New date offers colorful change for athletes
WILMINGTON, N.Y. - The Whiteface Business and Tourism Center (WBTC) is pleased to announce a colorful date change to mark the 35th Annual Whiteface Uphill Foot Race. The 2012 race is scheduled on September 22; a full two seasons later than usual.
For its first 34 years, the popular uphill foot race was run during the month of June. Organizers sought to move the race to the fall season to distinguish the historic event from the much newer Whiteface Bike Fest, including the Whiteface Uphill Bike Race, which is also held in June.
"The date change will greatly benefit the athletes," said Susan Hockert, president of the WBTC. "By moving the race to September, runners will be rewarded at the top with both a medal and 360 degree views of the Adirondack High Peaks, all decked out in the spectacular reds, oranges, yellows of peak foliage season."
Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Racers climb 3,500 feet up the scenic Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway to the top of New York's 5th highest peak for a 360 degree panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England and Canada.
Information regarding the race,including lodging and other resources can be found online at www.whitefaceregion.com.