The 41st Annual Empire State Winter Games, originally scheduled for January 28 – 31, 2021, have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more…] about Empire State Winter Games Cancelled
Empire State Winter Games
Johnny Vacca held the Empire State Winter Games torch high as he and a fellow runner ran across Walkway Over the Hudson early Tuesday morning, as the torch relay heralding the beginning of the Empire State Winter Games made its way through Dutchess and Ulster counties.
A lifelong Poughkeepsie resident and a volunteer Ambassador at the Walkway, Vacca will is planning to compete in the biathlon at this year’s Empire State Games, which is being held Feb. 1-4 in Lake Placid. Vacca was joined on his run by Clayton DeClemente, an 18-year-old LaGrange resident who will be competing in the speedskating event at the Games. After a brief ceremony at the Park’s Center Observation Area, the torch was passed to Ulster County’s Nicholas Metz and Kev Marlow, who carried it along the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. [Read more…] about ESWG Torch Relay Crosses Walkway Over the Hudson