Articles in Category: 2018 Route 20 Road Challenge

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.

Route 20 "Roadies" T-shirt & Banquet Info

Route 20

Well, here it is folks, the Route 20 "Roadies" shirt!! The shirt will be in blue and the logos will be printed on the shirt as you see it. You will be able to order a small-XL (both male and female fit). To give you an idea, the men's size will fit like the shirts that I give out at the Zone Run. They are relaxed fit!

**Cancelled** Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

**Cancelled** Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk

Place: St. Francis De Sales School 220 Henry Street • Herkimer • New York • 13350

Time: 10 AM

COST: $20 pre-registration or $25 day of

Pre-registration: Mail checks to address above to St. Francis De Sales School, Attention: Erin Sanchez/ Mary Geloso By March 17, 2018

Day of Registration: In Church Hall from 8:30 - 9:30

If you have any questions or require more information, please call Mary Geloso at (315) 254-1503 or Erin Sanchez at (315) 717-4563.

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


Sunday, April 8th, 2018

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

Register online at
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