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MLB All-Star fun run will benefit Sandy relief

This year's race will take place in Prospect Park.

(Credit: Getty Images) Major League Baseball has organized a 5k fun run on July 13. Credit: Getty Images

This year’s Major League Baseball All-Star game will take place in New York City, but the focus won’t be entirely on the field.

MLB will hold a fundraiser and 5K All-Star Fun Run on July 13, and all net profits will go to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Racers will hit their stride in Prospect Park, and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Participants can register on the MLB website to create a fundraising team.

Top teams will have the chance to throw the first pitch at this year’s Home Run Derby or play an all-star game of softball.

Fans can also register to be a part of the team with four-time All-Star and New York native John Franco, who is now in the New York Mets Hall of Fame.

MLB and its players association donated $1 million to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Feeding America immediately after the storm struck. The Mets team sent players with emergency food and supplies to damaged areas.

This is the fourth MLB All-Star Fun Run.

 
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