Annual Grace Race
Running the Race to Inspire
The Grace Youth Recreation Program:
The Fields of Grace, through its Grace Youth Recreation Program (GYRP), is working to design, plan, and implement amateur sporting activities to promote the social welfare of local children and youth under the age of eighteen. GRYP provids a recreational outlet for young people in the area, encourage self-esteem, healthy development, teamwork, and group participation in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. As the program brings diverse youth together, it it helps promote understanding and respect for differences and cultivate community comradery and good sportsmanship. Outdoor and indoor seasonal sports of all kinds are planned. During the spring through fall, GRYP plans to host such sports as instructional baseball, kickball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and/or basketball games and tournaments. In the winter and throughout the year, indoor ping-pong competitions, as well as other exercise workshops will be hosted. By providing a safe, supportive, comfortable, fun, drug-free environment, GYRP promotes healthy youth interaction and community character building, while combating juvenile delinquency.
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- A portion of the 2012 "GRACE RACE" benefited the continued flood recovery and rebuilding in Schoharie County.
Twin Oaks Campground
142 Twin Oaks Lane (off Ecker Hollow Rd.)
Schoharie, NY 12157
Fields of Grace Outreach 3673 State Rt. 145, Cobleskill, NY 12043 (518) 827-5344
- Map of Grace Race trek. Click to enlarge. Click back to return to this page.
The "GRACE RACE" benefits Fields of Grace Outreach's programs for the youth and young adults of Schoharie County and portions of Schenectady, Greene, Albany, and Montgomery Counties. We also are involved with outreach to various youth programs and aid organizations throughout the state, country, and around the world.
All proceeds from this race normally go toward outreach programs during the year (unless a special need or cause is designated) in Leadership Training, Life Skills, Assistance, Discussion, and Recreation. This race is also part of our Grace Youth Recreation Program (GYRP) which seeks to inspire youth and young adults to develop healthier lifestyles, to participate in outdoor activities, and to build stronger bodies and minds through athletic endeavors.
The Annual Grace Race is helped in conjunction with sponsors of local merchants in our area. We encourage you to patronize these merchants as they partner with us to develop, nurture, and inspire the youth and young adults of Schoharie County, the surrounding counties, throughout the country and world.
If you are a business or organization and would also like to help sponsor this year's race, contact us via e-maiL: email@example.com or (518) 827-5344.
If you are not able to walk or run the race, we are also looking for volunteers to help on the day of the race. Contact us for more information to volunteer.
2012 GRACE RACE RESULTS!
This year's GRACE RACE, Saturday, April 21st, helped benefit the flood relief Fields of Grace is able to give to those impacted by the devastating flooding in Schoharie. A portion of the proceeds went to help the residents of Schoharie County with recovery and rebuilding.
The event brought out many new faces as well as our veteran runners and walkers from past years. Participants ranged in age from 3 years old to 80. A huge thank you goes out to all those who participated in running or walking the course and to the volunteers. The volunteers who manned the water stations, called times along the course, helped set up and work the registration point at Twin Oaks, set up the BBQ and Awards areas on the Fields of Grace site, guided traffic, set up and worked at the finish line, and all who stayed to clean up were greatly appreciated and helped make the day run smoothly. A special thanks also to the "Crossroad Riders" chapter of CMA (Christian Motorcyclists of Am.) who provided all the equipment and volunteers to prepare the BBQ food and early morning coffee too!
Many more youth participated this year as each year Fields of Grace seeks to involve younger people in this healthy, outdoor event.
We are especially thankful to all of our sponsors this year who continue to encourage the growth in mind, body, and spirit, through fun outdoor activities for the youth and young adults of our area.
This year's 4th Annual GRACE RACE sponsors: Twin Oaks Campground, Stewart's Shops, Aaron's Electric, Price Chopper-Cobleskill, Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club, Howe Caverns, Chobani Greek Yogurt, Bush Lumber, Barnett Insurance Agency, Fred's Sanitation, Middle Village Pasta & Grill, Good Gun Buys, H & R Block-Cobleskill, "Alleluia Archers" chapter of the Christian Bowhunters of Am., Fenimore Asset Management, "Crossroad Riders" chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists of Am., Greiner Home Improvements, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Say It With Shirts, the Meredith, Waring and Merritt Families, WSDE Radio, Schoharie County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited, NBT Bank-Cobleskill, and Road ID which provides the runners'/walkers' bibs each year.
2011 GRACE RACE OVERALL WINNERS