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3/19/2013 4:42:14 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (March 19, 2013)- Saratoga Casino and Raceway  has been named the Premier Sponsor and host site of the 9th Annual Saratoga Lions Duathlon, an event run by The Saratoga Springs Lions Club each May.

The 2013 Saratoga Lions Duathlon will be held at 8 A.M. on May 26 at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Race participants will tackle a 5k run, followed by a 20-mile bike ride, and finishing with another 5k run.  Participants can be individuals or teams of two or three people.  Area businesses can also participate with a three-person team in the Corporate Challenge category.

“We are excited to welcome this event to our property for the second year in a row,” stated Rita Cox, Senior Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. “We recognize the importance of supporting such a great organization, and are proud to enable the growth and awareness of the Saratoga Lions Club and this great event.”

“The Saratoga Lions Club Foundation Duathlon and Saratoga Lions Club are greatly honored to partner again this year with Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Each year our event grows, and with partnerships from great community organizations like this, we can raise funds to support our missions: Sight, Hearing, Diabetes, Youth and Community,” said Michael Baxter, Lions Duathlon Co-Chair.

Dave Carr, Duathlon Co-Chair, said bringing the race to the casino properties last year resulted in very positive feedback. “Our racers repeatedly said they loved the new location and the course last year, and couldn’t wait to come back for the 2013 Duathlon.”

Free shirts will be provided to the first 300 entrants and prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category. The results will be computerized. 

Early-bird registration fees are $55 per individual, $80 per two-person team, and $100 per three-person team until May 9. (Mail-in entries must be postmarked by that date).  Pre-registration fees from May 10 through May 23 are $60 per individual, $90 per two-person team, and $115 per three-person team.  On-site registration fees for Saturday prior to the race and on race-day are $65 per individual, $100 per two-person team and $130 per three-person team.  

To register, visit or call 518-527-8787.  

About Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Saratoga Casino and Raceway, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, Vapor Night Club, two full-service restaurants with buffets, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check. Operating hours for the gaming facility are 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. every day. Simulcast races can be viewed seven days a week and live harness racing runs March through mid-December. For a full racing schedule and additional information, please visit or call 800-727-2990. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses.  Please play responsibly.  

About the Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation, Inc.
The Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation, Inc. actively works to promote awareness of, and provide support for, the areas of sight and hearing conservation, diabetes and youth programs.  For more information visit  

Media Contacts:

Mike Baxter
Saratoga Lions Duathlon Chair

Crystal Beauchemin
Saratoga Casino and Raceway

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