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Details Released on new Empire Road Race Series

Town of Union, NY – Deputy Broome County Executive John Bernardo joined Binghamton Mayor Rich David, members of the Broome County Legislature, organizers of 7 local road races and Visions Federal Credit Union to outline the details of a new partnership called the Empire Road Race Series.

The Empire Road Race Series, founded by race directors of 7 popular local road race: Parade Day Mile, St. Patrick’s Day 4-Miler, Forks 15K, Beers and Beast 5 Miler (new), Herald Victory Marathon (new), Parlor City 5K during Julyfest, and Kelly LaBare 5K during Spiedie Fest;  was recently formed with the mission to work together to support the charities that each race contributes to, increase interest in fitness, and to increase attendance at each race by compiling points towards Series ending awards.

“We believe putting these races together will not only strengthen attendance from people in our community, but it will allow us to branch out and bring in some very talented runners from across New York State,” says Broome County Executive Debbie Preston.

“This series brings together many highly successful races under one banner. It’s exciting for the City of Binghamton and Broome County to showcase these premier racing events and build upon the hard work of the volunteers and organizers who make them possible,” says Binghamton Mayor Richard C. David. “The Empire Road Race Series is a unique concept that will boost race awareness and participation throughout the region.”

"This series will enhance road racing in our community and to create another opportunity for runners to have fun, make new friends and to enjoy quality running events," says Tom Ryan, one of the Empire Road Race Series Race Directors.

“We are pleased to be the presenting sponsor for this great new race series,” says Ty Muse, CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union.  “This is just another way that we can give back to the wonderful groups that benefit from these road races.”

Registration to participate in the series and earn awards is free for the runner.  However, the runner must still register for each individual race in the series.

For entry and all race details, visit our web site at www.empireraceseries.run

 

 

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02/01/2016 - 11:14am