The Theodore “Ted” Moore 5K (3-mile) Run/Walk is an annual event held in honor of a former Mohawk Valley Community College Associate Professor whose life was tragically cut short by a drunk driver. This race, which began back in 1997, also helps raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.
Theodore “Ted” Moore was an Associate Professor in MVCC’s Mathematics Department from 1981 until his death in December 1996 when he was killed while out for a morning run. The theme for the event, “None for the Road,” reflects the MVCC community’s emphatic opposition to driving while under the influence of alcohol.
The race is held the beginning of May each year with the course cutting through the Utica Campus and surrounding neighborhoods.
Proceeds from the event benefit an MVCC Scholarship in Moore’s name along with a portion being awarded to area agencies whose mission is drug and alcohol abuse prevention and treatment. Awards are presented for the top runners in 15 age categories.
Once again this year the Run/Walk will feature the Law Enforcement Challenge. The Law Enforcement Challenge is open to employees of any local Law Enforcement Agency. Each Agency can have an unlimited number of participants, with the two fastest times from each agency team averaged together to determine the winner. The winning agency will be awarded the Law Enforcement Challenge Trophy. The agency will keep the trophy on display at their department for one year, and will return it to the MVCC Foundation prior to next year’s event.
Please consider supporting the Ted Moore Memorial Scholarship fund by making an online contribution or by participating in the Annual Ted Moore Run/Walk.