2020 Road Challenge Schedule


Suspended Until Further Notice!!

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2020 Road Challenge. We will update it as more information becomes available.

**CANCELED**Fort to Fort - Rome - 3/29**CANCELED**
Zone Run - R.Springs - 4/11
Milk Run 5K-Morrisville - 5/1
Run for Hunger 5K- W. Winfield - 5/9
6th Annual Council Rock to Rock Race - Cooperstown - 5/17
Base Race - Cooperstown - 5/23
Micheal Hotaling Memorial 5K - Hubbardsville - 5/30
Lake 5k - Cooperstown - 6/6
Patriot Run 5K - Rome - 6/13
Veterans 5K - West Winfield - 6/20
Cazenovia July 4th - 7/4
Child Run 5K - Morrisville - 7/18
Believe 271 5K Run/Walk- Bridgewater - 7/25
Mad Cow 5K - Nelson - 8/1 John Dunkle This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (315-374-1416).
43rd Annual Tromptown Run - DeRuyter - 8/6
Landis Arboretum 5K - Esperance - 8/15
Route 20 Relay Run (Route 20 in 2020)- 8/22
Falling Footsteps Mud Run- R. Springs - 8/29
September 11th Hero's RUN 5K 10K and Children's Race - Fly Creek - 9/12
The Mary Cleary 5K in Waterville - 9/19
Co-op 5K- R. Springs - 9/20
Colies Run 6K - R. Springs - 10/3
Eaton 5K - Eaton - 10/17
Coop Loop 5K - Cooperstown - 10/31
Vets Weekend 5K - Cherry Valley - 11/14
Ugly Sweater 5K - Cooperstown - 12/5

 **The March 29th Fort to Fort is canceled per info on the Roman Runners website. Visit their website to see the options on what to do if you have already registered.

7th Annual SUNY Morrisville Milk Run

A family friendly race around the beautiful SUNY Morrisville campus.

About this Event

WHAT: A 5K Run, Walk, or Crawl around campus

WHEN: Friday, May 1, 2020

WHAT TIME: 1-mile Fun Run starts at 5:30PM, 5K Race starts at 6:00 PM

WHERE: SUNY Morrisville College Campus

WHY: Support students in the Agricultural Science, Business, and Dairy Department, and to HAVE FUN!

The Cost:

5K: Pre-registration: $20 through March 31,

$25 through April 30 (t-shirt deadline is April 27th at Noon),

$30 the day of the race

1-mile Fun Run: Pre-registration: $15 through March 31

$20 through April 30 (t-shirt deadline is April 27th at Noon),

$25 the day of the race

For more information, or to register for the race, please visit www.eventbrite.com and click on the SUNY Morrisville Milk Run, or contact Ashley Marshall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



33rd Annual Fort to Fort Race

Sunday, March 29th 2020


Welcome to the 33rd Annual Fort to Fort Race! This race takes place in Rome, NY; with proceeds from it going to benefit the Rome Historical Society. The race offers several participation options: fun run, 5K run/walk, 10K run; with competition of all levels. The race begins at Rome Free Academy High School on historic Griffis Air-Force Base and runs through neighborhoods of the City of Rome, with the 10K taking you around and through Revolutionary War monument Fort Stanwix.

The race is a great opportunity for beginner runners looking for a fun time; as well as advanced runners looking for a competitive race along the NY Route 20 Challenge that is in a prime tune-up spot for Spring marathons and summer races. Awards will be given for all finishers, along with age group placers.

Pre-register at https://romanrunners.com/fort-to-fort-10k-5k-run5k-walk-rome-ny-sunday-march-29-2020/ or runsignup.com.

Start Location:
95 Dart Circle. Rome, NY

Pre-Registration up to 3/26/2020 - $25
Day of Race - $30
Students - $20

Chip timing by Leone Timing

See schedule for race start times. Awards and refreshments to follow races!


18th Annual RSCC Run & Walk

Saturday, April 11th 2020


Register online at runsignup.com/rscc!

Event Registration: 8 - 9:30 am on April 11, 2020

Place: Richfield VFW - Lake St, Richfield Springs, NY (1/8 mile South of Route 20)

9:30 am - Kids “Little Loop”
9:45 am - 10K
10:00 am - 5K and 2 mile walk

Kids “Little Loop” Registration Fee: $1.00 (No t-shirt)
Run or Walk Registration Fees for Adults and Students:
Pre- Registration (postmarked on or before 4/4/20): $20
Day of Race: $25
Family Walk Special: $25 (One t-shirt, but each family member will get a beverage at the end)

Tech-shirts to the first 50 entrants (5K/10K & 2mi)
Trophies - overall male/female (5K/10K)
1st - 3rd place awards for age groups up to 80-89 (5K/10K)

Register online at www.runsignup.com or mail check and application to Bill Kosina, 1434 County Highway 25, Richfield Springs, NY 13439

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. 1⁄2 mi. total (out and back), starting and ending at the start/finish line with ribbons given.


43rd Annual Tromptown Runs


The village of DeRuyter in central New York State was originally called Tromptown. Jan Lincklaen, an agent for the Holland Land Co., whose territory included Cazenovia and areas south, named it. In the winter of 1653 the British had clamped an airtight blockade on the Dutch coastal cities causing serious shortages and the resulting hunger riots caused the Dutch Admiral Marten von Tromp to attempt to break the blockade. On July 31, 1653 the Dutch lost 4,000 men and 13 ships in the battle. Tromp was killed and Admiral Michiel de Ruyter was now in command. In the years following the British navy was strengthened in readiness for a second Dutch war. However widespread corruption and waste and eventually the bubonic plague in the summer of 1665 causing the death of nearly 100,000 in London gave the Dutch a chance to rebuild their fleet. In June of 1667 Admiral de Ruyter sailed up the Thames river, shelled London, destroyed many English warships and captured the British flagship the Royal Charles. De Ruyter was now a hero and Jan Lincklaen being one to "run with the tide" changed the name of Tromptown to DeRuyter and so it remains today.To learn more about DeRuyter and the area visit the DeRuyter-On-Line site.

A "voyage of discovery" was initiated between our village and the Netherlands because no other village, town or city in the world is known to bear this name. The ship Admiral DeRuyter of the NATO fleet designated DeRuyter as their "Flagship Town" in 1982. In April of 1982 the Royal Netherlands Marine Band and members of the Dutch Navy and diplomatic legations of New York and Washington came to our community for two days of celebration in recognition of 200 continuous years of Dutch-American diplomatic relations. The Indian name Tioughnioga (tie-oth-nee-o-ga) means "meeting of the road and waters" or more poetically "a bank of flowers" was given to our local river and lake and to our excellent volunteer fire department. Both our fire department and village serve a greater area community with an unusual variety of businesses, services, churches, organizations and one of the smallest central school systems in the state. Local activities range from hang-gliding, snowmobiling, skiing and water sports on the lake. The DeRuyter Firemen's Fair is one example of the total community involvement in such activities.

In 1888 horse-trotting races became a popular event and a track and grandstands were built. Precedent for the Fair was set by Sig Sautelle's Circus, which wintered and trained in DeRuyter from 1896 to the early 1900's. In 1908 the first four-county fair, Cortland, Madison, Chenango and Onondaga, was the immediate forerunner of the present Firemen's Fair which was started in 1927. The grandstand and racetrack are gone and 2-legged runners, the Fair's major opening night event, have replaced the 4-legged ones.

Over three decades ago, Steve Camelbeek, a local teacher, track coach and volunteer fireman decided to initiate a cross-country race as part of the Firemen's Fair program. Win Skeele, a local businessman and former teacher entered and came in last of the 24 runners. Since then Win has gone from participant to director and the Tromptown Run has become a full-fledged running event. The distances were first measured by automobile as 3, 6, and 13.2 miles. However, the "too fast" times prompted us to investigate and accurately re-measure the distances as 2.7, 5.86 and 12.7 miles. Oops!!

As the number of runners went from tens to hundreds, the starting line was moved to the school athletic field on the grass and the distances were changed to 3 miles, 10 KM and 13.2 miles. The perilous turn at the finish on loose gravel and the need to conform to international standards prompted us in 1982 to change to standardized distances of 5 KM, 10 KM and Half-Marathon and with no gravel turn at the finish. This required revised measurements and certification, three different starting times and lines, revised mile markers, more workers and a lot of work.

Since then, the courses have been re-certified to reflect the required correction factors. The start was moved from grass to pavement near the cemetery. The 10 KM race was discontinued in 1996 for safety reasons but is still certified and may be back in the future as safety factors are corrected.

STC members will get a $5 discount at the end of the checkout process.

Signup and info at https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/DeRuyter/tromptownruns