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Saratoga Casino and Raceway to host 11th annual Saratoga Lions Duathlon

17 April 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- For the 4th year in a row, Saratoga Casino and Raceway has been named the premier sponsor and host site of the 11th Annual Saratoga Lions Duathlon, an event run by the Saratoga Springs Lions Club each May. The continued partnership was announced today as Saratoga Casino and Raceway presented the Saratoga Lions Club Foundation with $5,000 in support of the event and the charitable mission of the Lion’s Club.

The 2015 Saratoga Lions Duathlon will be held at 8 A.M. on Sunday, May 24 at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Race participants will tackle a 5K run, followed by a 30K bike ride, and finishing with another 5K run.

Participants can be individuals or teams of two or three people. Area businesses can also participate with a three-person team in the Corporate Challenge category. The Club Challenge returns again this year allowing any organized Club to compete for prizes. Participation from individual Club members will be tallied and prizes will be awarded to the top finishing Clubs.

“We are thrilled to host the Lion’s Club Duathlon for the fourth year in a row,” said Mike Vild, General Manager of Saratoga Casino and Raceway. “We’re delighted to provide our facilities and our support to help such a great community event grow year after year.”

“The Saratoga Lions Club could not successfully carry out our important mission to make a difference in people’s lives, without the generous support from the business community,” said Bill Gibeault, Co-Chair of this year’s event. “Saratoga Casino and Raceway has been extremely generous with its financial support as well as hosting the event at their property. We deeply value our relationship with them.”

100% of all proceeds support The Lions Mission, the majority of which goes directly back into the Saratoga Community.

Dave Carr, President of The Saratoga Lions Foundation, said bringing the race to the casino has resulted in very positive feedback. “The Saratoga Lions Club Duathlon has grown each year and part of that growth has come from the location and support provided by Saratoga Casino and Raceway. It has enabled us to design a better experience for both the athletes and their fans. Their partnership has been integral to our success and we look forward to another great year.”

Free shirts will be provided to the first 300 entrants and prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category. The results will be computerized.

Pre-registration fees from April 2 through May 21 are $60 per individual, $90 per two-person team, and $114 per three-person team. On-site registration fees for Saturday prior to the race and on race-day are $65 per individual, $100 per two-person team and $129 per three-person team.

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