"Her passing really affected the physicians who cared for her," said Mahoney. "We said, it's right in front of us, this is what we're going to do."
Runners, or walkers, will begin at the CRSS offices on New Scotland Road in Slingerlands, and will proceed south, taking a left on Thackery Drive. They'll continue onto Cherryvale Boulevard, turn around on Queen Anne Drive, and proceed back to CRSS via Cherry Ave. and New Scotland Road.
The Town of Bethlehem Highway and Police department will help mark and patrol the route for the safety of participants.
You don't have to be a superb athlete to participate. The group chose a 5K because it will allow more people a chance to participate, even if they choose to walk the route rather than run it.
"It's a very level playing field, anyone who wants to participate ca walk, can runits something that everyone can be a part of," said Mahoney.
For those who aren't up for the 5K or are supporting loved ones, a farmers market will be held at the start/finish area and Radio Disney will be on hand to provide entertainment. A fun run for kids will also be held after the 5k.
Three is still time to sign up for the run; online registration closes at noon on Friday, Oct. 23. The first 1,000 participants will receive a free Race for Hope long sleeve T-shirt. Registration is $25, and participants are encouraged to collect donations.
Don't' despair if you can't participate this Sunday, because CRSS wants to bring the event back.
"It's really something that we want to do every year," said Mahoney.