WHERE: DeRuyter, NY
TIME: 5:15PM Half/ 6PM 5K
DISTANCE: Half & 5K
FEES: $15 – $20
REGISTRATION: Click here
The foothills of central New York State are the setting for the Trompton Run Half Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, which takes place each August in this village of about 1,400 residents, just five miles south of the Tioughnioga Reservoir (also known locally as DeRuyter Lake).
Featuring a loop course that takes runners through the hilly terrain of the surrounding country roads and lake areas, the race is run in conjunction with the annual Tioughnioga Firemen’s Fair and features an early evening starting time of 5:15 PM for the one-mile fun run, 5:45 PM for the half marathon and a 6:00 PM start for the 5K.
The course for the half-marathon part of the event is indeed scenic, beginning near the DeRuyter Central School and taking runners through the village and northward into the nearby hills, which offer plentiful tree cover from what race organizers say can be a humid and warm evening run. Runners follow the course from there northward up and around the reservoir and along the dam, then turning southward along East Lake Road and Middle Lake Road toward the finish back at the town fairgrounds.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the foothills of central New York State about 30 miles south of Syracuse, the village of DeRuyter typically sees summers with mild and sometimes cool weather conditions, as August temperatures average between 54°F and 76°F, while rainfall totals average just under 3.3 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Aug. 8), the average low is 55°F and the average high is 77°F.
$15 for the half marathon, if registered by August 3, 2013
$20 after Aug. 3
Official Race Website: www.tromptownrun.com
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