Major League Baseball and Nike have teamed up with New York Road Runners and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for the fourth annual MLB All-Star Game 5K & Fun Run, to be held in Prospect Park on Saturday, July 15. The organization says:
Participants of all ages will make their way through an All-Star themed course inside Prospect Park that will feature appearances by MLB legends, mascots and celebrity guests. The event will count as part of the 9+1 Program to earn guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon for NYRR members who meet eligibility requirements.
The 5k will start at 8am, with the family-friendly 1.5 mile Fun Run to follow immediately after. Runners can raise funds via the MLB website, and top fundraisers will be eligible to win exclusive MLB prizes, including the chance to throw the first pitch of the Home Run Derby, or participation in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.
All net proceeds will go to charities supporting Hurricane Sandy relief. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt, and prizes will be given for the top runners.
Register online before this Saturday, June 15 for an early bird price of $35 for adults and $30 for kids 17 and under.
Image via Major League Baseball