WORKFORCE Team Challange May 18, 2017

2018 Charity of Choice
Applications NOW being accepted

Dear Nonprofit Administrator:

The Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC) is seeking applicants for the 2018 CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge Charity of Choice. The race – the largest between Utica and New York City – will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.

For more than 30 years, HMRRC has organized the event, which attracts more than 9,000 runners and walkers and hundreds of volunteers. Each year, in conjunction with the race, HMRRC selects one or more charities of choice, each of which receives a donation from CDPHP, as well as direct contributions from race participants.

Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible to apply, your organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides health or human services to communities in the Capital Region, and it must not have been selected as a Workforce Team Challenge charity of choice within the past five years. The application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018. The 2018 charities will be selected by the end of January.

All applications must be completed and submitted electronically to Click here for an application form. (To open the application, your computer will need access to Acrobat Reader version 9 or higher; free download available here.) Incomplete applications will not be considered. Spelling and grammar count! To guide your efforts, we’ve included a mock sample of a successful application here.

Ideally, the proposed program or project should:

  • Directly benefit the population you serve
  • Be reflective of your core mission
  • Be a new initiative or one that enriches or improves an
  • existing program
  • Be sustainable

We do not generally fund the following:

  • Annual campaigns
  • Capital improvements
  • Fundraisers
  • Staff salaries or development/training programs

Selected organizations are expected to:

  • Participate in the first and last CDPHP Workforce Team
  • Challenge planning meetings
  • Provide volunteers in support of pre-race and race-day activities
  • Represent your organization at post-race media opportunities

If your organization meets the eligibility requirements, we hope to hear from you. We look forward to a great race and a successful fundraising effort.



Angela Warner
WTC Charity of Choice Selection Committee