Friday, June 19, 2015

4th Annual Race Events raise $19,000 for 2 Local Organizations, Student Scholarship

The 4th Annual Mastodon Challenge Races were held May 9th, 2015. 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 and as far away as Virginia.

The events' Gold Sponsor, N.H Kelman Scrap Recycling in Cohoes, as well as 2 Gold Media Sponsors, 16 Silver Sponsors, over 30 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 organizations - The Cohoes Multi Service Senior Center (CMSSC) and the Cohoes Universal Pre-K (UPK) program.

With the help of generous sponsors and the participation of almost 400 runners, The Mastodon Challenge Races are presenting the CMSSC with $8,000 and the Cohoes UPK Program with $10,000. The check presentation for the UPK program will be held June 22 at Abram Lansing Elementary School at the UPK graduation ceremony at 9:30am. Check presentation for the CMSSC TBA. In addition to their friends at the Senior Center and The UPK program, the organization officials said they would like to announce the addition of a scholarship of $500 to be awarded to a Cohoes High School Senior Athlete involved in Community Service.

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