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SARATOGA CASINO AND RACEWAY SET TO HOST 9th ANNUAL SARATOGA LIONS DUATHLON ON SUNDAY

5/22/2013 6:07:04 PM

May 22, 2013 (Saratoga Springs, NY)- Saratoga Casino and Raceway will host the 9th Annual Saratoga Lions Duathlon, an event run by The Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation, this Sunday, May 26 with the race start set for 8 AM. Saratoga Casino and Raceway is the Premier Sponsor of the event.

Saratoga Lions Duathlon participants will compete in a 5k run, followed by a 30k bike ride, and end with another 5k run.Participants can be individual, two-person teams or three-person teams.Area businesses can also participate with a three-person team in the Corporate Challenge category.

In addition to the Duathlon, a new ½ mile Kids Fun Run, which is free for children, will be held at 10:15 on the same day. Other activities will include a bounce house and face painting for children and a Vendor Area with sports and cycling-related products and services.

Pre-registration fees through May 23 are $60.00 per individual, $90.00 per two-person team, and $115 per three-person team.Online registration is available until the May 23rd cutoff date at www.saratogalions.com/duathlon. Registration is also available at the race site the prior day (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the day of the race starting at 6 a.m., with entry fees priced at $65.00 per individual, $100.00 per two-person team and $130 per three-person team. Free shirts will be provided to the first 300 entrants. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category and results will be computerized. Proceeds will further the Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation’s work in sight and hearing conservation, diabetes, community and youth programs.

To register, go online to www.saratogalions.com/duathlon or call 518-527-8787.


About Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Saratoga Casino and Raceway, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, Vapor Night Club, two full-service restaurants with buffets, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check. Operating hours for the gaming facility are 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. every day. Simulcast races can be viewed seven days a week and live harness racing runs March through mid-December. For a full racing schedule and additional information, please visit www.saratogacasino.com or call 800-727-2990. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses. Please play responsibly.

About the Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation, Inc.
The Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation, Inc. actively works to promote awareness of, and provide support for, the areas of sight and hearing conservation, diabetes and youth programs.For more information visit www.saratogalions.com.


Media Contacts:
Crystal Marie Howard
Saratoga Casino and Raceway
518-581-5730
cbeauchemin@saratogagaming.com

Mike Baxter
Saratoga Lions Duathlon Co-Chair
518-788-7570
mike@heberassociates.com

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