On their marks

"We just want to get involved and have a good time, and hopefully finish," he said.

Strides have been taken to keep the Dash a community event, said Adams, including bringing in local sponsorship and keeping the event feeling fun.

"It's that comfortable race you go to," said Adams. "Yes, it's formal, but at the same time you don't feel it's a competition that's really tense."

Race coordinators have also had a good relationship with the Bethlehem Police Department and Highway Department, who will help keep the race route safe.

"I can not tell you how wonderful they are to work with," Adams said. "They're so cooperative. They give us good ideas, they're there to help us every step of the way. It makes us just really want to keep the race there."

The Delmar Dash will step off Sunday, April 11, at 9 a.m. from the BC Middle School on Kenwood Avenue. Packet pickup will begin at 7:30.

Bryant Asset Protection of Delmar is sponsoring the Dash, and a separate Kids' Race for those 12 and under will be sponsored by Road ID, Hannaford Supermarkets and Spotlight Newspapers.

Kids' races will be held for 1-mile, 1/2-mile and 1/4-mile distances. Registration will be held 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. the day of the race. The fee is $4 per race.

The Delmar Dash is a Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club event.


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