2019 OK5k Race -- Saturday, June 8 -- Our 21st Year!

This year's race will be held on Saturday, June 8 (as always on the second saturday after Memorial Day).

Check our registration page. Online registration is open now. Mail-in forms also available.

All proceeds from the OK5k Race are donated to local non-profit, charitable organizations. Last year, the OK5k Race donated $10,200 to 16 different organizations. In its 20 years, the race has donated $121,868 to 30 different organizations. All of those contributions go back directly to the Northern Columbia community, benefiting groups such as Boy Scouts, school clubs, fire departments, libraries, food pantries, fraternal organizations, youth organizations, rescue squads, historical societies, trails and fitness. Please continue to support this truly community-based event. It's not just about running.

Results and Awards

5k Results can be found on the ARE website at http://www.albanyrunningexchange.org/results/search.php?ID=7249

Full results and awards for the Chris Volney One Mile Run can be found on our Results page. Full results and awards for the5k Race will be posted on our Results page soon. In the meantime, check out some videos shot from a drone for the 2018 races.

Winners who missed the awards ceremony can pick up their awards at the MetzWood office on Route 9 in Kinderhook Village (across from the bank) on Monday-Friday from 9am to noon or 1pm to 4pm.

Slow and steady wins heart of the OK5K race

Be sure to read this story about an inspiring runner, Nanci Smith, from our 20th Anniversary Race, written by Race Committee member Siobhan Connally.

20th Anniversary Special Shout-outs

Among our full list of 50-plus sponsors, five have been with the race every year since its start in 1999:

  • Kinderhook Bank - CEO John Balli
  • 9&20 Autobody - Tony DeFrancesco
  • Empire State Appraisal Consultant (ESAC) - Barry Herbold
  • MetzWood Insurance - Gary Van Allen
  • Steiner Sports - Garrick Dardani

These past decades of great races were made possible by the vision of the three race founders -- John Margan, Jim Tansey, and Gary Van Allen -- who had the idea to create a community race back in 1999 and the commitment to make it happen and grow. And Dan Curtin who has been the Race Director through most of those 20 years continues to help carry that vision forward.

And through those 20 years, one runner has been a continuing presence: Bill Barford who remains as the only participant to run in every year of the race. Likewise, Peter and Jackie Bujanow have volunteered at every year of the race.

Special Thank You for Shoe Donations

Dear runners,

Thank you so much for your donation of running shoes at the OK5K. Healing a Woman's Soul, a ministry to domestic violence victims, will make sure that they get to runners who can't afford proper shoes. Thanks again for remembering and encouraging those in need.

Thanks Anne Curtin

Support our Sponsors!

Along with our major sponsor -- Kinderhook Bank -- dozens of local businesses, organizations, and individuals make the OK5k possible. Please visit our sponsor's page and support them when you're in the area.

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