Volunteer listing thru Mother’s Day Race

HMRRC awards grants of up to $1,000 to qualifying organizations that promote running within the Capital District. A "qualifying organization" is one that benefits "runners in general". In other words, all runners must be able to benefit from the grant (the runners do not have to be HMRRC members). An HMRRC Grant Application can be secured by going to Outreach>Grants. Grants are awarded by an HMRRC committee in two groups in February and July, with applications due by February 1 and July 1.

The HMRRC Scholarship Committee is excited to announce its recipients of the 2016 Bill Shrader, Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Each of the 6 will receive a check for $3,000. GIRLS: Julia Flower (Schalmont HS), Olivia Munson (Duanesburg HS), and Victoria Spiezio (Greenwich Central HS). BOYS: Thomas Conboy (Saratoga Springs HS), Shawn Rousseau (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake HS), and Joseph Somerville (Columbia HS). Congratulations and Best Wishes to them and to all applicants.

Craig Coon of Malta was the top local finisher at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18. The 28-year-old former cross country and track standout at Binghamton University, posted a 2:29:51 to finish 32nd overall. See the article for full local results.

Twenty-eight HMRRC members completed the 2016 Boston Marathon. Aaron Knobloch (40) clocked the fastest member time among men with a 2:50:07, while Karen Dolge (45) led female members with a 3:10:06.

Every runner dreads an injury that in an instant can have repercussions for months or years. This unfortunately happened to Tom O’Grady, a noted runner in the greater Albany area who has distinguished himself yearly in the Boston Marathon and who is known as a streaker, a person who runs every day. Tom hopes that knowledge of his experience will help other runners deal positively with similar issues.

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