Every great community needs special events that draw residents together, entice visitors to visit, promote local businesses, and feature area attractions. On Saturday, May 9, 2015 – the City of Cohoes will hold the “Mastodon Challenge” 15K Race, 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run. These races return following the highly successful events of the past 2 years. The name of the races better characterizes the nature of them and reflects the feedback from our over 500 runners. The race course continues to show off the best of Cohoes, highlighting the history, recreation, business, culture and community feel of Cohoes.
Two worthwhile local organizations have been helped and continue to be the focus of our fundraising efforts. Race proceeds will benefit the Cohoes Multi-Service Senior Citizen Center to help fulfill its mission “to promote the dignity of older adults living in the community and to provide programs and services needed to support their living healthy and productive lives.” Race proceeds will also benefit the Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program in Cohoes to help provide learning support to as many children and families as possible. We are so happy to have been able to give The Senior Center $27,000 and the Cohoes UPK Program $22,000 over the past three years with help from generous sponsors and our increasingly enthusiastic runners.
Join us! The race committee is once again looking to partner with local businesses, schools, organizations and motivated citizens. These highly publicized events continue to grow. Hundreds of participants, from professional runners to aspiring athlete’s and young children are expected for these races as well as their enthusiastic fans! So whether you’re a runner, a volunteer or want to join us as a sponsor – Register online at zippyreg.com or contact us today – you will make a difference in the lives of many.