WILMINGTON - It will be the happiest 1.5-mile run when youngsters ages 6-12 participate in the Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race Kids' Fun Run, Saturday, Sept. 13.
This non-competitive run begins at 8:15 a.m. and follows Santa from the base of the Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway to Santa's Workshop.
All youngsters who participate in the fun run will receive a reindeer shoe finisher's medal, admission into Santa's Workshop and a buffet breakfast as they await their parent's finishing the 37th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race. The cost is $5 per child and children can register the morning of the race.
The Uphill Foot Race begins at 8 a.m. The race will take runners 8 miles up Whiteface Mountain's Veterans' Memorial Highway, a climb of more than 3,500 feet.
September's race marks the third consecutive year that organizers have held this event during the autumn season. It's also the second consecutive year that the race will be a part of Wilmington's Festival of Colors celebration, now in its 11th year.
Following the uphill race, runners are invited to take in all of the Festival of Colors activities before and after the awards ceremony. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the town of Wilmington will celebrate the autumn season with a wide variety of free and family activities including games, face painting, arts and crafts, horse and pony rides, bake-offs, food and music.
For more information about the events, visit www.whitefaceregion.com.