Planning Committee


The 2015 Planning Committee would like to invite volunteers to to join our group of planners for this year’s race. The next planning meeting is Wednesday, October 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Montezuma Town Hall.

Developing plans for a 5K Race, is much like planning, building and maintaining the Canal System.  It takes commitment, and will take almost a year in the making. Raising the funds, providing for race day amenities, maintaining and clearing trail paths, setting the course, registration, timing and marketing are but a few of the tasks undertaken to plan the event.5KCommitte-Sal

If you are available to help on race day or know of someone that could help out, we need trail checkers while the race is going on, help with the Kids’ Fun Run, or at the Registration Sign In.

The following planning committee members are committed to the long haul to bring you an enjoyable race event:

  • Pat Glimpse, Awards
  • Stan Longyear, Trail Course,/Safety/Parking
  • Mellony Carner, Registration/Timing
  • Kathy Decker, Sponsorship
  • Anne McCarthy
  • Bryan Rubenau, Entertainment
  • Tom Fitzsimmons and Jeff Dawson – Grounds
  • Cheryl Longyear, Secretary/Treasurer/Marketing
  • Jim Decker, Trail Maintenance
  • Margaret Sullivan, Race Day Coordinator
  • Kristen Decker, Kids’ Race Day Coordinator
  • Joyce Decker

The Montezuma Historical Society and the Town of Montezuma will be awarding $500 scholarships to two Port Byron School students at this year’s event.  They will serve on the Planning Committee during the year to organize the Kids’ Fun Run, promote the race at school, and sign up student volunteers for the day of the race. This is an opportunity to build leadership skills and and to help out the community.

We welcome this year’s students to the Planning Committee


Kaitlyn Sevilla and Katherine Sumner