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Pedal-boat Event on Sept. 17 to Raise Funds for New Look Park Train

NORTHAMPTON — “Pedalmotion for Locomotion” is a pedal-boat racing event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17 from noon to 5 p.m. at Willow Lake at Look Park to raise funds in support of the purchase of the new locomotive at Look Park.

Over the past 32 years, the 1853 Huntington replica locomotive has logged over 400,000 miles to the delight of nearly 2 million visitors. Unfortunately, the locomotive has reached the end of its journey and has recently been replaced by a new model so that generations can continue to enjoy this special experience. The cost of this train was well over $200,000.

Teams of two will depart from the dock at Willow Lake with the hopes of setting the best time of the day in a variety of different categories. Teams may also choose to take a more leisurely trip if they so desired. All participants will receive free entry into the park on event day, a cookout hosted by Local Burger, and a commemorative water bottle.

To participate, sign up at www.runreg.com/pedalmotion. Participants must be 18 years old to be a pedaler, but children may accompany an adult, as all the pedal boats seat four.

Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities in support of this event, or who has any event questions, should contact Greg Malynoski, Director of Development, at (413) 727-8457 or [email protected].

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