Plans for Ninth Annual Chilly Chili heat up

— The Ninth Annual Cazenovia Jewelry Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk is rapidly approaching. This year’s race will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6. The race will begin at 1 p.m. in front of the Cazenovia Middle School at 31 Emory Ave.

To pre-register for the race online, visit chillychili.com through Jan. 3 for a fee of $30 (plus a $1 processing fee). Participants whose registration is received after Dec. 30 are considered late registrants and are not guaranteed a Chilly T-shirt.

Race day registration will take place in the Cazenovia High School/Middle School Cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the fee is $30. There will be a pre-race packet pickup and late registration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Fleet Feet Sports, 5800 Bridge St., East Syracuse

The Ninth Annual Chilly Chili Party is hosted by Cazenovia College at the athletic facility on Liberty Street, directly following the race and is free to all registered participants.

Guests of participants are welcome for a $5 fee, however, space is limited.

Come and enjoy the live music by Just Joe. Taste the specialty chili and bread sponsored by: Cazenovia College, Caz Pizza, Circa, Dave’s Diner at Common Grounds, Henneberg Tavern, Lincklaen House, Subway of Cazenovia, The Foggy Goggle Restaurant & Sports Bar, The Purple Salamander Café and Tops Friendly Markets. Sample delicious select brews (ID required) sponsored by Butternuts Beer & Ale, Cooperstown Brewing Company, Empire Brewing Company, Good Nature Brewing, Inc. and top off your tasting experience with a cool treat sponsored by Chobani Yogurt.

The Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk is a fundraiser to benefit the Cazenovia Children’s House Inc. Cazenovia Children’s House provides early childhood care and education to children from birth though 5th grade and serves over 130 families in Cazenovia and surrounding communities. All proceeds support programming and tuition assistance for qualifying families.

The Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk is made possible by individual and business sponsorships. Many thanks to AmeriCU Credit Union; Bousquet and Holstein, PLLC; Bryant and Stratton College; Cazenovia College; Chary Griffin, Hunt Realty; Eagle Newspapers; Fleet Feet Sports; Key Bank; National Grid; NewsChannel 9 WSYR-TV; Oneida Savings, Spinnaker Custom Products; Sywest Medical Technologies; The Oneida Daily Dispatch; Tim Scanlon Design; T-Shirt Design by Boone; Willowbank Co., LLC; and to the annual presenting sponsor, Cazenovia Jewelry.

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