Monday, October 7, 2019

LGLC Reports Successful 3rd Annual Race for the Lake

Amys Race start by Amanda MetzgerThe Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) hosted its 3rd annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake at Amy’s Park in Bolton on Saturday, September 28th. This year’s race included 52 competitors ranging in ages between 23-72, and another 20 Next Generation (NextGen) Committee members and volunteers who helped organize and run the successful event.

The overall winner, Volker Burkowski, was also the defending 2018 champion, who shaved one minute off of his time and finished the rugged 4.5-mile-race in 36 minutes and 8 seconds. The female winner this year was Kaley Bell, a third-time Amy’s racer, who finished the race in 41 minutes and 5 seconds. The remaining top finishers were Alex James, Jonathan Peffley, AnnMary Baker and Beth Pietrangelo, who all finished the race in under 47 minutes. A complete list of race results can be seen online.

Created to bring attention to the LGLC’s mission of protecting the land that protects the lake, the race also hopes to demonstrate the holistic benefits of conserving natural resources while also providing recreational opportunities. The event was spearheaded in 2017 by the LGLC’s NextGen Committee, a group of young professionals committed to bringing awareness to LGLC’s mission by organizing innovative events geared towards engaging communities around the lake.

This year’s race proceeds, which grossed over $4,000, will all go towards advancing the Bolton Recreational Hub plan, which the Committee has been fundraising for throughout the year. Photos from the event as well as the complete list of competitors and their times can be seen on the LGLC’s page on Facebook.

Photo of Amys Race start by Amanda Metzger.

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