The Clarkson Historical Society's 9th Annual 5K will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sun., Aug. 20 (registration opens at 7 a.m. at Hafner Park on the corner of Lake and Ridge Roads).
You may have noticed, the race has a new name this year.
The new name is The Clarkson Swift Comet 5K ---Shoot for the Stars! after the late Clarkson astronomer, Lewis Swift.
Swift was a graduate of the first academy in Clarkson in the early 1830's and went on to discover several comets.
An internationally known astronomer, he is said to have become interested in astronomy as young boy after observing the Great Comet of 1843 while on his way to the Clarkson school house. His childhood home is located on the west corner of Ridge and Sugar Tree Rds.
And don't forget the Town of Clarkson's annual Clarkson Good Neighbor Day from 5 p.m. to dusk on Fri., Aug. 25 at Hafner Park.
Highlights include he annual frog jumping contest at 7 p.m. and a movie at dusk. Fireworks will follow the movie. See the second flier posted below for more information!