It’s hard to believe a year has passed since we formally merged the organizational teams of the Voorheesville Memorial Day Races and the Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day into a not-for-profit now known as the Voorheesville Running and Cycling Club.
Thinking back, it actually all started in 1976 as the village of Voorheesville was planning for its annual Memorial Day Celebration on our nation's bicentennial. Then-Mayor Bill Wenzel asked me about the potential for including some type of foot race as part of the day’s events.
Well, not only did we add a 15-kilometer race that year, we’ve kept racing ever since. Along the way, we added a 3.2-kilometer loop and children’s dashes allowing for participation across all ages and skills.
We had a two-year gap due to a pandemic, but otherwise we’ve run on hot days, cold days, windy days, wet days, really wet days, and just perfect days!
Of course the Voorheesville Running and Cycling Club is about much more than running. It’s about community, community events, and community access.
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