ALBANY, N.Y. – April 30, 2012 – The clock is ticking for teams to register for the Capital Region’s largest road race. The deadline to sign-up for the CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge is Friday, May 4th. This year’s race features a new environmentally-friendly online team packet. Last year’s record-breaking event attracted more than 9,200 registered runners/walkers representing 470 organizations.
The CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge will take place Thursday, May 17th at 6:25 p.m., starting at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. The 3.5-mile road race is open to teams of employees from corporations, businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, not-for-profit corporations, and financial institutions. Runners, joggers, and walkers are invited to compete, and all participants receive a complimentary t-shirt and light refreshments following the race. Many employers use the event as a platform for providing health and fitness opportunities in the workplace while promoting goodwill and teamwork among their employees.
Runners can map the course with the new CDPHP® InMotion fitness website and mobile application. This free tool allows anyone to effortlessly upload and save workout routines, training, and nutritional information, create and map exercise routes, and share that information with friends on a smartphone or a computer.
In addition to being more environmentally friendly, this year’s CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge event will allow team captains the convenience of entering team data, paying fees, and obtaining race information, all online. The new electronic format will allow team captains to:
The event is organized by, and serves as the major fundraiser for, HMRRC, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was incorporated in 1971 and is one of the largest running clubs in the nation, with more than 2,500 members throughout the Capital Region. Since 1981, this fundraiser has helped to underwrite HMRRC’s many activities and services, including scholarships to college-bound high school seniors, grants for youth running programs, seminars and clinics for runners, 30 other local running events throughout the year, and a monthly running magazine, The Pacesetter.
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 2,500 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 nearly 30 running events a year at many different locations throughout the Capital District. These events offer something for everyone, novice and veteran alike. Visit HMRRC.
Established in 1984 as a physician-founded, member-focused, and community-based not-for-profit health plan, CDPHP and its affiliates are uniquely positioned to serve as a model of quality and health value, offering members in 24 counties throughout New York with a full array of innovative products. Visit CDPHP at www.cdphp.com or on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
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