THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 - 6:30 PM (staggered start)


Big changes are in store, but we are thrilled that the Runyon 5K will be held in person in 2022!

Join us on Thursday, September 29, for the Damon Runyon 5K, a unique cancer research fundraising run/walk that uses Yankee Stadium as its course. Run or walk the concourses and ramps, climb stairs between levels, and take your own victory laps around the warning track that circles the field! You can participate as an individual or get friends, family members, and colleagues together to form a team.

That’s right, this year’s Runyon 5K will take place on a Thursday! We won’t ask you to play hooky from work or school, but hope you can join us at Yankee Stadium for an evening workout that’s more fun than your usual gym routine! Start times will be staggered, and heats will be launched every 10 minutes beginning at 6:30 pm.

The Runyon 5K route will be a little different too in 2022! The new route will feature fewer stairs to climb up, some stairs to walk down (slowly and carefully, please), plus an additional lap around the warning track! A detailed description of the route is available here.

After crossing the finish line in the Great Hall, we invite all participants to join us in the Delta SKY360° Suite for a post-race beer (21+) and burger, courtesy of sponsors Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and Impossible Foods!

Here’s one thing that hasn’t changed: 100% of donations you raise will support innovative cancer research by today’s best young scientists, funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

Race packets will be available for advance pick-up at the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s office located at 55 Broadway (at Exchange Alley) in lower Manhattan. Please check in with security in the lobby upon arrival. You may pick up your bib number and Runyon 5K t-shirt on the following dates and times: 

Tuesday, September 27, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm 

Wednesday, September 28, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please be green and bring your own bag! 

If you will be picking up packets for a group or team of 10 or more people, please notify us by emailing so we can try to prepare them in advance.

Can’t make it to advance pick-up? No problem! Event day bib number pick-up will be available at Yankee Stadium inside the Team Store in the Great Hall. You can also pick up your Runyon 5K t-shirt inside the Great Hall before or after your run/walk. If you need to pick up on event day, we strongly encourage you to pick up your t-shirt AFTER your run/walk (unless you plan to wear it), since all bags need to be checked BEFORE you enter the Great Hall. 

Start times and final event day details will be posted and emailed to registrants on Monday, September 26.

$45 through September 21 extended to September 24!
$60 from September 25 through September 28 

A reduced entry fee of $25 is available for children ages 5-12. Please note the minimum age to participate in the Runyon 5K is 5 years old.

Online registration will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 28. Limited event day registration will be available for an entry fee of $100 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at CHECK-IN inside the Great Hall at Yankee Stadium.

The entire Runyon 5K route is inside Yankee Stadium and is narrower than a traditional road race, so participants' start times must be staggered to avoid congestion and ensure everyone's safety. You can choose your own start time when you register, but please keep the following in mind: 

- Heat 1 at 6:30 pm, Heat 2 at 6:40 pm, and Heat 3 at 6:50 pm are for runners only. 

- All other heats are available for runners and walkers to select on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure everyone's safety, participants who are walking in Heat 4 or subsequent heats should position themselves in the back of the pack at the start line, while runners should head to the front. Walkers should stay to the right, allowing runners to pass on the left. 

While adjustments can be made, team members should check with their team captain prior to registering so you can choose the same start time as the rest of your team.

Can’t make it to the Bronx on September 29? Register as a Virtual Participant!

For more information, please visit the Registration & Fundraising FAQ page and the Event Info FAQ page. If you can’t find the answer to your question there, please contact us.

If you haven’t participated in the past and would like to receive announcements about the 2022 Runyon 5K, please sign up for our Runyon 5K Email Alert.  

THANK YOU for your support of the Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium!