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 1,000 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 demonstrations and other youth sports and special events.
August 22-23, 2015
Downtown Binghamton, NY
The cycling and running events at the Chris Thater Memorial are sanctioned by the national governing body for each sport: USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar Event, USATF-Niagara Association
1,000 plus athletes.
Up to 5,000 - featuring course side seating.
5K Start/Finish Line:
Start- Court St Bridge- Downtown Binghamton
Finish- Court St & State St intersection
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 # 2015-55
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 # NY15031JG
Chip Timing provided by:
Packet Pick-up for Pre-Registered Runners:
Pre-registered runners may pick-up their packets at Confluence Running on Saturday, August 22 from Noon to 6:00pm
Athlete Assistance for 5K Run:
Grace Tabeek, 5K Run Coordinator
The Holiday Inn Downtown Binghamton- Official Hotel of the Chris Thater Memorial. Ask for the Chris Thater Room Rate: $129 plus tax. Phone: 607.722.1212
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).
Sponsoring Local Clubs: Tioga Velo Club
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