The Malta Business and Professional Association will host its seventh annual 5K road race on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Malta’s two technology parks–NYSERDA’s Saratoga Technology and Energy Park and the Luther Forest Technology Campus.
GlobalFoundries is the title sponsor of the event, which last year raised over $35,000 to support the Saratoga Rural Preservation Corporation’s VETHELP and Malta’s emergency first responders.
The race starts at 8:30 a.m.
Organizers said 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 vet home in Ballston Spa.
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 through Luther Forest Technology Campus (LFTC) and by the new Malta recreation ball fields. Once through LFTC, participants run through the GlobalFoundries campus. Almost one mile of the 3.1 miles will be on GlobalFoundries campus.
Once through the campus, participants finish back through STEP and TEC Smart. Participants are encouraged to stay after the event to enjoy post-race food provided by Hannaford. Also, tours of HVCC TEC Smart will be available throughout the morning.
This is part of the Saratoga Stryders running group’s 2016 grand prix. Fleet Feet Albany/Adirondack is the official prize sponsor, providing cash prizes to the overall male and female winners. There will be over 70 award categories of all ages donated from local companies. After the race, participants can stay in Malta for the 8th annual Community Day at Shenantaha Creek Park.
The first 900 runners/joggers/walkers are guaranteed a New Balance, gender-specific, long-sleeve shirt.
Participants can register online at a cost of $25. After Sept. 8 the price is $30. On-site registration will be available from 4-8 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Fleet Feet in Malta and the day of at TEC Smart at 7:30 a.m. Anyone registering the day of the race is urged to arrive at TEC Smart no later than 8 a.m. to ensure an on-time start.
Proceeds will go to:
• VETHELP in Ballston Spa, which has been assisting homeless veterans since 1988. The group helps veterans secure temporary and permanent housing, viable employment and access to health care. Assistance in addressing other life issues is provided as well.
• The Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, a private, nonprofit corporation, that contracts with Malta to provide fire protection and emergency services to its citizens. With more than 60 active members, it continuously works with local businesses, organizations and families to not only respond to emergencies, but also to educate the citizens of Malta in preventive measures.
• The Round Lake Volunteer Fire Department, which provides professional fire and emergency services.
• Malta-Stillwater EMS, which provides emergency medical services to Malta and neighboring communities.
For all registration forms and more information, visit www.malta5k.com. Questions about the event can be directed to Paul Loomis at 472-4807 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.