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April 4, 2013

Race to benefit Max Moore Treehouse

PLATTSBURGH — The Max Moore Memorial Treehouse will benefit from a new race set for May 11.

The City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department and the Saranac River Trail Committee are hosting the Treehouse 10K and 5K Run/Walk, set for Saturday, May 11. 

All proceeds will go toward the building of the Max Moore Memorial Treehouse planned for a tree near Pine Street along the Saranac River Trail.

The universally accessible tree house will have a special ramp, making it accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

“This is the first of a number of upcoming fundraising events to make progress on providing a universally accessible tree house for children on the Saranac River Trail,” said Ashley Cousens, Saranac River Trail Committee tree-house coordinator. 

“We encourage runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to come out, enjoy some time on the Saranac River Trail and raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. on race day.

The 10K race will kick off at 9 a.m., beginning on Durkee Street and then moving onto the Saranac River Trail. Participants will follow the full length of the trail and will continue up to the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House, where they will take a lap around the facility and head back to the starting point on Durkee Street. 

For the 5K contest, walkers and runners will follow the same route but turn around at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Kent Hall. 

’WORTHY CAUSE’

Participants, who receive a race hat and can attend the after-party at the finish line, can take part in either the 5K or the 10K and can walk or run along the course. 

“As the first event of its kind and one of only a few 10K races in the region, the Treehouse 10K and 5K Run/Walk will be a great event to hold on the Saranac River Trail,” said City Superintendent of Recreation Steve Peters. 

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