2018 Route 20 Road Challenge Schedule

Hello runners and walkers and welcome to the 2018 Route 20 Road Challenge Season!

The 2018 Race Schedule for the ROUTE 20 ROAD CHALLENGE is posted.

Participants who run in 5 events will receive a $5 gift card. Participants who run in 9 events will receive an armor-all quarter zip shirt.

2018 Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

2018 Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk

Join the first race of the 2018 Road Challenge!

Starting Line:
Cazenovia College Athletic Center
Liberty Street
Cazenovia, NY

Road Race Starting Time: 1:00 p.m.

Finishing Line:
Cazenovia College Athletic Center
Liberty Street
Cazenovia, NY

After Party:
Cazenovia College Athletic Center - Upper Gym
Liberty Street, Cazenovia, NY
Chili Cook Off featuring area restaurants

After Party Starting Time: 1:30 p.m. (After the race)


Route 20 Road Challenge held first ever recognition banquet

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Route 20 Road Challenge held first ever recognition banquet

The Route 20 Road Challenge held its first ever banquet recognizing the accomplishments of runners participating in the year long running series for the year 2017. The event was held at Michael’s in Sangerfield on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

The Route 20 Road Challenge, which links running events within the corridor of the Route 20 Scenic Byway, began in 2000. Former Route 20 Association President Bill Kwasniewski remembered how the concept developed with the input of a handful of race directors who gathered in the living room of his home in West Winfield. “Craig North and Bill Kosina have been the backbone of this series since day one,” he noted at Saturday’s event. Both North of Eaton and Kosina of Richfield Springs, who serve not only as the Road Challenge directors but direct races in their own hometowns, spoke at the event outlining plans for the upcoming season with 18-20 races expected on the 2018 schedule.

Also speaking was Kevin Hoehn who serves as the series’ unofficial ‘ambassador’. He spoke of the camaraderie and friendships built up over the years among race participants. “Unlike clubs and similar formats, this series is unique; it’s kind of freeform. There’s really nothing like it I know of.”

Runners attending Saturday participated in a certain number of events the past year earning customized running jackets. Those recognized included: Craig North, Eaton; Kevin Hoehn, Rome; Mark Perrin, New Hartford; Richard Ough, Burlington Flats; Rocco Ough, Burlington Flats; Hunter Ough, Burlington Flats; Alexis Lafever, Eaton; Jennifer Caloia, Morrisville; Joy Gifford, Eaton; Margaret Kemp, New Hartford; Elizabeth Fish, Waterville; Mark Ruane, Waterville; Jim Davis, West Winfield; Patricia King, Sherrill; Terri Woodford, Oxford; Ralph Rathbun, West Edmeston; Joanne Securra, Sherrill; Mary Pustay, West Winfield; Amber Piersma, Cassville; Jessica Powers, Milford; Susan Will, West Winfield; and Courtney Spatto, Waterville.

On a somber note, longtime participant Kermit Cadrette who passed away the previous week, was recognized. Cadrette, of Rome, didn’t begin running until he was over 50. In addition to 5k and 10k events, he also ran in over 80 marathons. Along the way, he served as mentor and friend to countless runners in Central New York and beyond. According to Kosina, “He epitomized everything there is with the sport of running.” In his honor, a new award was introduced with its first recipient being Kevin Hoehn.

Helping coordinate Saturday’s event was Courtney Spatto, a resident of Waterville and cross country coach at Rome Free Academy. The dinner is expected to become an annual event.

The Route 20 Road Challenge 2018 schedule is expected to be announced shortly. For more information on the series or the Route 20 Association, please contact Bill Kosina at 315-749-3286; Craig North 315-825-5691 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); or Kevin Hoehn 315-335-1687 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); or visit the website www.nyroute20.com.


Sunday, April 8th, 2018

The 31st ANNUAL FORT TO FORT RUN to benefit the Rome Historical Society

Register online at  www.runsignup.com
7:30 - 8:45 am Race Day
Download registration form here.

Rome Free Academy, 95 Dart Circle, Rome, NY

Fun Run – 8:45 am
5K Run and Walk – 9:00 am
10K Run – 9:00 am

Commemorative Medal to all 5k and 10k finishers
Cell phone ID holder to first 400 registered

Pre-registration on or before March 30, 2018 - $25.00
Morning of Race - $30.00
Student - $20.00

10-Year age groups


Saturday, April 14th, 2018

The Open 10K is a hilly course with its challenge at the start. The 5K is an “out and back” on rolling hills. The 2 mile Walk starts on Lake Street and proceeds “out and back” Cemetery and Butternuts. The kids “little loop” is approx. ½ mi. total (out and back), starting and ending at the start/finish line with ribbons given.

Proceeds benefit the Richfield Springs Community Center.

5th Annual MSC Milk Run

Friday, April 20th

5th Annual MSC Milk Run

Thank you to everyone who participated, results will be posted soon.

milkrun racers

WHAT: A 5K run, walk, or crawl around campus

WHEN: Friday, April 20



WHERE: Morrisville State College campus, Marshall Hall

WHY: To support students in the Agricultural Science, Business, and Dairy Department

COST: $20 through March 20

$25 through April 19

$30 the day of the race (April 20)

FREE T-SHIRT to all racers registered prior to noon on Monday, April 16. A few race day t-shirts available on a first-come first-serve basis, but no guarantee.

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-msc-milk-run-tickets-43097151741

West Winfield 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

May 12th, 2018

Place: The Federated Church, 452 East Main Street, West Winfield, NY
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

The 5K is mainly flat with a few small hills starting and ending at the Federated Church. The 1 Mile Walk also starts and ends at the Federated Church, going through Winfield Town Park and then progressing past the Great American to South Street then to Route 20 where you will go East back up to the Federated Church.

Click here to download a Registration Form 

Cost: $15.00 per person. Checks made payable to: Mary Lou Pustay. In memo, please put West Winfield 5K Run/1Mile Walk. You may also register at Runsignup.com.
Registration from 8:00 a.m. until before start of race.

Awards given to overall female and male runner as well as top three in each age group. First 50 runners/walkers registered will receive an embroidered beanie hat. All registered runners and walkers may put their name in for door prizes. Proceeds of run/walk to benefit the West Winfield Food Bank.

PH 315-822-6324
FX 315-822-6944

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Forth Annual CNY Orchard Run

Saturday May 26th, 2018

Forth Annual CNY Orchard Run

This hilly 4 mile run is here to give runners a chance to come enjoy spring at the orchard. This is a good introduction to “trail” running and with any luck the Apple Blossoms will be out to add beauty to our Spring here in CNY! We will also be hosting a 1 mile Kid’s Apple Blossom run and an all ages walk through the orchard.

Location: Orchard Run, Orchard Run Hosted by Beak & Skiff and 1911 Spirits, 2708 Lords Hill Rd. LaFayette, NY, 13084 [link]

Orchard Run Start Time: 9:00 am (Apple Blossom Kids Run and All ages Walk/Run Start at 8:30am)

Registration Price Breakdown: ($25 Open – 3/24) ($30 3/25- 4/24) ($35 4/25-5/23) (Race Weekend $45)

Register online at http://cnyorchardrun.com/

4th Annual couch to 5K & 10K Fun run/walk

June 9th, 2018

Race Start at 8:00 a.m. for 10K and 8:15 a.m. for 5K

St. Malachy’s Catholic Church
31 East State Street, Sherburne NY 13460

Registration (Pre and Day of the Race)
• Entry Fee $20 Pre Registration until 6/2/18
• Day of Race $20 6/9/18
• Registration day of the race is 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
• T-Shirts for the first 60 people to register

Awards will follow the event at the church.

Patriot 10K & 5K Run / Walk

Saturday, June 9th 2018

Patriot 10K & 5K Run / Walk

Run Sponsored by the Roman Runners Club

5K-10K Run/Walk in memory of SGT Elisha R Parker

PACKET PICK UP: Race Day 7:00am-8:30am at the Wingate Hotel

All races start at 9:00 am

AWARDS CEREMONY: Immediately following the race

AWARDS 5K & 10K: Awards will be presented three deep in the following male and female categories: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over. Trophy for overall male and female race winners / NO DUPLICATE WINNERS

1ST PLACE MILITARY 5K AND 10K Female/Male Active/Veteran (this can be a duplicate winner)

5K Run / Walk for Veterans

June 16th, 2018

Location: Winfield Town Park, Route 20, West Winfield

Start Time: 9:00 am

Registration:  Click here to download a registration form

This year all proceeds will go to support The Adirondack Vets Home in Glen Falls, NY.

Contact: Sue Will, 315-822-5988, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10th Annual 5K Race for ChildRUN & 1 Mi. Walk

Saturday, July 14th 2018

10th Annual 5K Race for ChildRUN & 1 Mi. Walk

Please join us for the 10th annual Race for ChildRUN, an event that raises money for The Children’s Center’s Sheila Johnson Child Care Scholarship for students. The event will include a 5K run and a one mile Fun Run for younger children and their friends and family.

The 10th Annual Race for ChildRUN will be July 14 at 8:30 a.m. 10 and under are free. Race entry is $20. Click here to download a registration form. registration form.

Millers Mills Sundae Run

Sunday, July 15th 2018

The Sundae Run 5k is not only known as the official Boilermaker cool down (taking place on the Sunday following the Boilermaker), but also as a picturesque 5k route through the rolling hills of Millers Mills, with entertainment and cheering along the way. Finish the out and back course with fresh homemade ice cream, prizes, live music, entertainment, and an artisan market.

Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/WestWinfield/MillersMillsSundaeRun

The 48th annual Honor America Days 5k Parade Run

Saturday, July 28, 2018

8th Annual Honor America Days
5K Parade Run
SATURDAY, July 28, 2018
Rome City Hall, 198 N. Washington St., Rome, NY

7:15 - 8:15 am Race Day

REGISTER ONLINE @ www.active.com


Kids’ Fun Run – 8:15 am
5K - 8:30 am

10-year age groups, no duplicate awards
Prize money!
$200 each, 1st male and female
$100 each, 2nd male and female
$75 each, 3rd male and female
$75 each, 1st male and female masters (40 & over)

Refreshments for all finishers and volunteers

Commemorative giveaway to first 250 registered

Pre-registration on or before July 27, 2018 - $20.00

Morning of Race - $25.00
Student - $10.00