Why We Run

The Burn Run, or "The Burn" as it is referred to by many runners, is the race to run November 9, 2014. Developed and organized by race Director, John Minnick, of the East Syracuse Fire Department, the race touts a 5K and 10K nationally certified race.

Seven years ago, in conjunction with the Burn Foundation of Central New York, the race was developed to raise money for survivors of severe burn injuries. The primary function of the fund is paying for children with burn injuries to attend Burn Camp where they have an opportunity to interact with other adolescents and receive emotional and physical support. A few of the other projects sponsored by the Burn Foundation are helping survivors purchase durable equipment, paying for services not covered by their insurance or the burn center, and sponsoring some staff to get updated education to treat survivors.

Our first line of defense against severe burn injuries is our firefighters. They are not only trained in technical firefighting strategies, they are also combat-ready, physically fit men and women the public counts on to save them during fire calls. The Burn Run is one of the few 5K New York State races that promotes the health and physical fitness of our firefighters.

This year, along with the unique firefighters division, there will be new sports sponsors, running programs, and new awards strategically developed to give runners a wide variety of race opportunities. We expect to double our race participants again this year. This means we look forward to seeing 1,500 people at the East Syracuse Fire Department on Sanders Creek Parkway!

We hope you will continue your generous support of our endeavor to make life better for burn survivors. Come enjoy a day with your friends and family by running and supporting the Burn Foundation of Central New York. There will be an opportunity to meet firefighters from around the state, staff from the Clark Burn Center, and survivors that have benefited from the public's support of this wonderful event. The Kid's race starts at 8:30 am, the 5K at 9:00 am, and the 10K at 10:00 am.

Make A Donation

Would you like to help burn survivors and send children to Burn Camp? To make a tax-deductible donation, send a check made out to the "Burn Foundation of Central New York" with a memo noting the Burn Run to:

Burn Foundation of CNY
P.O. Box 11277
Syracuse, NY 13218-1277

Volunteer for the Race

Want to volunteer to help? Please contact Bill Dunham by calling him at 315-507-9999 or by emailing him at volunteer@theburnrun.org.

First Place Prize

First Place Prize

We will be awarding nine first place prizes in the following categories. (Ribbons and certificates will be awarded as well.)

1st place male runner 5K
1st place female runner 5K
1st place male runner for 10K
1st place female runner for 10K
1st place male runner combined 5 & 10K
1st place female runner combined 5 & 10K
1st place firefighter category 5K
1st place firefighter category 10K
1st place firefighter combined 5 & 10K