Congratulations to this year’s racers!
The 5th Annual Amy’s Race was held October 2, 2021, and virtually Oct. 1-3.
The in-person event was held on October 2nd at Amy’s Park in Bolton. Due to COVID, runners also had the option to run virtually, meaning they could choose to run the usual race route at Amy’s Park Preserve in Bolton Landing anytime the weekend of October 1st, or run 4.5 miles wherever they were located. We had participation all across New York State, and even as far away as Colorado!
This year’s race included 27 runners who participated at Amy’s Park on Oct. 2, and an additional 8 who ran virtually. Rankings are provided for runners at Amy’s Park only, since the tracks of virtual runners varied.
The overall in-person male winner was Shaun Donegan, who finished the race in 35 minutes and 37 seconds. The in-person female winner was Kaley Bell, a fifth time Amy’s racer, who finished the race in 43 minutes and 1 second. The remaining top finishers of the in-person race were Alex James, Ian Cutting, Madison Brand, and Jordan Weatherhead, who all finished the 4.5 mile rugged race in under 51 minutes.
About Amy’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 was spearheaded in 2017 by the LGLC’s Next Generation (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. Over its 5-year tenure, the race has gathered 274 racers and grossed over $20,000 for LGLC programs, while bringing awareness to the special nature of the Amy’s Park Preserve, the importance of the Indian Brook area and the exciting Bolton Hub Recreational Initiative.
2020: 4th Annual VIRTUAL Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) hosted its 4th Annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake this year on the weekend of Oct 1, 2020. Due to COVID, the race was held “virtually”, meaning that runners could choose to run the usual race route at Amy’s Park Preserve in Bolton Landing or run 4.5 miles wherever they were located.
The 2020 race included 72 competitors, the most of any race year, with 48 running locally at Amy’s Park and 24 running at other locations including Colorado, Maine, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other parts of New York State.
The overall winner, Volker Burkowski, was also the defending 2018 and 2019 champion, who finished the race in 40 minutes and 9 seconds. The female winner, also a defending champion, was Kaley Bell, a fourth time Amy’s racer, who finished the race in 42 minutes and 9 seconds. The remaining top finishers were Matt Haley, Brian Dillenbeck, Sarah Haley and Donna Hamilton, who all finished the 4.5 mile rugged race in under 54 minutes.
Sponsors for the 2020 race included the Wolgin Family, Sotheby’s International Realty: Marylou Pinckney and Amy Pinckney, Hinckley Allen, Frank Webb Home, Bolton Landing Brewing Company, Sidekick Creative and Lake George Family Dentistry.