To the editor:
On behalf of all those who organized and took part in the 2018 Cazenovia July 4th Footraces, we would like to thank the many people and groups who helped to make it possible.
Many thanks to our generous race and prize sponsors: The Syracuse Chargers, Cazenovia Community Fitness, Dr. Ralph Stevens, John Dermody Insurance Group, Ralph Monforte/ Cazenovia Jewelry, Fleet Feet Sports, the Lincklaen House and the Brewster Inn. Thanks also to HP Hood for the post-race chocolate milk, to River Valley Foods for the refreshing popsicles, to TOPS for their gift card and assistance with finish line food and drinks, to Bruegger’s Bagels of Manlius for the discounted pricing on their bagels, to McDonalds for waterstop cups and to the “Cazenovia Republican” for their help publicizing the race.
We also appreciate the continued support of the Cazenovia Village Police Department, CAVAC, Cazenovia Fire Department Rescue Squad, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, National Grid and the Town and Village of Cazenovia.
Thank you to the 100+ volunteers who handed out bib numbers and shirts, handled water stops, controlled the traffic, set up cones, marked the course, cheered on the runners, passed out refreshments and cleaned up after the event. People like you are the life blood of our sport. The efforts of all those on the race committee were critical to the success of the event. Their names, along with all our volunteers, will be listed in an upcoming edition of the Chargers newsletter.
Thanks to all those who helped in ways large and small to make the event successful. No matter what your contribution to the 46th Annual July 4th Footraces, your help is deeply appreciated. Most of all, thank you to our many runners! We hope to see all of you next year.
July 4th Race Committee Member
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.