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10K, 5K, 1K
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Historic Haunt 10K
Historic Haunt 5K
Little Goblins Run
About This Activity
ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH?
Join those of us that are on October 22. Whitehall State Historic Site is the home for the Historic Haunt. This will be a 10K Race, 5K Run/Walk and Free Little Goblins Run. There will be overall and age division winners but, more important than that, there will be an atmosphere that encourages everyone from the first runner to the last. It will be a chip timed race, but in the big picture times don’t matter and community does. Help Run RIchmond make this an event more than a race.
White Hall State Historic Site was the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, 19th century emancipationist, politician, newspaper publisher, Ambassador to Russia, and friend to Abraham Lincoln. Clay’s daughter, Laura Clay, lived at White Hall and was politically active for women’s suffrage and state’s rights. In 1920 she became the first woman nominated for President of the United States by a major political party. The restored Italianate mansion was built in 1798 and remodeled in the 1860s. General Green Clay built the original brick Georgian-style home called Clermont. Cassius M. Clay inherited the house upon his father’s passing. He and his wife Mary Jane Warfield Clay built the new addition that more than doubled the size of the house and added such modern amenities as indoor plumbing and central heating.
On race day your bib will get you $1.00 off price of adult ticket to tour the house and kids 12 and under will be free. Later that evening White Hall State Historic house will be doing their annual Ghost Walk. This is where, for the last 20 years, the Clay family has come “back to life” to tell their story. The Ghost Walk is an extremely popular event that draws people from near and far.
Proceeds from the Historic Haunt will go to the Madison Central Cross Country tream, Health, NOW! Clinic and the Daniel Ellis Foundation.