Jerry Abdelnour, Beginner 5K Coach

Hello everyone!  My name is Jerry and I am excited to be a beginner 5k coach for this year’s CRSS Race for Hope. My CRSS Race for Hope team page can be found by clicking here.

I am one dedicated runner!  I ran cross country for Cohoes High School ’70 – ’74 and helped coach Shaker High School girls cross country team for two years before getting hooked on marathon running.  I have helped coach people run multiple marathons and half marathons over the last 25 years.  In 2011 I finished my twelfth Boston Marathon in a row while helping Patrick House the winner of “The Biggest Loser” achieve a personal best time. When not running, you can find me at J & J Service, Inc and Building on Love.

Jerry will be holding his training runs on Saturday mornings in Cohoes beginning July 23rd.  If you wish to join Jerry (and he’d love to have you along!) please email him at


About CRSS Race for Hope

Since 2009, the Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope events have raised over $200,000, of which all monies have been dedicated to fundraising, since overhead costs are underwritten by Capital Region Special Surgery. This year's 5K will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The major goal of the Capital Region Special Surgery – Race for Hope Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, is to make grants to not-for-profit organizations/programs serving uninsured and underinsured patients who are experiencing a financial hardship related to a brain, head, or neck cancer diagnosis in the Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington counties). Thus far, these proceeds have been allocated to the following local 501c3 organizations: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, Ellis Hospital Foundation, Inc., Saratoga Hospital—Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, and patient services at St. Peter’s Cancer Care Center.
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