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Monster Classic to benefit local veterans

Posted 7/29/22

MONTICELLO –– The Monticello Rotary Club 44th Annual Monster Run Classic will be held on Sunday, August 7,  starting at 8:30 a.m. at Resorts World-Catskills in Monticello. …

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MONTICELLO –– The Monticello Rotary Club 44th Annual Monster Run Classic will be held on Sunday, August 7,  starting at 8:30 a.m. at Resorts World-Catskills in Monticello.  

The proceeds from the 2022 Monster Classic race will benefit the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition and is an event run by Monticello Rotary as part of Sullivan County Patriots Day. 

Each year this community event draws hundreds of walkers, runners and spectators from all over New York State. This race is expected to draw another very large turnout for this year’s event.

The race consists of 5K and 10K running and 5K walk events for the whole family. This course proves to be challenging and is considered by many one of the best run/walk courses in the area. In addition, health, wellness and running related businesses will have information and free screenings on site during the event. Raffles, door prizes and an auction round out this family fun-filled event. 

The major goal of Rotary is to serve the community.  The proceeds for this year’s race will help local veterans to meet needs of everyday living. 

According to Monticello Rotary Club President Brad Rutledge, “Too many of our veterans need assistance with heating, food, transportation for medical services, rent and mortgage assistance just to name a few.  They have given to us all through their service to our country.  Monticello Rotary is glad to sponsor this race to raise awareness and funds as a way of giving back to those who served and are currently serving.”   

Many veterans sign up to participate.  Their motto is, “Our Colors: Red, White & Blue Never Run……Except for the Monti Rotary Monster Run!”  They look forward to running/walking with those they served to protect.

The Monticello Rotary Club gives special thanks to Resorts World Casino for serving as a title sponsor and enabling them to return the race to its Monster Classic home.  

Meghan Taylor, VP Government Affairs and Public Relations Resorts World Catskills and Resorts World New York City states, “We are grateful for this terrific opportunity to raise awareness and funds for local veterans and the difficult challenges they face.”

Registrations can be completed online prior to the event at https://raceroster.com/events/2022/61437/the-44th-annual-monster-classic-5k-and-10k-road-races.

For further information about the race, please contact Orshii Boldiis via email at oboldiis@hotmail.com or call (845) 239-2107.

Benefit concert

Pearl Clarkin and Rafe Wester will be holding a benefit concert as part of the Monticello Rotary 44th Annual Monster Run weekend celebration on Saturday, August 6 from 7-10 p.m. at the Alder Hotel in Monticello. Admission is free but a donation to the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition is suggested. 

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