Two days of races, September 24 & 25. The Helpers Fund 5K-10K Races are held each September in Chestertown, NY. They are part of the popular Adirondack Distance Festival Weekend which includes a weekend of road races culminating in the Adirondack Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday in Schroon Lake.
Saturday, September 24
Start: 9:30 a.m. at the Town Hall on Rt. 9 in Chestertown.
Course: Both races are run on paved streets through the heart of the village.
On the web: For more information, past results, and directions, visit http://helpersfund.org/races.htm
2016 Entry Fees:
5-K: adults $20; students under 18, $18; seniors 65+, $18
10-K: adults $23; students under 18, $20; seniors 65+, $20
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Packet pick-up for the 5- and 10-K races will be at the Municipal Center on Rt. 9 in Chestertown on Friday night, September 23 from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday morning, September 24, from 7-8:30 a.m.
Sunday, September 25, Schroon Lake Central School, 1125 US Route 9, Schroon Lake
6:45-8:15 a.m. - Packet pickup
7 a.m. - Early Bird marathon start
8:40-9:05 a.m. - Half-marathon and relay buses depart
9 a.m. - Marathon and relays start
10 a.m. - Half-Marathon start
1 p.m. - Half-Marathon awards ceremony
2 p.m. - Marathon awards ceremony
2:30 p.m. - Course closes
More than 12,000 runners have participated in one or more of the six races that make up the annual festival.
Fifteen water stations on course, with bottled water available pre and post race. Food and drink will be available near the finish line.
The Helpers Fund is a 501C3 charity organization. All proceeds from the race will go to assist individuals, families and children facing extreme hardship in their lives.
Helping individuals and families deal with catastrophic circumstances is the primary goal of the Helpers Fund. When these circumstances occur, usually without warning and without a chance of preparation, the individuals and families have great difficulty in dealing with them.
The Fund operates in the Tri-Lakes Area, which includes the towns of Schroon Lake, Olmstedville, Adirondack, Pottersville, Brant Lake, North Creek and Chestertown. The Fund has acted upon requests for help from people living as far north as Plattsburgh and Lake Placid, and as far south as Saratoga Springs and South Glens Falls. All requests for help, regardless of the geographical area, are given equal consideration. The Fund is incorporated under the laws of New York State and is permanently certified as a 501(c)3 Charity under the Internal Revenue Serviceís Regulations governing charities. The Fundís financial statements are available upon request.