The River Run was a great success! Many thanks to the runners and all our sponsors, donors, and supporters.
Results for the race are posted at http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/ny/Jul20_Delawa_set1.shtml. Thank you all for a GREAT event!
2014 marks the 16th Annual Delaware Youth Center River Run, a 5K race down River Road along a beautiful, flat course beside the majestic and scenic Delaware River. The race has grown substantially over the past several years with almost 300 racers competing in 2013. Novice to experienced runners, as well as walkers are all welcome. This is an exciting year for our race. After requests from some of our runners, we have decided to add a 10K race extending further down River Road and still running alongside the beautiful Delaware River. The 5K and 10K courses will be USTAF certified by Brian Cavanagh in May so that our runners can be certain of an accurate course. This is a very flat, fast course, great for a personal record! The Delaware Youth Center 5K/10K River run is one of the largest and most vital fundraisers for our facility. The Delaware Youth Center is a not-for-profit organization in Callicoon, NY, run by a board of volunteer Directors and serves over 300 families each year. The majority of our funding comes from grants, donations, memberships, and fundraisers as income to operate the facility, which has an operating budget of over $100,000 annually. Membership at the DYC provides use of the grounds including the playground, tennis and basketball courts, soccer and ball field, skate park, picnic areas, walking trail/exercise circuit, as well as seasonal use of the pool. People also have the ability to rent the facilities for family and social events or attend the many regular functions hosted all round: Zumba and Karate classes, Summer Youth Program, Swim Lessons, AYSO Soccer, Senior Citizens, Cal Ripkin baseball/softball, Men’s softball, and the indoor farmer’s market all winter long. For more information about the River Run call Ann Santoro at 845-887-4887. Many thanks to all our racers, sponsors, and donors for making the 16th Annual River Run a great success! The River Run Committee