Event Information

Join us for Miles for Melanoma NYC! 

Did you know that over 160,000 people will learn they have melanoma this year, 16,000 more than last year? That's the entire population of Syracuse, NY. Imagine an entire city - mothers, fathers, children and friends - all diagnosed with the deadliest form of skin cancer. Most of you don't have to imagine, you or a loved one has received a melanoma diagnosis. You know more than anyone the importance of raising money to support melanoma research, education and advocacy through Miles for Melanoma. 

Online registration closed on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. local time. 

Event Day Details

Getting There

This event is being held at Firefighter's Field, which is located on Roosevelt Island in New York, NY. Directions to the event are available here. 

Parking is very limited on Roosevelt Island and only street parking is available. We recommend everyone take public transit. Firefighter's Island is located just southeast of the Roosevelt Island subway station.

What to expect when you arrive?

Upon arrival, you should make your way to the registration and check-in area. Registration and check-in will open at 7:00 a.m. If you registered online, you can proceed directly to check-in. If you have not yet registered, you can do so at the tent labeled Register Today. Please note that race day registration is a flat fee and will increase to $55. We only accept checks or credit cards, so please plan accordingly. Should you have questions about your registration status, email milesformelanoma@melanoma.org and someone will check on that for you. Remember: a registration is separate from a donation, so make sure you're registered!

If you raised at least $100, a Miles for Melanoma Champions t-shirt will be waiting for you at check-in. Donations can be made or turned in at the event. Checks should be made payable to the Melanoma Research Foundation with the event name in the memo/notes. 

If you are a team captain or a team member, you can find your team sign and/or team tent after you check-in. More information on qualifying for a team sign or team tent can be found on the Teams page. Our photographer will be available throughout the event for team photos.

While you're waiting for the event to start, consider seeing a dermatologist for a free skin screening, visiting the Melanoma Research Foundation information booth for educational materials, donning your Melanoma Warrior face paint available at our sunscreen booth, customizing a bib in honor or in memory of a loved one or dropping by any of the sponsor booths to meet the national and local companies committed to the fight against melanoma.

Opening remarks will begin approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the run/walk, so be sure to arrive early to hear our opening speakers share their stories!


Awards will be presented to the top five fundraisers and team captains of the top five fundraising teams.

The top competitive runners overall and in each age group will also receive awards.

Stick around after the event to find out whether there is a prize waiting for you!


We welcome our furry friends, just be sure to pack plenty of food and water for your pooch, as well as waste disposal bags. Remember: all dogs must be kept on a leash for the duration of the event.

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2017 Miles for Melanoma National Sponsors

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