Register Online for August 11 BASE Race 5K and 10K Charity Runs in Cooperstown

Sunday Race Day Highlights Second Annual Event to Support Museum’s ‘Be A Superior Example’ Program with Clark Sports Center

June 20, 2013

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – It’s a bit further 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. 


The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, along with Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, will present the second annual BASE Race 5K (course map) and 10K (course map) charity runs on Sunday, Aug. 11, in Cooperstown. 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. Registration is available online at   

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 right past the Hall of Fame. Both routes 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. 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 

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 or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.