Tibbetts Point 10k-5k Run/Walk
Date(s) & Time(s)::
July 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Location: Cape Vincent, NY
Over 150 people from many parts of North America are expected to participate in the Annual Tibbetts Point Run and Walk in historic Cape Vincent, NY on Sunday July 22nd, 2012.
Cape Vincent is the gateway between Lake Ontario and the beautiful 1000 Islands, where the sun shines most days, the air is invigorating, and the scenery is breathtaking. The whole region in northern New York State, the St. Lawrence River, and Canada’s Ontario, is far more than fishing, boating or a summer party place – it’s great for running and walking.
The Course is one of the most spectacular in northern New York State. It all happens at the point where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence Seaway dividing the United States and Canada.
The main event, the 10 kilometer run will see participants plying their way past historic stone houses and churches in Cape Vincent’s center, along the route that flanks the picturesque St. Lawrence River to the much photographed Tibbett’s Point Lighthouse, which is the 5K point. There the runners turn back towards downtown. All events start and finish at the Cape Vincent Recreation Park on South James Street, Cape Vincent.
The events are organized by the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director, Shelley Higgins, says the course is flat and fast, and the sunshine and the fresh air coming off the lake create an ideal place for the event.
The Chamber is also organizing a 5K run and walk on the course which follows the same route turning back mid-way to Tibbetts Point.
A permanent trophy is maintained in Cape Vincent with the names of the female and male winners of the 5K and 10K runs. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third place male and female finishers in various age categories.
Pre-registration is $15.00 US and Canadian. Race day is $17.00. T-shirts, commemorating the Event will be given to the first 100 participants registered. Ribbons will also be awarded to the top three finishers in the 1K Fun Run.
Registration forms are available by contacting the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce at 315-654-2481 or by going to the website at www.capevincent.org where you can print out a registration form.
The Tibbetts Point Run was initiated 35 years ago by Jerry LeTendre and Jerry Mahrer whose children participated in subsequent runs, and grandchildren run today.
Cape Vincent has a strong French heritage. Napoleon Bonaparte was supposed to have taken refuge there from the havoc in Europe. The historic Tibbett’s Point Lighthouse stands as a sentinel to ships plying the St. Lawrence Seaway, either coming from or going into Lake Ontario. Runners coming from out of town should consider spending time in Cape Vincent, not just to visit the Lighthouse, but also see the Fisheries Research Station and Aquarium, or do some fishing, or even take the ferry to visit Canada’s picturesque Wolfe Island.
There’s a lot to see and do in Cape Vincent,” says Mrs. Higgins, “But on July 22nd , the Run is the main event.”
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