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The Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency and Board of Supervisors invites you to the 10th Annual Saratoga County Veterans Trust Fund 5K Race and children’s Fun Run. We have a great location and course which is relatively flat and fast. It begins at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville and traverses the historic tow path north and across the canal to Hudson Crossing Park. Following a gentle loop around the Hudson Crossing Park field the course then enters the nature path along the Hudson River. The return is again on the tow path ending with refreshments and ceremonies at a Fort Hardy Park.
All runners receive a great runner tee shirt**, refreshments, and hamburgers and hotdogs after the race provided by the Saratoga County American Legion Posts.
*There will be a shorter distance kids fun run directly following the 5k. There is no charge for this event. Only children who intend to run the full 5K race need pay the registration fee.
There will be awards in the following categories:
1). Awards to the top 5 open male and female runners.
2). Awards to the top 3 Masters (over 40) male and female runners.
3). Awards in 5 year age increments, top Male and Female
Join us for a great run for a great cause. Proceeds benefit the Saratoga County Veterans Trust Fund. The funds received will be utilized to assist Veterans with the following: - Training - Education - Healthcare - Housing - Essential Services - Projects dedicated to the Welfare and Support of our Veterans.
HISTORY: The 5k running course takes you past the Champlain Canal Lock C5 in the Hudson Cross Park. In 1777, British General John Burgoyne led several thousand British and German soldiers across the river at this location to engage American forces on his quest south to conquer Albany. To cross the river, soldiers lashed together a number of flat-bottomed wooden crafts to form a floating “Bridge of Boats,” and then marched across. The resulting Battles of Saratoga are considered to be sparks that precipitated a turning point in the war and to eventual victory for the Americans.
We are excited to join with the Saratoga County 250th Commission to celebrate this historic site, and the commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Battles at Saratoga, "America's Turning Point". The Saratoga County 250th American Revolution Commission consists of 13 official members (in honor of the 13 original colonies) tasked with planning and organizing all ceremonies, events, activities and celebrations recognizing the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution in Saratoga County.
Join us as we run through this historical region. For info on future Saratoga250 events, visit https://saratoga250.com/ and sign up for updates!
**T-Shirt sizes are not-guaranteed
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