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Welcome to beautiful Wilmington, NY, the home of Whiteface Mountain and the 4th annual Whiskey Run, now with a 5K added to our usual 10K! Due to the pandemic, this year’s race will be VIRTUAL. Nevertheless, we are excited about making this a special day for runners with some fun ideas like a digital bib, a runner’s raffle, and a special Whiskey Run photo frame and set-up at the Wilmington’s Festival Field park as an additional photo opportunity for local runners. Runners will be encouraged to take their own photos during their run and/or at the park to share on Social Media and on the adkwhiskeyrun.com website. We also invite you to visit our scenic town on your own and on a safe time schedule as the year progresses because there is a lot to see and do here with many outdoor activities. We do anticipate an in-person race again in 2022!
But why a Whiskey Run you ask? As it turns out, the area has quite a storied history with liquor, legal and otherwise. During the War of 1812, Wilmington supplied good rye whiskey to the American troops at the Battle of Plattsburgh as part of their daily ration. During prohibition with its proximity to Canada, Wilmington residents provided temporary haven for bootleggers crossing the border, until recently, Wilmington was home to US Barrel, the oldest whiskey barrel cooperage in the Northeast. So with our somewhat checkered history and natural beauty we invite you to join us for this VIRTUAL Wilmington Whiteface Whiskey Run June 19th, 2021. Run participants will receive a t-shirt, a whiskey flask medal, “swag” from local businesses and an opportunity to win a special runner’s raffle. We also encourage runners to post photos on our website and on social media.
Upon registration, there will be an option to pick up the runner’s packet in Wilmington, or to have it mailed to you for a small fee.
Order quality tri-blend t-shirts with registration, Ladies’ V-neck in small, medium, large, XL-4XL. (*** Note: Ladies’ shirts run small***) and Men's small, medium, large, XL-4XL.
Run participants will receive a t-shirt, a whiskey flask medal, and great coupons and other “swag” from our local businesses. So how do you get your stuff? You've got options!
You have the option to pick up your swag or have it mailed to you. Packet pick-up (Includes t-shirt, finisher medal, and swag) options:
In-person pick-up: Registration and shirts ordered prior to June 9th may be picked up in person at the Pavilion at Festival Field at 1149 Springfield Road in Wilmington on: Friday June 18 from 6pm-8pm, OR Day of Race, Saturday, June 19th, 8am – 10am.
Or, have it mailed to the address you provide at registration for an additional fee. Most packets will be mailed out a week before the race, and for those who register in the final few days, packets will be mailed out a week after the race.
Registration is available online at adkwhiskeyrun.com through noon on Saturday, June 19th (race day) .
Awards and prizes can be:
1) Picked up in Wilmington by making arrangements with Linda at 518-946-7783 or 609-313-3239 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org OR
2) Mailed to the address provided at registration.
Awards are for the top three overall finishers in both the 5K and 10K races, male and female. Prizes include the special Runner’s raffle prizes.
Presenting sponsorship $1,000
If interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the Wilmington Historical Society at email@example.com , presenting sponsor by May 1st and others by May 15th. All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Historical Society.
Wilmington Area attractions:
Most Wilmington attractions and activities will be open for the summer and include the Wilmington Town Beach, the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, High Falls Gorge, the gondola at Whiteface Mountain, the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway, mountain biking trails, fishing the AuSable River. See www.whitefaceregion.com for more details and for dining and lodging information.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of up to $25.00 as our THANK YOU!
VOLUNTEERS: We rely heavily on volunteers to make our events successful and we appreciate any and all help we get. For the VIRTUAL Whiskey Run, there are still many ways you can have a lot of fun and help the community as well.
DISTILLER / VENDOR: If you're a distiller or produce a whiskey related or themed product, we'd LOVE to have you as a sponsor this year, although our usual tasting event will not take place due to Covid restrictions. (But keep the whiskey-tasting event in mind for next year's in-person run on June 18, 2022.)
SPONSORSHIP: If you would prefer to donate to the race, we offer 4 levels of sponsorship to choose from: PRESENTING, BOURBON, RYE, and MOONSHINE levels.
Contact our sponsor coordinator, Karen, to talk through the possibilities and find the fit perfect for you by contacting the Wilmington Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for your support!