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Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau to hold Annual Uphill Races in June

There’s Still Time to Apply for the Uphill Foot Race & Uphill Bike Race

WILMINGTON, NY— The Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau, located in Wilmington, NY, is holding the 29th Annual Uphill Foot Race on Sunday, June 4 at 8:00am, followed by the 5th Annual Uphill Bike Race on Saturday, June 17 at 5:30pm.

Each year both races draw hundreds of participants from around the country to make the 8-mile ascent up Veterans Memorial Highway in Wilmington to the summit of Whiteface Mountain (elevation 4,867 feet with an 8% grade).

Applications for the race can be obtained by calling the Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau at (518) 946-2255, or online at www.WhitefaceRace.com. Applications will be accepted up to the day before each race (no race day registrations accepted).

A barbecue is included in the race application fee, which will be held at the Wilmington Town Beach at Lake Everest. Awards will be handed out to the men’s and women’s overall winners and to the top three finishers in each age group.

For more information about the races or the Whiteface area, please contact the Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau toll free at 1-888-944-8332, or visit their website at www.whitefaceregion.com.

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Jersey guy (not verified)
Hank, are you going to do the bi-athlon again?

Hank finished both the run and the bike races last year on the same day, both in very fast times. He is one of those rare people who seems equally comfortable in running shoes or cycling cleats.

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)

This year the foot race is on the 4th while the bike race is on the 17th. I will do both but logistically it will be awkward.

Ask me just how comfortable I am in either event one mile from the finish line.

The bike race is doeable for most NYCC members in good shape. The 8% average grade does not require the special gearing that Mt Washington does. The drive to Wilmington is much easier and the entry fee less as well. On top of it all, it gives you an excuse to hike or cycle the Adirondack High Peak region while you are there.

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