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The Running of the Balls 5K & 10K
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
New York, NY
5K - Individual
10K - Individual
About This Activity
Event details and schedule
An NYCRUNS Race Benefiting The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation
June 19, 2016
Start time: The 5K begins at 8:30 AM; The 10K begins at 9:30 AM
Firefighters Field, Roosevelt Island
Address: 425 Main St. New York, NY
**Please note this race takes place on Sunday, June 19.**
Celebrate Father’s Day and help fight the most common cancer in young men. Join NYCRUNS & the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation on Sunday, June 19th on Roosevelt Island for the fourth annual Running of the Balls 5K & 10K.
The Cause: Every hour of every day one man in the U.S. is diagnosed with testicular cancer–let’s do something about it! Join us at the event and help raise funds via Crowdrise to support the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation’s fight. To sign up for Crowdrise fundraising, create a team when registering for the event or choose one of the existing teams. If you do not already have a Crowdrise account, one will be created for you automatically when you list a team.
If you haven’t raced at Roosevelt Island before, you’re in for a treat. Fast, flat and with one of a kind views of Manhattan, Queens, and beyond: you’re going to have a blast!
Courses: A map of the 5K & 10K courses can be viewed here.
Awards: Awards and prize money will be given to the top three male and female runners overall in each race as follows: $100 for 1st Place, $50 for 2nd Place, and $25 for 3rd Place. 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 policies are available here.
Packet Pickup:Pre-race packet pickup will be on Friday, June 17 from 4-8 PM atJackRabbit – Union Square (42 W. 14th Street, between 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.). Raceday packet pickup will be available beginning at 7:30 AM. We strongly encourage you to pick up your race materials in advance of race day to avoid lines and delays.
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 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, close to the start and 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. If you do choose to drive, please park in the garage where you exit the bridge, roughly half a mile north of Firefighters Field. There is no available parking near Firefighter’s Field.
Cost: $30 through 5/22, $35 through 6/12, $40 until online registration closes. Raceday registration, if available, will be $50. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. 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 to raising 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 www.seankimerling.org.