One Week Away from The St. Peter's Cardiac and Vascular Center Albany Last Run 5K!

One Week Away from The St. Peter's Cardiac and Vascular Center Albany Last Run 5K!

December 19 at 5pm

Albany’s Last Run 5K will again kick off on Washington Avenue (near Albany City Hall) in Downtown Albany!  The popular race through the Capital Holiday Lights has once again sold out!  Whether you plan on joining us for the run or to cheer on family and friends, we've got all of the information you'll need!

The 5K fireworks start at 4:45pm and can be viewed from the start line in front of Albany City Hall. Runners, please pay careful attention to the fireworks safety zone barricades. Please give yourself adequate time to get to the start line as the safety zone is a large portion near State Street. You will not be permitted to enter the zone once it is shut down for the fireworks show.  From 4:30pm, announcements for runners will be made from inside the Empire State Plaza Concourse and signs will guide you to safely access the start line prior to the start of the fireworks show.

Runner Information:

Packet pick-up
has been expanded this year!  On Thursday, December 17 from 7am- 9am and from 4pm-7pm you can pick up your items at the Albany Running Exchange office at 21A Railroad Ave, Albany.  On Friday, December 18 you can pick up at Albany City Hall (24 Eagle Street) from 11am-6pm. Limited parking space is available in front of City Hall while on business. Otherwise, please be prepared for paid metered parking on Friday.

Day-of packet pick-up will be at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center by the entrance to The Egg box office on Saturday, December 19 from 2pm until 4:30pm. Enter the Plaza at the Vietnam Memorial Entrance/base of the Egg 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/awards location.
Bibs will be available based on the last name of registrant. If picking up multiple bibs (more than 3) please see multiple bib line and be prepared to sign a form for all participants you are picking up for so we can avoid confusion. Last Run staff are not responsible for lost bibs, so please be sure to keep your bib safe once picked up!


Parking and Directions:

Parking is located in the surface lots, garages, and metered spots throughout downtown. All meters are free in Albany on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays).

Additional free parking is available at the NYS Museum and Cathedral lots on Madison Avenue, as well as the Sheridan Hollow Garage and Elk Street Lot. You can find a map with all of the preferred parking options on our website:

Empire State Plaza parking: please use V lot. Cost for parking is $5. For additional parking information in and around the Empire State Plaza, please CLICK HERE. Once you park in the V lot, take the elevator to the concourse and follow signs for the North Concourse or The Egg, and signs will guide you to packet pick up.

If using on-street parking, please make note of any restrictions and emergency no parking signs as posted, especially on State Street and other race route roads near the Capitol. Be aware of parking restrictions and road closures on the day of the event.  You can find a list of all of those locations here:
Directions (below) will bring you to the intersection of Eagle & State Street, central to packet pickup and the fireworks. Please note parking and street closures when planning your route.
From the Northway (I-87)-to I-90 East (Albany), to 787 South, Exit at Clinton Avenue.
Take first left on Broadway. Take a right onto State Street and follow to Eagle.

From the NYS Thruway-Exit 23-to 787N- to Exit 4 for Downtown Albany, follow road along the river, to Clinton Avenue. Take first left on Broadway. Take a right onto State Street and follow to Eagle.

GPS/mapping websites: Enter address 24 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207 (City Hall) or The Egg /  

Weather policy: This race is held rain or shine and would only be cancelled under extreme weather circumstances that would make the course dangerous for runners. In the event of a cancellation, no refunds will be available.

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