Baseball Hall of Fame’s BASE Race 5k and 10k Charity Runs Set for August 11 in Cooperstown
Pre-Race Night Entertainment, Sunday Race Day Highlight Second Annual Event to Support Museum’s ‘Be A Superior Example’ Program with Clark Sports Center
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – 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, after last year’s inaugural event was held on a Saturday. The BASE Race debuted to rave reviews 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. 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 forthcoming later this spring.
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 are welcome to join the pre-race festivities at the Museum. Both 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 right past the Hall of Fame. Both courses celebrate the pastoral beauty of the Central New York village.
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 www.baseballhall.org/BASERace and www.clarksportscenter.com. Additional details are available by calling the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at 607-547-0397 or the Clark Sports Center at 607-547-2800.
Proceeds from the BASE Race support outreach for the “Be A Superior Example” program, the Hall of Fame’s newest 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 www.baseballhall.org/BASE.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum observes summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend until the day before Labor Day. From Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum observes daily regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.