The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) hosted its 6th annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake at its Amy’s Park Preserve in North Bolton on Saturday, October 1st. This year’s race included 53 competitors of ages 7-75, along with 16 volunteers and NextGen Committee members and who helped organize and run the successful event.
Overall winner Zane Belden, who raced the course for the first time this year, finished in 36 minutes and 54 seconds. The female winner was also a first-timer, Alexandra Barbieri, who finished the race in 56 minutes and 49 seconds. Remaining top finishers were Volker Burkowski, Christopher Casella, Brian Dillenbeck, and Derek Morrison, who finished the 4.5 mile trail race in under 46 minutes.
After the race, participants, volunteers, and others gathered for an after party at the Bolton Landing Brewing Company. The brewery recently released a limited edition “Keep it Fresh” India pale ale, the proceeds of which are donated to the LGLC’s Wiawaka Uplands project.
2021: 5th Annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake, Oct. 2 (Virtual Oct. 1-3)
The 2021 race included 27 runners who participated at Amy’s Park on Oct. 2, and an additional 8 who ran virtually. Rankings are provided for runners at Amy’s Park only, since the tracks of virtual runners varied.
The overall in-person male winner was Shaun Donegan, who finished the race in 35 minutes and 37 seconds. The in-person female winner was Kaley Bell, a fifth time Amy’s racer, who finished the race in 43 minutes and 1 second. The remaining top finishers of the in-person race were Alex James, Ian Cutting, Madison Brand, and Jordan Weatherhead, who all finished the 4.5 mile rugged race in under 51 minutes.