Runners Unleash their Inner Athlete at Maple Madness 5K and 10K

The sweet scent of maple syrup isn't the only thing that fills the air at Dewy Meadows Maple Farm during the annual Maple Madness 5K and 10K. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the farm, runners of all levels gather to tackle the challenging yet exhilarating courses that wind through dirt roads, challenging climbs, single tracks, and field crossings. And if you think that's not thrilling enough, be prepared for the added excitement of navigating through mud pits along the way.

Organized by dedicated enthusiasts and supported by local businesses, Maple Madness isn't just a race – it's an experience. The starting and finishing point at the iconic "sugar shack" adds a rustic charm to the event, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and adventure among participants.

For Carly Fernald, Marketing Manager of Synergy Athletics, Maple Madness is more than just a race – it's an opportunity to inspire individuals to push their limits and embrace their inner athlete. "We provide workouts for busy moms and dads based on your goals and fitness level," she explains. "We meet you where you're at so that you can become the best version of yourself, for your family, for yourself, and ultimately to create a legacy of health for generations to come."

But what sets Maple Madness apart from other races isn't just the challenging terrain or the scenic beauty – it's the sense of community that permeates throughout the event. From seasoned runners to first-timers, everyone is cheered on and supported every step of the way.

In addition to the adrenaline-pumping races, Synergy Athletics will be hosting a Runners Strength Workshop and Expo on April 6th at Synergy Endwell from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. Whether you're looking to improve your speed, build endurance, or prevent injuries, this workshop will provide valuable insights and tips to help you take your running game to the next level.

But don't just take our word for it – hear it from the participants themselves:

Matthew Gawors, Owner of Confluence Running, describes Maple Madness as a "fun time," emphasizing the joy and excitement that permeates the event.

Dr. Ben Luce of Tri Point Medical highlights the holistic nature of the event, reflecting on the diverse range of activities and services available to participants.

Andy Wahila of Falcon Timing praises the event's organization and versatility, emphasizing Falcon Race Timing's commitment to supporting races of all types and sizes.

Grace Williamson of Endicott New York shares her experience navigating the challenging terrain, expressing her love for cross country running and the sense of camaraderie it fosters.

As the race season kicks into high gear, Maple Madness stands out as a must-attend event for runners seeking a challenge, a sense of adventure, and a vibrant community to share it with. So lace up your shoes, embrace the mud, and join us for an unforgettable experience at Maple Madness 5K and 10K.

March 25, 2024 — Matthew Gawors

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