Downtown Mile & Music on the Mall

The Downtown Auburn BID and the Auburn YMCA-WEIU have joined forces to offer Downtown Auburn Mile race participants & community residents a night of fun.

To quote Laura Clary, Wellness Director at the Auburn YMCA-WEIU, “This is a family friendly event that brings the community together year after year. All ages and abilities can participate.”

The Downtown BID is being awarded $1200 through the Senator John A. DeFrancisco Arts in Cayuga County Program to help offset live entertainment costs for Music on the Mall, and BID staff are very grateful for DeFrancisco’s and Auburn Public Theater’s sponsorship & support. DeFrancisco will be attending the event, and making remarks.

Annual Downtown Auburn Mile

Active Physical Therapy Solutions and the Auburn YMCA-WEIU present the Downtown Auburn Mile beginning at 7PM. This certified one-mile course is open to all recreational & competitive runners of all ages. The race will begin on South Street between Fitch Avenue & Hamilton Avenue, and then continue down South Street, turning right onto Lincoln Street past Wegmans continue onto Loop Road and then Dill Street, and end in front of Prison City Pub & Brewery. Registration closes at 9PM on Thursday August 23rd.

A.T. Walley & Co. will be sponsoring the after race beverage & hot dog. Awards for numerous age categories will be presented at the State Street Band Shell, after the last finisher. To register for the race go to www.lightboxreg.com.  Packet pick-up is at the YMCA from 2PM – 6PM the day of the race.

Music on the Mall
The Downtown BID and the City continue on with the Music on the Mall series, featuring free live outdoor music performances in State Street band shell from 7PM – 10PM, second and fourth Fridays through September 7th. The last two performers of the year include:

August 25th: Mere Mortals
September 8th: Faded Vinyl

Mere Mortals band members reside in Skaneateles; they are a classic rock cover band performing dance hits from the Rolling Stones to the Beatles. Members are Dan Finn on vocals & drums, Dave Allyn on guitar & vocals, Kristin Peenstra on vocals, trumpet, keyboards & percussion, Maureen Henesey on vocals & percussion, Al Cutri on saxophone, keyboards & percussion, Mark Kearns on bass, Jonny Bristol on guitar, and Win Price on keyboards & vocals.

The rain location for Music on the Mall is on the purple stage inside Moondog’s Lounge. For more info on either event, please visit www.auburndowtown.org or www.auburnymca.org.


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