5K race at Celebrate Commemorate

Runners are a hardy sort. They are out there pounding the pavement through rain, snow, sleet, and hail. But Jack Sutliffe hopes that there will be fair skies and sunny weather for the 16th annual Celebrate Commemorate 5K race. The certified race will start at 8:30 am Sunday, May 24, in Lafayette Park and proceed through the beautiful historic village that is the Birthplace of Memorial Day. Runners and walkers age 0 to more than 70 years old participate each year. Runners take off for annual 5K race at Celebrate Commemorate“We always have about 300 runners and walkers for this race,” said Sutliffe. “People appreciate the good committee of volunteers who all help things run smoothly and make this a special event. We have many faithful runners who come every year.Those who preregister are guaranteed a T-shirt. Runners also receive a free photograph of themselves with the time they crossed the finish line.Preregistration fee for adults is $20, or $30 the day of the race. For children age 12 and younger the preregistration fee is $12, $15 the day of the race. Preregistration is due by May 15.The certified NY04023AM course has a PCR/DAG timing system. Results are announced immediately at the end of the race and medals awarded. To register go to www.waterloony.com and click on the bear or for more information, contact Sutliffe at 315-539-3889.The 16th annual Celebrate Commemorate event will be held May 23-25 in Waterloo, the Birthplace of Memorial Day. For more information about the events, go to www.waterloony.com.The 149th consecutive commemoration of Memorial Day will be on Saturday, May 30. It will include prayer services, and the official Memorial Day parade at 6 pm.

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