The Take Your Base 5K
Jun 29, 2013Start time: 9:00 a.m. start. Race-day packet pickup begins at 8:00.
Last year’s Take Your Base event raised over $60,000. for charity while attracting nearly 1,000 participants. This year’s race will embrace new causes, while improving the event in nearly every way. If you spend one day at Coney Island this summer – this should be it!
The electronically timed 5K race, accurately measured course, and finish at home plate are just the beginning. A great post-race party (BBQ and Beer in addition to the typically great NYCRUNS spread), ticket to a Cyclones game, and a fun day at Coney Island are all part of the package. All runners and walkers are welcome (if you select walker you will not be timed).
Course Information: See map below. The race starts on Surf Avenue, continues onto the boardwalk, and finishes at home plat in MCU Park. Registration, bag check, bathrooms, and the post race party are all on the main concourse of MCU Park.
Transportation: Take the D train, F train, N train, or Q train to the Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue. At the corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenues (where Nathan’s is located), turn right. Walk two blocks west along Surf Avenue to the ballpark.
Packet Pickup: JackRabbit Sports, on 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, Friday the 28th from 3 to 7:00 p.m. On race-day, at the start beginning at 7:45 a.m.
Cost: This event is $25 until the end of March, $30 until June 24th, $40 until packet pickup begins and $50. thereafter. Online registration is now closed. You may register in person (cash only) at packet pickup and on the morning of the race. The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS membership program.
Fundraising: Please do! When you register, you have a choice to fund raise and a choice of participating organizations. If you select this option, you will automatically be setup with a Crowdrise account or this event will be added to your existing account.
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