3rd Annual Race Events raise $18,500 for 3 local organizations
Cohoes, NY June, 2014 — The 3rd Annual Mastodon Challenge Races were held May 10th, 2014. The 15K USATF Certified Race, 5K Walk Run & Kid’s Fun Run brought runners from all over the state as well as Massachusetts, Vermont & New Jersey.
The events’ Gold Sponsor, N.H Kelman Scrap Recycling in Cohoes, as well as 9 Silver Sponsors, over 50 Bronze sponsors, The Cohoes City School District, and Cohoes Mayor George Primeau & his staff, supported the races in their efforts to promote the City of Cohoes and benefit 2 local worthwhile organizations – The Cohoes Multi Service Senior Center (CMSSC) and the Cohoes Universal Pre-K (UPK) program.
With the help of our generous sponsors and the participation of over 405 runners, The Mastodon Challenge Races are presenting the CMSSC with $9,000 and the Cohoes UPK program with $9,000.
The check presentation for the CMSSC will be held June 13, 2014 at 4pm at the opening of the Cohoes Farmer’s Market. The check presentation for the UPK program will be held June 23, 2014 at Abram Lansing Elementary School at the UPK graduation ceremony at 9:30am. In addition to our friends at the Senior Center and The UPK program we would like to announce the addition of a donation of $500 to the ENOUGH – Safe Summer Event to be held here in Cohoes on Jun 14, 2014.
OVER 405 RUNNERS
? $5000 Gold level sponsor
? $4000 Enhanced Silver Sponsor
? 9 x $1000 Silver Sponsors
? Over 50 $250 Bronze Sponsors
? Over 150 Volunteers Race Day
? Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training races
? Several Civic organizations involved :
o Boy Scouts of America
o Holy Trinity Church
o Vineyard Community Church
o Rotary Club – Cohoes
o Cohoes Little League
o Cohoes Community Center
o Cohoes UPK
o Cohoes Multi Service Senior Center
? AREEP – Run co-ordinator – timing, registration
? Event Emceed by WNYT’s Kumi Tucker
? City of Cohoes support
o Fire Department
? $9,000 donated to CMSSC
? $9,000 donated to Cohoes UPK program
? $500 to the ENOUGH – Safe Summer Event