Registration is Now Open for the 2014 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge

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The 3.5-mile road race takes place Thursday, May 15 in downtown Albany.

Don’t let the cold and snow fool you, spring will be here soon, and that means the CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge is right around the corner.

Registration is now open for this 3.5-mile race, which takes place on Thursday, May 15 at 6:25 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Each year thousands of runners, walkers, and volunteers from hundreds of organizations throughout the region gather with their co-workers to take part in the largest annual road race between Utica and New York City.

The event is organized by, and serves as the major fundraiser for, the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC). The funds raised help underwrite many of HMRRC’s activities and services, including college scholarships, grants, running clinics, and the Just Run® Program geared to grade school runners.

Race proceeds also benefit nonprofit organizations chosen by the club each year. This year, four local charities will receive funding support.

  •     Fast Break Fund is a local nonprofit organization that enriches the lives of children living with special needs and underprivileged children through participation in organized sports programs and clinics offered free of charge.
  •     Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, Inc. provides volunteers to work on free home repairs for older adults, persons living with disabilities, low-income families, and veterans.
  •     Schenectady Inner City Ministry is a partnership of 53 faith congregations that offers programs that serve low-income people, especially those who experience food insecurity.
  •     St. Catherine’s Center for Children provides a comprehensive range of human services designed to offer hope, foster growth, and improve the lives of children and families.

Everyone, from first-time racers to elite runners, can easily train with CDPHP® InMotion, a free fitness tracking site that is available online or on-the-go with the InMotion mobile app. Runners and walkers can set up a training schedule, map their routes and log their miles.

Participants can also share their experiences on CDPHP’s Facebook Event page and on Twitter using #TeamChallenge as they gear up for the race.

About CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

About the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC)

The Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club is the Albany area’s largest running organization. The club was formed in 1971 and today has more than 3,000 members who come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life, as well as different running styles and speeds. Members are united in their love of running and desire to promote and participate in quality races and running-related activities. The club organizes more than 30 running events a year at many different locations throughout the Capital District. These events offer something for everyone, novice and veteran alike.

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