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March 21, 2013

Base Race dates announced

The Hall of Fame’s newest hit is embarking on an extended “run” in Cooperstown as the BASE Race returns in 2013, with a new date and Saturday programming for runners and museum visitors alike.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, along with Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, will join forces again in August for the second annual BASE Race, with the new date of Sunday, Aug. 11. The BASE Race in 2012 as more than 300 runners participated in the Saturday event, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices for individuals of all ages.

The BASE Race includes a family-style 5k and a competitive 10k, with both races starting and ending at Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center. Race times are 8 a.m. for the 10k and 8:15 a.m. for the 5k.

Also new for 2013, the Hall of Fame and the Clark Sports Center will host a Saturday evening pre-race gathering for runners at the Baseball Hall of Fame, with food, entertainment and baseball telecasts. More details will be release.

Those who pre-register for the event will be able to pick up race materials all day on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and may join the pre-race festivities at the museum. 

Raffles and other prizes will be awarded throughout the event.

Registration is $25 for adults and $50 for families until race day, when registration will be $40 for individuals and $65 for families. Registration is under way and Additional details are available by calling the National Baseball Hall of Fame and museum at 547-0397 or the Clark Sports Center at 547-2800.

Proceeds from the BASE Race support outreach for the “Be A Superior Example” program, the Hall of Fame’s educational initiative which promotes the concepts of healthy lifestyle choices to a worldwide audience, educating students about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances. Complete information of the BASE program is available through a comprehensive white paper, featuring detailed data on the use of performance-enhancing substances and the fundraising objectives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, online at

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