Saturday, July 12th 2014
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or On-line Registration
On Saturday July 12th, the Downtown Binghamton Business Association and the City of Binghamton
, will host the 6th annual Parlor City 5K Run at 9:00 am. The open road race is a certified US Amateur Track & Field 5K distance (USATF NY11034JG). The race will follow the same new route as last year starting on the eastern side of the Court Street Bridge proceeding west to Front Street, south on Front to Riverside Drive, west on Riverside to Beethoven Street, north on Beethoven to Main Street, then east on Main back to Court Street ending back at the 2014 July Fest. The course is relatively flat and fast and with recent hot weather should take runners through some cooler residential neighborhoods. Following the race there will be a free Kid's Run across the Court Street Bridge. The race will be followed by Binghamton's third annual Binghamton Jazz Festival which features regional jazz greats.
The event is made possible by Chemung Canal & Trust, celebrating banking in the Southern Tier since 1833 with additional support from United Health Services, Crowley Foods/H.P. Hood and Weis Markets. Proceeds from the race will benefit The Magic Paint Brush Project. The race is officiated by the Triple Cities Runner's Club with additional support from Confluence Running and the Broome County STOP-DWl Program. Entry forms will be available at branches of Chemung Canal & Trust, Weis Markets as well as Sall-Stearns and Confluence Running. Disabled youth Connor Ford will be our Official Race Starter. For an entry form, please click here! You can also register online with a credit card at RunReg.com.
354 runners competed in the 5th Annual July Fest Parlor City 5K Run on the morning of Saturday, July 7th under hot, sunny skies. The race started on the eastern side of the Court Street Bridge, crossed Chenango River and circuited the West Side with a gentle downhill finish before concluding on Court Street just after the bridge. 20 year-old Jeff Martinez of Binghamton repeated for the FIFTH time winning in a time of 15:06 on the USATF-certified 5K course, 23 seconds faster than 2011. Courtney Varano, 30 of Apalachin was the top-finishing overall lady with the blazing time of 19:55. Mookey Kent of Binghamton was the Masters Division winner in a time of 18:02 and Kathleen Lantry of Whitney Point led the Masters Ladies with a time of 21:58. Runners started and concluded the race to the sounds of Scott Freeman & The Revival Horns band, one of several jazz musical groups performing in July Fest's third annual Binghamton Jazz Festival. The race was sponsored by Chemung Canal & Trust with additional support from Weis Markets and Crowley Foods/H.P. Hood. Additional help was provided by the Downtown Binghamton Business Association; City of Binghamton's Economic Development Office, Parks, Public Works and Police Departments; Broome County STOP-DWI Program and the Triple Cities Runners Club. For individual and age category results, please click on Divisions & Places and Times.
Running is a tremendous sport for fun, friends and fitness! A list of area races can be found at www.triplecitiesrunnersclub.org.
For additional information about the race, please call (607) 772-7161.