The Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) NextGen Committee is set to host its third annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake (Amy’s Race) at Amy’s Park located in north Bolton on Saturday, September 28th.
The race, a true trail run, is a rugged 4.5 miles/7.2 kilometers in length, is entirely off-road, and goes over brooks, up hills and through the scenic marshes of the 500-acre preserve. All ages are welcome to compete, and friends and family are encouraged to attend to cheer on the competitors.
The first 50 people to register for the race will receive a custom vinyl sticker with the new Amy’s Race logo, designed by sponsor Sidekick Creative. In addition, every runner who completes the race will receive a commemorative etched wooden medal, designed, created and donated by Glens Falls-based Adirondack Etching.
The race begins at 9 am, with hand timing from Underdog Race Timing, and will be followed by a medal ceremony and celebration at the trailhead at 10:15 am. Winners of the race will receive hydration packs and goodies from Salomon and pints of local maple syrup from Trout Lake Club. Music, baked goods and drinks from Tops Friendly Markets, granola bars from CLIF Bar and beer tastings from Bolton Landing Brewing Company will be available until the last runner crosses the finish line; all are welcome to join.
An after-party will be held at Bolton Landing Brewing Company starting at 11 am and will feature food and drinks for purchase, half-price food for all runners, Amy’s Race merchandise for sale, and a raffle. Raffle prizes include two pairs of trail running sneakers from Salomon, 4 day-passes to Rocksport Indoor Climbing Gym, a $25 gift card to Barkeater Chocolates, and two $25 gift cards to iRun Local (must be present to win). The Race and after-party are both open to the public.
This year, the LGLC will be unveiling its brand new Amy’s Park parking lot and kiosk for the start and finish of the race, both of which are a part of the Bolton Recreational Hub Initiative (the Hub). The LGLC, along with the Town of Bolton, have been unveiling elements of the Hub plan and these enhancements to Amy’s Park are part of the larger initiative to make improvements to preserves within the town as a way of improving user experience and raising awareness for the importance of land protection and conservation for water quality. All proceeds from this 2019 race will go towards the Hub Initiative.
In September of 2018, the 2nd Annual Amy’s Race brought out 60 runners with the overall winner and top male competitor, organizers said. Volker Burkowski finished in 37 minutes and 34 seconds. The top female competitor, Ann Mary Baker, finished in 42 minutes and 10 seconds and was third overall.
Registrations for the race can be made online for $30 per person or the morning of the race (registration and bib pick up opens at 7:30 am). More information and registration can be found online.