The Running of the Balls

5K, 10K

Event Date

Sat, Jun 14, 2014


New York, NY

About This Activity

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 Saturday, June 15 on Roosevelt Island for the second annual The Running of the Balls 5K, 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!

Event schedule and times

Start time: The 5K begins at 9:00 AM; The 10K begins at 10:00 AM

Address: 425 Main St. New York, NY

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 3 male and female runners in each race and the top 3 in each ten year age group approximately one hour after the race begins.

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be available on race day beginning at 8:00 AM.

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 check MTA 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 6/1, $35 through 6/8, and $40 thereafter. 

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 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, the Foundation 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

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