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Frostbite 5K

Not Quite So Frozen, Frostbite 5k Returns

Not Quite So Frozen,

Frostbite 5k Returns

Temperatures in the low 40’s provided much more agreeable conditions for the 176 runners who took the the streets this afternoon in the Oneonta YMCA’s annual Frostbite 5k,. The race, originally scheduled on Dec. 31st, was postponed until today due to harsh negative temperatures. Here, Alexander Herold, Jody Taylor, Catie Minogue, David Morell, Heather Ellis, Gary Tooms and John Ellis run along Market St at the start of the race. Mike Roda, Oneonta, took 1st place with a time of 16:16.(Ian Austin/
Frosty Footwork At Frostbite 5K

Frosty Footwork

At Frostbite 5K

Abigail Losie, Adia Thompkins, Kirt Mykyntyn and the rest of the runners take off up Market Street New Year’s Eve afternoon during the annual Frostbite 5K. The race, the final of the O’Town Triple Crown, featured 348 runners braving the freezing temperatures. First place winner Jack Hillenbrand, Oneonta, came in with a time of 15:57, followed by Nicholas Arnecke, 16:19, and Michael Roda, 16:23. (Ian Austin/

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New Years Eve!!!

FROSTBITE 5K – 1 p.m.  3rd race of the O’town Triple Crown. Begins on Market St., Oneonta near Sidney Federal Credit Union. Info,

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY FUNDRAISER –  8 p.m.-2 a.m. Come out to support the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council with DJ Raphael. Tickets at door $25. Cantina de Salsa, 11 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info,

NEW YEAR PARTY –  9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ring in the new year with champagne and a midnight breakfast buffet with Burning Moonlight. Timber Creek Saloon and Restaurant, 2957 ST. HWY. 23, West Oneonta. Info,

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