The Brink 5K Road Race


--- BRINK 5K: Cancelled for 2017 ---

On April 25, 2007, David C. Brinkerhoff, New York State Trooper shield 4531, was killed in the line of duty. On October 27th, 2018, eleven years after he made the ultimate sacrifice, Dave's family, friends, classmates and colleagues will again honor a remarkable person and a true hero with the running of the 10th Annual Brink 5K. Our run/walk will retrace a route that Dave mastered during his years first as an undergrad and later, as a trooper: the University at Albany loop.


Saturday, October 27th, 2018 @ 09:00 AM local time
Check-in begins at 8AM


University at Albany, Science Library lawn on campus


Adult $30.00
UAlbany Student
(SUNY Card required at check-in)
Youth (under 12) $10.00
Children (under 7) Free

Registration Details

  • Online registration will close Thursday, October 26th, at 11:59 PM.
  • Race-day registration will be available
  • Note: Early registrations (2 weeks or more before the event) are guaranteed a t-shirt. All other registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt
  • T-Shirts will be available for purchase on race day

Brink 5K Weekend Events

On Friday, October 27th join us at CityLine Bar & Grill for dinner & drinks. Proceeds will go to the NYS Trooper Foundation. More information to follow.

David C. Brinkerhoff Scholarship Fund

Proceeds from the BRINK 5K will be used to establish the David C. Brinkerhoff at the University at Albany. The Scholarship will be awarded each year to a member of Five Quad, UAlbany's rescue squad and the host of the BRINK 5K.

BRINK 5K Facebook Group

If you are a member of Facebook, please join the BRINK 5K group - after you register! - by clicking here.

Officially Timed Event / Certified Results

The 2018 BRINK 5K will be an officially timed event, with race management by ARE Event Productions.

Post Run/Walk Picnic

Join us after the main event for a free BBQ picnic, music, prize giveaways and a bouncehouse for the kids!

Coming from Out of Town?

The Days Inn at 1230 Western Avenue, right across from campus, is offering 10% off rooms for all BRINK 5K participants. Rates are low as $71/night. They can be reached at (518) 489-4423.
Please identify yourself as a Brink 5K participant when calling to make a reservation.


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