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Some of the Lake Effect Runners at the 2013 Boilermaker
Hello Runners! For this week’s group run on Saturday 20-Sept, we will be previewing the Bishop Ludden Fall Frolic 5K route. The race is on Saturday 9/27/14. The address for Bishop Ludden is 815 Fay Rd. Syracuse, NY 13219. We will meet in the parking lot on the upper side. You can run the race route once, or as many times as you like for increased mileage. Please show up for a prompt departure of 8am and to hear the announcements before departure. We invite ALL runners and walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7-12 minute pace, so you can always find someone to keep you company.
Reminder there is a mid week group option TODAY at 5:15pm (and every Wednesday) at the Inner Harbor. Meet at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater. Who’s in?!
Responder’s Run 5K in Brewerton, NY on Saturday 9/20/14 @ 10 am
Welcome to the inaugural Responders’ Run. The run takes place on a flat, scenic trail along Oneida Lake in the Oneida Shores Park complex. If a 5K isn’t your thing, we’ve also got a one mile fun run/walk happening prior! This run is to support and honor those who serve in police, fire and EMS capacities throughout Onondaga and surrounding counties. The fun will kick with a one mile fun run/walk, perfect for kids and families. At 10 a.m., the timed 5K will begin on the trail along Oneida Lake.
Mexico Cider 5K Run/Walk on Saturday 9/20/14 both @ 9:00am
This one starts and finishes at Mexico School’s athletic fields, and includes a track finish. You will run through Mexico’s residential neighborhoods. There’s also a Kid’s Fun Run @830am. It benefits Mexico’s Library.
The new USATF-certified 5-mile course will start near Beard Park, take runners along Route 257 to Manlius Center Road, and return to Brooklea Drive via the Old Erie Canal towpath, finishing on Lincoln Street. The Children’s Races will be held entirely within Beard Park. Timing will be provided by Leone Timing. Awards: 5M overall top finisher for each male and female. 5M age group awards to the top three males and top three females in each of the following age groups. Cazenovia Jewelry Half-Century Award for 1st male and female finishers age 50 or older. Souvenir ribbons to all finishers in the Children’s Races (Children’s 100m, 200m, and 400m races).
Delta Lake 1/2 Marathon in Rome, NY on Sunday 9/21/14 @ 9am
Starts and ends at the DELTA LAKE STATE PARK. It circles Lake Delta! The rolling, scenic course follows rural country roads through the towns of Westernville and Lee with a view of Delta Dam before returning to the park. T=shirts to the 1st 150 registered. Water stops every 2 miles on the course.
CNY Bread Run 1/2 Marathon/5K @ Fabius-Pompey High School on Sunday 9/21/14 @ 9:30am/9:40am
The CNY Bread Run, held in Fabius, NY, just 20 minutes south of Syracuse NY, is considered not only one of the most beautiful USATF certified courses in New York State but one of the best run races. Both the Half Marathon and 5K courses are USATF certified. Promoting and supporting the programs in schools that so positively effect student achievement!
Doris A. Connor Memorial 5K Walk/Run/kids fun run @ Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton, NY on Sunday 9/21/14 @ 8 am
3rd annual 5K run, 1 mile walk and kids fun run for Brain Aneurysm Awareness. This event is held in memory of Doris A. Connor: Registered Nurse, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and friend. All proceeds will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation for research and brain aneurysm awareness.
Cuse VS. Cancer 5K and 1 mile Fun Run on the Syracuse University Campus in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 9/21/14 @ 11am
This will be the 3rd annual Cuse vs. Cancer 5k to unify the Syracuse student body and community in order to raise money for cancer research and for the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation. Last year’s race had over 220 runners and raised over $3400, so come out to this year’s race to make it an even bigger success! Free T-Shirt with entry to the first 150 registrants: Shirts will have the race logo, sponsors names, cool design, and Syracuse colors, just like last year’s shirts.
Harvest Dash Trail Run @ Critz Farms in Cazenovia, NY on Sunday 9/21/14 @ 9 am
The first annual Harvest Dash will be a trail run through the crops and tractor roads at Critz Farms, a family owned agritourism business. All walkers and runners receive free admission to Critz Fall Harvest Celebration on the day of the event where they can enjoy a variety of activities including; pumpkin and apple picking, a gigantic corn maze, tractor rides, sweet cider, hard cider, wine, and beer tastings. All proceeds from this event will go to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a non-profit organization that provides year round activities for children and families affected by cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Good morning runners! Happy Hump Day! Dont forget to join us for our group run tonight @ 515. Meet at the Inner Harbor amphitheatre for a nice mid-week destress run. We have runners at many different paces. Who’s in for our mid-week group run?
Little Moe 5K Walk/Run in Cazenovia, NY on Saturday 9/13/14 @ 845 am
This race is to benefit horse rescue at the CNYSPCA. Start and finish at Lorenzo Historic Site.
6th Annual Hope for Heather Teal Ribbon Run 5K @Lewis Park, South Main St., Minoa, NY on Saturday 9/13/14 @ 10:30 am other events begin at 930 am
**New location for 2014!! Lewis Park, South Main St. Minoa NY. New flat course and downhill to the finish. Score your personal best at this 5k race! The Hope for Heather is a not-for-profit corporation in memory of Heather Weeks, who lost her life to cancer at age 24. Heather was an advocate for women’s cancer and committed to raising funds to find a cure. Through your donation, the Hope for Heather will continue Heather’s dream of educating all women on the major symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. This corporation’s mission is to raise funds to support ovarian cancer research, to promote education and awareness, and to help to provide comfort to women and their families devastated by cancer.
E-Race Cancer Race Half Marathon/5K in Baldwinsville, NY on Saturday 9/13/14 @ 830/9 am
RBC Wealth Management and M&M Market Mgmt are proud to introduce the E-Race Cancer Race that will include a 1/2 Marathon and a 5k Race. Following these two races there will be a Mascot Run and a Kids Fun Run. After all the running events (11:30am) the live music and the chicken BBQ will begin. All of the proceeds from the event will go to Upstate Cancer Center Integrative Medicine.
Light Up The Night 5K Run/Walk @ Franklin Square in Oswego, NY on Saturday 9/13/14 @ 7 pm
This will be an evening event with a DJ & Dance Party Before ,During, and After the event. We will be selling GLOW in the DARK Shirts & Glow Stick Bracelets. Dress in Costumes and make yourself glow. Prizes for best costume and much more. This is going to be a great event and fun time so stop out and run/dance the night away!
Holy Cross Academy 5K Walk/Run @ Holy Cross Academy in Oneida, NY on Saturday 9/13/14 @ 8am
This will be the 1st Annual 5k Run/Walk. Door prizes and $100 gift card for the top Male and Female finishers.
Parks Run in Strathmore 4 mile at Hiawatha Lake Syracuse on Sunday 9/14/14 @ 11am
This lake is in Onondaga Park….not to be confused with Onondaga Lake Park. It’s in the Strathmore neighborhood of Syracuse. The Mountain Goat runs through here. The Parks Run starts in Onondaga Park and goes to Woodland Reservoir and back. At one time The Mountain Goat used to traverse to the top of Woodland Reservoir and was the highest point of that race. They took the reservoir out of the Goat many years ago, but enough folks in this neighborhood were upset by that so they brought the reservoir back in the form of the Parks Run! This is a beautiful lake and neighborhood if you’ve never been here before. Free Gannon’s ice cream for runners, bouncy palace and face painting. Available for purchase are dogs, burgers, and ice cream. Proceeds go to a local city cause every year. This race is part of the Syrathon series so make sure you are there!
Central New York Lung Cancer Breathe Deep CNY 5K @ Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 9/14/14 @ 10am
Breathe Deep CNY is a 5k timed race and untimed walk to raise funds for lung cancer research. The course is friendly to wheelchairs, bicycles, strollers, and pets (as long as they are cleaned up after!). Awards will be given to the top three individual fundraisers, as well as to the top three runners in each age group. Enjoy live music, face painting, a beverage and food truck, and free massages! Bid on great items at the silent auction and take a chance to win raffle prizes.
Clear Path for Veterans 5K in Cleveland, NY on Sunday 9/14/14 @ 1 pm
Everyone receives a Clear Path for Veterans logo pin and an American Flag.
Cortland Chiro 5K in Cortland, NY on Sunday 9/14/14 @ 9 am
This is the 4th race in the Cortland YMCA 6 pack series races.
This is part of Onondaga Lake Park. This is support people with developmental disabilities. There’s family entertainment, health and wellness info. They have great prizes and medals. Past family fun zones have included hot air balloon rides, petting zoo, bounce castles, face painting, food and drink, and even Otto the Orange. There’s also a 3K Fun Walk. NEW THIS YEAR – ALL RUNNERS WILL RECEIVE A FINISHERS MEDAL!! Register by August 20th to be guaranteed a performance race shirt.
Running for Recovery from Addictions 5K/10K run in Watertown, NY on Saturday 9/6/14 @ 9am
Run through downtown Ithaca, residential, and park areas of the City. The 5 mile race is a single loop course, while the 10 mile race is a double loop. There is a NEW 5k course for 2014!! The course is FLAT and FAST and will be well marked. Water stations will be available. Traffic will be controlled by Police and marshals. 1 mile Family Fun Run is on sidewalk and grass areas. An award will be given to the person who finishes at the middle-of-the-pack of both the 5 & 10 mile races. This award is dedicated to runners who run for the love of the sport. There are also age group awards and an award for the last place finisher in each race!
Mustang Stampede 5K /10K/ @ Oneida Shores in Brewerton, NY on Sunday 9/7/14 @ 9am
Mustang Stampede is a 5K run/walk, 10K run and children’s fun run. Team Red White and Blue, an organization who supports our Wounded Veteran community, will be present. This race is to support the Army and their families. This is the 7th annual.
1st Annual Cortland Elks race in Cortland, NY on Sunday 9/7/14 @ 9 am
The Cortland Elks run is for everybody! Runners can choose between an 11K or a 1.1 mile walk/run, and there is a “Tot Trot” for kids up to age 3. There will be a complimentary breakfast and drink specials following the race. ALL 11K runners who register by 8/19 will receive a free tech shirt.
Dewitt PFA 5K in East Syracuse, NY on Thursday 9/11/14 @ 4 pm
This is a 5K run along the Erie Canal to remember the events of 9/11. Proceeds to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The run will start at the DeWitt Town Hall and end at the Town 9/11 Memorial. The Annual 9/11 ceremony to follow.
Good Afternoon runners. Just a friendly reminder about tonights group run. We will be meeting at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at 5:15 pm for our evening run!! All paces are invited from walkers to speed demons!! Come out and enjoy the wonders of our City’s landscapes!! There is no better way to complete your day than getting out and moving!! See you all there!!
For this week’s group run on Sat 30-Aug, we will be meeting at Café at 407. The address is 407 Tulip St. Liverpool, NY. There are plenty of options for some mileage in Liverpool and OLP. There is a loop around the village area that offer some hills, or the OLP trail for a flat out and back that can get you anywhere from 2-15 miles. Please do not park in the pizza shop parking lot next door. Please show up for a prompt departure of… 8am. We welcome ALL runners/walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7 min to 11 min per mile pace, so you can always find someone to keep you company.
Reminder that there is a mid-week group run option Wednesday’s at 5:15pm meeting at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.
Who’s in for Saturday?!
Ansanm Nou run for Haiti 5K and 1 mile fun run in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 8/31/14 @ 945/9 am
Ansanm Nou Fo – Run for Haiti is the first sanctioned and timed 5K for Stone by Stone, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable healthcare and education for a 9 village cooperative in the mountainous region near Cabaret Haiti. The money raised through this 5K will support the mission and programs of Stone by Stone. On behalf of the staff of Fanmi Lasante and the thousands of people in the community that they serve, they thank you for running with them!
Monster Races Half/Full Marathon in Virgil, NY on Sunday 8/31/14 @ star times vary by age/gender
This is the toughest marathon course in the East with 5560 ft of total climb. No one will ever qualify for Boston here, but the beauty of this section of the North Country National Scenic Trail and the Finger Lakes Trail is worth the effort (and the fun!). The course consists of two identical out-and-backs of 13.1 miles each. Well-stocked aid stations will be spaced 3 to 4 miles apart. The sponsor is the Finger Lakes Runners Club. There will be free food and drink after the race! NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
Skaneateles Labor Day Road Race 5K on Sunday 8/31/14 @ 4pm FINAL YEAR!!
This race is part of the Skaneateles Labor Day Race Weekend. It’s run in conjunction with the Labor Day parade and the Fireman’s Field Days. The Skaneateles Road Race will be starting just before the parade at 4:00pm. Runners will register at the Skaneateles Firemens Field Days and then form up at the intersection of State Street and Austin Street. Runners follow the parade route through the Village of Skaneateles in front of thousands of spectators and then onto the remainder of the running course which will include a new route through the Vargason Nature Trail. Runners then will finish back at the Firemens Field Days in plenty of time to catch the end of the parade with the family. Stick around for the Road Race and “I’m All That” awards ceremony and then enjoy the family oriented festivities. This included rides, games, great food and drink. But wait…don’t leave yet! Just after dark you will enjoy a fantastic fireworks display. Truly an event for the entire family! T-shirts and goodie bag to each participant. I ran this one in 2007 and I still say the first mile of this race was my fastest mile I’ve ever run with the huge crowd cheering you on.
Oak Tree 1/2 Marathon and 5K Walk/Run in Geneseo, NY on Sunday 8/31/14 @ 800am/815am
This is a USATF certified course. With 40% of the race on paved road and 60% on dirt trails this is sure to be a challenging run. The course brings you past the majestic Oak Tree savannahs of the Genesee Valley. The course has 6 water stops (2 with sports drinks), live music and restrooms at miles 4 and 11 (for those uninviting moments).
The 18.12 and Half-Marathon Challenge in Sackets Harbor, NY on Sunday 8/31/14 @ 7 am for both races
The 18.12 Challenge and 1/2 Marathon run will welcome runners from all over the North Country and the United States to both the Watertown, NY and Sackets Harbor, NY area for an exciting race weekend. The Battle of 1812 was the first of two major battles that took place in Sackets Harbor during the war. As a way to honor the large military presence in our area (Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division), commemorate the anniversary of the battle, and promote distance running, we will be hosting the 3rd annual 18.12 Challenge (18.12 mile run) and ½ Marathon (13.1 mile run). The race will be capped at 812 runners to ensure that all runners have a great race experience. Each race participant will receive a medal and a dri-fit t-shirt. The 18.12 Challenge and 1/2 Marathon will be giving out $1812.00 in prize money. The first male and female to complete the 18.12 Challenge will each win $500.00. The first male and female to complete the 1/2 Marathon will each win $406.00. There will also be individual awards presented.
Happy hump day everyone! Hope your week is going well so far. Just a friendly reminder about the group run tonight at 515 at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse. For those of you not attending the fair or even if you are come out and burn some calories prior to indulging in some delicious fair food.
Good afternoon! Happy Wednesday! Dont forget about our group run today. Meet at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater @ 515 for a nice mid week group run. The weather is nice and cool and will make for a good run. Who’s in?
For this week’s group run on Sat 09-Aug, we will have a slight departure from the norm and will simply use The Valley Nature Run/Walk Nature in the City 4-mi race as our group run. This course is a unique blend of roads and trails, which we previewed last month. The race is also one of the Syrathon series of races. If you haven’t signed up yet, online registration is closed, but you can sign up at packet pickup or on race day. This course starts at the Meachem Ice Rink and the address is 121 W Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, NY 13205.
Please note that there will NOT be a group run from OLP and the entrance to the new West Shore Trail extension this week. Apology for the confusion.
For planning purposes, our next set of group runs will be the following (subject to adjustment):
+ Sat 16-Aug: Inner Harbor 5K Preview (meet at Saunacuse)
+ Sat 23-Aug: Strathmore Run Preview
+ Sat 31-Aug: Beaver Lake trails
+ Sat 06-Sep: Vineyard 5K Preview
+ Sat 13-Sep: Fabius Bread Run Preview
Reminder that we have a mid-week group run option Wednesday’s at 5:15pm starting from the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.
Who’s in for our Saturday group run?
Valley Nature in the City 4 mile Run/Walk in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 8/9/14 @ 9am
Meachem Area Parks Association is sponsoring the 4th annual Valley Nature in the City Run. This 4 mile run starts at Meachem Field and will take you past and through some of the beautiful parks and green spaces located in the valley neighborhood of Syracuse. Most of the course consists of flat roadway, and approximately one mile is trail through a natural urban forest known as the Rand Tract.
Hello All Happy Wednesday! Dont forget about the group run tonight at Inner Harbor @ 515 p.m. meet at the amphitheatre. We welcome all paces/ages/sizes/shapes! Come join us.