The usual fair run will not occur this year, but will be pushed back to Saturday, September 21 and become a Bicentennial Celebration Run.

The event will kick off at 7:30 a.m. and run until 9 p.m. at the Fairgrounds / City Park in Troy.

It will be a 5k in celebration of Troy’s 200 anniversary.

“I’ve done the fair run the last four years. Then I saw that the Chamber was putting something together and I just decided to cancel the fair run and do the bicentennial run. I didn’t want to do a run in July and then September and the Veterans’ Day Run in November. To me that seems like quite a bit to try to tackle so I scratched the fair run and decided to do the bicentennial. It’s going to be a one off run anyways,” Troy Alderman David Norman said.

This is the first year since Norman has been in charge of the fair run that it won’t be happening.

The Bicentennial Run will kick off a full day of celebration, with the Chamber of Commerce setting up activities from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Vendors will be setting up as well for those events.

There is race-day registration or you can register for the race at

There will also be dry-fit t-shirts available and custom finishers medals.

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