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2020 Albany Last Run 5K

Be a part of Albany's best winter run, now celebrating its 24th year in December 2020. The St. Peter's Cardiac & Vascular Center Albany Last Run 5K typically winds through Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park, but this year, it has been re-imagined as a virtual 5K. For more info, visit our 5K event listing.

people outside watching fireworksPhoto credit: Andrzej Pilarczyk; Please note that this photo was taken prior to 2020 and does not reflect current social distancing guidelines

2019 Race Details:

Editor's Note (10/2/2020): The following info is from the 2019 in-person race. The 2020 race has been transformed into a virtual event, and details are available here. We will update this section for the 2021 in-person race as they are announced.


Bibs will be available based on the last name of registrant. 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+. Post-race awards recognition and posting of results takes place at the Empire State Plaza at the base of the Egg.

Registration Cost

The Last Run 5K typically sells out well in advance. Runners are encouraged to register early to ensure their spot. Participants may register online or mail in their entry form.

Early registration is only $25, and increases to $30 on November 1. Registration is $35 on and after December 1 if spaces are still available. 5K registration is limited to 1,900 participants.


Parking is located in the surface lots, garages, and metered spots throughout downtown. There will be free runner parking at the Riverfront Parking Garage thanks to the Albany Parking Authority. Metered street parking spots and the New York State Cathedral and Madison Avenue lots will be open as well. Please note parking and street closures when planning your route.

*Excludes ADA-defined service animals.

For more information call City of Albany Office of Special Events at (518) 434-2032.

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