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Frostbite 5K

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Frostbite 5K Concludes 12-31-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31

Frostbite 5K Concludes

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FROSTBITE 5K – Last Chance to run, walk, or bike during the month of December. Post your results, then a picture of yourself in an ugly sweater with your race bib for the chance to win prizes. Benefit for the Oneonta YMCA. 607-432-0010 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaFamilyYMCA/

LIGHT TRAIL CONCLUDES – Last day to drive around Otsego County and view the holiday decorations. Visit www.facebook.com/GreatOtsegoLightTrail/ for directions.

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Modified Frostbite 5k Gets Ugly: Successful Amid Ongoing Pandemic

Modified Frostbite 5k Gets Ugly:

Successful Amid Ongoing Pandemic

Participants make their way down Market Street in Oneonta during the 2018 YMCA Frostbite 5k event. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – The Oneonta Family YMCA Frostbite has traditionally been held on New Year’s Eve Day in the city of Oneonta, however, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has required that the event be modified.

This year participants were able to enjoy the event anywhere they wanted at any time during the month of December. Participants could run, walk, stroll or bike a 2.5k, 5k or 10k at their discretion.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Virtual Frostbite 5K 12-03-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

Virtual Frostbite 5K

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FROSTBITE 5K – Ongoing. Run, walk, or bike anytime during the month of December. Post your results, then a picture of yourself in an ugly sweater with your race bib for the chance to win prizes. Benefit for the Oneonta YMCA. 607-432-0010 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaFamilyYMCA/

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

145 Runners Finish 2019 With Frostbite 5K

Parade, Party At Foothills Tonight

145 Runners Finish 2019

With YMCA’s Frostbite 5K

Brian Horne, Mitchell Woodbeck, Gary Toombs, Keira Brown and 142 other brave – and chilly! – runners take off from the starting line of the starting line of the YMCA’s annual New Year’s Eve Frostbite 5K run earlier this afternoon on Market St. At right, Oneonta’s Michael Hamilton came in first place overall with a time of 18:06. The New Year’s Eve festivities continue this evening with the First Night parade at 5:30, followed by music, dancing, a poetry reading and talent show, as well as a chance to meet Oneonta’s own American Ninja Warrior, Anthony Eardley, at the free “20/20 – I Can See Clearly Now” celebration at Foothills. The fun continues until 10 p.m., when fireworks will be launched from Neahwa Park, then stick around for a blacklight after-party and Cosmic Karma fire dancers.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

Parade, Poetry, & Party

To Celebrate New Year

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New Years Eve!

CELEBRATION – 5 p.m. Start a safe & sober New Years celebration with parade down Main St. followed by poetry readings, festival featuring live music, games, dancing, & special guest Anthony Eardley, Oneonta’s American Ninja Warrior. Then first ever talent show featuring $1000 prize at 7:30, then black-light after-party featuring entertainment by Cosmic Karma Fire Spinners. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.facebook.com/FNOneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

Ring In New Year

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CELEBRATION – 6 p.m. – Midnight. Fireworks at 10. Ring out 2018 with pizza party before parade down Main St. Ring in 2019 with performances by Alex Torres and his Latin orchestra. Free admission.  Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit firstnightoneonta.com

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/AllOTSEGO.com)
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/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 31

Ready To Kick Off New Year?

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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, www.oneontaymca.org

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, www.facebook.com/events/249553308797227/

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, www.facebook.com/TimberCreekLLC/

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