June 17, 2013

Sports shorts: June 17, 2013


Runners looking for a mile PR will get another chance when the 2013 Montcalm Mile is run Thursday, July 4, as part of Ticonderoga’s Best Fourth in the North celebration.

The 27th-Annual Montcalm Mile will start at 1:45 p.m., just prior to the 2 p.m. July 4th parade in front of Wicker Ford on Wicker Street and proceed down Montcalm Street to the finish at the Heritage Museum.

A record field of more than 200 runners competed in the 2012 Montcalm Mile. There were 17 runners who broke 5:00. Berube’s 3:54 is the course record for men. The women’s record is 4:41 held by Dana Bush.

It’s a downhill course that virtually assures runners of personal bests and attracts most of the region’s top athletes. Also attracting runners is the fact the race is run minutes prior to Ticonderoga’s annual Fourth of July parade, which means hundreds of spectators line the course offering encouragement.

Registration starts at 1 p.m. at Wicker Ford. For entry information contact Jay Wells, race director, at 90 The Portage, Ticonderoga 12883 or by e-mail at Race information can also be found online at the LaChute Road Runners Club website — Race information is also available online at and from the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Entry fee is $10 for adults and $4 for children younger than age 16. Awards will be presented to all finishers. Age group results will be posted on the web site.

Bike safety check, skills clinic, ride to be held

LAKE PLACID — There will be a free bike safety check, mountain bike skills clinic and ride at the High Peaks Cyclery’s Mountain Bike Center at the Olympic Sports Complex’s biathlon lodge area from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

This is for all local children to make sure their bikes are safe and comfortable, and to have fun riding. Pre-registration is requested at

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