Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) will host its second annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake (Amy’s Race) at Amy’s Park located in north Bolton on Saturday, September 29. The race course, which is 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. Registrations for the race can be made online for $25 per person or the morning of the race for $30 (registration opens at 7 am). Information and the registration form is at www.lglc.org/events-and-programs/amys-race.
The first 50 people to register will receive a custom tie-died bandana printed with the news Amy’s Race logo, designed by committee members Harry Caldwell and Sydnie Wells. In addition, every runner who completes the race will receive a commemorative etched wooden medal in the shape of a maple leaf, designed, created and donated by Adirondack Etching.
The race will begin at 9 am, with hand-timing from Underdog Race Timing, and will be followed by a prize ceremony and celebration at the trailhead at 10:15 am. Winners of the race will receive hydration packs from Salomon and pints of local maple syrup from Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Baked goodies 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.
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, a gift basket from Silverwood Home & Gallery, and gift cards to Cantina Saratoga and The Wind Chill Factory (must be present to win). The Race and after-party are open to all ages and are open to those that are not participating in the running of the race.
Top sponsors of the 2018 Race are The Wolgin Family, Salomon, Adirondack Etching, Bolton Landing Brewing Company, Lake George 12ster, LOCALadk Magazine, and Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. A complete list of sponsors, as well as other event details and an online registration form can be found at www.lglc.org/events-and-programs/amys-race.
In October of 2017, the LGLC’s inaugural Amy’s Race brought out 60 runners and the course was 5 miles long. The winner finished in 37 minutes and 30 seconds. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with runners commenting on the immense beauty of the preserve and the trail, the great organization of the volunteers and the overall amount of fun they had running the challenging course. The only request was to modify the course to be entirely on trails, which was implemented for this year’s Race.
Created to bring attention to the LGLC’s mission of protecting the land that protects the lake, the race also directly demonstrates the holistic benefits of conserving natural resources while also providing recreational opportunities. The event is organized and spearheaded by the LGLC’s Next Generation Committee (NextGen), a volunteer group of young professionals inspired by their love for Lake George and dedicated to created engaging events for its communities.