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By Heather Cass Erie Times-News staff blogger
If you want to know anything about the local running scene, ask Heather Cass. A member of the Erie Runners Club for 10-plus years, she is immersed in the local fitness culture, and she's taking your questions.   Read more about this blog.
Posted: December 26th, 2012
New Year’s Day 5-Miler

Start 2013 off on the right foot with the Erie Runner’s Club’s annual New Year’s Day 5-mile run on Jan. 1, 2013.

Race director, Dan Albaugh, is  kind — letting you sleep in a little. The race doesn’t start until 10 a.m., which gives you time to try a few hangover cures and also allows the winter sun (Mother Nature willing) to warm the air (and melt any ice on the course) a bit.

The race is just $15 day of race with no premium, or $25 with the premium (hat and mittens set) and registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle State Park (Beach 7).

The New Year’s Day 5-Miler is the 2nd race in the ERC Triple Crown Winter Series. To qualify for the triple crown prize, you must have completed (or volunteered at) one of the ERC Turkey Trot events and you’ll have to complete one of the distances (or volunteer at) the ERC’s St. Patrick’s Day race. Do all three races and you get a special prize from the ERC (what’s the prize? it’s a mystery and won’t be revealed until the St. Pat’s race).

New Year’s Day race application & information here.

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