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Black River Trail Run

The Volunteer Transportation Center Foundation is excited to announce the return of the Black River Trail Run, a 5K/10K/15K race on the Black River Trail in Jefferson County. The event is hosted by Willow Running.

The Black River Trail Run will be held May 14 on the Black River Trail, beginning at the trailhead off State Route 3, just outside the village of Black River. It will begin with its 5K and 15K portions beginning at 9 a.m. The event’s 10K will begin at 9:35 a.m. Those wishing to participate in any of the races virtually may do so.

The cost of registration for the in-person races is $42 for the 5K, $47 for the 10K and $52.50 for the 15K. Registration for the virtual races is $42 for the 5K and 10K and $52.50 for the 15K. Sign-up fees apply for all races.

Registration for all races is available online at:

The deadline for registration is 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 12.

Following the races, a post-race celebration will be held at Maggie’s on the River, 500 Newell Street, Watertown. Maggie’s will offer complimentary soups, beer specials and live music starting at 11 a.m. The event is part of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Family Fit Running Series.

New this year, participants in this year’s run are eligible for a discount on lodging at the Fairfield by Marriott Watertown Thousand Islands in Watertown. Participants will be able to reserve a room with (1) king bed or (2) queen beds at a special discounted rate of $109 plus tax — a $50 savings off Fairfield’s regular rate of $159 plus  tax. Those interested in booking a room may visit or call the hotel at 315-788-2800.

For more information about the Black River Trail Run, contact Mr. Samoraj at 315-663-5539, send an email to, or visit

5K: $ 42.00
10K: $ 47.00
15K: $ 52.50
Virtual 5K and 10K: $ 42.00
Virtual 15K: $ 52.50

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