The Running of the Balls

5K, 10K

Event Date

Sat, Jun 20, 2015


New York, NY


Activity Today Later

5K - Individual

$30 $40 Closed

10K - Individual

$30 $35 Closed

About This Activity


Event details and schedule

June 13, 2015

Start time: The 5K begins at 8:30 AM; the 10K begins at 09:30 AM; race day packet pickup begins at 7:30 AM.

Firefighters Field, Roosevelt Island

Address: 425 Main St. New York, NY

Celebrate Father’s Day early and help fight the most common cancer in young men. Grab your balls and join the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation on Saturday, June 13th on Roosevelt Island for the third annual Running of the Balls 5K & 10K, produced by NYCRUNS.

Every hour of every day one man in the U.S. is diagnosed with testicular cancer–let’s do something about it! Let’s run with the balls!

Courses: Please see our standard 5K and 10K course maps.  You will enjoy one of a kind views of Manhattan, Queens, and beyond!

Awards: Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall in each race.  Age group awards in the 5K will be awarded to the top three in each the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.  Age group awards in the 10K will be awarded to the top three in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.  Our awards policy is available here.

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be available on race day beginning at 7:30 AM. Pre-race packet pickup locations (if any) will be TBD.

Amenities: Bag check and toilets will be provided. Bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread. The giveaway for this race will be a souvenir t-shirt.

Directions: Take the F train or Tram to Roosevelt Island.  All pre- and post-race activities are on Firefighters Field, a short walk from public transit, just north of both starting areas and just south of the finish. Please checkMTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.

Cost: $30 through 5/3, $35 through 5/31, $40 until online registration closes, and $50 thereafter. NYCRUNS members receive a 5% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash only. Register early and save us all a lot of hassle!

The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS membership program.

About the Foundation:

The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation (SKTCF) is dedicated toraising Awareness of Testicular Cancer (TC) and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, providing answers, and promoting action in the fight against TC. The foundation was formed in 2003 in memory of Sean Kimerling, the Emmy Award-winning PIX11 sportscaster and pre-game announcer for the NY Mets. Sean died at the age of 37 from TC. Headquartered in New York City, SKTCF has strong ties to local sports teams and media. A registered 501(c)(3) public charity, SKTCF is nationally recognized as a key resource in the fight against TC. For more information, please visit

Don’t forget to bring your balls:

New sports balls will be collected by our charity partner Toys of Hope and distributed to needy kids in the NYC area

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