MILLERS MILLS — The heat is on — National Ice Cream Day is fast approaching and with it comes the annual Millers Mills Sundae Run 5K Road Race and 2 Mile Fun Walk. The event takes place at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, July 15, in conjunction with Millers Mills Grange #581 Ice Cream Social.
The race course begins at the bridge by Little Lake Unadilla in downtown Millers Mills and continues to the top of Richfield Hill and back.
The Sundae Run 5K is a picturesque route through the rolling hills of Millers Mills, with entertainment and cheering along the way. Finish the out and back course with fresh homemade ice cream, live music, entertainment and an artisan market.
Prizes are awarded to the overall top male and female finishers, the top three male and female age group finishers and the “middle of the pack” finisher.
The after race party features ice cream and toppings, music by DJ Ron Loiacono and a chance for runners and walkers to win great door prizes. (You must be present to win).
The entry fee is $25 for runners and $5 for walkers. Race day registration runs from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
In addition to the race, the Millers Mills Grange will offer its homemade ice cream for sale in dishes, or quarts until noon on race day. Ice cream toppings and other refreshments also will be available. The Millers Mills Community Baptist Church will have pies and other goodies for sale. Local artisans, free children's activities, a historical display and a raffle offering two great prizes of Amish outdoor furniture — a love seat and an Adirondack chair — will round out the morning's activities.
The Grange will again open its doors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, with an Early Bird Ice Cream Social to demonstrate the freezing process and to enjoy the freshly made ice cream. Raffle tickets will be available Friday or from any Grange member.
Race day parking is located off Jones Road.
For information, visit millersmillsny.com.