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June 2, 2018 – Clinton, NY – 2018 is a special year for the KAC Run & Walk. We are celebrating 40 years of this great 5K road race in the historic village of Clinton. A lot has changed over the years but the KAC has been a staple in the community throughout.

What was happening back in 1978? The Garfield Comics by Jim Davis debuted, and John Paul II became the Pope. Cult classics like Grease and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope hit the big screen while the Bee Gees’ Night Fever and Stayin’ Alive graced the airwaves for the very first time. Argentina won their first World Cup, beating the Netherlands 3-1 and Space Invaders created a huge market for video games in America. Feel free to wear your 70’s gear for the race!

This year’s race includes a 5K at 4:15pm beginning on Chenango Ave, a One Mile Kids Run (13 & Under) at 3:30 on Chenango Ave, and the KAC Youth Run at 3:00 at the Clinton High School Track for a variety of ages groups. There will be an awards ceremony on the green at 5:30pm. In addition to the competitive race events, the Kirkland Art Center will bring a host of activities and entertainment for the whole family at Clinton’s Village Green.

The Festival on the Green runs from 12:00 – 3:00pm. Join in on the games and activities for children, music and dance performances at the Gazebo and the 4th Annual Baking Contest at 1:00pm. For more information on how to submit your baked goods, or how to enter for a chance to become a guest judge please visit www.kacny.org or call 315.853.8871.

Register early at www.kacny.org for discounts. The 5K Race is $25 and the 1 Mile Kids Race is $15 before May 17. Prices increase to $30 and $20 respectively. The Youth Races are free for all participants.

 

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