Capital Region Fundraising Events

CYC’s 19th Annual

Crossings 5K Challenge

& Kids Runs

     Sunday, September 25th   



 Join CYC at the Ciccotti Center, a project of the Colonie Youth Center, for our annual Crossings 5K Challenge & Kids Runs. Beginning and ending behind the Ciccotti Center, the course allows participants to travel through the beautiful Crossings Park. This community day focuses on family, fun, health and wellness, welcoming more than 1,000 people annually.

The event features a chip-timed 5K, Kids Competitive 1 Mile and FREE Kids 1/4 Mile Fun Run. Refreshments, music, sponsor information tables and awards ceremony round out the day.

NEW for 2022! Join us for the on-site post-event party sponsored by CDPHP with the 2nd Annual “Just for the Health of It” from 10am-1pm in the Ciccotti gym.

This event serves as CYC’s largest fundraiser, providing funding for CYC’s Scholarship Fund and the Sammy Nathan Scholarship Fund. These programs assist income-eligible families with childcare and health and wellness programming at reduced rates. We seek support from local businesses by offering several different levels of sponsorship, all with opportunities for promotion including print, digital media, on-site billboard and event presence.

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THANK YOU for attending our 5th Annual No-Cook Thursday at the Ciccotti Center with Outback Steakhouse!

Watch for the 2023 date!

Join CYC at the Ciccotti Center, a project of the Colonie Youth Center, for our annual No-Cook Thursday. This community dinner started in June of 2018, and has featured food from the Outback Steakhouse Colonie.

We look forward to growing this event every year. Mark your calendar for the first* Thursday in June and join us as we kick off summer fun!

*date subject to change