The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY
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.
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Saratoga Stryders, a 501(c)(3) affiliate chapter of the Road Runners
Club of America. P.O. Box 1467, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866