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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Saratoga National Bank Cross Country Classic Oct. 18

The ninth annual 5K cross country race/walk will be held in the Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs October 18. The race will be held on the home course of the state and national champion Saratoga High School Blue Streaks Cross Country Team.

Race begins at 10 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers and to the top three male and female finishers in five year age divisions.

The Cross Country Classic is proud to host the USATF Adirondack Association 5K Cross Country Championships. Registration is $20. Day of race, registration is $25. Moisture wicking T-Shirts will be given to the first 300 registered for the 5K.

Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 8 a.m. in the administration building, adjacent to the Spa Little Theater. There will also be a Kids Classic 1K Run at 11 a.m. for $5 with finishing medals to all runners under 11-years old.

Proceeds benefit the Saratoga Center for the Family.

For further Information call 583-3114 or email To download an application, take a virtual tour, or to register on-line for the Classic, visit



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