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June 6, 2013

Sports Shorts: June 6, 2013

Wilmington-Whiteface Bicycle Road Race June 8

WILMINGTON — Team Placid Planet will host its sixth-annual Wilmington-Whiteface Road Race on June 8. The race is sanctioned by USA Cycling and provides opportunities for men and women of all ages, youth from the age of 10 and up and first-time racers to participate.

The race starts at the Wilmington Town Park and takes Bonnie View Road to a 12-mile loop on back roads, including a 2-mile section of good dirt road in the town of Black Brook before returning to Wilmington for a 1.6 mile finishing climb partway up Whiteface Mountain to the Santa’s Workshop entrance.

Race distance ranges from 12 miles for 10- to 14-year-old juniors, to 26 miles for first-time women and 38 miles for first-time men, to 50 miles for women’s elite and 86 miles for men’s elite racers.

Over $2,800 in cash prizes, over $2,000 in merchandise prizes, plus medals will be awarded.

Information, including volunteer opportunities, can be found at www.teamplacidplanet.org/Our-Race/Our-Road-Race or by emailing race director Jim Walker at jameslwalker3@yahoo.com.

Registration is at www.bikereg.com/Net/18788 or on race day (there is a $15 surcharge for day-of registration except for women’s category 4, men’s category 5 and 18 and under riders).

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Summer Fun League starts Friday

CHAMPLAIN —Bowl Mart Lanes will host a 9-pin Summer Fun League on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. The league will start June 7. For more information, call 297-6106 or 578-5027.

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Abbot & Coffey golf tourney Friday

PERU — The Jim Abbott & Dick Coffey Memorial Golf Tournament is planned for Friday at Adirondack Golf and Country Club with a noon shotgun start. Proceeds from this tournament benefit The Foundation of CVPH Medical Center.

Hole assignments

1. Abbott, Frenyea & Russell, CPA’s P.C.

Jim Holmes, Steve Wood, Drew Sabella and David Sampson

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