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"Hangover Run" returns to Boonville

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BOONVILLE, NY – After a night of festively ringing in the New Year, going out for a run or a walk might not be the first thing on your to do list.

For some Boonville residents though, the New Year’s Day “Hangover Run” has become a tradition.

The event returned to Boonville Saturday, following a one year absence due to the Coronavirus.

The run is put on by the Toepath Trekkers, a local running club based in Boonville.

An estimated 70 runners and walkers took part in this year’s festivities, which featured both a 5k and 10k race out and back along scenic Moose River Road.

“It’s beautiful in Boonville”, said Toepath Trekkers spokesperson Diane Hausserman. “This year we don’t have as much snow, but running out here is a joy. There’s a lot of country out here. Sometimes you see deer, turkey, water fowl, and occasionally bear. It’s a wonderful experience”.

Following the race, participants warmed up at the Boonville VFW with either a nice hot bowl of chili or soup.

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