Royals charities 5K run/walk set for August 27

Royals Charities will host its annual 5K Run/Walk presented by FOX Sports Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, August 27. The event, which begins at 8 a.m. and features a course that takes runners around the Kauffman Stadium warning track, benefits Royals Charities. The 5K is USATF certified and chip timed.

Fans can register for the Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk online at www.royals.com/run. Individuals are priced at $35, and family four-packs are available for $120. Fans may also register during packet pickup hours, set for noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at Hy-Vee, located at 8900 West 135th St., Overland Park, Kan., or at Rivals Sports Bar at Kauffman Stadium from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. the morning of the race. The first 500 participants to pick up their packets will receive a Royals World Series hat.

This Friday and Saturday during the Royals series with the Toronto Blue Jays, fans can also register at the Royals Charities Headquarters at Kauffman Stadium. Each registrant who signs-up on-site will receive a free t-shirt. Sign-ups are available from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning each day. Racers are encouraged to register in advance and pick up running packets on August 26 to avoid potential lines and congestion on race day.

All participants will receive one View Level Infield voucher, valued at $18, which may be redeemed for a ticket during the series against the Oakland Athletics (September 12-15) as well as the opportunity to purchase additional discounted tickets. In addition, all participants will receive a commemorative tech shirt and complimentary food and drinks following the race.

A grand prize will be awarded to the overall top male and female finishers, and medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each age bracket at the main stage following the race. Visit www.royals.com/run for a list of age brackets. Runners and walkers are welcome to have family members come out to Kauffman Stadium to watch them participate.

Additional sponsors of the Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk include Hy-Vee, 41 Action News, Aramark, Academy Sports + Outdoors, The University of Kansas Hospital and Yelp.