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Some of the Lake Effect Runners at the 2013 Boilermaker
Just a reminder 4 days until our Lake Effect Christmas/Holiday party!!!! Please RSVP by December 2nd. If you are on the “maybe” list…we need you to please make a decision! We want the chef to have an accurate count so our night will be delightful. Dust off your party clothes and prepare for a fantastic evening with all your running friends!
Cortland Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday 11/28/13 @ 9am
The Turkey Trot starts and ends at the Cortland YMCA. This race benefits the Salvation Army of Cortland. This is the final of the 6 race series. There’s also a 1 mile Fun Run. Prizes include turkeys, pies and breads. Register by 11/15/13 to receive a long sleeved cotton race shirt. Those pre-registered by the 15th can pick-up their shirts and race bibs by Monday, November 25th, 2013. We strongly encourage early registration for this race due to the large number-many families register and would like shirts-so be sure to register by the 15th of November!!!!
Watertown 1.9 Mile and 5K Turkey Trot on Thursday 11/28/13 Both @ 9am
Eighth Annual Turkey Trot 5K. Held on Thanksgiving Morning; last year almost 1000 runner made it a record year and help raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Watertown. Join in the fun and bring your friends and family and have them CHEER YOU ON! . Free breakfast for all to who participate, sign up early space is limited.
Baldwinsville Turkey Trot 5K/10K on Thursday 11/28/13 @ 9:15am/10am
There’s also a 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run @ 8:30am. This race starts and ends at Baker High School. It’s quite a Baldwinsville tradition with 2013 being the 45th annual! There were over 2,300 runners in 2011 with 2/3 of them in the 5K. Packet pick up on Tuesday from 12pm-6pm at Fleet Feet Clay and the day before at Fleet Feet Clay between 12pm-4pm or CW Baker High School from 6pm-8pm. Free shirt to the first 2000 registered (not including 1/2 mile run) Trophies and Gift Certificates to the top 3 male and female 5k and 10k finishers.
For this week’s group run on Sat 16-Nov, we will be returning to Café at 407 as a gathering point. The cafe is located at 407 Tulip St in Liverpool, NY and offers easy access to Onondaga Lake Park, a nice 2mile loop in the village or some rolling hills to/from Baldwinsville. We ask that you park across the street and down the street near the library to allow parking access for other customers. Please show up for a prompt departure of 8am. We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace.
Stay afterwards for some coffee, water or nice breakfast items that the Cafe offers.
The Lake Effect Half Marathon is down to under 50 slots available so be sure to sign up if you are planning on running in this years event!
Hey everyone I was just making sure you were paying attention to the last email! It would probably be helpful if you knew the date for our event. It is on Thursday 12/5/13 @ 630 pm. The address for Louie’s Family Restaurant is 425 N. State Street Syracuse, NY 13203. There are also gluten free options available. If you need anymore information please contact me at email@example.com and you can also communicate through the facebook page:
For this week’s group run on Sat 02-Nov, we will be returning to Café at 407 as a gathering point. The cafe is located at 407 Tulip St in Liverpool, NY and offers easy access to Onondaga Lake Park, a nice 2mile loop in the village or some rolling hills to/from Baldwinsville. Please show up for a prompt departure of 8am. We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace.
Stay afterwards for some coffee, water or nice breakfast items that the Cafe offers.
New York City Marathon on Sunday 11/3/13
The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world’s great road races, drawing nearly 105,000 applicants of which 38,096 finished in 2008. The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the more than $600,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world before two million cheering spectators and more than 300 million worldwide television viewers. As any one of the nearly 788,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a lifetime. Entry is not guaranteed, but a lottery ensues every year. Details will be posted on their web site in mid February.
Website 2012 THE RACE WAS CANCELLED IN 2012 DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY
Climbing for the Stars: Make-A Wish Foundation 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run in Oswego, NY on Saturday 11/2/13 @ 930am
Climbing for the Stars is a non-profit charity event dedicated to Make-A-Wish Foundation Central New York. The mission is to raise $10,000 to impact the life of a Wish Kid battling a life threatening medical condition. This 5K event is the first event to help achieve this. Registration 8:30AM, Start time 9:30AM, Kids Fun Run (12 and under) 10:30AM. Refreshments after!
Baldwinsville Rotary Autumn 5K Run/Walk in Baldwinsville, NY on Saturday 10/26/13 @ 10:00 am
The Baldwinsville Rotary Club is hosting two races again. These are the Rotary 5K Run / Walk and the Children’s Run for children ages 6-12. The Children’s run starts at 10:00AM at Baldwinsville’s Baker High School underneath the Library over-pass and goes to Elden Elementary School and back to Baker High School. Be sure to check out the facebook page – Baldwinsville Rotary Run.
Global Community 5K at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 10/27/13 @ 9am
To Benefit Oxfam International and the Refugee Resettlement Program of Catholic Charities of Onondaga County. To celebrate our personal communities and the diversity of our global community, runners are encouraged to dress up to represent a specific nationality, culture, or ethnicity. Registration starts at 7:30am at the park.
Cazenovia Pumpkin Run/Spooky Sprint in Cazenovia, NY on Sunday 10/27/13 @ 2pm
The Spooky Sprint will be for kids, at any age, and begins before the Pumpkin Run around the Green near registration. This is free for kids. Halloween costumes are encouraged! The Run starts at the Middle School, heading East on Nickerson Street and then South on Lincklaen. After turning right onto Route 20, the route heads west and then turns north winding through the village and town ending back in front of the Middle School. It follows the same path as the legendary Chilly Chili Run!
Move 5K at Green Lakes on Sunday 10/27/13 @ 930 am
The MOVE 5k is a fundraising event to support Move Along Inc. in its quest to provide individuals with documented physical limitations the opportunity to grow physically and cognitively through involvement in athletic and recreational programs, and to support SUNY Upstate’s Physical Therapy Club students in their educational goals to allow our society to continue to move through continued education and community involvement!!
Eastwood Autumn Park to Park Run 5 miles in Sunnycrest Park in Syracuse on Sunday 10/27/13 @ 10am
The Eastwood Park-to-Park Autumn Run is a road race through the Eastwood neighborhood of Syracuse. The USATF certified course includes some challenging (but not too tough!) hills and now finishes on a down hill. 307 ran this one in 2012. This is the last race of Syrathon 2013 (see tab at top of page). If you’ve run at least 26.2 miles you become a Syrathoner and earn a shirt and medal. If you complete all 8 races completing 42.5 miles you reach Ultra Syrathoner status! There’s also a kids fun run at 10 am that goes part way around the track with medals to the top finishers. All racers will be entered into raffles.
CRMC Hospital Aid Trick or Trot in Cortland, NY on Sunday 10/27/13 @ 11am
This is a family focused COSTUME race to benefit the Maternity and Pediatric wards of Cortland Regional Medical Center. We will have kids activities including a fun run, a concession stand, a DJ to keep the fun going and sports massages offered to runners. There will also be drawings, prizes for costume categories and race awards. Come join the fun and help support the families in our community!
5K Run/Walk to Redefine Beauty at Nottingham High School in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 10/27/13 @ 12pm
Free admission, enjoy live music, and explore booths promoting health. We want to bring awareness to the community about the growing concern of eating disorders and an unrealistic idea of body image. We want to set a new idea and educate teens on how to live a healthy lifestyle. We will focus on explaining that not every person has the same body shape. Teenagers need to learn how to embrace their own body and have their own healthy individual weight. Join us to help promote health and body confidence.
Eaton 5K in Eaton, NY on Saturday 10/19/13 @ 930am
2013 is the 16th annual for this race. Trophies for top male and femal finishers. T-shirts for registered runners before 10/12. Mainly flat course with a few rolling hills.
Monster Scramble 5K/10K in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 10/20/13 @ 10am
You’ve already cycled, walked and golfed for MS – now it’s time to RUN! Make our personal achievement of running a long-distance race even more memorable by elping those who live with the unpredictable challenges of multiple sclerosis. The Monster Scramble 5K, 10K, and 1 mile family-fun stroll is just what you’ve been waiting for – a Halloween themed, chip-timed course through one of our spooky sites. It’s sure to make your heart (and feet) race! If running isn’t your speed, choose to stroll along our family fun one-mile route, collecting Halloween goodies along the way. We encourage participants to dress up and have fun. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, the best in each age category, and the best costume.
Run 4 Life Trick R’ Trot Run in Auburn,NY on Sunday 10/20/13 @ 2:00pm
This is a timed 5K and 1 mile race . Race starts at 2:00 and costume encouraged. T-Shirts, food, face painting, and live music after the event! Decorated course and great costume contest! Proceeds to Warm the children, Everest Park, and Therun4life. This sounds like a great family activity!
Hallowrun for Hunger in Brewerton, NY on Saturday 10/20/13 @ 10am
If you have a soft but reasonably sound heart, a pair of running shoes, and an insane desire to be chased by the undead for a full 5K, then this is the run for you! You’ll also be helping the hungry in our own community and earn an awesome raceday t-shirt to prove that you survived the zombie apocalypse! Wear your costume and bring the family because we’ll have music, games, and a FREE fun run for kids too.
GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Awareness Center 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Walk @ Onondaga Lake Park Sawmill Creek Pavillion in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 10/20/12 @ 10/1025 am
GiGi’s Playhouse started in the suburbs of Chicago, but is now spreading nationwide, bringing awareness and inspiration to every community it touches. There are currently ten locations with four more opening this year, including the Syracuse Playhouse. GiGi’s Playhouses are non-profit Down syndrome awareness and education centers that provide free resources, specialized teaching, and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. These programs are educational and therapeutic in nature and are free to families.
Run 4 a Reason Community Run and Poker Walk in Pulaski, NY on Saturday 10/20/12 @ 845 am
The event has a 5K run and a Poker Walk. During the Poker Walk you stop and pick a playing card at five locations along the race route to complete your poker hand. Return and turn in your hand. Top three poker hands win prizes. Prizes to be announced! “Stop gambling with your health and come walk with us!” 2012 Reason: Cystic Fibrosis. Each year they will run for a different reason to create positive change in our community. 1st 100 registered get a t-shirt.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Syracuse 3 Mile Walk Clinton Square in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 10/20/13 @ 10am
This is a 3-mile, non-competitive walk that begins and ends in Clinton Square. It is the primary breast cancer fundraiser for The American Cancer Society. We encourage anyone that wants to support this cause to come out and walk, especially breast cancer survivors. The course winds through Downtown Syracuse and is a flat, scenic route. The 2012 event will be our 17th year and we hope to beat last year’s attendance of 5,000+ walkers!
Empire State Marathon/1/2 Marathon/Relay in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 10/20/13 @ 8am/730am
Both Races will be USATF Certified, which means they are legal for USATF, IAAF recognized records and Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon and Olympic Qualifying times. The Half Marathon Course: Is a flat, fast, out and back course running North from Alliance Bank Park Stadium to Liverpool along Lakeshore Parkway all the way to the most Northern end of Onondaga Lake Park and then back again to Finish at Alliance Bank Stadium. The Marathon Course:Follows the same flat course as the Half Marathon to the end of Onondaga Lake Park, but then continues Northwest along the Seneca River with a modest climb back to Route 370 , proceeding North to Baldwinsville (the half way point for the Marathon course). The course continues East on Route 31 , turns onto River Road for a nice descent back to Onondaga Lake Park and then back along Onondaga Lake Parkway to the finish line waiting at Alliance Bank Park Stadium. The Marathon Relay: The Marathon Relay transfer locations will be roughly every 6 to 7 miles at sites that will be determined based on best positions for transfer, viewership and the pick -up of participants.
Leg One – Runner One– Start at Alliance Bank Stadium and goes to the Marina on Hayes Rd. This is just past mile 6 on the course.
Leg Two – Runner Two – From the Marina to the north end of the trail coming up by the bridge right before turning onto Oswego Rd. at the Baldwinsville Community Square. This exchange is between mile 12 and 13.
Leg Three – Runner Three – Runs from the Baldwinsville Community Square and to the 3rd exchange located on Cold Springs Rd over the bridge prior to entering back into the park.
Leg Four – Runner Four – Near Mile Marker 20 to the Finish-downhill to flat.
The Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon will include the New York State Health and Wellness Expo on Friday and Saturday: October 18th and 19th at the Burdick Driver’s Village Clock Courtyard (1st Floor around the Center Clock). Registration and Packet Pick Up will occur at the Expo. See website for more details.
21st Annual Halloween Run 5K at at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY on Sunday 10/20/13 @ 10am
This run was formerly known as the Brueggers bagel Halloween Run at Beaver Lake. The location has changed to Green Lakes Park. Sponsored by the Syracuse Track Club. A 5K Run & Walk with a free Children’s Fun Run. The 5K (not certified!) is a trail run on flat, well-groomed paths. The 5K Run clockwise around the lakes starts at 10:00am. But first, there is a children’s fun run at 9:30am. Both children and adults are encouraged to wear costumes. There are costume contests with prizes.
Leaf Peeper Half Marathon/3 Person Marathon Relay in Yaman Park in Cortland, NY on Sunday 10/20/13 both @ 9:30am
The 9th annual Leaf Peeper is on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 9:30 am. Race Day Registration starts at 8:00 am. The race starts and ends at Yaman Park in Cortland. This half marathon is 13.1 miles through the country roads of Cortland.
Camp Talooli 5K/family run/walk in Pennellville, NY on Saturday 10/12/13 @ 9am/11am
This is a day of fun for the whole family! 5K run, family fun run/walk, guided nature tour, camp activities, ice cream and more. Long sleeve shirts to the 1st 100 registered. prizes to the top 3 finishers.
Forever Young 5K in Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday 10/12/13 @ 10 am
In the Spring of 2010 the community of Seneca Falls lost a fine young man, Frederick J. Morganti. At the age of 13 Freddy became ill and died unexpectedly. Freddy was an energetic, fun loving young man who was loved by all. In his memory his parents have created scholarships to be awarded to 3 graduating seniors of Mynderse Academy that excels and loves the sports that Freddy loved. This race is to raise funds to graciously support this scholarship and bring a fun community event to Seneca Falls in honor of Freddy. In 2012 over $8,000 was raised. This years goal is to raise $10,000.
Danby Down and Derby 10K/20K Trail Runs in Danby, NY on Saturday 10/12/13 both @ 9am
These runs are on sections of the Finger Lakes Trail in the Danby State Forest. The courses consist of 50% narrow hiking path, 20% logging roads, and 30% dirt roads.
Mohawk Hudson River Marathon/1/2 Marathon in Central Park, Schenectady, NY on Sunday 10/13/13 @ 8:30 am
This is primarily a flat and fast course with 2/3rds of the marathon course on paved bike trail and 1/3 on city streets.Medals to all finishers and cash awards to the top 5 male and female finishers. Commemorative awards to the top 3 in each 5 year male and female age groups. This is a certified Boston Marathon qualifier.
Apple Run 5K/15K in LaFayette, NY on Sunday 10/13/13 @ 915 am/930 am
This race made a comeback in 2008 after an 18 year absence. It occurs in conjunction with the Apple Festival. There is also a 1 mile fun run at 8:30am for kids 12 and under. The 9.3 mile run courses through the scenic Tully Valley. Free apples are had by all! Pre and post race refreshments. Long sleeve race shirts men and womens cut. Free admitance to the Apple Festival and free parking with your bib.
A Run For THEIR Life 5K/15K in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 10/13/13 @ 9am
A Run for THEIR Life is the only Breast Cancer Run held in Syracuse, New York whose proceeds go directly to SUNY Upstate Medical University. This event is one of the newest additions to the Syrathon race series through Fleet Feet. The event includes a 5k walk and run through Thornden Park and a 15k run which will proceed through Thornden Park and down through the Connective Corridor to the Armory Square Area and Back to Manley Field house. Individual prizes will be given out for both races for Men’s and Women’s overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish and most funds raised. Prizes will also be given to 1st place in each age and gender group as well. Please Walk, Run, Volunteer or Donate to this event. Their purpose is to find a cure in our lifetime. There will be lots of post race activities including music,comedy and entertainment for children.
Ithaca Glows 3K and 5K in Ithaca, NY on Saturday 10/5/13 @ 7/8 pm
What a cool and fun run!!!! Have you ever ran a 5K in the dark? Well now is your chance! A race to benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. This race is sponsored by Planet Fitness. looks like fun for the whole family!
Run or Dye 5K @ Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 10/5/13 @ 9am
Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K, is headed to Onondaga Community College. Bring all your friends and run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer. Then enjoy our world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun.
Copper Wire Run 1 Mile/5K in Camden, NY on Saturday 10/5/13 @ 930/10 am
This is a family fun event which takes place with the Camden Fall Festival.
CNS Waddle-Toddle 5K Run/Walk in Hamilton, NY on Saturday 10/5/13 @ 9am
This is a family oriented race to raisse money for the Chenango Nursery School. T-shirts for the first 75 runners to register. Awards immediately following Fun Run. Top 2 per age group /Prizes for all Fun Run Participants Baby Joggers and strollers are allowed in 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Run/Walk.
Run/Walk for William in Baldwinsville,NY on Saturday 10/5/13 @ 9:00am
This is an annual fundraiser benefiting the William Johnson scholarship fund and Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital. William was born with a congenital heart defect which he later died from at the age of 12. William was a student at Palmer elementary where the race is held.
Pumpkin 5K Run in Cortland,NY on Saturday 10/5/13 @ 9am
This race is part of the Cortland YMCA race series. Flat and fast course. The race begins and ends in front of Graphtex/Geared2Sports on Court Street, Cortland. A portion of the proceeds from this race go to Cortland Loaves and Fishes.
Wineglass Marathon/Marathon Relay in Bath, NY on Sunday 10/6/13 both @ 8am
This one takes place in New York State’s wine country. There’s also a Marathon Team Relay. There’s an Expo the day before. This is a Boston Marathon qualifier. See how qualifying works.
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Syracuse Festival of Races Men’s/Women’s 5K’s and a 3K at Manley Field House 0n Sunday 10/06/13 @ 850am/9:50am/10:45am
The 5K course has hosted more than 20 U.S. 5K records, and the Men’s 5K at the Syracuse Festival of Races was the second fastest 5K road race in the world in 2002. Of course, it’s not just the elite athletes who run fast at the Festival. Everyone at the Festival of Races enjoys a fast, USATF-certified, record-quality course. Whether you’re looking for your fastest 5K of the year, of your current age group, or of your life, you’ve got a great record-quality course waiting for you in Syracuse. They’ve even got combined family categories. There is a $1,000 bonus if you break the 5K course record. This also plays host to the U.S. Masters 5K Championships.
Pit Run 5K/10K in Oneonta, NY on Sunday 10/6/13 both @ 10:45am
Oneonta is 2 hours from Syracuse by way of Binghamton and then head East. This race is in memory of Ricky ‘Pit” Parisian. He was a State Trooper raised in Oneonta. He was killed in 1994 trying to stop an armed robbery in Oneonta while grocery shopping with his wife. They get close to 1000 runners for these races with heavy involvement from the police community. There’s also a 2 mile stroll and a Kid’s Fun Run with hundreds of kids.