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 the Friends of Schuyler Park.
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.
Schuyler Park, located at 893 Rt. 29, Saratoga Springs, NY, opened to the public in the spring of 2010, as a cooperative effort between the Town of Saratoga and Town of Northumberland. The goal of both towns is to provide a space where residents can enjoy both active and passive recreation. The park provides over seven acres of recreational field space, as well as hiking trails for passive recreation.
The Friends of Schuyler Park exists to provide recreational opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community, and the environment. Friends is a 501c.3 committee which works in tandem with the Schuyler Park Board on capital projects and fundraising activities.