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Saratoga County Veterans 7th Annual 5k Revolutionary Run
Please join us for the 7th annual Veterans Service Agency Revolutionary 5K Run for Veterans to support the Veterans Trust Fund.
The Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency serves approximately 18,000 veterans in Saratoga County. In 2011, the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors established a Trust Fund account to accept donations and make disbursements to Saratoga County Veterans and Veteran's organizations in need of assistance. Your sponsorship of the Revolutionary Run for Veterans will help us assist Saratoga County Veterans or their family with training, education, health care, housing assistance and essential services and for the benefit of groups, organizations, programs, and projects dedicated to the welfare and support of the Saratoga County Veterans
HISTORY: The 5k running course takes you past the Champlain Canal Lock C5 in the Hudson Cross Park. In 1777, British General John Burgoyne led several thousand British and German soldiers across the river at this location to engage American forces on his quest south to conquer Albany. To cross the river, soldiers lashed together a number of flat-bottomed wooden crafts to form a floating “Bridge of Boats,” and then marched across. The resulting Battles of Saratoga are considered to be sparks that precipitated a turning point in the war and to eventual victory for the Americans.
Join us as we run through this historical region.