Wilmington Whiteface Whiskey Run

Sat June 15, 2019 Directions
Wilmington's Festival Field
2 Cunnigham Lane (off of Springfield Road)
Wilmington, NY 12997

Presented by  Haselton Lumber, the Owaissa Club, Pourman's Tap House, High Peaks Builders and Chalet Whiteface home of Rudy’s Scar Bar & Grille.

Followed by the Wilmington Whiteface Heritage Festival with Whiskey history-related events & whiskey tasting, food, entertainment & music, raffles, and beautiful scenery!

Proceeds to benefit the Wilmington Historical Society

  $25      Price increases May 15 to $30, and increases the day of race to $35 

Welcome to beautiful Wilmington, NY, the home of Whiteface Mountain and the 3rd annual 10K Whiskey Run! But why a Whiskey Run you ask? As it turns out, the area has quite a storied history with liquor, legal and otherwise. During the War of 1812, Wilmington supplied good rye whiskey to the American troops at the Battle of Plattsburgh as part of their daily ration. During prohibition with its proximity to Canada, Wilmington residents provided temporary haven for bootleggers crossing the border, and to this day, Wilmington is home to US Barrel, the oldest whiskey barrel cooperage in the Northeast.  So with our somewhat checkered history and natural beauty we invite you to join us for the annual Wilmington Whiteface 10K Whiskey Run June 15th, 2019 starting at 9:30 am at the Festival Field in Wilmington. 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)!

Whiskey Distillers and Brewers:  Murray's Fools, Springbrook Hollow Farms, Albany Distilling, American Oak, Mountain Spirit Distilling, Gristmill, Blueline Brewery and Valcour Brewing

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.

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.

T-shirts!  Order t-shirts with registration, Ladies’ small, medium, large, Xtra large.  Mens’ small, medium, large, Xtra Large (SIZES RUN SMALL! CONSIDER ORDERING A SIZE UP)

Packet pick-up:  8 am- 9:15 am at the registration booth at Festival Field on Springfield Road

Race-day registration Limited registration is available the day of the event from 8:00am – 9:15am at the registration booth located at Festival Field

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+

Lunch:  Food for purchase from vendors is available at Festival Field on race day.

Sponsorships Available!  Title Sponsorship: $1000, Bourbon: $500, Rye: $250, Moonshine: $100.  If interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Roy Holzer at royholzer@hotmail.com or the Wilmington Historical Society at whs12997@hotmail.com by May 15th . All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Historical Society.

Same-day & Weekend Activities at the Festival Field & elsewhere in town. Come & stay for the weekend! 

  • Whiskey tastings & Food (Sat., June 15, 11 am-4pm, Festival Field),
  • 1812 Battle of Plattsburgh re-enactors in period clothing with tents & demos
    (Sat., June 15, 11 am-4pm Festival Field) 
  • Dave Ruch Music and entertainment with War of 1812  and Adirondack Folk Songs (Sat. June 15, 1pm-3pm) 
  • Raffles, barrel making demonstration, history display, heritage craft vendors and demonstrators, and more… (Sat., June 15, Festival Field)
  • Speakeasy at Pourman’s Tap House at Whiteface Corners with "Crackin' Foxy" (Sat., June 15, 8pm-11pm)

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.

Race Contact Info

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Get a Refund By Referring Friends!!

Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of up to $25.00 as our THANK YOU!

Retail T-Shirts

Purchase limited edition Whiskey Run shirts for your family and friends! The shirts will be similar to the runner’s shirts, of a similar color and design. They can be purchased online HERE.  Support the Whiskey Run, match your runner, and have a great souvenir to wear! 


Wilmington's Festival Field
2 Cunnigham Lane (off of Springfield Road)
Wilmington, NY 12997

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