This course was originally the “Sun Run 5k” course that was a very popular course during the 1970s and 1980s. With the Greater Binghamton area having such a rich running community history, what better course to bring back to life?! With new name “The Retro Run 5k” there is plenty of opportunity to design an ultra-groovy, super-retro running outfit, use your imagination and bring some color to this fun-filled event!
We will have Meal & Female Age Group prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd places for 10 year age groups) along with prizes for Male & Female Open and Masters for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
The Retro Run 5k will be the third race in the 2020 Empire Road Race Series schedule. The Empire Road Race Series is a collection of races, the more you run in the Series, the more FREE swag you earn (swag: tech shirts, sweatshirts, running hats, etc.) at the End of Series Party. All proceeds of this race will benefit the ERRS SWAG program which is ever-growing in popularity and participation. Help us keep the growth going, support the running community, increase donations to partner charities, and more by supporting and PARTICIPATING in the Series each year. Register for the Empire Road Race Series for free here: Empire Road Race Series- REGISTER
The race will begin and finish at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena located a 1 Stuart Avenue, Binghamton, NY. It is a flat, fast 5k that was the same course as the historical Sun Run 5k. This race will be chipped timed and a copy of the course map can be found here: The Retro Run 5k MapMyRun Course Map . This course is a USATF Certified 5k Course (Certification Code: NY20009DNB).
Following the 5k Road Race, the Kids Fun Run sponsored by the Binghamton Devils Hockey Team will take place. This is a short distance non-timed event designed to encourage kids to get active and enjoy healthy activities. The Binghamton Devils Hockey Team will have the Devil Dawg at the finish line ready to award participants with their gooide prize bag. Kids and their families are invited to join us inside the Broome County Arena following the fun run for food, drinks and an awards ceremony!! Kids must register for the run and sign a waiver before participating in the event.
Pre- and Post-race activities will be hosted inside the Broome County arena on the concourse. Food and beverages will be provided to all registered participants. Prizes and awards will follow the race.