CRSS Race for Hope Profile: Erin Corcoran, Runner


Erin at the Philadelphia marathon!

Name: Erin Corcoran

Age: 38

Hometown: Schenectady

CRSS Race for Hope participant since: I’ve raced every year.

1) What is your connection to the Capital region?  I moved here in 2003 from Buffalo, NY to be closer to family. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law were already living here and since I’m originally from Philadelphia, the drive home to see my parents is a lot shorter than it is from Buffalo.

2) Who or what is the inspiration behind your participation?  Sue Britain is my inspiration, as well as the inspiration for the Race for Hope. I love having this opportunity to celebrate Sue in this special way. Getting together with her family and friends at such a great event has become a tradition that I look forward to every year.

3)Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland What song gets you moving on race day?  I listen to classical or jazz on the drive to races, it calms my nerves….but I’m usually more nervous about getting there on time than the race itself!

4) Any advice for a new CRSS Race for Hope participant?  Have FUN! The course is a bit challenging, but the fast downhill at the end always makes for an exciting finish.

5) You turn the last corner and the finish line is in view, the best reward you could find waiting for you is my family! They are always right there at the end. This year will be even better because my nephew will be there. I guess technically he was there last year, but this year I’ll get to see his cute little face when I cross the finish line.

(Seeing a time under 19:00 min would be nice too*).

*Editor’s note: Erin is pretty darn close to that 19:00! Fast, faster and…

  • 2009 22:21
  • 2010 20:57
  • 2011 19:36
  • 2012 TBD!



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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