Albany Last Run 5k

December 11th!

Registration is now SOLD OUT for the 2021 Albany Last Run 5K!

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 The 25th Annual  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. This race also features chip timing. All registered runners will receive a Last Run 5K wicking fabric shirt.


Wednesday, December 8th @ARE 21A Railroad Ave Albany (4:00PM-7:00PM) **Outside behind the building**

Thursday, December 9th @ ARE 21A Railroad Ave Albany (7:00AM – 9:00AM) & (4:00PM-7:00PM) **Outside behind the building**

Friday, December 10th @ City Hall 24 Eagle Street (11:00AM – 6:00PM) **Indoors masks required**

Saturday, December 11th @ Empire State Plaza (2:00PM-4:30PM) **Indoors masks required**

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+. 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. Free runner parking is available at the Riverfront Parking Garage thanks to Albany Parking Authority.  Parking is also available on event day at metered street parking spots and the New York State Cathedral and Madison Avenue parking lots. Please note parking restrictions and street closures when planning your routeFor 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*. All entry fees are final and non-refundable. Due to the hour of the race, dogs and carriages are prohibited. We reserve the right to cancel the race due to weather conditions that cause the running surface to be hazardous to the runners’ safety. City of Albany, AREEP, and any affiliate or venue associated with the Last Run 5k are not responsible for lost bibs. Ground rules are subject to  change without notice. Exceptions made for medical or child care reasons may be addressed individually. (*Excludes ADA-defined service animals.)



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The City of Albany, NY Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.



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

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