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North Country Public Radio Celebrates its 40th Anniversary Year with 40K/20K Run/Walk at Paul Smith's Visitor Interpretive Center

Race Results and Times

On Saturday, May 10, 2008, North Country Public Radio will celebrate its 40th anniversary on the trails at the VIC in Paul Smiths, NY. This is one of many events the station is organizing to mark four decades of broadcasting in the Adirondack North Country.

The public is invited to participate in a race at the VIC, which begins at 9:00 a.m. (and 7:00 a.m. for walkers) and features a scenic loop course on soft, dry, bark-surfaced trails. Runners and walkers will be treated to a deluxe event with commemorative t-shirts, water and sports drinks on the course, prizes, music, a post-race lunch, and family activities throughout the day.

Events include a short fun run for kids, a variety of programs presented by the VIC and radio station staff as well as special guests, and music from groups selected by the station's UpNorth Music team. A make-your-own sandwich lunch with special desserts is included in the $40 registration fee, and is only $5.00 for non-racers. All other events are presented free of charge.

"This is a day of celebration," said NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco. "The timing is great for serious runners and walkers who are gearing up for the race season, and we've planned the day to be fun for family and friends of race participants. 40K for 40 years! That's just about two miles less than a full marathon, but we'll have the extra distance marked off for those who wish to complete a full or half marathon. It's a great course, there will be wonderful music and lots of interesting activities."

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