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Second Annual Turning Stone Races a Success

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The Turning Stone Races held this past weekend at Turning Stone Resort Casino saw runners working there way through some hot weather (but beautiful surroundings) through the farmlands and woods in upstate New York.

Produced by Eident Sports Marketing and hosted by the Oneida Indian Nation, the races included a 5K, 10K and half marathon. Nearly 120 individual prizes were awarded to women and men, including several wheelchair competitors.

The 5K races were won by Heidia Szalach, from Syracuse, with a time of 21.13, and Brian Stevens, from Rome, New York, with a time of 17:11. The 10K winners were Alison Ashe, from Syracuse, with a time of 48:17, and Zakaria Adam Djoma, from Utica, New York, with a time of 36:21. And finally, the half marathon winners were Karen Dolge, from Valatie, New York with a time of 1:31:10, and Richard Cohen, from Utica, New York, with a time of 1:17:07.

Eident Sports Marketing President John Mathews said, “Our second year was another great success. The Turning Stone Races offer something for everyone from the long distance runner to those who prefer a shorter distance. We thank our hosts, Turning Stone Resort and the Oneida Indian Nation for helping us bring this fantastic weekend of events to the people of Central New York.”

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