Sunday, August 3rd, baseball fans will be able to run around the warning track and see themselves on the Yankee Stadium scoreboard as they help raise funds for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation to fight cancer.
The 6th annual Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. The course goes through the stadium’s concourses, ramps and stairs as well as the field. Participants can register online at www.runyon5k.org or, space permitting, in person on the day of the race from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Last year’s event raised more than $760,000, and the Runyon 5K has raised more than $3 million for cancer research since it began in 2009.
Damon Runyon, who died from throat cancer in 1946, was a New York writer who began his career as a baseball journalist and often covered Yankees games.