One week into registration for the 2014 Patch Sprint, 63 returning participants have signed up, with two newcomers also registered as volunteers, in hopes of getting into the race.
We expected this busy influx," stated registration coordinator Peter Joelson, "and we hope people get on board before the event fills up!"
Last year, the race and trek closed out - at 115 people - on March 15. This year, the date for event rookies to register is March 18, if spots remain, at which time the registration fee also rises.
While registration has been brisk, donations "have, so far, been a bit modest," said Patch Sprint organizer Tim Singer, director of the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation, the event's sole beneficiary. "We've brought in over two-thousand dollars, which is a great start, but only 32 of the 46 registered groups have donated. Hopefully the others will get on board." Singer added that race fees cover race expenses; donations come from the Adirondack Scholarship line on the registration form.
For the second consecutive year, top donors will receive prestigious race numbers:
In 2013, Mark Gibson wore #1 as the largest individual donor, while two teenagers - Tate Aronstein and Chris Brakey - each solicited over a dozen donors; both got to wear #46 for the race.
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