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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 9

Otsego Lake Marathon

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RACE THE LAKE – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Race around the lake includes classes for 26.2 mile, 13.1 mile, 5K races. All races end together at Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2018-race-the-lake-marathon-half-marathon/

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/

PENNSYLVANIA RUNNER WINS LAKE MARATHON

PENNSYLVANIA RUNNER

WINS LAKE MARATHON

Greg Mandak of Camp Hill, Pa., wins the Race the Lake Marathon a few minutes ago, breaking the ribbon at the Clark Sports.  The half-marathon winner was Justin Spring of New York City, who is attending Bassett's medical school locally.   A total of 336 runner circulated Otsego Lake this morning, up from 148 in 2014, the first year.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Greg Mandak of Camp Hill, Pa., wins the Race the Lake Marathon a few minutes ago, breaking the ribbon at the Clark Sports Center. The half-marathon winner was Justin Spring of New York City, who is attending Bassett’s medical school locally. A total of 336 runner circulated Otsego Lake this morning, up from 148 in 2014, the first year. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Massachusetts Accountant Wins Cooperstown’s First Marathon

Massachusetts Accountant Wins

‘Race Lake’, A Cooperstown First

The Sullivan family was all smiles after dad Jim won "Race the Lake," Cooperstown's first marathon, at 10:51 today.  With him are wife Colleen and baby Cailin.  (JIm Kevlin/allotsego.com)
The Sullivan family was all smiles after dad Jim won “Race the Lake,” Cooperstown’s first marathon, at 10:51 today. With him are wife Colleen and baby Cailin. (JIm Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Dierdre Dwyer of Poughkeepsie and Cooperstown breaks the tape, the winner of today's half-marathon.
Dierdre Dwyer of Poughkeepsie and Cooperstown breaks the tape, the winner of today’s half-marathon.

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.

PHOTO GALLERY OF TODAY’S RACE

‘Race Around The Lake’ Underway, 1st Cooperstown Race USTF Qualifier

 ‘Race The Lake’ Marathon Underway,

1st Cooperstown Event USTF Qualifier

...and they're off!  Cooperstown's first marathon, the "Race Around The Lake," begins at 8 a.m. on Susquehanna Avenue.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
…and they’re off! Cooperstown’s first marathon, “Race The Lake,” begins at 8 a.m. on Susquehanna Avenue. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Runner Nancy Potter of Cooperstown takes a cup of water at the first refreshment station from Meg Kiernan, who was manning a table by Leatherstocking Golf Course, courtesy of The Otesaga.
Runner Nancy Potter of Cooperstown takes a cup of water at the first refreshment station from Meg Kiernan, who was manning a table by Leatherstocking Golf Course, courtesy of The Otesaga.
Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz directs Main Street traffic as runner exit Cooper Park.
Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz directs Main Street traffic as runner exit Cooper Park.

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.

The event coincides with the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 75th anniversary celebration, which included commemorations Thursday and Friday’s opening of  “Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend.”

1st Cooperstown Marathon To Extend 75th Festivities

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.

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