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June 17, 2014

Sports Shorts: June 17, 2014

Whiteface Challenge begins June 21

WILMINGTON — The USATF certified course runs 11 miles with an 8 percent grade up New York’s fifth-highest mountain. The race begins with an 8 a.m. start at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center and ends at the Castle at the top of the Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway.

Although the Highway is undergoing construction, the current projects are limited to the roadsides and culverts, leaving the race course unaffected.

The Whiteface Challenge category has been added for cyclists entering both the Uphill Bike Race and the following day’s Wilmington Whiteface 100K, a Leadville qualifier. The combined winner from both races will receive $500 cash.

The race is also part of the BUMPS (Bike Up The Mountain Point Series) that is comprised of 10 races in the Northeast.

Registration and packet pickup will be 4 to 9 p.m. June 20. Last-minute packet pickup will be available from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. June 21. There will be no race-day registration. The Awards Ceremony and race lunch will take place at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center.

For more information, visit whitefaceregion.com or call the Whiteface Visitors Bureau at 946-2255. To register, visit bikereg.com/whiteface-mountain-13th-annual-uphill-bike-race.

NCCF golf tournament set for June 28

ROUSES POINT — The North Country Cancer Fund will hold its annual golf tournament sponsored by Parker Chevrolet June 28 at the North Country Golf Club in Rouses Point. All money raised during the event will be used to financially assist local families to offset bills that occur during their time of need.

The event is a four-person scramble and there will be a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $70 for nonmembers and $55 for members, which includes golf, cart, meal and refreshments on the course. This year’s tournament is held in the memory of Leonard ‘Cheezer’ Rock.

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