The Chris Thater Memorial is dedicated in memory of Christopher Thater, a 23 year-old cycling enthusiast and Binghamton University graduate who was killed by a drunk driver in Broome County on October 16, 1983. In 1984, the Broome County STOP-DWI Program started an annual bicycle race to remember Chris and to elevate public awareness of substance abuse and traffic safety.
The race attracts over 1,500 participants from local athletes to world-class competitors with crowds of up to 5,000 spectators. The Chris Thater Memorial consists of the Pro, Elite and Novice cycling events, and a 5K Run through the Westside of Binghamton. The Chris Thater Memorial also features a large Expo area with numerous vendor displays, full concession, entertainment, sports/health clinics, demonstrations and other youth sports and special events.
August 23-24, 2014
Downtown Binghamton, NY
1,200 plus athletes.
5,000 plus - featuring course side seating and hospitality tents.
Cycling Start/Finish Line:
5 Court St, Binghamton, NY 13901
Click here for an Event Schedule
Register to Race:
Click here to register
Win DICK'S Gift Certificates
Cycling Race Course:
A .7 four corner clockwise course held around downtown Binghamton. Check the Event Schedule tab for race schedules. Course Maps USAC Permit # 2014-43
Neutral Race Support provided by:
Pro and Elite Athlete Assistance for Cycling:
Jeff Poulin, Cycling Coordinator
5K Road Course:
Flat, fast, record quality course. Event Sanctioned by USATF. Our course is Certified to be accurate by the USATF #
Chip Timing provided by:
Packet Pick-up for Pre-Registered Runners:
Pre-registered runners may pick-up their packets at the DoubleTree Hotel on Friday, August 22nd from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, August 23rd
Athlete Assistance for 5K Run:
Grace Tabeek, 5K Run Coordinator
Chris Thater Memorial Expo:
Saturday August 23rd, Noon to 8:00 pm
2014 Expo Flyer
2014 Expo List
2014 Expo Map
Binghamton, NY 13901
People traveling on Interstate 81 and New York State Route 17 through the City of Binghamton in Broome County will encounter major road construction at the interchange of these two highways. Construction will include permanent lane closures and speed reductions through the area during the construction season. Be alert for construction activities at Exit 72 on New York State Route 17 and between Exit 3 and Exit 5 on Interstate 81. Travelers may want to consider alternate routes. For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.
Greater Binghamton Airport The airport has service from US Airways Exress to Philadelphia, Delta to Detroit and United Express to the Washington, D.C. area (Dulles Internationa Airport).
WBNG-TV, CBS/CW Binghamton, Time Warner Cable Media, Townsquare Media-Binghamton
(WAAL 99.1FM, WNBF 1290AM, WHWK 98.1FM, WYOS 1360AM and WWYL 104.1FM), Press and Sun Bulletin/PressConnects.com.
Past Winners: (see Results)
2013 Chris Thater Memorial Poster 2012 Chris Thater Memorial Poster
2011 Chris Thater Memorial Poster 2010 Chris Thater Memorial Poster
2009 Chris Thater Memorial Poster 2008 Chris Thater Memorial Poster
2007 Chris Thater Memorial Poster 2006 Chris Thater Memorial Poster
2005 Chris Thater Memorial Poster 2004 Chris Thater Memorial Poster
2003 Chris Thater Memorial Poster 2002 Chris Thater Memorial Poster
2001 Chris Thater Memorial Poster