Join us for the second annual Historic Haunt on October 7. Whitehall State Historic Site is the home for the Historic Haunt. This is 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.
The last tour of White Hall State Historic House is at 4:00 so come early and tour the mansion before the race.
Proceeds from the Historic Haunt will go to the Madison Central Cross Country team, and Health NOW! Clinic.