Triple Crown LogoThree local groups are joining forces to raise money, promote their causes and increase tourism in  Fulton County with the 5K Triple Crown presented by St. Mary’s Healthcare. Three 5K races will be held on three different days resulting in one male and female grand champion. There will also be cash prizes and medals awarded and other prize drawings for those who enter the 5K Triple Crown.

Glove Cities Rotary will host the Run for the Roses 5K on Saturday, May 3rd.  There will be a 7:30 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. run starting from Partner’s Pub, 21 S. William St., Johnstown.

Mountain Valley Hospice will host the second 5K run on Preakness Weekend,  Sunday May 18th with a 9 a.m. registration and 10 a.m. run at the  FMCC Campus, 2805 St. Hwy. 67, Johnstown.  This will be followed by their annual walk which will begin at 1pm.  (visit for more details and registration information)

Lexington will host their 10th Annual 5K race on the day of the Belmont, Saturday, June 7th with 8 a.m. registration and a 9 a.m. run, starting from Lexington, 465 N. Perry St., Johnstown.

Registration Fees: $50 per participant (until April 8) $60 per participant (April 8 to May 1).  Register online at: or visit  (To be eligible for the Triple Crown, all entries must be received by 5 p.m. May 1, 2014).

All Triple Crown entries are automatically entered to win great prizes, including: Mountain Bike, Box Seats for a Day at Saratoga Race Track, Whitewater Rafting Trip, 2 Seats at a NY Giants Game and more!  Free shirt and goody bag to all registered before April 8th.  (Single race registration for any of the above races is also available at

Cash prizes will be awarded to Triple Crown winners (Male/Female) in the following age groups: 20-39; 40-59; 60+ 1st Prize $200 2nd Prize $150 3rd Prize $100 (19 and under age group winners will receive Scholarships).  Medals will also be awarded in the following age categories: 15 and under; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and over.  Sponsored in part by Fulton County Tourism.  For more information contact Todd Byrnes or Lisa McCoy at Sponsorship opportunities are available.