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  • RUNNING: Hearty runners take on wind, cold at Mudville

  • FEBRUARY 17 RUNNING



    A hearty handful of runners and walkers turned out Sunday afternoon for the Herkimer Rotary Club’s first Mudville Valentine Snow Fun Run.



    The mile run and walk — three laps around the southern-most fields of the Mudville softball complex — also kicked off the 2013 season for the Route 20 Road Challenge.

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  • A hearty handful of runners and walkers turned out Sunday afternoon for the Herkimer Rotary Club’s first Mudville Valentine Snow Fun Run.
    The mile run and walk — three laps around the southern-most fields of the Mudville softball complex — also kicked off the 2013 season for the Route 20 Road Challenge, a series of races sponsored by the Route 20 association which are held in villages and towns mostly located along the historic byway. Mudville will also be the site for the series’ final race of 2013, a Nov. 28 Turkey Trot.
    Low temperatures and a strong winds combined to produce a bitter wind chill that likely dissuaded a larger turnout for Sunday’s event. Courtney Spatto of Waterville was the first runner to complete her three laps.
    The two Mudville events are among five additions to the Route 20 schedule that have brought the Road Challenge up to 26 races for 2013.
    Next up on the calendar are a pair of races April 13, the annual Habitat for Humanity HomeRun hosted by Colgate University and a new five-kilometer race in Deansboro, the Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest which honors the memory of a 7-year-old pupil killed in the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.; race organizer Dan Williams’ niece was a friend of Barden at Sandy Hook.
    Other area races on the Road Challenge schedule include the April 27 Richfield Springs Community Center 10K/5K, the May 11 West Winfield Crop 5K, the Millers Mills Sundae Run July 21.
    2013 ROUTE 20 ROAD CHALLENGE
    FEBRUARY 17
    Mudville Valentine Snow Fun Run, Herkimer
    APRIL 13
    Habitat for Humanity HomeRun 5K Run/Walk & Half-Marathon, Hamilton
    Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest, Deanboro
    APRIL 27
    Richfield Springs Community Center 10K/5K Run, 2 Mile Walk
    MAY 5
    Aggie Scott CROP Walk, Cobleskill
    MAY 11
    DACC 5K Dash, Duanesburg
    Sixth annual Run for the RACC 5K, Rome
    West Winfield Crop 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk
    JUNE 2
    11th annual Cooperstown Girls on the Run 5K
    JUNE 22
    Yellow Brick Road 8K Run & 5K Walk, Chittenango
    JULY 13
    Fifth annual 5K Race for ChildRUN & 1 Mile Fun Run, Morrisville
    JULY 21
    5K Sundae Run, 2 Mile Fun Walk and Ice Cream Social, Miller Mills
    AUGUST 3
    MADison COWnty 5K Run/Walk, Nelson
    AUGUST 10
    Ruth Allen Memorial 4 Mile and 4 Mile Fun Walk, Deansboro
    AUGUST 17
    Landis Arboretum 5K, Esperance
    AUGUST 24
    Fifth annual Duanesburg Community Center Triathlon
    SEPTEMBER 21
    Mary Cleary Memorial 5K Run/Walk, Waterville
    Page 2 of 2 - Madison Hall 5K Run/Walk, Morrisville
    SEPTEMBER 22
    The Bread Run For Schools 5K Run & Half Marathon, Fabius
    OCTOBER 5
    CNS Waddle-Toddle 5K Run/Walk, Hamilton
    OCTOBER 13
    LaFayette Apple Run 5K, 15K
    Cazenovia Crop 5K Run/Walk
    OCTOBER 19
    Eaton 5K Run/Walk
    OCTOBER 27
    Coop Loop 5K Run/Walk, Cooperstown
    NOVEMBER 9
    Fifth Annual Veteran’s Weekend 5K Run/Walk, Cherry Valley
    NOVEMBER 28
    Mudville Turkey Trot, Herkimer
    Compiled From Times Staff Reports
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