Registration for 2014 Chris Thater Memorial Cycling and 5K Races Now Open

Registration for 2014 Chris Thater Memorial Cycling and 5K Races Now Open
Races held August 23-24 in Downtown Binghamton

(Binghamton, NY) The Broome County STOP-DWI Program announced that online registration is now open for both the cycling and 5K events for the 31st Annual Chris Thater Memorial Races presented by SEFCU.
Cyclists and runners can visit to navigate to the registration page for all events. For those that wish to register through the mail or in person, registration flyers are available on the website. The 2014 Chris Thater Memorial Races will move from Recreation Park in the City of Binghamton to a new course in the center of Downtown Binghamton.
The date and time for the 5K is also moving this year to Saturday evening beginning at 5:15pm. A free Kids Run will follow the 5K at 6:00pm. The start and finish line for both the running races will be located on the Court Street Bridge near RiverRead Books. Race day registration and packet pickup will be located at the DoubleTree hotel.
Organizers hope to expose participants to the many great businesses located downtown as well as have them experience the “Restaurant Week Preview” organized by and the Binghamton Restaurant Week Association.
Free parking will be available at all downtown parking ramps. The event is expected to attract more than 1,000 athletes and up to 5,000 spectators to downtown Binghamton over the weekend.
This free, family-friendly event is organized by Broome County STOP-DWI and presented by SEFCU to heighten awareness about the dangers of impaired driving and to promote healthy lifestyles. The Chris Thater Memorial is dedicated in memory of Christopher Thater, a 23 year-old cycling enthusiast and Binghamton University graduate who was killed by a drunk driver in Broome County on October 16, 1983.
For more information about the Chris Thater Memorial or Broome County’s STOP-DWI Program please visit: or find us on or Twitter @ThaterMemorial


07/08/2014 - 9:28am