“Thank you very much for letting me be a part of this event today. The runners had great spirit and I hope they enjoyed Cohoes– and that they didn’t find the hills too challenging! Volunteers were terrific. Everyone’s generosity will help senior citizens and children in Cohoes. Congratulations!” Kumi Tucker – News Anchor – WNYT

“I thought the volunteers that directed runners all along the course did an awesome job! Thanks for a well-organized race that was a lot of fun.”

“Great race today. Thanks to the organizers and volunteers. Can’t wait till next year to do it again”.

“Great race. Course was well marked and traffic controlled- thanks to all the volunteers. See you next year.”

“Great race and atmosphere! 1st time running this and loved it. Tons of water stations AND volunteers at every corner with well marked course! Challenging hills, but hey, those down-hills were sweet. After 14K, I certainly appreciated the last mile downward slope the whole way! Great, well run, race.”

“Loved this race! Very well organized with course well marked. Very important to directionally challenged people like myself. Thanks to all involved.”

“Thanks for a great race. Driving home the two of us agreed it was one of the best run/coordinated races we’ve ever run. From the volunteers at every corner who were CHEERING none the less, water stops every mile, mile markers, an interesting course, and great tech shirts even for those who registered late, everything was perfect. A million thank yous to your race coordinator and everyone who worked hard. we’ll definitely be back next year.”

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Mastodon Challenge 2015

EVERY ONE SURVIVED!!!!!!!!

WHERE MASTODONS COULDN’T.

MAY 9, 2015 – PERFECT DAY FOR A FEW RACES….

The sun was out , there was a little bit of a breeze and over 400 runners in our beautiful Craner park …very near our amazing Cohoes Falls. All of our volunteers, our Mayor, our DPW, our Fire Department, our Police Department and all of us on the race committee were ready to cheer them on! And keep everyone safe.Done

We have posted the time for the 15K & 5K and will be posting more pictures here – just want to say thanks for a tremendous day….

Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed cheering you on!

THANK YOU 

See you next year

May 2016!

OUR 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

LOOK FOR SOME EXCITING ADDITIONS…

 

Every great community needs special events that draw residents together, entice visitors to visit, promote local businesses, and feature area attractions. Every May, the City of Cohoes  holds the “Mastodon Challenge” USATF CERTIFIED 15K Race, 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run. These races return following the highly successful events of the past 4 years. The name of the races better characterizes the nature of them and reflects the feedback from our thousands of runners. The race course continues to show off the best of Cohoes, highlighting the history, recreation, business, culture and community feel of Cohoes.

Challenge yourself – our15K & 5k races are not for the faint of heart….but well worth it. When you finish you will be glad you did it and, as many others have, will return to take it on again and again!