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New Date: June 19, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wilmington Whiteface Whiskey Run has been postponed until June 19, 2021.
*New* this year! Introducing a 5k Run/Walk!
A historical society organizing a whiskey run - what's the deal? Well it seems the town of Wilmington has a long history with whiskey, sometimes checkered, sometimes not, but pervasive and significant. You see it was Wilmington which supplied American troops with good rye whiskey as part of their daily rations during the war of 1812. Being a small, quiet Northern village close to the Canadian border, Wilmington became a safe haven for moonshiners, bootleggers and rum runners transporting illicit spirits across the border during Prohibition. Even to this day, Wilmington is home to the oldest whiskey barrel cooperage in the Northeast. With its abundant natural beauty (we're inside the 6 million acre Adirondack Park), athletic bend (the Winter Olympics were held in the region. Twice!), and our somewhat sordid history, it just seemed like a pretty darned good idea to us.Followed by the Wilmington Whiteface Heritage Festival with Whiskey history-related events & whiskey tasting, food, entertainment & music, raffles, and beautiful scenery!
Following the race is the awards ceremony with food available for purchase at Festival Field. Run participants will receive a t-shirt, a “swag bag” filled with quality local goods, and a totally unique finishers medal. !NEW! Runner's Raffle Drawing following awards (Must be present to win)!
5k Run - Buses to the start line will begin at 8:30am and will take runners to the start line on Fox Farm Road (KOA). Please arrive early!
10k Run- (race must be completed by 11:30 AM to qualify as race finisher)
Remember to run on the left side of the road facing traffic. Water stations are located at approximately the 3K, 5 K and 8 K locations. Porta-potty available at the 5K location.
Packet pick-up: 8 am- 9:15 am at the registration booth at Festival Field on Springfield Road
Race-day registration (5k - $30, 10k - $35) is available the day of the event from 8:00am – 9:15am at the registration booth.
Proceeds to benefit the Wilmington Historical Society
5k - $20 price increases on May 15 to $25, and increases the day of the race to $30
10k- $25, price increases on May 15 to $30, and increases the day of the race to $35
Parking: At the Town Offices Parking Lot across from Festival Field, at the “village garage” lot across the street from Festival Field and on-street parking on west side of Springfield Road (NOT in the running lane on Springfield Road).
Prizes: Awards and prizes will be presented at 11:45 am. Awards for top three overall finishers, male and female, as well as top 3 male and female finishers in each age category, age as of race day. 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Runners' Raffle drawn after awards.
Lunch: Food for purchase from Papa Duke's BBQ and Green Goddess Foods is available at Festival Field on race day.
Sponsorships Available! Title Sponsorship: $2000, Presenting sponsorship: $1000, Bourbon: $500, Rye: $250, Moonshine: $100. If interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the Wilmington Historical Society at email@example.com by May 1st. All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Historical Society.
Come for the Run and Stay for the Day!
All other Wilmington attractions and activities are open for the entire weekend: the Wilmington Town Beach, the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, High Falls Gorge, the gondola at Whiteface Mountain, the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway, mountain biking trails, fishing the AuSable River. See www.whitefaceregion.com for more details and for dining and lodging information.
We are a 501 (c)(3), New York chartered Historical Society founded in 2003 with the goal to collect, document, interpret, preserve and celebrate the rich, deep and often colorful history of our community. For more information, go to www.wilmingtonhistoricalsociety.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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5k Route Description: 5k start will be marked and is on Fox Farm Road (busses will be provided) about halfway between the KOA entrance and Route 86. Continue on Fox Farm Road, cross Springfield Road to Indian Rock Road. Continue on Indian Rock Road (a loop road) for about 1 km until you return to Springfield Road. Turn right onto Springfield Road (the running/biking lane is on the left-hand side). Continue on Springfield Road until you reach the Festival Field turning left to the finish line.
10k Route Description: Begin at Festival Field, go north on Springfield Road until you reach NYS Route 86 and turn left. Continue on NYS Route 86, crossing the stone bridge and the AuSable River. Continue to the four corners, turning left to stay on NYS Route 86. Continue to Bowman Lane (aka Beach Road). Turn left onto Bowman Lane until you reach the barricade, turn around at the barricade to go back out to NYS Route 86 and turn left. Go 3 km and turn left (east) onto Fox Farm Road (it has a left-hand running/biking lane). Just past the 5km mark (at the entrance to the KOA Campground) there will be an aid station with a porta-potty and a water station. Continue on Fox Farm Road, cross Springfield Road to Indian Rock Road. Continue on Indian Rock Road (a loop road) for about 1 km until you return to Springfield Road. Turn right onto Springfield Road (the running/biking lane is on the left-hand side). Continue on Springfield Road until you reach the Festival Field turning left to the finish line, back where you started.
We rely heavily on volunteers to make our events successful and we appreciate any and all help we get. For the Whiskey Run, here are some of the many ways you can a lot of fun and help the community as well:
DISTILLER / VENDOR: If you're a distiller or produce a whiskey related or themed product, we'd LOVE to have you for the race day tastings / samplings. Can't make it that day? How about donating something good to the raffle? No matter what, simply contact us and we'll find a way to make it happen!
RACE VOLUNTEER: Whether a registrar, raffle coordinator or course marshal, we've got a dozen different positions for you. Contact us, let us know if there's something you'd like to help with and we'll get you set up.
RAFFLE DONATION: If you have a product you'd like to promote, whiskey related or not, please consider donating to the raffle. All proceeds benefit the Wilmington Historical Societies efforts in preserving the colorful past of our beautiful area. Just contact us, let us know what you've got and we'll take care of the details.
SPONSORSHIP: If you would prefer to donate to the race, we offer 5 levels of sponsorship to choose from: TITLE, PREMIERE, BOURBON, RYE,and MOOBSHINE levels. Contact our sponsor coordinator to talk through the possibilities and find the fit perfect for you.
Wilmington's Festival Field
2 Cunnigham Lane (off of Springfield Road)
Wilmington, NY 12997
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