Join us for a great race at beautiful, historic Hudson Crossing Park in Saratoga County. Fast course, fantastic scenery.
When: June 9, 2013, 8 a.m.
Where: Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville, NY. Map.
What: Sprint Distance. 500 yd swim, 12 mile bike, 5k run
Details: Fantastic venue in the Champlain canalway system. Clean, still water. Beautiful bike course through Northumberland farm country. Run through Schuylerville and Hudson Crossing Park trails. This race will be chip timed. Awards three-deep in 5-year age-groups (10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc. 70+) for men and women. Awards for top 3 teams.
History: In 1777, British General John Burgoyne led several thousand British and German soldiers across the river where Hudson Crossing Park is now situated 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.
Join us as we celebrate the history of this region.