Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium set for August


For the third year in a row, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation will be hosting a fundraising race at Yankee Stadium in August. On Sunday, August 7, 4000 participants will gather at the stadium to run or walk the concourses and ramps, climb stairs between levels or take laps around the warning track to raise money for a charity with close and long-standing ties to the New York Yankees.

Last year’s race raised over $400,000 for the foundation, and the organization’s heads expect this year’s to be just as successful. “You can’t win the World Series without the best team, and we can’t strike out cancer without supporting the most brilliant minds of our time,” Lorraine W. Egan, Executive Director of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, said. “This is a great opportunity for fans to enjoy the Stadium, and – most importantly – for every participant to make a real impact on cancer.” For more information and to register, check out the Runyon Center’s website.

Categories : Asides, Yankee Stadium
  • Reggie C.

    Looks fun. I’m there.

  • vin

    “You can’t win the World Series without the best team…”

    exhibit A: ’06 Cardinals

    Great cause, nonetheless.

  • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    I haven’t ran in a year. I still have my speed, but my stamina went down the drain. I still want to do this however, it’s only 3 miles, so it’s nothing.

  • Tackaberry

    Is RAB having a team? I am interested in doing this and would like to represent my favorite Yankees blog.

  • Chicken Underwear

    I will be there.