Spirited Details...

The Wilmington Whiteface Whiskey Run is the opening event to an entire day of history, scenic beauty, fun, food and, well, whiskey and beer! It's going to be a busy day with much to do and see - here's your one stop source for all of the details you'll need to make the most of your time. Have a question? Just contact us for a quick answer to anything you need to know.

What: Wilmington Whiteface 10k Whiskey Run.

When: Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Start/Finish/Awards: Festival Field, 2 Cunningham Lane, Wilmington

Times: Packet pickup: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Day of race registration: 8:00 AM - 9:15AM

Starting gun: 9:30 AM

Finisher qualifying cutoff: 11:30 AM

Awards ceremony: 11:45 AM

!NEW! Runner's Raffle Drawing following awards (Must be present to win)

Cost: $25.00 USD March 1 - May 15

$30.00 USD May 16 - June 14

$35.00 USD June 15

Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Wilmington/WhitefaceWhiskeyRun

Lunch: Available from food vendors at Festival Field, 11:00 - 4:00

Awards: Top 3, male and female, in the following categories:

  • Overall.

  • 19 and under.

  • 20 - 29.

  • 30 - 39.

  • 40 - 49.

  • 50 - 59.

  • 60 - 69.

  • 70+

(Age determination as of day of race).​

Timing: Adirondack Coast Events

Aid Stations: (3): 3k mark, 5k mark, 8k mark

Registration includes: Race entry, T-shirt, swag bag and award ceremony. 

2018 Race Results HERE


Town offices parking lot, town garage across from Festival Field and west side of Springfield Road. Parking for the Speakeasy is at Pourman's Tap House.

Other Events:


Wilmington Whiteface Heritage Festival

Following the conclusion of the Whiskey Run, let the Wilmington Whiteface Heritage Festival take you back in time to another era. With musket and canon fire, live music and the sound of the blacksmith's hammer on the anvil, visit with heritage craftsmen as they make their wares, learn firsthand what it was like to be a soldier in the War of 1812 and sample local whiskey and beer. The Wilmington Whiteface Heritage Festival is free and open to the public; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

  • 1812 Battle of Plattsburgh Encampment:

Learn what a soldiers life was like during the War of 1812. Re-enactors in period clothing, tent encampment and live, period demonstrations.

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Festival Field

12:30 PM, Festival Field

Military ceremony in remembrance of local War of 1812 soldiers and speech by Matt Boire of the Greater Adirondack Ghost & Tour Company.

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities*.

  • Dave Ruch:

Music and entertainment with War of 1812 and Adirondack Folk Songs.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Festival Field

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities*.

  • Whiskey and Beer Tastings by Local Distillers and Brewers:

Meet our local distillers and brewers, taste their wares and learn how fine, small batch spirits and beer are made.​

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Festival Field

For a detailed list - Click Here

  • Heritage Craft Demonstrations and Vendors:

Heritage crafters and artisans doing demonstrations, answering questions and selling their goods.​ From quilting to blacksmithing, come watch our craftsmen and see what it was like to live in another era.

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM​, Festival Field

For a detailed list - Click Here

  • Raffles:

Take a chance on winning an assortment of local goods and spirits. (You must be 21 or older with a valid ID to bid upon alcoholic beverages).

11:00 AM - 3:30 PM​, Festival Field

Raffle drawings at 3:30 PM

  • Speakeasy at Pourman's Tap House:

The day continues into the night with​ a Prohibition themed gathering at Pourman's Tap House. Prizes for best period costumes, live period music by Crackin' Foxy, drink specials featuring local spirits and more.

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Pourman's Tap House

2 Whiteface Memorial Highway, Wilmington, NY 12997

* Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Wilmington Whiteface Whiskey Run is about Health, Fun, History and experiencing great regional spirits, not over consuming. Please drink responsibly at all times, especially before or following the race, and never drink and drive. You must be 21 or older with a valid ID to sample, purchase or bid upon alcoholic beverages. To learn more about responsible consumption, please visit responsibility.org.

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