KNIT DAY – 1:30 – 3 p.m. Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day with the HML Yarn Club. Knitters, Crocheters of all skill levels welcome. Huntington Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
OTSEGO LAKES FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A celebration of Otsego lake held in conjunction with Clark Sports Centers “Race the Lake Marathon.” Other activities include free paddle board demonstrations, ‘touch tanks’ with live plants and animals found in our lake, a guided nature walk, music, and food and beer samplings from local vendors. Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Info, occainfo.org/otsego-lakes-festival/
CAT CARNIVAL – 1-4 p.m. The SAS opens their ‘adopt a shelter cat month’ with an open house and a carnival with a tour of the shelter, kids face painting, raffles, and refreshments. All adult cat adoption are 20% off, or buy one get one free for the month of June. Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 NY-28, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org or call (607)547-8111
COOPERSTOWN – James Sullivan, an accountant from Chelmsford, Mass., who has run six marathons – including Boston’s – in the past eight weeks, crossed the finish line at 10.53.07 p.m. today, winning the first-ever Cooperstown marathon, “Race The Lake.”
His time was 2:54:34, and he finished a good mile ahead of the second finisher, Dierdre Dwyer, of Poughkeepsie (the family has a weekend home locally), who won the half-marathon in 1:29:44.
COOPERSTOWN – “Race The Lake,” Cooperstown’s first marathon, is underway. Beginning at 8 on Susquehanna Avenue north of the Clark Sports Center, the leading running are expected to arrive at the finish line there at about 11.
The race is U.S. Track & Field certified, meaning that running who complete the loop under three hours qualify for next spring’s Boston Marathon, which Sport Center Director Val Paige said elevated interest in the race, bringing contestants from as far away at Boulder, Colo.
The runners are going up West Lake Road, and back on East Lake Road. Paige said the route included a few passes back and forth in the village to reach the required 26.2-mile distance.
A group of half-marathoners will be dropped off at the Springfield Community Center, where their race begins at 9:30 a.m.
1st Cooperstown Marathon To Extend 75th Festivities
COOPERSTOWN – The first 26.2-mile “Race The Lake” marathon begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Clark Sports Center. At 8:30, contestants in the 13.1-mile half-marathon will be bused from the Clark to the Springfield Community Center, where that race will begin at 9:30.