The event includes a kid's race for five to 11 year olds and a "Tot Trot" for kids under five to run 26.2 yards, which like the kid's race is a free event. Registration for the run/walk costs $15 and can be found at www.timothyjmoshier.com, at Re/Max Premier in Delaware Plaza in Delmar, or at the Jonesville Store in Jonesville.
Packet pickup will be on Friday, May 1, at Bethlehem Town Hall in Delmar from 5 to 7 p.m. Race day registration and packet pick up will begin at 7 a.m., Saturday, May 2, at the Bethlehem Middle School on Kenwood Avenue where the race will begin. Registration closes at 8 a.m., which is when the Tot Trot will begin. The main event begins at 9 a.m.
In 2008, the Captain Timothy J. Moshier Memorial Foundation, Inc. was established as a non-profit organization to continue Tim Moshier's commitment to service by supporting the Fisher House and establishing a scholarship in his memory at Bethlehem Central High School. During the past three years, nearly $40,000 dollars has been donated to the organization.
"This year we're having a raffle to go along with the race," Moshier said.
The race committee is currently looking for individual and corporate sponsors to help offset the costs of the race and the raffle is a part of the fundraiser. Tickets are $5 each and are for a New York City Package, a NASCAR package, a "Dine around Albany" package and an office supplies package. Moshier said tickets may be purchased at registration areas.
The awards and raffle drawing will be at 10 a.m. at the middle school the day of the event.
Last year's winner was Geoff Decker of Brooklyn, a 26-year-old runner and an original organizer of the event. Decker helped create the event in honor of his friend, and he finished the last race at 15:38, which was a little less than 2 minutes before the second place winner, Claudell Washington, 26, of Albany. He came in second for the men with 17:17 on the clock, and Chris Dewalt, 29, of Queens took third with 17:44.