The Malta Business and Professional
Association will host its fourth annual 5K
road race on Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at
8:30 a.m. in Malta’s two technology parks:
NYSERDA’s Saratoga Technology and Energy
Park and Luther Forest Technology
With GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 facility now
located in the Luther Forest Technology
Campus, that company has become the title
sponsor of the event, which last year raised
well over $16,000 to support the Saratoga
Rural Preservation Corp. and Malta’s emergency
Started on 9/11/10, the event is a way to
give back to the veterans and EMS responders.
As participants go out on the course,
the marshals helping direct traffic will be
mostly comprised of volunteers from the
veterans home in Ballston Spa.
Beyond sponsoring the event, sponsors are now promoting the race to their employees to build a team that will participate in this year’s event.
The event starts at Hudson Valley Community College TEC Smart located within NYSERDA’s Saratoga Technology & Energy Park (STEP). The course then takes participants south though Luther Forest Technology Campus (LFTC) and by the new town of Malta recreation ball fields.
Once through LFTC, participants go through Global Foundries campus. Almost one mile of the 3.1 miles will be on Global Foundries campus, race officials said. Once through the campus, participants finish back through STEP and TEC Smart.
Participants may stick around after the event to enjoy post- race food provided by Price Chopper and Lake Side farms. Also tours of HVCC TEC Smart will be available throughout the morning.
The first 500 runners/joggers/walkers are guaranteed a long-sleeve moisture wicking shirt and a running hat provided by Adirondack Trust Co.
Interested participants can register online at a cost of $25. After Sept. 4 the price is $30. For all forms and more information, visit www.maltabpa.com/malta5k to register as an individual or team.
To keep update on the event, people can find details on Facebook at www.facebook. com/maltabpa5k.
People with questions about this event, you can also call Paul Loomis at 472-4807 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.