August 18, 2013

Sports Shorts: August 18, 2013

Youth bureau holding free soccer clinics

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Youth Bureau is holding free instructional soccer clinics during the month of August. Athletes of all ages are welcome to attend. Coaches are encouraged to bring their entire teams. Participants are asked to wear comfortable soccer appropriate footwear. Cleats are not required, but will be permitted. Shin guards are encouraged.

For further information, contact the youth bureau, at 565-4750.

Clinic schedule

Tuesday, August 20, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Grove Field, AuSable Forks

Thursday, August 22, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LaFontaine Park, Dannemora

ADK 80K endurance race Labor Day weekend

LAKE PLACID — Trail runners and off-road cyclists are invited to participate in the inaugural ADK 80K, an eight-of-a-kind endurance racing event to be held in Lake Placid on Labor Day weekend, August 31 and September 1.

The races cover 80 kilometers in distance, in a figure eight design; feature $8,000 in prizes in eight categories with an 8 a.m. start time. The weekend consists of two separate events, both taking place on the Mount Van Hoevenberg trail system used in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games biathlon and cross-country ski races, and now celebrating 20 years as the home base of High Peak Mountain Bike Center.

The ADK 80K begins with a trail running race on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s mountain bike race with a cyclocross division. Both races include four 20-kilometer loops in a figure eight design with aid stations every 5K, each returning to the race village twice, complete with food, refreshments and live music. The weekend also includes a mini-trail run on Saturday and mountain bike race on Sunday for kids beginning at 4 p.m. Both mini-races cover a distance of eight kilometers, with four loops of two kilometers each.

The ADK 80K is organized by the experienced team from High Peaks Cyclery and Downhill Mike of the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park.

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