Wilmington, NY is the home of Whiteface Mountain and this summer, the home of the Wilmington Whiteface Whiskey Run 10K! 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 distilled moonshine and provided temporary haven for bootleggers crossing the border, and to this day, Wilmington is 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 the inaugural Wilmington Whiteface 10K Whiskey Run June 16th, 2018 starting at 9:30 am.
The 10 K run will begin and end at Pourman’s Tap House on Whiteface Highway at the 4 corners in Wilmington and goes south on Rt. 86 toward Lake Placid, east on Fox Farm Road, straight onto Indian Rock Road, north on Springfield Road and finally west on Rt. 86 ending back at Pourman’s Tap House. Following the race is the awards ceremony with lunch available at Pourman’s Tap House along with free whiskey tasting by area distilleries, raffles, and a demonstration of barrel making by US Barrel with a chance to win a whiskey aging kit. Run participants will receive a t-shirt and a “swag bag” filled with quality local goods. All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Historical Society.
For pre-registration and more detailed information, go to ADKWhiskeyRun.
Spectators are encouraged as well, so please add this exciting event to your calendar!
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