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8 Thursday, August 5, 2010 Great Race XXXIII The Citizen.

Auburn, New York

Volunteers… the necessity of life


While the Great Race Committee is responsible together. Thank you ladies…
for the design and details of the Great Race, the Thanks also go to Auburn Cement Products for
ultimate success of the event depends on the hun- providing anchors for the buoys, City of Auburn for
dreds of volunteers that give of their time to make the providing lime and markers for the canoe area. Also
race a success. Volunteers help to stuff the race Cranebrook Tree Service for their help.
packets with shirts, numbers and tickets on the We thank Finger Lakes Communications for
Thursday before race day. Other volunteers hand out supplying two-way radios to the Great Race. For
the packets to the correct teams and still others verify years, they have lent these radios to us, and this year
that team names match the categories on the tote they have donated them for our continued future use.
board on Great Race day. Volunteers are seen all Also many thanks to the City of Auburn for use of
around the run course controlling traffic for the safety their electric cars. Thanks also go to OPE for the use
of the racers and the same with the bike course. This of their all terrain vehicle. Thanks goes to the
also includes volunteer ambulance crews from the Amateur Radio Emergency Service lead by Jack
various fire departments. Smith for their years of service.
In the changeover zone, the most important Other volunteers spend 3 or 4 hours on the lake
The Great Race Committee responsibility is to keep spectators out of harms way
as well as direct race traffic so there are no
patrolling for overturned canoes. There are still
others that give of their time to dispense food and
Bottom Left/Right: Geri Read, John Dalziel, Amy Fuller, Lee Michaels, Rob Schemerhorn collisions between biker and runner. drink in the food tent to competitors. There is even a
Second Row: Bob Blair, Tony Dipronio, Kristin Dipronio, Jim Hanley, Marty Keough, John Lawler In the medical tent there are many nurses, group of volunteers that police the island for garbage
physicians assistants and physicians available to treat and debris at the end of the Great Race so that by 8
Third Row: Don Dellostritto, Greg Stowell, Tom Falsey, Bill Brown, Brad Davidson, Tim Walczyk everything from heat stroke to cuts and bruises. o’clock at night the island looks like no one had been
Not Shown: Steve Komanecky, Eddie Delacruz, Rick Falsey, Kevin Kelly, Paul Ringwood, Those with more serious injuries are sent to Auburn there.
Dave Shardt & Matt Starr Memorial Hospital. A big thank you to Cayuga County Highway
Thanks go to Dr. Jim Dolan and Dr. Rick Nangle, Department and George Wethey for their outstanding
as well as the many Nurses and Physicians help in the exchange area a both bike courses.
Ruggiero Scholarship winner announced Assistants that help make this a safe race.
Also many thanks to Mark Ambrose who
Thanks also go to Bob Welch and the AOH Bike
Safety crew.
The Ruggiero Scholarship committee lacrosse and in high school continued Dominican people were so appreciative coordinates activity between our first aid tent and the Without volunteers the Great Race would not be
had many varsity soccer and track. These sports of what they had rather than worried hospital. possible and it is because they give generously of
outstanding demanded the cooperation of each team about what they didn’t have. Thanks to Barb Perkins our Head Nurse in the their time, that the Great Race is the success that it
entries. This year, member so that they could be While in the Dominican Republic they triage tent. has been in the past and will continue to be in the
Marissa Rescott coordinated on the field, etc. On each of have painted housing establishments,
has emerged as the teams she has played for, no one churches, and the interior of the school
Along the running course there are volunteers future.
the winner of the person would lead the team to victory; for the community, and they have also who man water stops to help prevent heat stroke In this, our 33rd year, we salute all our volunteers
2010 Scholarship. rather, each player’s contribution added made monetary gifts to the surrounding from exhaustion. Still other volunteers show up at and give thanks for a job well done!
Frank Ruggiero to the game. villages. The group performed many 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon at the Hibernians to Visit the Great Race Website for information on
was one of our Marissa feels that participating in community services for the children of make over three thousand sub-marine this years race, previous race results and general
Marissa earliest committee sports also carries over into life the community and did Christian craft sandwiches. information… www.great-race.com. Please note: you
Rescott members who lessons, and that the desire to make life projects, played games including For the sixth year in a row, we have had RSVP can register via the internet, instruction are on our
passed away in easier and more rewarding to others is baseball and soccer. It is a truly a
May of 1999. This award is open to any the basis for performing community gratifying feeling to see the Dominican help us fold thousands of shirts - these ladies have website.
participant of the Great Race who has service. It is important to give back to children’s eyes light up when they are spent countless hours folding shirts to make it easier If you would like to volunteer, contact The Great
completed high school and will enroll or the community that at one time gave to offered something as simple as a for us when it comes time to put the packets Race office at 315-252-7139.
resume his or her studies at any college you or will give to you. Marissa has tootsie roll or a tiny matchbox car and
in the semester immediately following been a member of the Sacred Heart/St. to see how a small mission group can
this year’s race. Frank believed in a
compassioned commitment to
teamwork and community service and
Mary’s/St. Ann’s Church group for over
four years and has partaken in various
community service projects such as the
bring joy and smiles to communities
that do not have access to the luxuries
of America. Marissa Rescott exemplifies
Great Race announces 2010 Volunteer
held an unwavering belief in what we
give to the world is more important than
what we get from it. The winner of this
Christmas elf, Salvation Army Soup
Kitchen, “Souper” Bowl for Caring, and
the CROP Walk. She is also an active
the type of individual that is deserving
of this scholarship with her teamwork,
community service, and leadership
of the Year, Larry Pritchard
award is a person that demonstrates to member of the National Honor Society skills. The following quote from
us that he or she best exemplifies this where she participates in more service Marissa’s application illustrates her
The Big John Connors various duties to the Great Race duties as well. His would be the
way of living and thinking. projects. These activities have all made commitment to community service. Award, better known as the for a couple of years and then voice you hear saying “Team
Marissa will be attending St. an impact in global scale, not only by “Whether it’s helping out our Volunteer of the Year Award, is took a brief hiatus. When he #10, Team #250” as the canoe
Lawrence University in the fall where participating in various walks, but also teammates through communication and being given to Larry Pritchard for returned to the Great Race as a runner crosses the bridge and
she will study Neuroscience and French. by going on three mission trips to the encouragement, helping out the local his long-time involvement and volunteer, he shows up at 6AM heads towards the canoes to
She then hopes to enroll in medical Dominican Republic with her church. At community through service, or assisting service to the Great Race. Larry on race day to help set up of the meet up with their partner and
school and eventually travel to other the moment she is currently preparing on a global scale, every bit of service is competed in the Great Race from start/finish line and changeover launch their boat.
countries to help those less fortunate. to go again this July where they have always appreciated by someone.
She also plans on running track while at expanded the elementary school so that Selflessly giving to others who are not
1979-1984 on a team consisting zone. Then at the end of the race Larry has given tirelessly of
St. Lawrence. a new grade level can be added each as privileged as we are can truly make a of Dr. Matthews as a runner, 5-6pm he would help tear down himself, to the Great Race to help
From an early age, Marissa was year. Staying with host families that had difference. Someday I may need help Dr. Kaiser as a biker, and Dr. and load the trucks. About five make it a fun, safe and efficient
taught that teamwork is the most no running water and little electricity from someone and I feel exponentially Mike Tamul and Larry were the years ago, when the person who event. We are proud and happy
important factor in accomplishing a made the experience worthwhile. Her better knowing that I have done my part canoeists. After the team announced the canoes stepped to announce him as our 2010
goal. In middle school she played team views of poverty and pride were to make people’s lives better.” disbanded, Larry volunteered down, Larry took over those designee.
sports such as soccer, basketball, and overturned within the first night as the R A C E D AY - S U N D AY, A U G U S T 8 , 2 0 1 0
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General information The Great Race - behind the scenes And now a word from our sponsors Canoe/Finish New Exchange Zone
Controlled Chaos
Attention: All persons
entering the island via both
bridges and via the water will
go to the registration tent.
2. First Aid. TLC Ambulance will
be stationed at the changeover
Ever wonder how The Great Race
happens, how it comes together? It
the change overs are done safely
and that finishing times are done
important person on race day. Amy
Fuller is in charge of short course
race day announcer/ changeover
zone. Greg Stowell helps Don
Our sponsors are a very
important part of The Great Race.
Without their financial support it
ent, people who have moved away
and come home and we want to
show them that the hometown
reaching effect in the area. It is an
event that is engaged by all ages in
the community and it’s family
Line Procedures The Exchange Zone explained in its simplest
form goes through two distinct phases. The
is due to the dedication of the Great correctly. Brad Davidson is in charge volunteers and water stops and DelloStritto with the finish line. And There are some slight 2. When you reach the runner to biker exchange, and the biker to canoe
be required to show ID. If zones for both long and short would not be the well run, quality newspaper still supports community oriented. It is something that Time
Race committee; a hard working of the long bike course, maintenance works on the awards committee. Eddie De La Cruz is assistant to changes in the canoe/finish beach with your canoe, please runner exchange. Before the first competitor
they wish to consume alcohol, courses. Please help with our event that the community is used to events. We think it’s a great way to Warner wants to be a part of.”
NO ID - NO ALCOHOL. group of people whose goal is to and marking, and heads up the Amy works on the t-shirt selection Marty Keogh and Bill Brown. Eddie line this year. pick it up and take it as far even enters the exchange zone, the running
clean up efforts by using the seeing. Entry fees alone are not showcase the beauty of the area that Leva Doyle of Excellus Blue
available trash cans. People are make the Great Race the best volunteer committee. Marty Keough process. John Lawler is the man in helps with whatever needs to be 1. Once you pass through from the beach as possible so portion of the Great Race begins as a mass start,
1. The opening ceremony and community event it can be. serves on the safety committee, charge of long run course volunteers done on race day. sufficient to pay the many expenses we cover in our readership, through Cross Blue Shield encourages the finish line, a volunteer will that other finishers can at the head of the Emerson Park entrance. The
general instructions will be held at posted at all turns and major associated with the race. the park, and through all the areas healthy living and healthy lifestyles.
Preparation for each Great Race organizes the food and beverage and the scholarship committee. Bill The Arthritis Foundation’s hand you a card with your continue to move through the race start plans the runners heading North on
9:20 AM on Owasco Road near intersections on the run and
starts the week after the conclusion preparation and distribution for races Brown is now our race director and representative on our committee SOOOOO… enter the sponsors. that you run, bike, and canoe Our company feels that these place of finish and take the tear finish line area. This prevents a 38A. Exchange zone is set up immediately after
the Changeover Zone. Your team cycle routes. the last runner has left the area. The zones head
of the previous Great Race where and volunteers. He also secures the is also in charge of the Memorial helps us get media exposure via their When asked why their through. So again we like to support values coincide with and support the off at the bottom of your num- bottleneck which slows down
numbers must be visible 3. This is a potentially dangerous critique is given, and things are put use of the park facility and the show Awards. He also works the contacts in the radio and television company sponsors The Great Race community events that are open to goals of the Great Race. It is our entrance is at the Emerson Park entrance while
throughout the race or: run because of the heat. See the ber. You will then turn them in the whole process. the back entrance is some 300 yards down the
in motion for the following year. mobile. Marty served for many years changeover zone on race day. Tim area. replies were: all.” pleasure to be part of this fine along with the wristband to the 3. There will be volunteers
Your can’t get your splits. article in this program. Nucor Steel: “Nucor Steel is Allstorage: “We enjoy being community event.” road towards the lake. The back entrance to the
Disqualification may result if Sponsors need to be contacted early as out race director stepping down Walczyk is in charge of the short It is the contribution of each collection tent in the center of available to help move the zone is used for the bikers exiting and returning
our checkpoints can’t pick up 4. Please check your packet for to make budget decisions. Artists at the end of last year’s race. course for the bike and he also and everyone of these committee known in the Auburn community as associated with a quality event such The common thread that runs the island. This is a small tent canoes should you have from completing their leg of the race. The entire
your number. information inserts. These will need to be contacted for ideas for Jim Hanley is in charge of the canoe works in the changeover zone. Kevin members that makes the Great Race a company that is actively involved as The Great Race and at the same through these comments is one of and will be very well marked. difficulty. exchange zone stretched along 38A and is
If you have questions direct them contain the latest information with awards and equipment needs to be course - both on land and water. He Kelly is our resident computer wiz- the success it is. Each member in community events, as are all time assist with community community, support and pride. None surrounded by a park fence on both sides of the
to people in committee shirts or regard to routes and regulations. inventoried to be sure all is in order works with The Citizen on the Great ard. He is responsible for the results devotes countless hours to making Nucor divisions. We find that the development.” of these sponsors derive monetary road. Looking south from the head of the
for the coming year.
This committee is a working
Race insert, as well as with Time
Warner Cable on race promotion,
and the splits that you see and that
you are most interested in comparing
sure that the Great Race is fun,
efficient, safe and a good experience
goals of The Great Race, health &
fitness as well as the feeling of
Hammond & Irving: “We feel
that local events are an important
gain from sponsoring The Great
Race. No one sells any more steel,
Exchange Zone Rules exchange zone to the left, white road marking
lines, and the short course bikers are lined up
along this line facing the road. All the bikers are

NEW THIS YEAR committee; which means that each and provides race day transportation yourself to other racers. He also for all; they deserve your healthy competitions, is an part of the community. We take does any more x-rays or opens new 1. Only runners and organized by numerical race number. To the right
person on the committee has several (golf carts) and communication. serves on the awards appreciation for a job well done. excellent fit with our philosophy.” pride in helping to promote health savings accounts. However, they short course bikers may side of the road, the traditional course bikers line
functions to perform and the success Lee Michaels is in charge of the selection committee and is our Tony and Kristen Dipronio work Mack Studios: “The Great Race and fitness such as The Great Race each receive an immense amount of enter the Exchange Zone up on the opposite white line by race number.
of each Great Race depends on these Awards presentation and is our web webmaster. Matt Starr is our newest on keeping the existing sponsors and is a major athletic and social event in strives to do.” pride and satisfaction knowing their from the PARK When the runners return to the exchange zone,
New this year, a people and their contributions. assistant. (Keough, Hanley, Wilson committee member, and will assist obtaining new ones. They also have the Auburn community, and we are Tom Herbert of Bo-Mer: “It’s a contribution helps promotes a race they will be directed toward either the short race
ENTRANCE, of the
new timing ship Rob Schemerhorn is treasurer and and Michaels are the only remaining Kevin Kelly in the computer area. various duties on race day. pleased and proud to be a part of it.” great community. team and family that does so much good for so Exchange Zone. sign, or the traditional race side of the zone.
helps oversee long and short running originating members of the Great Steve Komanecky is the YMCA We welcome back to the The Citizen: “We sponsor the event. It is well run and organized. It many people. Runners will run behind the bikers between the
by Chronotrack 2. The Park Entrance fence and the bikers until they reach their
courses. He also assists in the Race). Tom Falsey is set up and tear liaison and has the all important job committee Paul Ringwood, who Great Race because we think it’s a is a class event, and we are proud to The Great Race Committee
end of the Exchange Zone teammate, and once there exchange the race
Systems will be changeover zone on race day. down of change over zone, and set of transporting and helping to steps back into his role as head of great community event that’s open be a part of it. thanks you, and the captain salutes
will be closed after the wrist band. The bikers then exit the exchange
Bob Blair is recording secretary. up of canoe area on race day. Geri distribute the awards on race day. the sponsor acquisition committee. to everyone and represents a broad Linda Henry of Time Warner you!
worn on the Don DelloStritto is in charge of the Read is office manager and savior. Dave Schardt helps oversee the
short course bikers have zone heading south toward the lake. Upon return
section of our readers past and pres- states that: “The Race has such a far only enter the Exchange Zone the biker gives the wristband to the canoe
changeover zone and the finish lines; Geri is in charge of registration and run/bike finish line and the been called to line up.
wristband and 3. A Staging Area will be from the LAKE END of the runner, who continues through the exchange
transfer from
runner to biker
a time consuming job to make sure last minute changes. She is a very changeover zone. John Daiziel is the
Hospice of the Finger Lakes used for the short course
canoeist.
Exchange Zone, after they
have been called.
6. There is to be
zone and turns left at the park entrance and runs
to Deauville Island where he launches the canoe
with his partner.

to canoeist. AWARDS POLICY Hospice of the Finger Lakes


Information Tent has been locat-
years right from the first race in
1978 and Hospice who took such
years. Also remembered are
Brian Hanley, Don Smith, Paul
4. When the short course
canoeist are called for, they absolutely NO RACING in the
Exchange Zone. Racing starts
In the Great Race committee’s continued
efforts to improve the race, we have added cone
Because of the number of awards that are handed out, the Great Race Committee has found it necessary to establish the following policy: ed on Deauville Island each year good care of him in last days. Quinn, Phil Patterson, Big John must report immediately to funnels at the back entrance of the exchange
This year it is 1) Short Course awards will be given out to the top 5 teams at the main stage as soon as possible after the race ends (approximately 12:15). since 1997 in special memorial The tent is there to provide Connors, Bill Michaels, George the staging area to be upon exiting the Exchange zone, for the biking portion of the race. The
Zone. All bike racing stops funneling down of bikers into the cone funnels
extremely important for each leg of the race to Category winners will be announced from the stage at this time. ALL short course category awards will be given out at the main information tent. of Joe Keough. After his death in information on Hospice and also Michaels, Jack Dalziel, John organized numerically and to
upon re-entering the hopefully will discourage excessive speed, which
Please select one team member to pick up the awards. The team member must show the team number and sign for the awards. 1997, his son Marty wanted to remember others who have Sarnicola, Frank Ruggerio, Paul receive final race instructions.
record accurate splits. And it is also important remember Joe’s many efforts in passed on who were such a big and Curley DelloStritto. Short course canoeist will be Exchange Zone, at the lake sometimes has occurred in the exchange zone.
2) Awards for the top 10, 4 person teams in the traditional course will be given out at the main stage as soon as possible. The George Michaels end of the course. This change will create a safer environment for
that the wristband and chip be turned into the awards also will be given out at this time. The 11th-20th awards will be recognized at this stage but you will pick up your award at the main infor- helping the Great Race over the part of the Great Race over the marched into the Exchange
7. There is absolutely NO all competitors within the exchange zone. The
Zone, after they have been cone funnels will also help delineate he starting
collection tent with your pull tab and finish card. mation tent.
organized and given race SPEEDING in the Exchange and ending point of the racing portions for the
3) Traditional Course age group, tandem and kayak division category WINNERS will be announced from the main stage after the first band break
(approximately 1:30). Memorial awards will be given out at this time.
4) ALL traditional course and tandem category awards will be given out at the main information tent. Please select one team member to pick up
Great Race special awards instructions.
5. Long course bikers and
Zone. Speeders will be
immediately disqualified.
8. Obey the race officials.
bikers. THERE WILL BE PENALTIES ASSESSED
FOR EXCESSIVE SPEED OR BLATANT UNSAFE
BEHAVIOR IN THE EXCHANGE ZONE.
BIKERS BE AWARE: 10MPH in the The Jules Verdi Award is presented She too, exemplifies the courage and The Paul Ringwood Senior long course canoeist may
the awards. The team member must show the team number and sign for the awards.
Exchange Zone. Penalties of added time or to the first place team overall in the perseverance of the Great Race Memorial Award is presented to the first
5) Separate open awards will be given in the tandem and kayak races in the traditional course and the kayak race in the short course. The first two
a DQ may be reassessed. No reckless
riding will be tolerated.
tandem and the first two kayak teams in the traditional course, and the first kayak team in the short course will receive open awards. They will be
recognized from the stage at the same time as the open winners.
traditional race. This award is a large
silver bowl, engraved each year with the
winner’s names.
Competitors. This award is presented to
the first all-female team to finish the
short canoe race. The Bonnie Foster
place team in the Family category in the
Short race.
The Newman Award is presented to
The Great Race alcohol policy
The Brian Hanley Award will be DelloStritto Award given in memory of the oldest four person team to finish In the past 4 years, to insure a at the check points at the pack (no glass containers please)
given to the first all female 4 person the deceased first wife of one of our either the traditional or short course. safe, fun, family oriented event, entrances to the island. per person is allowed to be
2010 SPONSORS team in the traditional course, and the
Harriet Tubman Award will be given to
the first all female team in the short
long time committee members, Don
DelloStritto, is given annually to the
youngest team to finish the traditional
The Bill Michael’s Award, in honor
of Bill Michaels, brother of Lee Michaels,
who passed away two years ago after a
The Great Race instituted a new
and more aggressive policy with
In addition to the usual patrols
by the Cayuga County Sheriff,
brought onto the island. Beer or
alcohol products will be available
course. course. long battle with cancer. Bill was a great regard to the consumption of New York State Troopers, and for purchase on the island from
Brian Hanley, the son of Jim and The Big John Connors Award is in supported of the Great Race for many, alcohol. Again, there will be zero Emerson Park security, we are The Great Race vendor.
auburnpub.com Fran Hanley (Jim is one of 3 remaining memory of a man who tirelessly many years and competed several years tolerance of under age drinking. increasing the number of Again, The Great Race wants to
Emergency Medical founding member of the Great Race) volunteered at many races prior to his while battling this terrible disease. This Proper ID of all persons NYSCOPBA volunteers this year emphasize the wholesome family
Services, Inc. died of a brain tumor August 2, 1999, untimely death nearly 16 years ago. It is award is given to the first male and
entering the island and to increase the ability to monitor atmosphere and encourage
Talic Kayak Brian participated in the Great Race in given to one or more volunteers who are female runner to finish the 10K run.
consuming alcohol will be adherence to this policy. Anyone individuals to enjoy responsibly
the running, biking and canoe portions recognized for their continued service. The Frank Ruggiero Scholarship is
Storage over the years. He is remembered for his The George Michaels Award, in presented to a Great Race athlete or required. If you are consuming under age seen consuming while helping us to preserve the
courage perseverance, and ready smile. honor of the father of Lee Michaels, has volunteer who will attend college in the alcohol on the island, you must alcohol will be dealt with integrity of this fine community
Harriet Tubman, was of course, a been presented since 1993 to the first fall of 2010. wear a wrist band. We urge you accordingly. event.
leader of the Underground Railroad that male and first female finisher in the to cooperate with the volunteers For those people of age, one 6
brought hundreds of slaves to freedom. 10K run.
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Heat stroke and exhaustion RACE DAY SCHEDULE


Know the Facts About Heat It’s not only the unacclimated season, keep body contents of 7:00–9:00 Registration (closes at 9:00)
Hyperthermia (heat stroke, heat runner that will suffer. magnesium and potassium high. 7:00–9:30 Packet pickups
exhaustion, muscle cramps) can Hyperthermia can occur on These minerals occur naturally in BIKERS
9:15 First call for Instructions
be deadly. It doesn’t take long for days when you might not expect foods such as mushmelon,
9:20 Race instructions - Long & Short Courses BE AWARE:
a person to die, and a runner can it. The rapid rise in body watermelon, tomatoes, carrots 10MPH in the
collapse in less than five minutes temperature occurs when the and cucumbers. 9:30 Start of Race (Both Long & Short Courses)
after the onset of symptoms. body’s natural cooling 2. Wear cool clothes. Loose 9:40 1 Mile Fun Run Starts Exchange
A. Dizziness mechanism, evaporation, stops fitting cotton, tank top t-shirts 9:45–10:00 Short Course Runners In & Cyclists Leaving Zone. Penalties
B. Dry skin - no sweating because the body has lost too with large breathing holes are 10:00–11:00 Long Course Runners In & Cyclists Leaving of added time
much of its fluids through best. Avoid nylon shirts, they
C. Redness 10:15–10:45 Short Course Cyclists In - Canoeists Taking Off or a DQ may be
D. Nausea or cramps sweating. Research has shown retain heat.
10:45–11:30 Long Course Cyclists In - Canoeists Taking Off reassessed.
E. Goose bumps on chest that the rate of loss of body 3. Cool off before the race. You
fluids is not substantially might as well start with a slightly 10:45–11:30 Short Course Finishing No reckless
and arms 12:00–2:30 Long Course Canoe Finishing
F. Incoherent speech and changed from temperatures of depressed temperature. riding will be
70 degrees up. 4. Before the race drink plenty 12:00–12:30 (Time Approximate) Top 20 Awards*
thoughts
A temperature of 60 and high of fluids. The American College
tolerated.
When any of these symptoms 1:00–4:30 Music by Brass Incorporated
occur, do the smart thing, save relative humidity can be just as of Sports Medicine suggests
dangerous as 90 degrees and 13-17 fluid ounces 10 to 15
your race for a cooler day.
Hyperthermia can effect any
runner, in any kind of shape,
low humidity.
What can be done to minimize
the effects of heat on a runner?
minutes before competition.
5. Drink plenty of fluids during
the race and afterwards. Drink
Race Course Routes for Run and Bike
during a race or hard workout. LONG BIKE ROUTE: Route 38A, then take a right hand turn on call your team numbers so that
1. During the hot weather frequently during the race.
take a right on Valentine Road, Havens Avenue back down to there is a record of you reaching

EXCHANGE ZONE
There will be several stops along both run courses and water will be available at the and a left on Harter Road, a left Owasco Road and take a left the turnaround should there
end of the changeover zone and in the median on the way down to the canoe area. on Twelve Corners Road, riding and return to the Start/Finish be any discrepancies at the
across 38A Twelve Corners line on Owasco Road. finish line.
Collection Tent Road turns into North Road.
Take a left on Swartout Road, CANOE COURSE REMINDERS: After you cross the finish line,
and a right on 38A and back to Both the long and the short you will be given a card with
the Exchange Zone. course races are run your place finish number on it.
simultaneously. Return this card, tear off tag
SHORT BIKE ROUTE: Route Please note: this year there from your race number (only
38A, left onto Martin Road with will be a single line of buoys one canoeist has this tag on
a left on Swartout Road, and a out to each turnaround and the bottom of your race
right on 38A and back to the back. number), and your micro chip
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on Walnut Street, and a left on which the turnaround. If
REGISTRATION TENT.
Valentine Road Harter Road Seward Avenue. The run will necessary, be prepared to
4 Thursday, August 5, 2010 Great Race XXXIII The Citizen. Auburn, New York The Citizen. Auburn, New York Great Race XXXIII Thursday, August 5, 2010 5

The Great Race celebrating 33 years of fun!


high point of participation Auburn Party Rental, Talic Kayak
levels in 1986 with 680
entering. The number of team
Storage, Orthodontic Group of
the Finger Lakes, The Wall,
RACE WEEK
entries has leveled off Intense Milk, Michelob Ultra and SCHEDULE
(Al Hastings served as Where The Name Came grew by leaps and bounds. The tape recorders and adhesive averaging 400-500 teams each the Arthritis Foundation. Rarely
Chairman for 20 races and From: The committee also had original goal of the Great Race, stickers for recording times - year. Knowing how the general are there any funds left over, but Wednesday, August 4th
only resigned when an out- to choose a name for the race still true after over 3 decades, not to mention the committee everyday folks are if there should be the committee 7:00pm
of-town job pressures and they thought that the Josh was to have fun while member who needed to get procrastinators, the committee has donated additional proceeds Volunteers meeting at YMCA
required it. Don is an Billings name used in promoting physical fitness. The from the central tent on received late entries right up to to the Arthritis Foundation,
“Emeritus” member of the Massachusetts was a nice committee has sought to attract Deauville Island to the starting 9:00 A.M. on the day of the race. according to Hanley. One of the Friday, August 6th
committee. Jim, Marty and touch. We set out to find a local both the elite athletes and the line had their own race to run. Safety: Safety has always anticipations of the race has 6:30pm
Lee are still active mem- figure to name our race after average joe. The committee has Times they are a changing! been a concern for the Great become the t-shirts that are
Packet stuffing YMCA
bers). Within the first five and discovered that Captain felt that, if they could get the Over the years, the committee, Race committee. We know that designed each year and the
years, Dick Balian, Frank Miles Keogh was buried in Fort average person to begin some still original members, sooner or later there will be a awards, which are created by Saturday, August 7th
Ruggiero, Brad Davidson, Hill cemetery in Auburn. exercising for this race, it might have developed a need for golf bike accident, or someone may artists in honor of this annual
9:00am-1:00pm
and Don DelloStritto had Captain Keogh was an Irish become part of their life and carts to transport them quickly suffer the effects of heat stroke. event. Framed artwork has
Packet pick-up /Late registration
joined the committee. In the mercenary whose ties to add to their overall well being. from one point to another, To prepare for this, we have a become the traditional award for
early meetings of the eight- Auburn were through his lady In order to attract people, two-way radios so that the staff of doctors and nurses the winners announced each 3:30pm
member race committee, friend, who was the daughter of numerous open and age group committee can keep in contact performing first aid and triage year. 32 years ago the original Traditional Sub Making Party
their ideas began to flow and Governor Enos Throop. Captain categories have been with one another over the injured and ailing participants. committee made these awards time, join the festivities after the Ancient Order of Hibernians
they knew that the race had Keogh fought and died at established and regularly whole race venue, multiple Private ambulance services and themselves. Now artists are race with submarine sandwiches,
By Jim Hanley at the Auburn YMCA WEIU and on Van Anden Street
to occur near Owasco Lake. Custer’s “Last Stand”. Keogh’s supplemented as the need timing machines, computers, volunteers services stand by. commissioned to create these fruit, beer and soda, not to
Jim Hanley were listening. Thus, arrangements were made claim to fame is that his horse develops. We recognize that and PA system to communicate Also we work in conjunction wonderful awards.
History: In 1977, Don Everyone agreed that this type
mention live music. The evening Sunday, August 8th
to use Emerson Park and was the lone survivor at the there will always be athletes with the public that with all law enforcement The Great Race gives awards
Westee, Marty Keough, John of event might be fun and
before the race, it has become a Until 9:00am
Deauville Island as a staging battle of Little Bighorn. It was possessing different skills, encompasses all of Deauville agencies, New York State in over 60 team categories and tradition to have a sub sandwich
Sabotka, and Steve Schwartz successful in Auburn. Late registration, changes, and
and central area. his lady friend that had his discipline and speed, but there Island and including the park Troopers, Cayuga County Sheriff, Memorial awards. This is due to making party, usually held at the
competed in the Josh Billings A committee was put packet pick-up at the Central Tent.
The first race, in August of body exhumed from the will always be people who want area near the Agricultural and Auburn Police and Fire the fact that the committee Hiberians on VanAnden Street.
run-a-ground in western together with Al Hastings as the 1978 began not with a 10K run battlefield and brought to to compete but might not feel museum. Departments as well as the wanted to give the average
Massachusetts. Soon after Chair, the other members of the
The entertainment has 9:30am
for which the race has become Auburn to be buried at Fort Hill they could measure up to the While some things have to volunteer Fire Departments of person more of an opportunity to
returning to the Auburn area, committee were Marty Keough,
transformed from a jug band at Let The Great Race Begin!
known for, but with a five mile Cemetery. So we had a formal talented elite athletes. change, the most important the surrounding area. It has win an award. the original Great Race to
the group was discussing the Don Westee, Jim Hanley, run which began on Lake name for our race. The Captain The race committee has thing remains - good clean fun. always been our goal to prepare “There is more fun among featuring Brass Incorporated at
race and the fun that they had. Al Wilson, Terry Matro, Avenue in front of Auburn High Miles Keogh Paddle Wheel and always wanted people to feel Spectators are a very big part for any contingency with regard competitors who have side bets this years’ race. The race doesn’t
Al Hastings, an athletic director Lee Michaels, and Mike Bintz School. The second year, the Run. However, we needed a that the race was indeed every of this race. For that moment, to the Great Race. Throughout going between themselves other end at the finish line, but
race started directly in front of clever catchy name that would person’s race, and that there when contestants of all skill the years, the Great Race has than the top 20 teams,” Hanley continues into a celebration for
Green Shutters Restaurant and remain in people’s memories. can be many contests within a and speed levels cross their come to rely on its sponsors and said. “The great celebration after the entire community.
immediately headed west on “The Great Race” was actually a large contest; between friends, individual finish lines, they can volunteers to keep the race the race keeps the fun going.” To register for the Great
White Bridge Road. For the first popular movie at the time acquaintances, and relatives. feel like Frank Shorter or Lance going. The committee would like The Great Race has become Race, visit our website at s c r e e n p r i n t i n g
EXTRA ORDINARY few years the exchange zone starring Tony Curtis. Not only Some people want to only Armstrong. There is no feeling to thank all the volunteers and more than just a race. Both www.great-race.com or stop at Screen
e m b r Printing
o i d e r y & Embroidery
from runner to biker and biker has the name held on over finish, others want to beat their like hearing the crowd cheering this years sponsors for all their school and family reunions are Brenda Murphy, Owner
COLOR & STYLE the Great Race office at the
• to canoer was in front on the three decades, but the race previous PR, and still others for you at the end of your race. contributions. Thank you to planned around race day. It’s an YMCA on Williams Street in
See The Spring boat launch area or directly on has become a high point of want to beat their neighbor. This has become a family Mack Studios, Bo-Mer Plastics, opportunity for young people Auburn. The cost of registration
Collection at Tesoro’s
• Knit Shirts available • Jackets
White Bridge Road. For several
years, bikers were not required
summer, for area residents and
participants from all over the
The success of the Great
Race has to do with the
event - the kids fun run,
approximately one mile will
TLC Ambulance Service, All
Storage, First Niagara Bank,
going away to college to see
their friends one last time and
for the team fee is $100. For
teams with all members under
BEST OF LUCK
in short & long sleeve
• Button front
• Hats
• Socks
to wear protective bicycling
helmets. When headgear was
United States as well.
How It Caught On: In July
committee. “We don't always
agree, but we get the job done”,
begin shortly after the
traditional race starts. All
NYSCOPBA, Time Warner,
Hammond and Irving, Inc.,
for people visiting from afar to
connect with local friends. On a
age 18, the cost is $48. Kayak
teams are $95. Tandem teams
TO ALL
cotton shirts
• Swim Trunks
• Shorts
• Sweaters
Sizes: S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL
first required, some participants
were quite creative, wearing
1978 there was great concern
whether the race would catch
Jim Hanley said, an original
member who is still in charge
children who would like to
participate in this fun run
Excellus Blue Cross and Blue
Shield, Nucor, The Citizen,
good summer day, in the heat of
August, participants, spectators
are $85. Late fees are incurred
as of August 1st.
COMPETITORS
• Track Suits • Jeans construction hard hats and on and that enough teams of the canoe part of the race. should meet shortly before 9:30 AngelFlight NE, Rural Metro, and people who want a good
The only authorized, licensed retailer of authentic Lacoste apparel in the region.
Lacoste’s Superb French workmanship and fine detailing has earned the company
baseball batting helmets with
straps attached and also
would participate to make it
successful. About a week
“We learn something new each
year to make it better. All the
A.M. near the start/finish line.
Children will not need a race
PROUD PRINTER OF THE
worldwide recognition. This 100% cotton pique classic knit shirt is available in
50 different colors in solids and patterns. Exclusively at Tesoro’s. vigorously insisting they were
“legal”. You’ll find vintage
before the Race, one member
recalls fondly that we had only
people working together - that’s
the key”.
number and the race is free to
all that participate. Parents may Frank Ruggiero Remembered GREAT RACE T-SHIRTS
For The Discriminating Man
pictures on our website at 40 entries, but by race day 110 Depending on your outlook, run along with their young
www.great-race.com including teams had entered. We were the Great Race has become children to join in the fun.
The Great Race Committee would like to acknowledge the contributions
147 State Street, Auburn
the start at Green Shutters, excited! more or less complicated over Everyone who crosses the
some chaotic exchange areas, In its early years, coming the years. The first year we had finish line will receive a
of a friend and committee member… Frank Ruggiero. 253-7403 • MWF 9-4; T-TH 9-5
284 Genesee St. W., Auburn, NY • 315-253-2197
* Tailor on the premises
and some pretty crude canoe
finish line set ups.
during the peak of the running
craze in particular, participation
125 teams, relying on stop
watches and the naked eye,
participant ribbon.
The Great Race reached a
Frank passed away in 1999 after a battle with cancer.
4 Thursday, August 5, 2010 Great Race XXXIII The Citizen. Auburn, New York The Citizen. Auburn, New York Great Race XXXIII Thursday, August 5, 2010 5

The Great Race celebrating 33 years of fun!


high point of participation Auburn Party Rental, Talic Kayak
levels in 1986 with 680
entering. The number of team
Storage, Orthodontic Group of
the Finger Lakes, The Wall,
RACE WEEK
entries has leveled off Intense Milk, Michelob Ultra and SCHEDULE
(Al Hastings served as Where The Name Came grew by leaps and bounds. The tape recorders and adhesive averaging 400-500 teams each the Arthritis Foundation. Rarely
Chairman for 20 races and From: The committee also had original goal of the Great Race, stickers for recording times - year. Knowing how the general are there any funds left over, but Wednesday, August 4th
only resigned when an out- to choose a name for the race still true after over 3 decades, not to mention the committee everyday folks are if there should be the committee 7:00pm
of-town job pressures and they thought that the Josh was to have fun while member who needed to get procrastinators, the committee has donated additional proceeds Volunteers meeting at YMCA
required it. Don is an Billings name used in promoting physical fitness. The from the central tent on received late entries right up to to the Arthritis Foundation,
“Emeritus” member of the Massachusetts was a nice committee has sought to attract Deauville Island to the starting 9:00 A.M. on the day of the race. according to Hanley. One of the Friday, August 6th
committee. Jim, Marty and touch. We set out to find a local both the elite athletes and the line had their own race to run. Safety: Safety has always anticipations of the race has 6:30pm
Lee are still active mem- figure to name our race after average joe. The committee has Times they are a changing! been a concern for the Great become the t-shirts that are
Packet stuffing YMCA
bers). Within the first five and discovered that Captain felt that, if they could get the Over the years, the committee, Race committee. We know that designed each year and the
years, Dick Balian, Frank Miles Keogh was buried in Fort average person to begin some still original members, sooner or later there will be a awards, which are created by Saturday, August 7th
Ruggiero, Brad Davidson, Hill cemetery in Auburn. exercising for this race, it might have developed a need for golf bike accident, or someone may artists in honor of this annual
9:00am-1:00pm
and Don DelloStritto had Captain Keogh was an Irish become part of their life and carts to transport them quickly suffer the effects of heat stroke. event. Framed artwork has
Packet pick-up /Late registration
joined the committee. In the mercenary whose ties to add to their overall well being. from one point to another, To prepare for this, we have a become the traditional award for
early meetings of the eight- Auburn were through his lady In order to attract people, two-way radios so that the staff of doctors and nurses the winners announced each 3:30pm
member race committee, friend, who was the daughter of numerous open and age group committee can keep in contact performing first aid and triage year. 32 years ago the original Traditional Sub Making Party
their ideas began to flow and Governor Enos Throop. Captain categories have been with one another over the injured and ailing participants. committee made these awards time, join the festivities after the Ancient Order of Hibernians
they knew that the race had Keogh fought and died at established and regularly whole race venue, multiple Private ambulance services and themselves. Now artists are race with submarine sandwiches,
By Jim Hanley at the Auburn YMCA WEIU and on Van Anden Street
to occur near Owasco Lake. Custer’s “Last Stand”. Keogh’s supplemented as the need timing machines, computers, volunteers services stand by. commissioned to create these fruit, beer and soda, not to
Jim Hanley were listening. Thus, arrangements were made claim to fame is that his horse develops. We recognize that and PA system to communicate Also we work in conjunction wonderful awards.
History: In 1977, Don Everyone agreed that this type
mention live music. The evening Sunday, August 8th
to use Emerson Park and was the lone survivor at the there will always be athletes with the public that with all law enforcement The Great Race gives awards
Westee, Marty Keough, John of event might be fun and
before the race, it has become a Until 9:00am
Deauville Island as a staging battle of Little Bighorn. It was possessing different skills, encompasses all of Deauville agencies, New York State in over 60 team categories and tradition to have a sub sandwich
Sabotka, and Steve Schwartz successful in Auburn. Late registration, changes, and
and central area. his lady friend that had his discipline and speed, but there Island and including the park Troopers, Cayuga County Sheriff, Memorial awards. This is due to making party, usually held at the
competed in the Josh Billings A committee was put packet pick-up at the Central Tent.
The first race, in August of body exhumed from the will always be people who want area near the Agricultural and Auburn Police and Fire the fact that the committee Hiberians on VanAnden Street.
run-a-ground in western together with Al Hastings as the 1978 began not with a 10K run battlefield and brought to to compete but might not feel museum. Departments as well as the wanted to give the average
Massachusetts. Soon after Chair, the other members of the
The entertainment has 9:30am
for which the race has become Auburn to be buried at Fort Hill they could measure up to the While some things have to volunteer Fire Departments of person more of an opportunity to
returning to the Auburn area, committee were Marty Keough,
transformed from a jug band at Let The Great Race Begin!
known for, but with a five mile Cemetery. So we had a formal talented elite athletes. change, the most important the surrounding area. It has win an award. the original Great Race to
the group was discussing the Don Westee, Jim Hanley, run which began on Lake name for our race. The Captain The race committee has thing remains - good clean fun. always been our goal to prepare “There is more fun among featuring Brass Incorporated at
race and the fun that they had. Al Wilson, Terry Matro, Avenue in front of Auburn High Miles Keogh Paddle Wheel and always wanted people to feel Spectators are a very big part for any contingency with regard competitors who have side bets this years’ race. The race doesn’t
Al Hastings, an athletic director Lee Michaels, and Mike Bintz School. The second year, the Run. However, we needed a that the race was indeed every of this race. For that moment, to the Great Race. Throughout going between themselves other end at the finish line, but
race started directly in front of clever catchy name that would person’s race, and that there when contestants of all skill the years, the Great Race has than the top 20 teams,” Hanley continues into a celebration for
Green Shutters Restaurant and remain in people’s memories. can be many contests within a and speed levels cross their come to rely on its sponsors and said. “The great celebration after the entire community.
immediately headed west on “The Great Race” was actually a large contest; between friends, individual finish lines, they can volunteers to keep the race the race keeps the fun going.” To register for the Great
White Bridge Road. For the first popular movie at the time acquaintances, and relatives. feel like Frank Shorter or Lance going. The committee would like The Great Race has become Race, visit our website at s c r e e n p r i n t i n g
EXTRA ORDINARY few years the exchange zone starring Tony Curtis. Not only Some people want to only Armstrong. There is no feeling to thank all the volunteers and more than just a race. Both www.great-race.com or stop at Screen
e m b r Printing
o i d e r y & Embroidery
from runner to biker and biker has the name held on over finish, others want to beat their like hearing the crowd cheering this years sponsors for all their school and family reunions are Brenda Murphy, Owner
COLOR & STYLE the Great Race office at the
• to canoer was in front on the three decades, but the race previous PR, and still others for you at the end of your race. contributions. Thank you to planned around race day. It’s an YMCA on Williams Street in
See The Spring boat launch area or directly on has become a high point of want to beat their neighbor. This has become a family Mack Studios, Bo-Mer Plastics, opportunity for young people Auburn. The cost of registration
Collection at Tesoro’s
• Knit Shirts available • Jackets
White Bridge Road. For several
years, bikers were not required
summer, for area residents and
participants from all over the
The success of the Great
Race has to do with the
event - the kids fun run,
approximately one mile will
TLC Ambulance Service, All
Storage, First Niagara Bank,
going away to college to see
their friends one last time and
for the team fee is $100. For
teams with all members under
BEST OF LUCK
in short & long sleeve
• Button front
• Hats
• Socks
to wear protective bicycling
helmets. When headgear was
United States as well.
How It Caught On: In July
committee. “We don't always
agree, but we get the job done”,
begin shortly after the
traditional race starts. All
NYSCOPBA, Time Warner,
Hammond and Irving, Inc.,
for people visiting from afar to
connect with local friends. On a
age 18, the cost is $48. Kayak
teams are $95. Tandem teams
TO ALL
cotton shirts
• Swim Trunks
• Shorts
• Sweaters
Sizes: S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL
first required, some participants
were quite creative, wearing
1978 there was great concern
whether the race would catch
Jim Hanley said, an original
member who is still in charge
children who would like to
participate in this fun run
Excellus Blue Cross and Blue
Shield, Nucor, The Citizen,
good summer day, in the heat of
August, participants, spectators
are $85. Late fees are incurred
as of August 1st.
COMPETITORS
• Track Suits • Jeans construction hard hats and on and that enough teams of the canoe part of the race. should meet shortly before 9:30 AngelFlight NE, Rural Metro, and people who want a good
The only authorized, licensed retailer of authentic Lacoste apparel in the region.
Lacoste’s Superb French workmanship and fine detailing has earned the company
baseball batting helmets with
straps attached and also
would participate to make it
successful. About a week
“We learn something new each
year to make it better. All the
A.M. near the start/finish line.
Children will not need a race
PROUD PRINTER OF THE
worldwide recognition. This 100% cotton pique classic knit shirt is available in
50 different colors in solids and patterns. Exclusively at Tesoro’s. vigorously insisting they were
“legal”. You’ll find vintage
before the Race, one member
recalls fondly that we had only
people working together - that’s
the key”.
number and the race is free to
all that participate. Parents may Frank Ruggiero Remembered GREAT RACE T-SHIRTS
For The Discriminating Man
pictures on our website at 40 entries, but by race day 110 Depending on your outlook, run along with their young
www.great-race.com including teams had entered. We were the Great Race has become children to join in the fun.
The Great Race Committee would like to acknowledge the contributions
147 State Street, Auburn
the start at Green Shutters, excited! more or less complicated over Everyone who crosses the
some chaotic exchange areas, In its early years, coming the years. The first year we had finish line will receive a
of a friend and committee member… Frank Ruggiero. 253-7403 • MWF 9-4; T-TH 9-5
284 Genesee St. W., Auburn, NY • 315-253-2197
* Tailor on the premises
and some pretty crude canoe
finish line set ups.
during the peak of the running
craze in particular, participation
125 teams, relying on stop
watches and the naked eye,
participant ribbon.
The Great Race reached a
Frank passed away in 1999 after a battle with cancer.
6 Thursday, August 5, 2010 Great Race XXXIII The Citizen. Auburn, New York The Citizen. Auburn, New York Great Race XXXIII Thursday, August 5, 2010 3

Heat stroke and exhaustion RACE DAY SCHEDULE


Know the Facts About Heat It’s not only the unacclimated season, keep body contents of 7:00–9:00 Registration (closes at 9:00)
Hyperthermia (heat stroke, heat runner that will suffer. magnesium and potassium high. 7:00–9:30 Packet pickups
exhaustion, muscle cramps) can Hyperthermia can occur on These minerals occur naturally in BIKERS
9:15 First call for Instructions
be deadly. It doesn’t take long for days when you might not expect foods such as mushmelon,
9:20 Race instructions - Long & Short Courses BE AWARE:
a person to die, and a runner can it. The rapid rise in body watermelon, tomatoes, carrots 10MPH in the
collapse in less than five minutes temperature occurs when the and cucumbers. 9:30 Start of Race (Both Long & Short Courses)
after the onset of symptoms. body’s natural cooling 2. Wear cool clothes. Loose 9:40 1 Mile Fun Run Starts Exchange
A. Dizziness mechanism, evaporation, stops fitting cotton, tank top t-shirts 9:45–10:00 Short Course Runners In & Cyclists Leaving Zone. Penalties
B. Dry skin - no sweating because the body has lost too with large breathing holes are 10:00–11:00 Long Course Runners In & Cyclists Leaving of added time
much of its fluids through best. Avoid nylon shirts, they
C. Redness 10:15–10:45 Short Course Cyclists In - Canoeists Taking Off or a DQ may be
D. Nausea or cramps sweating. Research has shown retain heat.
10:45–11:30 Long Course Cyclists In - Canoeists Taking Off reassessed.
E. Goose bumps on chest that the rate of loss of body 3. Cool off before the race. You
fluids is not substantially might as well start with a slightly 10:45–11:30 Short Course Finishing No reckless
and arms 12:00–2:30 Long Course Canoe Finishing
F. Incoherent speech and changed from temperatures of depressed temperature. riding will be
70 degrees up. 4. Before the race drink plenty 12:00–12:30 (Time Approximate) Top 20 Awards*
thoughts
A temperature of 60 and high of fluids. The American College
tolerated.
When any of these symptoms 1:00–4:30 Music by Brass Incorporated
occur, do the smart thing, save relative humidity can be just as of Sports Medicine suggests
dangerous as 90 degrees and 13-17 fluid ounces 10 to 15
your race for a cooler day.
Hyperthermia can effect any
runner, in any kind of shape,
low humidity.
What can be done to minimize
the effects of heat on a runner?
minutes before competition.
5. Drink plenty of fluids during
the race and afterwards. Drink
Race Course Routes for Run and Bike
during a race or hard workout. LONG BIKE ROUTE: Route 38A, then take a right hand turn on call your team numbers so that
1. During the hot weather frequently during the race.
take a right on Valentine Road, Havens Avenue back down to there is a record of you reaching

EXCHANGE ZONE
There will be several stops along both run courses and water will be available at the and a left on Harter Road, a left Owasco Road and take a left the turnaround should there
end of the changeover zone and in the median on the way down to the canoe area. on Twelve Corners Road, riding and return to the Start/Finish be any discrepancies at the
across 38A Twelve Corners line on Owasco Road. finish line.
Collection Tent Road turns into North Road.
Take a left on Swartout Road, CANOE COURSE REMINDERS: After you cross the finish line,
and a right on 38A and back to Both the long and the short you will be given a card with
the Exchange Zone. course races are run your place finish number on it.
simultaneously. Return this card, tear off tag
SHORT BIKE ROUTE: Route Please note: this year there from your race number (only
38A, left onto Martin Road with will be a single line of buoys one canoeist has this tag on
a left on Swartout Road, and a out to each turnaround and the bottom of your race
right on 38A and back to the back. number), and your micro chip
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PLEASE RETURN YOUR CHIPS TO DESIGNATED AREA ON South Marvine Avenue, a right around the pontoon boat
on Walnut Street, and a left on which the turnaround. If
REGISTRATION TENT.
Valentine Road Harter Road Seward Avenue. The run will necessary, be prepared to
2 Thursday, August 5, 2010 Great Race XXXIII The Citizen. Auburn, New York The Citizen. Auburn, New York Great Race XXXIII Thursday, August 5, 2010 7

General information The Great Race - behind the scenes And now a word from our sponsors Canoe/Finish New Exchange Zone
Controlled Chaos
Attention: All persons
entering the island via both
bridges and via the water will
go to the registration tent.
2. First Aid. TLC Ambulance will
be stationed at the changeover
Ever wonder how The Great Race
happens, how it comes together? It
the change overs are done safely
and that finishing times are done
important person on race day. Amy
Fuller is in charge of short course
race day announcer/ changeover
zone. Greg Stowell helps Don
Our sponsors are a very
important part of The Great Race.
Without their financial support it
ent, people who have moved away
and come home and we want to
show them that the hometown
reaching effect in the area. It is an
event that is engaged by all ages in
the community and it’s family
Line Procedures The Exchange Zone explained in its simplest
form goes through two distinct phases. The
is due to the dedication of the Great correctly. Brad Davidson is in charge volunteers and water stops and DelloStritto with the finish line. And There are some slight 2. When you reach the runner to biker exchange, and the biker to canoe
be required to show ID. If zones for both long and short would not be the well run, quality newspaper still supports community oriented. It is something that Time
Race committee; a hard working of the long bike course, maintenance works on the awards committee. Eddie De La Cruz is assistant to changes in the canoe/finish beach with your canoe, please runner exchange. Before the first competitor
they wish to consume alcohol, courses. Please help with our event that the community is used to events. We think it’s a great way to Warner wants to be a part of.”
NO ID - NO ALCOHOL. group of people whose goal is to and marking, and heads up the Amy works on the t-shirt selection Marty Keogh and Bill Brown. Eddie line this year. pick it up and take it as far even enters the exchange zone, the running
clean up efforts by using the seeing. Entry fees alone are not showcase the beauty of the area that Leva Doyle of Excellus Blue
available trash cans. People are make the Great Race the best volunteer committee. Marty Keough process. John Lawler is the man in helps with whatever needs to be 1. Once you pass through from the beach as possible so portion of the Great Race begins as a mass start,
1. The opening ceremony and community event it can be. serves on the safety committee, charge of long run course volunteers done on race day. sufficient to pay the many expenses we cover in our readership, through Cross Blue Shield encourages the finish line, a volunteer will that other finishers can at the head of the Emerson Park entrance. The
general instructions will be held at posted at all turns and major associated with the race. the park, and through all the areas healthy living and healthy lifestyles.
Preparation for each Great Race organizes the food and beverage and the scholarship committee. Bill The Arthritis Foundation’s hand you a card with your continue to move through the race start plans the runners heading North on
9:20 AM on Owasco Road near intersections on the run and
starts the week after the conclusion preparation and distribution for races Brown is now our race director and representative on our committee SOOOOO… enter the sponsors. that you run, bike, and canoe Our company feels that these place of finish and take the tear finish line area. This prevents a 38A. Exchange zone is set up immediately after
the Changeover Zone. Your team cycle routes. the last runner has left the area. The zones head
of the previous Great Race where and volunteers. He also secures the is also in charge of the Memorial helps us get media exposure via their When asked why their through. So again we like to support values coincide with and support the off at the bottom of your num- bottleneck which slows down
numbers must be visible 3. This is a potentially dangerous critique is given, and things are put use of the park facility and the show Awards. He also works the contacts in the radio and television company sponsors The Great Race community events that are open to goals of the Great Race. It is our entrance is at the Emerson Park entrance while
throughout the race or: run because of the heat. See the ber. You will then turn them in the whole process. the back entrance is some 300 yards down the
in motion for the following year. mobile. Marty served for many years changeover zone on race day. Tim area. replies were: all.” pleasure to be part of this fine along with the wristband to the 3. There will be volunteers
Your can’t get your splits. article in this program. Nucor Steel: “Nucor Steel is Allstorage: “We enjoy being community event.” road towards the lake. The back entrance to the
Disqualification may result if Sponsors need to be contacted early as out race director stepping down Walczyk is in charge of the short It is the contribution of each collection tent in the center of available to help move the zone is used for the bikers exiting and returning
our checkpoints can’t pick up 4. Please check your packet for to make budget decisions. Artists at the end of last year’s race. course for the bike and he also and everyone of these committee known in the Auburn community as associated with a quality event such The common thread that runs the island. This is a small tent canoes should you have from completing their leg of the race. The entire
your number. information inserts. These will need to be contacted for ideas for Jim Hanley is in charge of the canoe works in the changeover zone. Kevin members that makes the Great Race a company that is actively involved as The Great Race and at the same through these comments is one of and will be very well marked. difficulty. exchange zone stretched along 38A and is
If you have questions direct them contain the latest information with awards and equipment needs to be course - both on land and water. He Kelly is our resident computer wiz- the success it is. Each member in community events, as are all time assist with community community, support and pride. None surrounded by a park fence on both sides of the
to people in committee shirts or regard to routes and regulations. inventoried to be sure all is in order works with The Citizen on the Great ard. He is responsible for the results devotes countless hours to making Nucor divisions. We find that the development.” of these sponsors derive monetary road. Looking south from the head of the
for the coming year.
This committee is a working
Race insert, as well as with Time
Warner Cable on race promotion,
and the splits that you see and that
you are most interested in comparing
sure that the Great Race is fun,
efficient, safe and a good experience
goals of The Great Race, health &
fitness as well as the feeling of
Hammond & Irving: “We feel
that local events are an important
gain from sponsoring The Great
Race. No one sells any more steel,
Exchange Zone Rules exchange zone to the left, white road marking
lines, and the short course bikers are lined up
along this line facing the road. All the bikers are

NEW THIS YEAR committee; which means that each and provides race day transportation yourself to other racers. He also for all; they deserve your healthy competitions, is an part of the community. We take does any more x-rays or opens new 1. Only runners and organized by numerical race number. To the right
person on the committee has several (golf carts) and communication. serves on the awards appreciation for a job well done. excellent fit with our philosophy.” pride in helping to promote health savings accounts. However, they short course bikers may side of the road, the traditional course bikers line
functions to perform and the success Lee Michaels is in charge of the selection committee and is our Tony and Kristen Dipronio work Mack Studios: “The Great Race and fitness such as The Great Race each receive an immense amount of enter the Exchange Zone up on the opposite white line by race number.
of each Great Race depends on these Awards presentation and is our web webmaster. Matt Starr is our newest on keeping the existing sponsors and is a major athletic and social event in strives to do.” pride and satisfaction knowing their from the PARK When the runners return to the exchange zone,
New this year, a people and their contributions. assistant. (Keough, Hanley, Wilson committee member, and will assist obtaining new ones. They also have the Auburn community, and we are Tom Herbert of Bo-Mer: “It’s a contribution helps promotes a race they will be directed toward either the short race
ENTRANCE, of the
new timing ship Rob Schemerhorn is treasurer and and Michaels are the only remaining Kevin Kelly in the computer area. various duties on race day. pleased and proud to be a part of it.” great community. team and family that does so much good for so Exchange Zone. sign, or the traditional race side of the zone.
helps oversee long and short running originating members of the Great Steve Komanecky is the YMCA We welcome back to the The Citizen: “We sponsor the event. It is well run and organized. It many people. Runners will run behind the bikers between the
by Chronotrack 2. The Park Entrance fence and the bikers until they reach their
courses. He also assists in the Race). Tom Falsey is set up and tear liaison and has the all important job committee Paul Ringwood, who Great Race because we think it’s a is a class event, and we are proud to The Great Race Committee
end of the Exchange Zone teammate, and once there exchange the race
Systems will be changeover zone on race day. down of change over zone, and set of transporting and helping to steps back into his role as head of great community event that’s open be a part of it. thanks you, and the captain salutes
will be closed after the wrist band. The bikers then exit the exchange
Bob Blair is recording secretary. up of canoe area on race day. Geri distribute the awards on race day. the sponsor acquisition committee. to everyone and represents a broad Linda Henry of Time Warner you!
worn on the Don DelloStritto is in charge of the Read is office manager and savior. Dave Schardt helps oversee the
short course bikers have zone heading south toward the lake. Upon return
section of our readers past and pres- states that: “The Race has such a far only enter the Exchange Zone the biker gives the wristband to the canoe
changeover zone and the finish lines; Geri is in charge of registration and run/bike finish line and the been called to line up.
wristband and 3. A Staging Area will be from the LAKE END of the runner, who continues through the exchange
transfer from
runner to biker
a time consuming job to make sure last minute changes. She is a very changeover zone. John Daiziel is the
Hospice of the Finger Lakes used for the short course
canoeist.
Exchange Zone, after they
have been called.
6. There is to be
zone and turns left at the park entrance and runs
to Deauville Island where he launches the canoe
with his partner.

to canoeist. AWARDS POLICY Hospice of the Finger Lakes


Information Tent has been locat-
years right from the first race in
1978 and Hospice who took such
years. Also remembered are
Brian Hanley, Don Smith, Paul
4. When the short course
canoeist are called for, they absolutely NO RACING in the
Exchange Zone. Racing starts
In the Great Race committee’s continued
efforts to improve the race, we have added cone
Because of the number of awards that are handed out, the Great Race Committee has found it necessary to establish the following policy: ed on Deauville Island each year good care of him in last days. Quinn, Phil Patterson, Big John must report immediately to funnels at the back entrance of the exchange
This year it is 1) Short Course awards will be given out to the top 5 teams at the main stage as soon as possible after the race ends (approximately 12:15). since 1997 in special memorial The tent is there to provide Connors, Bill Michaels, George the staging area to be upon exiting the Exchange zone, for the biking portion of the race. The
Zone. All bike racing stops funneling down of bikers into the cone funnels
extremely important for each leg of the race to Category winners will be announced from the stage at this time. ALL short course category awards will be given out at the main information tent. of Joe Keough. After his death in information on Hospice and also Michaels, Jack Dalziel, John organized numerically and to
upon re-entering the hopefully will discourage excessive speed, which
Please select one team member to pick up the awards. The team member must show the team number and sign for the awards. 1997, his son Marty wanted to remember others who have Sarnicola, Frank Ruggerio, Paul receive final race instructions.
record accurate splits. And it is also important remember Joe’s many efforts in passed on who were such a big and Curley DelloStritto. Short course canoeist will be Exchange Zone, at the lake sometimes has occurred in the exchange zone.
2) Awards for the top 10, 4 person teams in the traditional course will be given out at the main stage as soon as possible. The George Michaels end of the course. This change will create a safer environment for
that the wristband and chip be turned into the awards also will be given out at this time. The 11th-20th awards will be recognized at this stage but you will pick up your award at the main infor- helping the Great Race over the part of the Great Race over the marched into the Exchange
7. There is absolutely NO all competitors within the exchange zone. The
Zone, after they have been cone funnels will also help delineate he starting
collection tent with your pull tab and finish card. mation tent.
organized and given race SPEEDING in the Exchange and ending point of the racing portions for the
3) Traditional Course age group, tandem and kayak division category WINNERS will be announced from the main stage after the first band break
(approximately 1:30). Memorial awards will be given out at this time.
4) ALL traditional course and tandem category awards will be given out at the main information tent. Please select one team member to pick up
Great Race special awards instructions.
5. Long course bikers and
Zone. Speeders will be
immediately disqualified.
8. Obey the race officials.
bikers. THERE WILL BE PENALTIES ASSESSED
FOR EXCESSIVE SPEED OR BLATANT UNSAFE
BEHAVIOR IN THE EXCHANGE ZONE.
BIKERS BE AWARE: 10MPH in the The Jules Verdi Award is presented She too, exemplifies the courage and The Paul Ringwood Senior long course canoeist may
the awards. The team member must show the team number and sign for the awards.
Exchange Zone. Penalties of added time or to the first place team overall in the perseverance of the Great Race Memorial Award is presented to the first
5) Separate open awards will be given in the tandem and kayak races in the traditional course and the kayak race in the short course. The first two
a DQ may be reassessed. No reckless
riding will be tolerated.
tandem and the first two kayak teams in the traditional course, and the first kayak team in the short course will receive open awards. They will be
recognized from the stage at the same time as the open winners.
traditional race. This award is a large
silver bowl, engraved each year with the
winner’s names.
Competitors. This award is presented to
the first all-female team to finish the
short canoe race. The Bonnie Foster
place team in the Family category in the
Short race.
The Newman Award is presented to
The Great Race alcohol policy
The Brian Hanley Award will be DelloStritto Award given in memory of the oldest four person team to finish In the past 4 years, to insure a at the check points at the pack (no glass containers please)
given to the first all female 4 person the deceased first wife of one of our either the traditional or short course. safe, fun, family oriented event, entrances to the island. per person is allowed to be
2010 SPONSORS team in the traditional course, and the
Harriet Tubman Award will be given to
the first all female team in the short
long time committee members, Don
DelloStritto, is given annually to the
youngest team to finish the traditional
The Bill Michael’s Award, in honor
of Bill Michaels, brother of Lee Michaels,
who passed away two years ago after a
The Great Race instituted a new
and more aggressive policy with
In addition to the usual patrols
by the Cayuga County Sheriff,
brought onto the island. Beer or
alcohol products will be available
course. course. long battle with cancer. Bill was a great regard to the consumption of New York State Troopers, and for purchase on the island from
Brian Hanley, the son of Jim and The Big John Connors Award is in supported of the Great Race for many, alcohol. Again, there will be zero Emerson Park security, we are The Great Race vendor.
auburnpub.com Fran Hanley (Jim is one of 3 remaining memory of a man who tirelessly many years and competed several years tolerance of under age drinking. increasing the number of Again, The Great Race wants to
Emergency Medical founding member of the Great Race) volunteered at many races prior to his while battling this terrible disease. This Proper ID of all persons NYSCOPBA volunteers this year emphasize the wholesome family
Services, Inc. died of a brain tumor August 2, 1999, untimely death nearly 16 years ago. It is award is given to the first male and
entering the island and to increase the ability to monitor atmosphere and encourage
Talic Kayak Brian participated in the Great Race in given to one or more volunteers who are female runner to finish the 10K run.
consuming alcohol will be adherence to this policy. Anyone individuals to enjoy responsibly
the running, biking and canoe portions recognized for their continued service. The Frank Ruggiero Scholarship is
Storage over the years. He is remembered for his The George Michaels Award, in presented to a Great Race athlete or required. If you are consuming under age seen consuming while helping us to preserve the
courage perseverance, and ready smile. honor of the father of Lee Michaels, has volunteer who will attend college in the alcohol on the island, you must alcohol will be dealt with integrity of this fine community
Harriet Tubman, was of course, a been presented since 1993 to the first fall of 2010. wear a wrist band. We urge you accordingly. event.
leader of the Underground Railroad that male and first female finisher in the to cooperate with the volunteers For those people of age, one 6
brought hundreds of slaves to freedom. 10K run.
8 Thursday, August 5, 2010 Great Race XXXIII The Citizen. Auburn, New York

Volunteers… the necessity of life


While the Great Race Committee is responsible together. Thank you ladies…
for the design and details of the Great Race, the Thanks also go to Auburn Cement Products for
ultimate success of the event depends on the hun- providing anchors for the buoys, City of Auburn for
dreds of volunteers that give of their time to make the providing lime and markers for the canoe area. Also
race a success. Volunteers help to stuff the race Cranebrook Tree Service for their help.
packets with shirts, numbers and tickets on the We thank Finger Lakes Communications for
Thursday before race day. Other volunteers hand out supplying two-way radios to the Great Race. For
the packets to the correct teams and still others verify years, they have lent these radios to us, and this year
that team names match the categories on the tote they have donated them for our continued future use.
board on Great Race day. Volunteers are seen all Also many thanks to the City of Auburn for use of
around the run course controlling traffic for the safety their electric cars. Thanks also go to OPE for the use
of the racers and the same with the bike course. This of their all terrain vehicle. Thanks goes to the
also includes volunteer ambulance crews from the Amateur Radio Emergency Service lead by Jack
various fire departments. Smith for their years of service.
In the changeover zone, the most important Other volunteers spend 3 or 4 hours on the lake
The Great Race Committee responsibility is to keep spectators out of harms way
as well as direct race traffic so there are no
patrolling for overturned canoes. There are still
others that give of their time to dispense food and
Bottom Left/Right: Geri Read, John Dalziel, Amy Fuller, Lee Michaels, Rob Schemerhorn collisions between biker and runner. drink in the food tent to competitors. There is even a
Second Row: Bob Blair, Tony Dipronio, Kristin Dipronio, Jim Hanley, Marty Keough, John Lawler In the medical tent there are many nurses, group of volunteers that police the island for garbage
physicians assistants and physicians available to treat and debris at the end of the Great Race so that by 8
Third Row: Don Dellostritto, Greg Stowell, Tom Falsey, Bill Brown, Brad Davidson, Tim Walczyk everything from heat stroke to cuts and bruises. o’clock at night the island looks like no one had been
Not Shown: Steve Komanecky, Eddie Delacruz, Rick Falsey, Kevin Kelly, Paul Ringwood, Those with more serious injuries are sent to Auburn there.
Dave Shardt & Matt Starr Memorial Hospital. A big thank you to Cayuga County Highway
Thanks go to Dr. Jim Dolan and Dr. Rick Nangle, Department and George Wethey for their outstanding
as well as the many Nurses and Physicians help in the exchange area a both bike courses.
Ruggiero Scholarship winner announced Assistants that help make this a safe race.
Also many thanks to Mark Ambrose who
Thanks also go to Bob Welch and the AOH Bike
Safety crew.
The Ruggiero Scholarship committee lacrosse and in high school continued Dominican people were so appreciative coordinates activity between our first aid tent and the Without volunteers the Great Race would not be
had many varsity soccer and track. These sports of what they had rather than worried hospital. possible and it is because they give generously of
outstanding demanded the cooperation of each team about what they didn’t have. Thanks to Barb Perkins our Head Nurse in the their time, that the Great Race is the success that it
entries. This year, member so that they could be While in the Dominican Republic they triage tent. has been in the past and will continue to be in the
Marissa Rescott coordinated on the field, etc. On each of have painted housing establishments,
has emerged as the teams she has played for, no one churches, and the interior of the school
Along the running course there are volunteers future.
the winner of the person would lead the team to victory; for the community, and they have also who man water stops to help prevent heat stroke In this, our 33rd year, we salute all our volunteers
2010 Scholarship. rather, each player’s contribution added made monetary gifts to the surrounding from exhaustion. Still other volunteers show up at and give thanks for a job well done!
Frank Ruggiero to the game. villages. The group performed many 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon at the Hibernians to Visit the Great Race Website for information on
was one of our Marissa feels that participating in community services for the children of make over three thousand sub-marine this years race, previous race results and general
Marissa earliest committee sports also carries over into life the community and did Christian craft sandwiches. information… www.great-race.com. Please note: you
Rescott members who lessons, and that the desire to make life projects, played games including For the sixth year in a row, we have had RSVP can register via the internet, instruction are on our
passed away in easier and more rewarding to others is baseball and soccer. It is a truly a
May of 1999. This award is open to any the basis for performing community gratifying feeling to see the Dominican help us fold thousands of shirts - these ladies have website.
participant of the Great Race who has service. It is important to give back to children’s eyes light up when they are spent countless hours folding shirts to make it easier If you would like to volunteer, contact The Great
completed high school and will enroll or the community that at one time gave to offered something as simple as a for us when it comes time to put the packets Race office at 315-252-7139.
resume his or her studies at any college you or will give to you. Marissa has tootsie roll or a tiny matchbox car and
in the semester immediately following been a member of the Sacred Heart/St. to see how a small mission group can
this year’s race. Frank believed in a
compassioned commitment to
teamwork and community service and
Mary’s/St. Ann’s Church group for over
four years and has partaken in various
community service projects such as the
bring joy and smiles to communities
that do not have access to the luxuries
of America. Marissa Rescott exemplifies
Great Race announces 2010 Volunteer
held an unwavering belief in what we
give to the world is more important than
what we get from it. The winner of this
Christmas elf, Salvation Army Soup
Kitchen, “Souper” Bowl for Caring, and
the CROP Walk. She is also an active
the type of individual that is deserving
of this scholarship with her teamwork,
community service, and leadership
of the Year, Larry Pritchard
award is a person that demonstrates to member of the National Honor Society skills. The following quote from
us that he or she best exemplifies this where she participates in more service Marissa’s application illustrates her
The Big John Connors various duties to the Great Race duties as well. His would be the
way of living and thinking. projects. These activities have all made commitment to community service. Award, better known as the for a couple of years and then voice you hear saying “Team
Marissa will be attending St. an impact in global scale, not only by “Whether it’s helping out our Volunteer of the Year Award, is took a brief hiatus. When he #10, Team #250” as the canoe
Lawrence University in the fall where participating in various walks, but also teammates through communication and being given to Larry Pritchard for returned to the Great Race as a runner crosses the bridge and
she will study Neuroscience and French. by going on three mission trips to the encouragement, helping out the local his long-time involvement and volunteer, he shows up at 6AM heads towards the canoes to
She then hopes to enroll in medical Dominican Republic with her church. At community through service, or assisting service to the Great Race. Larry on race day to help set up of the meet up with their partner and
school and eventually travel to other the moment she is currently preparing on a global scale, every bit of service is competed in the Great Race from start/finish line and changeover launch their boat.
countries to help those less fortunate. to go again this July where they have always appreciated by someone.
She also plans on running track while at expanded the elementary school so that Selflessly giving to others who are not
1979-1984 on a team consisting zone. Then at the end of the race Larry has given tirelessly of
St. Lawrence. a new grade level can be added each as privileged as we are can truly make a of Dr. Matthews as a runner, 5-6pm he would help tear down himself, to the Great Race to help
From an early age, Marissa was year. Staying with host families that had difference. Someday I may need help Dr. Kaiser as a biker, and Dr. and load the trucks. About five make it a fun, safe and efficient
taught that teamwork is the most no running water and little electricity from someone and I feel exponentially Mike Tamul and Larry were the years ago, when the person who event. We are proud and happy
important factor in accomplishing a made the experience worthwhile. Her better knowing that I have done my part canoeists. After the team announced the canoes stepped to announce him as our 2010
goal. In middle school she played team views of poverty and pride were to make people’s lives better.” disbanded, Larry volunteered down, Larry took over those designee.
sports such as soccer, basketball, and overturned within the first night as the R A C E D AY - S U N D AY, A U G U S T 8 , 2 0 1 0

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