Albany Last Run 5k


Saturday, December 19, 2015
Downtown  Albany


The 19th Annual St. Peter's Cardiac & Vascular Center Albany Last Run 5K is a great race for all ages, featuring a beautiful course through Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park and a spectacular fireworks show! Following the race, awards recognition and posting of results takes place at the Empire State Plaza Concourse at the base of the Egg, featuring age-based divisional awards and random prize drawings. The new Last Run 5K after-party at the City Beer Hall, including food and drink specials and door prize drawings, is available for an additional fee. This race also features chip timing and finish mats. All registered runners will receive a Last Run 5K wicking fabric shirt (sizes not guaranteed).

5K registration is limited to 1,700 participants and typically sells out in advance. Runners are encouraged to register early to ensure their place. Register online with the Albany Running Exchange or download the mail-in entry form. Early registration is only $25; registration price increases to $30 on November 1. If spaces are still available, day-of registration will be available for $35.

The Last Run 5K after-party at City Beer Hall is limited to 200 people. The after-party includes one free appetizer, one free drink ticket and door prize entry. Tickets to the after-party are available for an additional fee with race registration.

Packet pickup at Albany City Hall (24 Eagle Street) on Friday,  December 18 from 11am-6pm. Day-of packet pick-up will be held at the Empire State Plaza at the base of the Egg on Saturday, December 19 from 2pm until 4:30pm. Enter the Plaza at the Vietnam Memorial Entrance on State Street. There will be signs to direct you on the day of the race. This area will also be the location of our post-race results posting and awards recognition. Race starts promptly at 5pm!

Bibs will be available based on the last name of registrant. If picking up multiple bibs for family members (MORE THAN 3) please see multiple bib line and be prepared to sign a form for all participants you are picking up for. Last Run staff are not responsible for lost bibs, so please be sure to keep your bib safe once picked up!

Awards will be  given to the 1st place male and female  runners. Top three male and female finishers in each of the following  categories will also receive awards: 15 and under; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39;  40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+; middle of the pack. Post-race awards recognition and posting of results takes place at the Empire State Plaza at the base of the Egg.

Parking is located in the surface lots, garages, and metered spots throughout downtown. All meters are free in Albany on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) as well as NYS Museum and Cathedral lots on Madison Ave. Please note parking and street closures when planning your route. For additional parking information in and around the Empire State Plaza, please CLICK HERE

Special ground rules in effect: No alcoholic beverages, glass containers of any kind, animals or pets* (excluding ADA-defined service animals). All entry fees are final and non-refundable. Bib numbers are  non-transferable to other athletes. Due to the hour of the race, anyone with dogs or carriages is prohibited from running. We reserve the right to cancel the race due to weather conditions that cause the running surface to be hazardous to the runners’ safety. Tickets for after-party entry will be given at packet pickup. No tickets are available at the venue. City of Albany, ARE, and any affiliate or venue associated with the Last Run 5k are not responsible for lost entry tickets. Ground rules are subject to  change without notice; Exceptions made for medical or child care reasons may be addressed individually.

This event is produced with the  help of community volunteers.Volunteers  are still needed. Please contact us to be a part of this great experience: (518) 434-2032 or email the volunteer coordinator




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City of Albany Office of Special Events & Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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