3.5 Mile Point to Point Trail Race. Held on the Rush Pond Trail system in Queensbury, New York
About this Event
The 5th Annual Strides Against Sarcoma Run and Walk will be held on Saturday November 9th on the Rush Pond Trail in Queensbury, New York. This is a 3.5 Mile Trail Race/Walk on the New Rush Pond Trails and finishing on the Queensbury Cross Country Trail. Point to Point race starting at the Rush Pond Trailhead near the corner of Gurney Lane and West Mountain Roads. Finish will be on the Queensbury School Campus near the Elementary trails. The first 2 miles consist of a hard packed cinder trail with rolling hills. There is a short single track section leading to the Queensbury trails.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK UP LOCATION:
Queensbury Elementary School, 431 Aviation Road, Queensbury Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration Opens at 8:00 am and CLOSES at 9:15 am
The start of the race will be at the RUSH POND TRAIL access parking area located near exit 20, at the corner of West Mountain and Gurney Lane Roads. Please follow signs for parking. PLEASE note the start and finish are in two separate locations though very easy to get to each area. Please see map for more information.
The finish will be at the Exit of Queensbury Cross Country running trails, near the back of the Elementary School located on the Queensbury School Campus. COURSE
Please NO Dogs for the Day of race per Queensbury School District rules. Thanks!!!
Parking is available at the Queensbury Elementary School near the finish. There will be shuttle buses to shuttle racers to the start line before the race. There is limited parking at the start and there will be no shuttle bus for return after the race.
Long sleeve shirt guaranteed to the first 100 registered
INDIVIDUAL RUNNING AWARDS:
Awards will be given to the top 3 male/female finishers and to top 3 male/female age group winners. All participants will receive a finisher award. INDIVIDUAL AGE GROUP CATEGORIES: 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 +
Awards will be done at the Elementary School after the last runner/walker. REFRESHMENTS: There will be drinks and baked goods for all participants after the race.
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Mail an entry to: Underdog Race Timing, 13 Locust St, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Timing and Finish line Services
Gun start/Chip Finish using Jaguar Electronic RFID timing provided by Underdog Race Timing. Results will be available immediately after the race at: www.underdogtiming.com
Why run this race?
This year, the 5th annual Strides Against Sarcoma trail race/walk is set for November 9, 2019, on the Rush Pond Trail in Queensbury. A local woman, Caroline Savitz initiated this event after being diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma in 2014. At age 25, Caroline passed away on September 21, 2016. We are committed to seeing her vision to cure sarcoma and help families who are struggling with this life-changing cancer.
Sarcoma is a rare cancer that grows in connective tissue: bones, cartilage, muscle, fat, nerves, and blood vessels. It accounts for just 1 percent of all cancer, yet 20 percent of all pediatric cancers are sarcoma. Because of these factors and its initial slow growth, it is often difficult to detect and often misdiagnosed. When it is detected, the tumor is often too large to provide hope of a cure.
The last three years of Strides Against Sarcoma have been a huge success. We have donated more than $45,000 to the following: Caroline’s Craft Carts at Glens Falls Hospital, the Sarcoma Foundation of America, and last year, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society. This money helped fund a two-year sarcoma research grant through Dr. Matthew DiCaprio, director of orthopaedic oncology at Albany Medical Center.
We know that Caroline would be pleased with our community’s support and efforts in raising money for continued research. Caroline felt so blessed within her community, and we know she would be proud of us all for continuing to make a difference.