Frequently Asked Questions

 Where is the Burn Run race held?

It is held at the East Syracuse Fire Department #2, 148 Sanders Creek Parkway, East Syracuse, NY 13057.  Click Here for additional Location/Direction information. 

 What time does the race start?

  • Kids' race starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K starts at 9:00 a.m.
  • 10K starts at 10:00 a.m.

 How do I register for the race?

Online Registration: Click Here to register online and pay entry fee. Online registration closes on November 3rd.

Mail In Registration: Print the Registration Form and send it along with the appropriate entry fee to: East Syracuse Fire Department, Attn: The Burn Run, 204 N. Center Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Packet Pick Up Registration*: Registration will be available during packet pick up at Fleet Feet on Bridge Street in East Syracuse on November 4th from 10:00am- 2:00pm.  Registration Forms will be available on site or you can bring it with you. Please bring a check or exact cash for entry fee--no credit/debit cards will be accepted during packet pick up registration. 

Race Day Registration*: Race day registration will start at 7:30am inside the fire station. Registration Forms will be available on site or you can bring it with you. Please bring a check or exact cash for entry fee--no credit/debit cards will be accepted during race day registration. 

*Race entry fee increases during Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration.  Please see Registration Form for details. 

 What does Registration include?

Entry into the 5K and/or 10K race (additional fee to participate in both races).  Commemorative race day shirt and food/snacks after the race. 

 How do I make out my entry fee check?

Please make all checks payable to the East Syracuse Fire Department and note The Burn Run in the memo line of your check. Checks made payable to other entities will be returned and will delay processing of your application.

 What if my personal information was entered incorrectly?

Email Leone Timing with your name and address, including the correct information.

 How much is the kids' run?

Kids' run is free and includes a competitor ribbon.

 What if I want to run the combined 5 and 10K? Is there an additional fee?

Just circle both runs on the registration form. There is an additional $5.00 fee to run both races.

 Can race teams sign up?

Yes, please contact the Race Director for details.

 Is this a USATF certified race?

Both races are USATF certified. The 5K run is certificate #NY07071JG. The 10K run is certificate #NY12137JG.

 When are the awards given?

  • 5K awards are at 9:45 a.m.
  • 10K awards are at 11:30 a.m.

 Can I run with headphones?


 Can I run with a stroller?


 Can I run with my dog?

Unfortunately, no. This is a human event.

 Are there water stops?

Yes, they are strategically placed for runners' comfort.

 What if I can't run but would like to make a monetary contribution?

Please send a check for your donation made payable to the East Syracuse Fire Department, 204 N. Center Street, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Please include a note indicating your donation to the Burn Run along with a request for a tax-deductible donation acknowledgement showing your name and address.

 What parking is available?

Parking is available at the Bank of New York Mellon facility. Volunteers can direct you to the appropriate parking area.

 What if I sign up for the race, but can't attend, can I get a refund of my entry fee?

We consider your entry as a contribution to the Burn Foundation of Central New York.  We would expect that runners appreciate our charitable work and not request refunds.  There are no refunds on race entry fees.

 Additional Questions?

For answers to any questions not covered here, please email the Race Director.

Burn Run Race Questions