CHAZY, N.Y. — The 7th Annual Strides for James event will return to Miner Institute on Saturday, May 11. Strides for James is a 5K/10K/fun run that raises funds for the James Dean Wilson Memorial Scholarship at Clinton Community College. The event is in honor of James Wilson, an avid runner who was always willing to help others. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2012. The scholarship provides an opportunity to celebrate James’ giving spirit and help others. The Strides for James planning committee is pleased to be working with Adirondack Coast Events again for this year’s event.
“The James Wilson Memorial Scholarship is very meaningful to our family. James would be so happy to give the same opportunity he had at Clinton Community College to someone else,” the Wilson family said. Five scholarships will be given out at this year’s event to students currently enrolled at or planning to attend Clinton Community College.
Strides for James is an event for the entire family, with a children’s fun run and walk in addition to the 5K and 10K runs. Additionally, the Heart’s Delight Farm Heritage Exhibit will be open to visitors, as will Miner Institute’s horse and dairy barns. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on race day. The children’s run begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K/10K races begin at 9:50 a.m. The awards ceremony and raffles will be at 11:15 a.m. There will be a little something for everyone, whether you plan to run or not! You can learn more about the event and register for the race at https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Chazy/StridesforJames.
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