The Races Are Still On

By Alice Maggiore

The Races Are Still On

August 27, 2011 Updated Aug 27, 2011 at 6:52 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) So far, so good -- and so far, Sunday's race schedule is still on.

Organizers say the Chris Thater Memorial Races and Music Festival is right on schedule -- with a great turnout for day one to boot..

Whether it's a race catered to anybody's ability, or one of 21 local bands playing your choice of musical genre, at the Thater races, you'll find something for everyone, no matter their age.

It all is designed to highlight awareness about preventing driving while intoxicated.

"We're gonna be ready to go tomorrow, rain or shine. If it's unsafe for the racing, then we will cancel and there's no reschedule. But we're hopeful. We're getting better weather reports," says Event Coordinator, Jim May.

Tentatively, the 5K Run is still slated for 10 a.m. Sunday, and the professional men's race will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Of course, you can stay up to date on that schedule by checking back with Action News and our website, wbng.com.