Trumansburg, NY: Starting in 2006 with around 20 participants and encouragers to 2013 with over 300, the event grows every year. This year’s event take place this year on Sunday, November 2nd at Taughannock Falls State Park.

Past participants have made reference to this fun, supportive, and community-oriented event:

“The positive atmosphere and the great cheering made it so rewarding! I can’t wait for next year!” – Shannon Armstrong

“Seriously, I have never been to an event where there was so much focus on fostering community and celebrating the accomplishments of each participant.” – Amy Ross

“…raising money for further education, supporting one another in our fitness goals, and inspiring others as well as ourselves to keep moving forward.” – Echo Beach

The race begins at 10:10 a.m. on November 2nd, and the cost is pay what you can afford, with 100% of the proceeds going towards your own NY Saves 529 Education Account, or loved ones 529 Education account. There will also be free chili for participants and encouragers. Further details about the race can be found at

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.