Turning Stone to host annual road races

VERONA — The Turning Stone Resort and Casino will host the second annual Turning Stone Races this weekend.

The annual racing event consists of a half marathon, a 10-kilometer and a 5-kilometer road race.

The races will all start and finish at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino with the 5K set for Saturday at 5 p.m., and the half marathon and 10K taking place on Sunday. The half marathon begins at 8 a.m. followed by the 10K at 8:30. The courses will run in and around the resort and along the scenic wooded and farmed land of upstate New York. Individual awards will be presented to the top three Open men and women racers and first place finishers of each age division for both genders. The post race ceremony will take place following each race. Finishers medals will be handed out at the finish line to participants of the half marathon and 10K and 5K.

On-site registration and race packet pickup will be available at the Turning Stone Event Center on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. and Sunday from 6-7:45 a.m. The registration cost is $65 for the half marathon, $55 for the 10K and $38 for the 5K. It is strongly recommended that participants pick up their bibs during registration on Saturday.