CCNY participates in historic Harlem’s Percy Sutton 5K run and walk

The City College of New York, in conjunction with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Week 2018 and the New York Road Runners (NYRR), are gearing up for the annual Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run and the Harlem Health Walk on Saturday, August 25. CCNY President Vince Boudreau along with students, faculty, staff and alumni will run and walk through historic Harlem in recognition of the community.

This 5K race honors the late Percy Sutton, who as Manhattan borough president in the 1970s championed the New York City Marathon as a five-borough event and remained a supporter of NYRR until he passed in 2009. The run celebrates historic Harlem and is part Harlem Week, one of the northeast area's largest cultural celebrations.

“It's fun to run around the CCNY neighborhood, especially the long downhill on St. Nicholas Terrace,” said David Rumschitzki, professor of chemical engineering, who has run the marathon about five times. “I once passed Mary Wittenberg, the president of the Road Runners Club on that downhill.”

The Division of Government, Community, and Cultural Affairs coordinates and organizes team CCNY’s participation at this event.  This year, team CCNY will bring its largest contingent with almost 140 members of the college community participating in the run and walk. There will also be information about undergraduate and graduate programs and admissions process as well as information on  Continuing and Professional Studies.

For more information about the race and more Harlem Week events, please visit The run and walk will start at St. Nicholas Park located at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 135th Street at 8:30 am.

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