by Alicia Dziak
The 10th annual Allegany Adventure Run was held on May 4, with lots of sunshine and perfect spring temperatures. Almost 300 runners gathered at the Summit Trailhead in Allegany State Park to compete in a 22K, a 13K and a 6K. The 22K distance is part of the Eastern Grip Trail Running Series, a series of trail races throughout Western New York that gives runners the opportunity to meet other runners, see amazing sights and earn points throughout the season toward great prizes.
The Adventure Run is organized entirely by volunteers from HeartRateUp.com/Endurance America LLC, a group that promotes healthy living through challenging outdoor events in Western New York. Proceeds from the race benefit Hearts Animal Shelter and Allegany Nordic Ski Patrol, among others.
Participants enjoyed a picnic lunch and door prizes after the race. Organizers have already begun preparation for next year’s Adventure Run, as it takes a full year of planning to put together such an exciting event that has become a staple for Western New York runners.
Next up on HeartRateUp.com’s circuit is the Dirty Duathlon Trail Run/Mountain Bike Race at Holiday Valley on June 9.