Wilmington Whiteface Whiskey Run
Sat, 06/15/19


Welcome to beautiful Wilmington, NY, the home of Whiteface Mountain and the 3rd annual 10K Whiskey Run! But why a Whiskey Run you ask? As it turns out, the area has quite a storied history with liquor, legal and otherwise. During the War of 1812, Wilmington supplied good rye whiskey to the American troops at the Battle of Plattsburgh as part of their daily ration. During prohibition with its proximity to Canada, Wilmington residents provided temporary haven for bootleggers crossing the border, and to this day, Wilmington is home to U.S. Barrel, the oldest whiskey barrel cooperage in the Northeast.  So with our somewhat checkered history and natural beauty we invite you to join us for the annual Wilmington Whiteface 10K Whiskey Run June 15, 2019 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Festival Field in Wilmington. Following the race is the awards ceremony with food available for purchase at Festival Field.  Run participants will receive a T-shirt, a “swag bag” filled with quality local goods, and a totally unique finishers medal. NEW! Runner's Raffle Drawing following awards! (Must be present to win.)

10k Run - (race must be completed by 11:30 a.m. to qualify as race finisher)

Remember to run on the left side of the road facing traffic. Water stations are located at approximately the 3K, 5K and K locations. Porta-potty available at the 5K location.

Presented by Haselton Lumber, the Owaissa Club, and Pourman's Tap House.

The Run will be followed by the Wilmington Whiteface Heritage Festival with Whiskey history-related events and whiskey tasting, food, entertainment and music, raffles, and beautiful scenery!


$25 - Price increases May 15 to $30, and increases the day of race to $35. Proceeds to benefit the Wilmington Historical Society

Route Description: 

Begin at Festival Field, go north on Springfield Road until you reach NYS Route 86 and turn left. Continue on NYS Route 86, crossing the stone bridge and the AuSable River. Continue to the four corners, turning left to stay on NYS Route 86.  Continue to Bowman Lane (aka Beach Road).  Turn left onto Bowman Lane until you reach the barricade, turn around at the barricade to go back out to NYS Route 86 and turn left. Go 3 km and turn left (east) onto Fox Farm Road (it has a left-hand running/biking lane). Just past the 5km mark (at the entrance to the KOA Campground) there will be an aid station with a porta-potty and a water station. Continue on Fox Farm Road, cross Springfield Road to Indian Rock Road.  Continue on Indian Rock Road (a loop road) for about 1 km until you return to Springfield Road. Turn right onto Springfield Road (the running/biking lane is on the left-hand side).  Continue on Springfield Road until you reach the Festival Field turning left to the finish line, back where you started.

T-shirts!  Order T-shirts with registration, Ladies’ small, medium, large, Xtra large.  Mens’ small, medium, large, Xtra Large (SIZES RUN SMALL! CONSIDER ORDERING A SIZE UP.)

Packet pick-up: 

8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. at the registration booth at Festival Field on Springfield Road. 

Race-day registration:  

Limited registration is available the day of the event from 8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. at the registration booth located at Festival Field. 


At the Town Office's Parking Lot across from Festival Field, at the “village garage” lot across the street from Festival Field and on-street parking on west side of Springfield Road (NOT in the running lane on Springfield Road).


Awards and prizes will be presented at 11:45 a.m. Awards for top three overall finishers, male and female, as well as top 3 male and female finishers in each age category, age as of race day. 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Food for purchase from vendors is available at Festival Field on race day.

Sponsorships available! Title Sponsorship: $1000, Bourbon: $500, Rye: $250, Moonshine: $100. If interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Roy Holzer at royholzer@hotmail.com or the Wilmington Historical Society at whs12997@hotmail.com by May 15. All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Historical Society.

Here are same-day and weekend activities at the Festival Field and elsewhere in town. Come and stay for the weekend! 

  • Whiskey tastings & Food (Sat., June 15, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Festival Field)
  • 1812 Battle of Plattsburgh re-enactors in period clothing with tents & demos
    (Sat., June 15, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Festival Field) 
  • Dave Ruch Music and entertainment with War of 1812  and Adirondack Folk Songs (Sat., June 15, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.) 
  • Raffles, barrel making demonstration, history display, heritage craft vendors and demonstrators, and more… (Sat., June 15, Festival Field)
  • Speakeasy at Pourman’s Tap House at Whiteface Corners (Sat., June 15, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

Come for the Run and Stay for the Day!
All other Wilmington attractions and activities are open for the entire weekend: the Wilmington Town Beach, the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, High Falls Gorge, the gondola at Whiteface Mountain, the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway, mountain biking trails, fishing the AuSable River. See www.whitefaceregion.com for more details and for dining and lodging information.


Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of up to $25.00 as our THANK YOU!

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