Eric Fiske 44 Granville 24:09<br />

3 Charles Oswald 45 Salem 24:22<br />

WHITEFACE UPHILL BIKE & FOOT RACES<br />

June 3, <strong>2023</strong> • Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, Wilmington<br />

BIKE RACE – 8 MILES, 3500 VERTICAL FEET<br />

MALE OVERALL<br />

1 Erik Levinsohn 33 Boston, MA 40:43<br />

2 Carson Miles 22 Ottawa, ON 41:53<br />

3 Austin Beard 20 Middlesex, VT 43:21<br />

FEMALE OVERALL<br />

1 Myriam Paquet 33 Montreal, QC 53:15<br />

2 Amber Ferreira 41 Concord, NH 55:23<br />

3 Jordan Norris 34 Beachburg, ON 56:03<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 19 & UNDER<br />

1 Clovis Sanscartier 17 Beaconsfield, QC 45:40<br />

2 Maxime Bourassa 16 Saint-Lambert, QC 45:58<br />

3 Max Corbett 16 West Shokan 49:59<br />

4 Zander Malanchuk 19 Columbia, PA 55:00<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 45 - 49<br />

1 Adele Mazzotti 45 Saratoga Springs 31:09<br />

2 Ann Ryan 47 Saratoga Springs 32:11<br />

3 Caren Dake 48 Gansevoort 35:58<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 54<br />

1 Mark Haworth 53 Saratoga Springs 31:52<br />

2 Richard Jones 54 Saratoga Springs 35:47<br />

3 Dave Cornell 53 Schuylerville 38:56<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 54<br />

1 Mary Ludolce 50 Latham 37:57<br />

2 Deborah Otto-Jones 50 Saratoga Springs 43:26<br />

3 Darci Novak 50 Broadalbin 54:00<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 55 - 59<br />

1 Jesse Ernst 55 Saratoga Springs 30:20<br />

2 Bob Turner 55 Saratoga Springs 35:49<br />

3 Darrow Mansfield 57 Greenfield Center 36:18<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 55 - 59<br />

1 Alison Coleman 57 Ballston Spa 54:09<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 64<br />

1 Chris Thomas 62 Saratoga Springs 25:01<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 64<br />

1 Sue Sullo 60 Gaylordsville, CT 35:28<br />

2 Ellen Fitzpatrick 62 Lake George 43:31<br />

3 Melinda Stewart 62 Middle Grove 47:02<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 65 - 69<br />

1 Bruce McCall 67 Greenfield Center 48:00<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 65 - 69<br />

1 Carol Gregg 66 Schenectady 52:37<br />

2 Dee Cogan 67 Fort Edward 59:19<br />

Courtesy of The Prevention Council<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Jennifer Zerbe 49 Granville 28:53<br />

2 Trinity Robin 40 Colton 30:29<br />

3 Shannon Grommes 49 New York 31:00<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Mike Smith 59 Argyle 21:02<br />

2 Vince Fiori 57 Halfmoon 26:36<br />

3 Lance Unkant 50 Granville 35:45<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Sally Aldous 52 Granville 32:07<br />

2 Judi Brown 57 Granville 34:12<br />

3 Sharon Leavens 51 Gansevoort 39:30<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69<br />

1 Christopher Kunkel 66 Oradell, NJ 26:05<br />

2 Ken Skelton 61 Granville 26:12<br />

3 Mark Schachner 68 Lake George 27:40<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69<br />

1 Mary-Jane Huntley 67 Queensbury 30:17<br />

2 Karen Beckler 62 Middle Granville 37:57<br />

3 Barbara Joudry 63 Queensbury 49:09<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 79<br />

1 Mark Sager 72 Glens Falls 25:16<br />

2 Thomas Blaise 78 Hartford 38:07<br />

3 Jim Cunningham 78 Ticonderoga 39:54<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 79<br />

1 Jill Pederson 72 Lake George 30:57<br />

2 Candi Schermerhorn 76 Diamond Point 39:02<br />

3 Linda Ellingsworth 70 Granville 39:22<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 80 - 89<br />

1 Norman Stevens 81 Moreau 30:24<br />

NON-BINARY<br />

1 Alex Hilliar 33 Poultney, VT 25:12<br />

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FEMALE OVERALL<br />

1 Autumn Camara 6 Hampton 6:17<br />

2 Keira Frasier 6 Granville 6:30<br />

3 Rylee Blaise 5 8:07<br />

MALE OVERALL<br />

1 Kylo Steves 6 Granville 7:28<br />

2 Eben Moore 8 Hampton 7:36<br />

3 Aiden Newton 5 7:52<br />

Courtesy of Rail Trail to the Footbridge<br />

5 Lucas Mayodon 11 Lachine, QC 1:18:25<br />

6 Brody Lestor 9 Ballston Spa 1:43:37<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Felix Lessard 27 Montreal, QC 46:04<br />

2 Anthony Cao 27 New York City 46:25<br />

3 Austin Neuf 20 Northport 47:17<br />

4 Sopher Matan 21 Englewood, NJ 47:44<br />

5 Aiden Jasmin 24 Alstead, NH 50:47<br />

6 Mark Edwards 29 Poughkeepsie 51:42<br />

7 Graham Daly 24 Ottawa, ON 51:50<br />

8 Evan Kealey 24 Ottawa, ON 52:04<br />

9 Chris Welch 24 Barneveld 53:56<br />

10 Clement Sollier 27 Montreal, QC 55:09<br />

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38 <strong>Adirondack</strong> <strong>Sports</strong><br />

WHITEFACE UPHILL BIKE & FOOT RACES cont.<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Abbie Sullivan 27 Manlius 56:30<br />

2 Kelly Letarte Honan 29 Lima 1:40:09<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 David Talbott 34 New Canaan, CT 43:43<br />

2 Cameron Cogburn 37 Arlington, MA 44:30<br />

3 Alan Boguslawski 30 Gardner, MA 47:22<br />

4 Adrian Walton 39 Ottawa, ON 48:20<br />

5 Jerome McNicoll 39 Montreal, ON 48:31<br />

6 Eric Donten 31 Milford, PA 48:44<br />

7 Steven Moxley 35 Clarence Creek, ON 51:52<br />

8 Michael Ballard 32 Lake Placid 52:08<br />

9 Peter Cort 32 Nashua, NH 52:26<br />

10 Steve Frechette 31 Victoriaville, QC 52:50<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 Jane Vigneau 32 Williston, VT 58:00<br />

2 Sara Everson 32 Ottawa, ON 1:02:52<br />

3 Julie Beauchemin 38 1:08:45<br />

4 Sonya Bodick 38 Womelsdorf, PA 1:09:28<br />

5 Kara Gorgos 35 Binghamton 1:10:24<br />

6 Sandra Leary 38 Fredonia 1:12:38<br />

7 Kelsie Eckert 36 Campton, NH 1:30:26<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Garrett Wagner 42 Webster 46:25<br />

2 Mathieu Moreau 40 Victoriaville, QC 47:49<br />

3 Yaron Spitzer 43 Montreal, QC 49:17<br />

4 JP Leclerc 42 Lachine, QC 50:23<br />

5 Philippe Guindon 46 Gatineau, QC 50:40<br />

6 Dan Bauch 43 Brookline, MA 51:12<br />

7 Nicholas Fanaras 47 Amesbury, MA 52:49<br />

8 Joe Shaw 42 Belmont, MA 55:33<br />

9 Kevin Tilton 41 Conway, NH 56:16<br />

10 Matt Banach 41 Lee, MA 57:15<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Jodi Wendland 41 Ottawa, ON 56:42<br />

2 Chris Poliquin 45 Conway, NH 1:01:05<br />

3 Annabelle Fecteau 42 Longueuil, QC 1:01:57<br />

4 Petra Meier 42 Brushton 1:06:21<br />

5 Saija Chadha 47 Ottawa, ON 1:09:12<br />

6 Amelie Breard 41 Montreal, QC 1:18:19<br />

7 Joey Scollan 40 Merrimack, NH 1:35:09<br />

8 Sara Ture 48 Rush 1:40:39<br />

9 Janelle Hangen 41 Jericho, VT 1:52:46<br />

10 Meera Ruprelia 45 Brockville, ON 1:53:52<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Martin St. Pierre 51 Gatineau, QC 46:53<br />

2 Robert Duncan Douglas 58 Lake Placid 49:32<br />

3 Marc Lennox 52 Ottawa, ON 49:37<br />

4 James Stafford 59 New Paltz 55:33<br />

5 Tom Olds 59 Coatesville, PA 56:47<br />

6 Eric Model 53 Short Hills, NJ 57:12<br />

7 Thorsten Dennerline 51 Bennington, VT 59:22<br />

8 Yves Poirier 57 Apple Hill, ON 1:00:27<br />

9 Christian Simard 51 Gloucester, ON 1:00:38<br />

10 Peter Gasperini 58 Sleepy Hollow 1:00:42<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Sheila Kealey 59 Ottawa, ON 1:09:26<br />

2 Donna Wilson 55 Easthampton, MA 1:19:43<br />

3 Shannon Wilson 51 Brockville, ON 1:28:21<br />

4 Ann Cunningham 56 Delmar 1:36:17<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69<br />

1 Lawrence Reed 66 Springfield, VT 55:43<br />

2 David Melchior 64 Brooklyn 59:47<br />

3 Michael Johnson 62 Honesdale, PA 59:50<br />

4 Rich Karaz 62 Remsen 1:02:52<br />

5 Keith Mahoney 61 Dunrobin, ON 1:02:54<br />

6 Jeff Litchfield 63 Concord, NH 1:03:26<br />

7 Andrew Melnychenko 61 Alpine 1:03:28<br />

CAPITAL REGION HEART WALK & RUN 5K<br />

June 4, <strong>2023</strong> • Harriman Campus, Albany<br />

MALE OVERALL<br />

1 Ricky Pearce 47 Albany 18:34<br />

2 Raymond Kinzie 15 21:01<br />

3 Daniel Abbott 14 Schenectady 21:11<br />

FEMALE OVERALL<br />

1 Kelsey McMillen 23 Voorheesville 25:41<br />

2 Kara Diveglia 32 Albany 26:04<br />

3 Kristen Brooke 45 Latham 26:59<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 1 - 14<br />

1 Rocco Constantino 12 Amsterdam 23:34<br />

2 Devin Dietz 12 Northville 24:08<br />

3 Jackson Green 9 Johnstown 24:38<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 1 - 14<br />

1 Gerogiana Constantino 7 Amsterdam 39:54<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 15 - 19<br />

1 Andrew Shiely 15 Schenectady 22:56<br />

2 Brandon Shiely 15 Schenectady 24:38<br />

3 Matt Perry 19 Amsterdam 26:02<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 15 - 19<br />

1 Mackenna Keys 19 Queensbury 38:06<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Ryan Moon 23 Albany 22:51<br />

2 Matt Hastings 20 Niskayuna 23:59<br />

3 Chris Audi 26 Albany 24:10<br />

8 Mike Dooley 62 Lee, MA 1:03:48<br />

9 Carl Hubel 67 Pittsburgh, PA 1:04:02<br />

10 Paul Hermes 65 Guilford, CT 1:04:07<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69<br />

1 Kathleen Schwenk 61 Corfu 1:05:28<br />

2 Melissa Maurer 61 Pipersville, PA 1:15:08<br />

3 Donna Moody 61 Lake Placid 1:15:59<br />

4 Sherrie Kingsley 64 Cooperstown 1:17:06<br />

5 Diane Sefani 61 Conklin 1:40:57<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 79<br />

1 Michael McCusker 74 Buckland, MA 1:12:47<br />

2 Chris Armen 70 Easthampton, MA 1:14:03<br />

3 Robert Cochran 72 Richmond, VT 1:15:39<br />

4 Michael Brauer 73 Phoenicia 1:18:47<br />

5 Jeremy Coleman 75 Shelburne Falls, MA 1:36:06<br />

6 Rene Ruel 74 Bridgewater, NJ 1:47:54<br />

7 Jean-Claude Leclerc 79 1:48:08<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 80 & OVER<br />

1 Bill Ingraham 83 Scituate, ME 1:50:15<br />

MALE: CLYDESDALE<br />

1 Karl Lipsky 34 Morristown, VT 1:01:40<br />

2 Nic Vosburg 33 Vestal 1:06:15<br />

3 James Sabatino 57 Southwick, MA 1:14:59<br />

FOOT RACE – 8 MILES, 3500 VERTICAL FEET<br />

MALE OVERALL<br />

1 AJ Beers 27 Manlius 1:01:44<br />

2 Jeremy Drowne 46 West Chazy 1:05:57<br />

3 Jacob Erdman 27 Lake George 1:12:34<br />

FEMALE OVERALL<br />

1 Elizabeth Izzo 31 Lake Placid 1:18:44<br />

2 Janne Rand 39 Saratoga Springs 1:28:18<br />

3 Renee Lewis 26 Utica 1:30:50<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 19 & UNDER<br />

1 Grayson Roberts 18 Winthrop 1:47:20<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Paul Ford 28 Jay 1:30:53<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Liana Edwards 26 Milton, VT 1:45:44<br />

2 Shauna Fliss 26 Saranac Lake 1:50:20<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 Ben Leblanc 32 Saranac Lake 1:13:11<br />

2 Luke Tyrrell 34 Saranac 1:14:46<br />

3 Zachary Miller 33 Nashua, NH 1:15:24<br />

4 Brian Woods 38 Lake Placid 1:16:41<br />

5 Nathaniel Muzzy 31 Peru 1:33:35<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 Christine Mulvihill 34 Lake Placid 1:36:40<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Kyle Smith 46 Westport 1:22:45<br />

2 John Langford 41 Wilmington 1:36:58<br />

3 Ryan Weber 42 Greentown, PA 1:37:59<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Colleen Porter 46 Lake Placid 1:37:53<br />

2 Renee Towne 42 Lake Placid 1:42:07<br />

3 Malgorzata Rokoszak 42 Staten Island 1:46:31<br />

4 Aisha Young 48 Wilmington 1:47:11<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Jason Amoriell 54 Peru 1:22:00<br />

2 Loring Porter 58 Lake Placid 1:39:30<br />

3 George Lange 52 Lockport 1:41:33<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Marie Bauer 56 Steamboat Springs, CO 1:33:39<br />

2 Darci Whitney 56 Lake Placid 1:49:42<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69<br />

1 Robert Pelletier 62 Montreal, QC 1:33:11<br />

2 Dennis Brinkworth 62 Buffalo 1:50:02<br />

3 Charles Shene 61 Canton 1:53:59<br />

Courtesy of Whiteface Region Visitors Bureau<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Cait Wood 23 Cohoes 27:25<br />

2 Jordyn Sommo 23 Guilderland 27:30<br />

3 Samantha Twart 29 Niskayuna 31:08<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 Graig Carbino 39 Mechanicville 21:20<br />

2 Conor Daley 34 Duanesburg 23:00<br />

3 Eric Brady 34 Cohoes 26:58<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 Kacie McKeown 30 Waterford 27:27<br />

2 Shannon Dechick 32 Queensbury 28:12<br />

3 Valeria Pizarro 32 12203 29:00<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Thaddeus Andris 48 Ballston Spa 24:00<br />

2 Mike Daoust 48 Liverpool 24:29<br />

3 Solon Boomer-Jenks 43 Albany 25:13<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Ilana Harwayne-Gidan 43 Delmar 28:22<br />

2 Chelsey Fu 40 Clifton Park 29:32<br />

3 Kelly Green 45 Johnstown 30:24<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Vince Fiori 57 Clifton Park 26:15<br />

2 John Bleichert 54 Albany 28:30<br />

3 Adam Groesbeck 52 Delmar 29:07<br />

continued<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Angela Culligan 59 East Greenbush 32:38<br />

2 Kathy Fitzpatrick 57 34:03<br />

3 Demetria Koninis 56 Saratoga Springs 34:40<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69<br />

1 Mick Wainman 63 East Greenbush 32:38<br />

WILMINGTON WHITEFACE 100K & 50K MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES<br />

June 4, <strong>2023</strong> • Preston Festival Field, Wilmington<br />

100K RACE<br />

Top 3 Overall, Top 1 Division & NY Finishers<br />

MALE OVERALL<br />

1 Erik Levinsohn 33 Boston, MA 4:15:53<br />

2 John Day 36 Norton, MA 4:18:25<br />

3 Jan Wellford 42 Keene 4:20:13<br />

FEMALE OVERALL<br />

1 Jodi Wendland 41 Ottawa, ON 5:47:10<br />

2 Mallory Christofferson 32 Richford 5:52:50<br />

3 Lilli Thomas 20 Ottawa, ON 6:02:18<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 1 - 19<br />

1 Caleb Bradshaw 18 Newburyport, MA 4:22:31<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Emile Hamm 24 Ottawa, ON 4:20:31<br />

5 Logan Van Buren 23 Witherbee 5:13:28<br />

7 Diego Schillaci 20 New Paltz 5:41:00<br />

8 Zak Field 29 Nedrow 7:17:26<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Caitlin Dertinger 28 Ottawa, ON 6:21:15<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 Aaron Newell 30 Jay 4:22:02<br />

4 Marty Christofferson 34 Richford 4:45:05<br />

7 Tom Eickelberg 34 New Paltz 4:58:02<br />

10 James Keyzer 39 Greenfield Center 5:11:04<br />

11 Patrick Carey 38 Lake Placid 5:21:30<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 Jacqueline Chimiak 31 Saratoga Springs 7:44:56<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Kevin Bouchard-Hall 41 Elizabethtown 4:27:24<br />

9 Dustin Hannum 44 Rochester 5:13:06<br />

11 Travis Funk 45 Pelham Manor 5:20:26<br />

15 Damian Wright 47 New York 5:35:59<br />

24 Mike Fowler 43 Minoa 6:13:05<br />

26 Karim El-Antably 41 New York 6:16:15<br />

27 James Neu 41 Brooklyn 6:21:14<br />

28 Michael Gregg 46 Schenectady 6:21:38<br />

33 Bill Tyler 45 Fairport 6:40:28<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Adrianne Pelton 43 Berwyn, PA 6:41:35<br />

3 Lauren Gregg 45 Keene 6:51:51<br />

4 Tiffany Gallagher 44 Liverpool 7:07:47<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Bryan Haas 50 Southbury, CT 5:13:06<br />

7 Bob Sweet 53 Vestal 5:37:31<br />

88 Bryan McGurn 53 New Paltz 6:34:07<br />

20 Jason Pare 51 Au Sable Forks 6:42:44<br />

24 Doug Bohl 54 Potsdam 6:56:22<br />

25 Paul Buehler 52 Elizabethtown 7:00:09<br />

29 Sven Borho 56 New York 7:50:10<br />

30 Imre Jeszek 53 Westhampton 7:50:11<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Andrea Vantucci 55 Babylon 6:22:37<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69<br />

1 David Waltz 64 Waban, MA 5:34:54<br />

2 Kevin Higgins 63 Stillwater 6:18:13<br />

3 Bob Ketchell 67 Au Sable Forks 6:31:20<br />

4 John Caffrey 62 Hauppauge 6:31:50<br />

5 Eric Meredith 62 Webster 6:54:46<br />

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FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69<br />

1 Kirsten Leblanc 60 Broadalbin 28:00<br />

2 Patty Kilgore 62 Malta 34:10<br />

3 Marion Oswald 66 Old Forge 36:08<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 79<br />

1 George Oswald 71 Old Forge 30:27<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 79<br />

1 Mary Ann Macri 71 Albany 40:58<br />

Courtesy of American Heart Association<br />

50K RACE<br />

Top 3 Overall, Top 1 Division & NY Finishers<br />

MALE OVERALL<br />

1 Oscar Bereznai 14 Ottawa, ON 2:03:53<br />

2 Olivier Lebel 30 Blainville, QC 2:05:42<br />

3 Joel Nashett 41 Ausable Forks 2:06:24<br />

FEMALE OVERALL<br />

1 Jennifer Brubaker 47 Manheim, PA 2:40:19<br />

2 Sara Everson 32 Ottawa, ON 2:43:17<br />

3 Trish Vantucci 58 Hilton 2:55:24<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 1 - 19<br />

1 Benjamin Batchelor 16 Ottawa, ON 2:27:50<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Aaron Hesseltine 24 Saranac Lake 2:44:18<br />

2 Aidan Vogl 23 Plattsburgh 3:08:33<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 - 29<br />

1 Alice Menis 24 Albany 2:58:03<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 30 - 39<br />

1 Brantley Beach 34 Keene 2:08:25<br />

2 Peter Gobel 38 Clifton Park 2:08:40<br />

4 Kiel Vanwagner 39 Gansevoort 3:06:25<br />

5 Jacob Wilcox 39 Schenectady 3:57:12<br />

6 Matt Goodwin 39 Niskayuna 3:57:14<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Graeme Maclennan 49 Morristown, NJ 2:07:41<br />

2 Corey Hamelin 45 Morrisonville 2:12:04<br />

3 Matthew Cook 46 Saranac Lake 2:25:37<br />

5 Adam Pethick 44 Peru 2:28:45<br />

8 Pawel Rokoszak 42 Staten Island 2:50:39<br />

9 Jordan Hand 40 Jay 2:50:39<br />

10 Tim Coughlin 48 Liverpool 2:52:57<br />

11 Scott Ward 43 Jay 3:07:14<br />

12 Connor Sutton 42 Ogdensburg 3:23:16<br />

13 Matthew Zadroga 42 Wilmington 3:29:25<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 - 49<br />

1 Maja Kostic 47 Gatineau, QC 4:01:20<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 William McGreevy 59 Wilmington 2:12:48<br />

2 David Husband 55 Morrisonville 2:17:40<br />

6 Yves Poirier 57 Peru 2:40:39<br />

7 Steven Vogl 55 Plattsburgh 2:41:51<br />

8 Earl Gregory 54 Jay 2:43:34<br />

9 Bernie Landa 51 Clifton Park 2:47:19<br />

10 Thomas Hesseltine 53 Saranac Lake 2:52:46<br />

11 Hugh Babowal 56 Chappaqua 3:00:44<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 - 59<br />

1 Tanya Deeks 58 Cornwall, ON 3:02:31<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69<br />

1 Dan Courneene 62 Plattsburgh 2:22:22<br />

2 William Bunn 64 Morrisonville 2:27:05<br />

5 James Walker 62 Lake Placid 2:51:11<br />

6 James Kilduff 62 Saratoga Springs 3:40:59<br />

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 - 69<br />

1 Sandra Kerr 62 Pipersville, PA 3:10:00<br />

MALE AGE GROUP: 70 - 79<br />

1 Samuel Osborne 70 Burlington, VT 2:45:25<br />

SINGLESPEED: MALE<br />

1 Sean Rothe 38 Goffstown, NH 2:26:15<br />

Courtesy of <strong>Adirondack</strong> <strong>Sports</strong> Council<br />

Albany Ride For Missing Children<br />

Friday, Sept. 22 • Southern Saratoga YMCA, Clifton Park<br />

Riding exclusively in Saratoga County<br />

Proceeds benefit National Center For Missing and Exploited Children<br />

Info/Register: give.missingkids.org/theride<br />

Email: AlbanyRFMC@gmail.com • Phone: 518-847-6279<br />

Facebook: Albany RFMC Ride Family


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