TROY, NY – The Sage Colleges will host a 5K run/walk in honor of its Centennial on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10 a.m.  It’s the first 5k to be hosted by Sage and coincides with Family Health and Fitness Day as well as Sagefest. The title sponsor is Hannaford Supermarkets and water stations will be provided by Sodexo Education.

Centennial 5K Run/Walk LogoThe race route will wind through beautiful, historic downtown Troy, NY. The starting line is on First Street, south of Congress Street on the Russell Sage College campus.

Sign-in and packet pickup will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m.  The race begins at 10 a.m.  Participants are invited to stay for Sagefest at the conclusion of the race which will feature live entertainment, street vendors, fun and games!

The race is open to the public. Per person registration fee is $25 through September 7th and $35 September 8th through race day.  Net proceeds benefit the Sage Colleges Centennial Scholarship Fund.  For registration, a course map and race information visit https://centennial.sage.edu/5K/.

For a complete listing of Centennial events visit centennial.sage.edu/events/.

Media Contact: Deanna Cohen, director of external relations, The Sage Colleges, (518) 244-4593 (O),  (518) 598-4927 (C), email: cohend2@sage.edu

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