NYRR Teams With MLB To Host All-Star Weekend 5K

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 10, 2013
Major League Baseball has hosted its All-Star 5K and Fun Run three out of the last four years. Photo:

All net proceeds will be donated to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The New York Road Runners have partnered with Major League Baseball to host the fourth annual All-Star 5K and Fun Run this summer.

The event, slated for July 13, is part of MLB’s All-Star weekend. The race will take place in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, while the baseball game is July 16 at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.

All net proceeds from the event will be donated to charities supporting the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which caused destruction in New York City and its surrounding areas last fall. As a result of the damage, the ING New York City Marathon was canceled.

A form of the race has taken place in three of the last four cities to host the All-Star game — St. Louis (2009), Anaheim (2010) and Kansas City (2012).

“This event is more than a foot race — it’s about our united effort and resolve to help the City continue to recover from the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy,” NYRR president and CEO Mary Wittenberg said. “This partnership with MLB allows us to reach an even greater audience — dedicated baseball fans and runners can show and share their passions, all in a combined effort to aid the city in its continued road to recovery.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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