The 16th Annual Mike Ardison/Dereck Farney Memorial Run will be held in Croghan on April 2nd, 2016. We are excited to announce this will be our first year with a professional timing service, Albany Running Exchange.
9:15 a.m. - Good Ol’ Wishy’s Wee Run (free, kids 8 & under, approximately ½ mile)
9:30 a.m. - 1 mile run
10:00 am - 5K & 10K races
Croghan Mennonite Church, 7048 Kirschnerville Rd, Croghan, NY 13327
$23.00 early (by 3/25/16), $28.00 after
The Mike Ardison/Dereck Farney Memorial Run honors the lives of two outstanding local runners. Mike & Dereck were both athletes on the Beaver River Cross Country team, and were both tragically lost in accidents. Proceeds from the race will benefit memorial scholarships or local programs in their names.
Start/finish/race headquarters at the Croghan Mennonite Church
· 5 and 10K courses will be thru Croghan & on rolling country roads *Same course at 2015*
· 10K has some pretty challenging hills
· T-Shirts guaranteed to runners preregistered by March 25th (artwork by local artist Doug Hoch)
· Race day Registration @ Croghan Mennonite Church, 8 - 9:15 am - first come, first served t-shirts (we will NOT be able to order more as we have in the past, so be sure to register in advance so you don't miss out).
· Trophies to Overall M/F winners in 1 mile & longer races. 5K & 10K only, awards to top 3 male & female age group runners (under 10, 11-14, 15-19, then 10 yr groups). Ribbons to all runners in all races. *Update* For the 1 mile, in addition to overall winner trophies, we will have first place medals to the Under 10, and 11-14 age groups, male & female. As this race continues to grow, we will add more medals.
More info on Facebook Fan Page "Ardison/Farney 5k and 10k Memorial Run”