It’s a bit farther than a trip around the bases, but the Hall of Fame’s second annual BASE Race is sure to produce a home run for road racing fans in Central New York, according to organizers.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, along with Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, will present the second annual BASE Race 5k and 10k charity runs on Sunday, Aug. 11, in Cooperstown. The BASE Race debuted in 2012 as more than 300 runners participated in the 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. Registration is available online at www.baseballhall.org/BASERace.
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. at the museum in Cooperstown, and the race bib from the BASE Race will grant the bearer free admission to the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 10.
Both the 10k and 5k courses will take runners through scenic Cooperstown, with prizes awarded in multiple categories in both races. The challenging 10k takes runners through the rolling hills of the greater Cooperstown area, and the 5k course brings participants past the Hall of Fame.
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. 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 that 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 www.baseballhall.org/BASE.