BROTHERS SWEEP TOP SPOTS AND BREAK THEIR OWN COURSE RECORD
July 15, 2012
Millers Mills, NY -- Cold, homemade ice cream never tasted better than it did today, National Ice Cream Day, to more than 200 people who ran the Millers Mills Sundae Run and received a free ice cream at the end. Despite the high humidity and warm temperature at race time, as well as a hilly course, the Edmonds brothers from Cooperstown swept the top 3 spots and set a new course record in the 5k race, which is known as the Cool Down Event to the Utica Boilermaker. Josh and Caleb Edmonds, for the second year in a row, crossed the finish line together in first place with a time of 15:57 -- which breaks the course record they set last year by 43 seconds. Brother Peter was third at just over 18 minutes. The overall female winner of the Millers Mills Sundae Run was Shannon Cutting of Hamilton with a time of 20:58. Kermit Cadrette of Rome, who took third in the 70 plus division in the Boilermaker, won his age group in the Sundae Run with a time of 28:56.
Five people have run this race since its inception 18 years ago: Jean Finch of Cooperstown, Bob Bluey from Yorkville, Michael Youngs of Frankfort and Victor Conti and Tim McCann from Utica. The Millers Mills Sundae Run is part of the Rt. 20 Road Challenge series and a Utica Roadrunners Grand Prix event.
Run and Walk for Real Homemade Ice Cream
For a unique experience not found at many other road races, try the Millers Mills Sundae Run and two-mile fun walk on the 3rd Sunday in July. Designated the official cool down event to the Utica Boilermaker Road Race, the MMSR offers a small town atmosphere and homemade ice cream to all runners and walkers. The certified 5K race starts and finishes at the bridge in scenic downtown Millers Mills. The course is a challenging out and back route over rolling hills complete with water stops and splits called out for all runners.
The top overall finishers, age group finishers and even the “middle of the pack runner” receive prizes, some of which feature the work of local artisans. The finish line party includes music, door prizes and old-fashioned homemade ice cream. The two mile out and back walk is not a timed event, but walkers are also eligible for door prizes.
The entry fees are $15 for runners and $5 for walkers. Race day registration is from 7:30 am - 9 am. Both events start at 9:15 am sharp. Registration forms are available here, in local area fitness centers, and at other area races.
The Sundae Run is held in conjunction with the Millers Mills Old-fashioned Ice Cream Social. After the race, musical entertainment, horse drawn hay rides, crafts, church bazaar, and crosscut sawing contests round out a family oriented day. Ice cream, cake, hot dogs and other refreshments will be available.
The race is sponsored by the Millers Mills Grange #581 and is part of the Route 20 Road Challenge. Millers Mills is located in the town of Columbia in extreme southern Herkimer County. For more information, visit www.millersmillsny.com or call (315) 858-2855 or (315) 822-3003.
Millers Mills Grange #581