The Bacon Hill Bonanza Road Race is being organized by a group of runners associated with the Bacon Hill Church. Our goal is to provide a safe, enjoyable race in the beautiful farm country of Bacon Hill for both beginner and expert runners.
The profits from the race will go towards repair funds at the church with a portion of the race proceeds also being donated to a local charity. Over the past 5 years of the race, we have donated over $2,500 to local charities including: S.A.F.E.R., Schuyler Park, Hudson River Crossing Park, Saratoga Plan, and Saratoga Center for the Family.
This year a portion of our profit is being donated to the Schuylerville Caring and Sharing Program. The funds help kids in need, preschool through Grade 12, with school supplies, coats, holiday gifts, help after a disaster (i.e. fire) – whatever the need is within the school community.
Bacon Hill Church, which traces its roots to 1818, has about 100 members today. The sanctuary, a landmark at the corner of Route 32 and Stonebridge Road, is believed to have been built in 1820. Its Sir Christopher Wren-style belfry is typical of churches of the era, and the ornate weathervane is considered rare. The bell in the turret was forged by a foundry in Troy, N.Y.