Annual Mule Haul slated for Sunday

FORT HUNTER — The Fulmont Roadrunners Club’s annual Mule Haul race will be held on Fathers Day, Sunday, at 9 a.m., in Fort Hunter.

This marks the 36th running of the race, which is run primarily on Queen Anne Road and the historic Erie Canal towpath. The race distance is 8 kilometers on a USATF-certified course.

The Fort Hunter Volunteer Fire Department will again host the event, with registration at the firehouse at 351 Main St. in Fort Hunter.

Awards will be presented to the first three finishers, male and female, and to the top three male and female finishers in 14 age divisions.

In addition, the race has been designated the Road Runners Club of America New York State 8K Championship and special awards for first place finishers in select age groups will be presented.

The first 100 registered runners will receive souvenirs. After the race, a free Father’s Day picnic will be held for all runners and their families and guests.

Highlighting the post-race ceremonies will be the awarding of the club’s James Dern Memorial Scholarships, which are presented each year to college-bound high school seniors who have participated in track and field or cross-country running and have a record of scholastic and athletic achievement.

Runners may pre-register for the race with a downloadable paper application or do online registration. Links for both are available at the club web site at

Pre-registration is $18 for club members and $20 for non-members with a portion of the fee going to the club’s Dern Memorial Scholarship. The fee is $25 for race day registration, which is permitted until 8:30 a.m.

For more information, call Bill Platt at (518-866-1319) or email [email protected]

By Paul Wager

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