Compiled by Christine Bishop
The Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC) organizes the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge each year. The proceeds of the race go to the HMRRC to fund its non-profit activities and to two charities of choice chosen by members. Enormous in scope, the race usually comprises over 500 corporate teams and 10,000 participants most running but some waking. Race day turns Albany Plaza into a bustling city of its own with runners, organizers, volunteers, and viewers creating a riot of color with their t-shirts of every color. The energy is contagious.
1980-84 Manufacturers Hanover Capital Challenge ("Manny-Hanny)
1985-91 Manufacturers Hanover Corporate Challenge
1992-95 Chemical Bank Corporate Challenge
1996-2000 The Chase Corporate Challenge
2001- JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge
2002-2009 GHI Workforce Team Challenge
2010 on-CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge .
HMRRC Event Directors
1980-82: HMRRC Committee
1983-92: Carter Andersson-Wintle
1993-2003: Al Maikels
2004-05: Mark French
2006-11: Pete Newkirk
2012: Mike Rabideau
2013 on: Mark Warner
1980-94: Two loops around the Empire State Plaza (a killer hilly course!) ending on the plaza near the "pool of reflections."
1995: The race adopted the "Up Madison Ave, around the Park and back to the Plaza" route, more or less.
2013- Chip Timing started
2015- Record number of 10,237 entrants.
2016- Entrants capped at 10,000
14-Tom Dalton 1982-86, 1988-89, 1992-94, 1998, 2002, 2004-05
4- Chuck Terry 2007-08, 2010-11
4-Rich Coughlin 1988, 1990-91, 1993
6- Emily Bryans 2000-05
5- Linda Kimmey 1993-96, 1999
4-Karen Bertasso 2015, 2017-19
4- Denise Hartman 1984-87
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