Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vernon Downs Holds Second Annual "Treads and Threads" Duathlon and Road Race Event

Come join the team at Vernon Downs for the second annual “Treads and Threads” Duathlon and 5K Road Race on Sunday, April 27! Spots remain open for all events, so try your hand at our Flat and Fast 5K run or the challenging 5K run, 20 mile bike ride, and 5K run duathlon event. Not up for an entire duathlon? Register with a group of friends and participate as a team for the big race.

All registered athletes will receive a quality t-shirt from Atayne, a company that uses recycled plastic bottles as their source material. Athletes will also enjoy a post-race party featuring free food and tickets for Budweiser beverages courtesy of Vernon Downs and Budweiser. Other vendors on-site include Hemstrought's Half Moon Cookies, Bagel Grove Bagels, Gypsy Girl Wood Fried Pizza, bounce houses, and a live DJ for the kids. There will also be two bikes raffled off courtesy of the staff at Vernon Downs and Budweiser.

For more information, including registration links, go to the race organizer's website,, or arrive in person at Vernon Downs from noon until 4pm on Saturday, April 26th, or the morning of the race on April 27th. The 5K and Duathlon kicks off at 9am.

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel and Racetrack employs over 350 people and is open year-round with video gaming machines, simulcast horse racing, restaurants, sports bar, hotel and new event center.

Vernon Downs is located close to Routes 5 and 31 in Vernon, NY.