Men’s Rowing Race in Long Lake, NY
On Sunday, May 14th, 2017, Mother’s Day, the men’s rowing teams from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY and Union College, Schenectady, NY meet for a match at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY.
The race is tentatively slated to kick off from the Long Lake Town Beach between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. weather dependent. The race could kick off as early as 6 a.m. if needed due to weather and wind. Announcements on race kick off will be available on www.facebook.com/mylonglake and the longlakeny twitter feed @longlakeny . Please note: the start time of the race is subject to change without notice.
The area between Helms Aero Service and the Town Beach Restrooms will be reserved for parking for team trailers and shells starting Friday, May 12th through Sunday, May 14th.
The event is free. Parking for spectators will be along the NYS Route 30, Main Street on the Jennings Park Pond side of the road with additional spectator parking available at Long Lake Central School.
Pastries and coffee will be sold on the beach by the ADK Trading Post to spectators.
There is no race course or finish line set until this weekend. The coaches will assess the best location for the race and determine start and finish at that time. Teams will practice on Saturday.
The race slated for Long Lake, NY came at the suggestion of St. Lawrence University sophomore, Henry Sandiford, a 2015 Long Lake Central School graduate. Henry and his coach hatched the idea hoping there would be time in the spring to host this event in Long Lake, NY. Henry contacted the Town of Long Lake’s Parks and Recreation Department to check on the viability of staging this event. The Director of Parks & Recreation, Alexandra Roalsvig, happens to be Sandiford’s aunt and an alum of Union College and jumped at the opportunity to offer the Long Lake Beach as a staging ground for this historic event. This is the first year for this race to be held on Long Lake, NY.
The Long Lake, NY beach location is mid-point for the teams. Many alumni and parents from both institiutions live in the surrounding communities and school spirit for both sides will be evident.
For more information call the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism department at 518-624-3077 or check mylonglake.com