Monday, April 12, 2010

Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium: Registration Opens on May 5

Online registration for the 2nd Damon Runyon 5k at Yankee Stadium for cancer research opens on May 5, 2010.

This year's race is scheduled for Sunday, August 15, 2010.

Capacity is being expanded to 4,000 participants this year, but be sure to sign up early to secure a spot.  Registration fees will remain at $50 for adults and $35 for students and children until July 15th, but will increase to $60 and $40, respectively, from July 16th through August 6th. Registration will close at 5pm on August 6th or when capacity has been reached.  The Runyon 5K provides a great opportunity for families to come out and enjoy a unique day at the ballpark, and children at least 5 years of age are welcome to participate.  A separate Kids Fun Run will not be held this year.

Start times for runners will be staggered, based on pace per mile, beginning at 9:30am, while walkers should expect to take to the course at approximately 11:30am. Participants should plan to arrive at the Stadium 30 minutes before their assigned start times to avoid congestion. Start times will be assigned the week prior to the event.

If you plan to run as an individual, you should indicate your approximate per-mile pacing when registering.  This will determine your start time, with the fastest-paced runners starting first.  If you plan to run with friends, family members or teammates, please coordinate with them prior to registering so that you are assigned to the same heat.  Please ensure that everyone in the group selects the pace of the slowest-paced runner in your group.  We appreciate the extra effort and advance planning that this requires.

Please note that you can be part of a team that includes both runners and walkers for fundraising purposes, such as corporate teams, groups of friends or family members.  In these cases, team members planning to walk will be assigned a later start time than runners in order to avoid congestion along the route.

Further details will be posted online at in the coming weeks. If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, please feel free to contact us at

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