The Syracuse Crunch will be with us November 9th. 


Our MC this year is Dave Frisina from THE REBEL!!

Race festivities kick off at 8:45 with SALUTE TO AMERICA by OTTO TUNES from Syracuse University

New sponsors:  Hilton Garden Inn, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Natur-Tyme, It Works!


You DO NOT have to run in the race to enter the contest.  Just vote for your favorite decal.  Send an email to Marketing@TheBurnRun.org and vote

"Burn" or "Sneaker" along with your name and phone number.  Winner will be drawn from the winning decal entrants after 10K awards at the race on November 9th.  Do not have to be present to win.....only one vote per email address!!! Prize is a "Burn" sports bag shown at the bottom of the home page. Last day to enter is Friday, November 7, 11:59 p.m.

We have three Basket Raffles this year

"Sports and Pub"  and "Dining and Entertainment" and Carrabba's generously donated an entire basket!!



Why We Run

East Syracuse Fire DepartmentThe 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,the East Syracuse Fire Department started a race for firefighters to promote physical fitness in the departments. 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 fitness of firefighters.  

The Department has, since the race's inception, donated funds to help patients at the Clark Burn Center.  In 2011 the Department shifted its focus when the Burn Foundation of Central New York was formed and it was decided to give the proceeds of the race to the Foundation. 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 directly helping burn survivors treated at the Clark Burn Center at Upstate Medical Center 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.

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 us at volunteer@theburnrun.org or see the volunteer table at the race at 7:30 a.m. to choose an area in which you would like to help.

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