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Registration open for cancer-fighting fundraiser at Yankee Stadium

Registration started yesterday for the fifth annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium, which will take place on Sunday, August 18th.

The 5th annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium will be held on August 18th. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
The 5th annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium will be held on August 18th. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Since 2009, the 5K has raised more than $2 million for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts in the fight against cancer.

Participants are responsible for a $40 registration fee and a $60 fundraising minimum. On July 1, the registration fee increases to $50.

The course takes runners and walkers through Yankee Stadium’s concourses and ramps, but the highlight is two laps around the warning track that circles the field.  Friends, family and supporters will be able to watch the race from the Delta SKY360° Suite overlooking home plate and meet the Damon Runyon scientists their contributions help support.

“Over the past five years, the proceeds from the Runyon 5K have allowed us to fund amazing cancer researchers doing incredible work,” said Lorraine W. Egan, President and CEO of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation in a press release. “Our 5K participants are making breakthroughs possible – it’s as simple as that.”

To register, or for additional information, visit www.runyon5k.org

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