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Annual Fundraising Race to Unite Capital Region Workforce

The University to Participate in the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge This May

Last year's CDPHP Workforce Team from UAlbany had 65 participants. (Photo by Glenn Davenport)

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 2, 2019) – A team from the University at Albany will join area colleges and organizations to compete in the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge this May.

The 3.5-mile race around downtown Albany serves as a fundraiser for the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC). Proceeds from the event will support college scholarships, grants and other educational programs, according to the CDPHP’s site.

The race, beginning at 6:25 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza, will take place on Thursday, May 17. Donations raised through the event will also support Family Promise of the Capital Region, a family assistance and homeless prevention program, and the Albany Damien Center, a resource center for people living with AIDS.

The CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge, the second largest race in the Capital Region, is an opportunity to network and unite with thousands of peers to support a robust workforce, said Sheila Seery, vice president of government and community relations at UAlbany.

“As one of the largest employers in the area, it’s important for us to intentionally engage with the organizations, companies and institutions that constitute the lifeblood of this city,” said Seery, a co-captain for the University’s Team. “We’re committed to not only supporting the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, but also in making an impact in our communities.”

This is the second year that the University has been involved in the event as a sponsored team. Last year’s team from UAlbany comprised 65 participants.

The event costs $25 per registrant, and all members of “Team UAlbany” will receive a T-shirt for the race, according to Michael Christakis, vice president of student affairs at UAlbany and a co-captain for the University’s team.

He said all members of the campus community are welcome to walk, run or volunteer at the event. A UAlbany social will serve food and water following the race.

For more information, contact Sam Axley, director of campus recreation at UAlbany.

Register for the event.

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