Chris Thater Memorial Races Return This Weekend

By Jay Barton

Chris Thater Memorial Races Return This Weekend

August 22, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2013 at 7:18 PM EDT

Broome County Stop DWI presents the 29th Annual Chris Thater Memorial race this weekend, August 25th and 26th at Binghamton’s Recreation Park. The event is held in honor of Chris Thater, a Binghamton University graduate student who was killed by a drunk driver.

Visitors to the Races and Expo will see an international field of athletes compete in one of America’s premier cycling and running events. This year’s cycling event is especially exciting as Owego’s own Adam Farbaugh is racing in the event with his team. Farbaugh is a member of Ekoi-Gaspesien Pro Cycling and is the 2012 US National Champion.

Farbaugh said, “Thater is one of the top races in the country. When I first started cycling I could watch the best American cyclists right here in Binghamton’s Rec Park. I really feel special being able to race Thater while wearing the US Champion’s Jersey.”

For more information on the event log on to www.bcstopdwi.com.