Below you’ll find the Most Complete Race Calendar you’ll find anywhere of races taking place in Central New York and the Surrounding Areas. You’ll find their Descriptions, Web Sites and Post Race Analysis, Results and Photos. There are over 160 here! These races are worth checking out based on their proximity to us. We’ve combed around numerous places to amass this comprehensive list, but if you know of a race nearby that’s not listed, post it in the comments below, and we’ll check it out. We’ve also listed a few select National Races, some of which other Lake Effecters are participating in.
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This Calendar is the place to go to find a race near you. So plan ahead and we’ll see you there and then check back after the race for your Results.
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Resolution Run between 4 and 6 miles @ Spaghetti Warehouse in Syracuse on Wednesday 1/1/14 @10:07 am
TheSyracuse Track Club holds this run (not a race) every year to jump start the run year. The course changes every year, and the actual length is somewhat of a mystery but is somewhere between 4 and 6 miles. It begins and ends at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 NorthClinton Street. The course winds through the scenic and historical neighborhoods of Syracuse’s Northside, with a champagne stop somewhere in the middle. There’s only one hill, but it’s a doozy! On-line registration is encouraged, but paper applications are available. Pre-registration is $20. STC members (2014 calendar year) will receive a $10.00 discount* (so don’t forget to renew to get a discount code.) All participants will be given a wristband for the sumptuous post-run buffet. The run will be followed by a buffet of chili, vegetarian ziti, bread, beverages of many varieties, and numerous “prizes.” So come out and RESOLVE to eat more pasta and drink some beer. Who says carbs are bad for you?! (Please run responsibly).
Run thru Wegmans Lights on the Lake in Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 1/4/14 from 11p.m.-midnight
This 4 mile (approx.) run begins promptly at 11pm at the Griffin Visitor Center. Runners go to Willow Bay and back. No walkers please, lights will be turned off at midnight. This is a great way to see all of the lights for the very last time before they are shut off for the season. In past years there have been post run cookies and hot chocolate. They also do raffle prizes for little treats.
Freeze Out Homelessness 5K @ OCC in Syracuse, NY on Friday 1/10/14 @ 7pm
Help the Rescue Mission freeze out homelessness this Winter in Syracuse with this first nighttime GLOW-IN-THE-DARK 5K! This event is a USATF certified and timed 5K. GLOW accessories provided for everyone! Fun afterparty! Food, drink and live entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Rescue Mission’s efforts to end homelessness.
Chilly Chili 5K in Cazenovia, NY on Sunday 1/26/14 @ 1pm
This will be the 10th annual Chilly Chili run to benefit the Cazenovia Children’s House. The race starts and finishes in front of Cazenovia Middle School. Post race is at Cazenovia CollegeUpper Gym Athletic Center featuring the famous chili cook off from local restaurants. There will also be beverages (including beer),a band, and prizes. Early Packet pick up is on Saturday at Fleet Feet from 11am-4pm. Looking forward to see what the weather will be like for this years race.
The Beer and Chili Run 5K/10K in Newport, NY on Saturday 2/1/14 both @ 10am
This is located about 10 miles outside of Utica.It’s put on by the Kuyahoora Kickers in association with the Roman Runners. This is the 30th annual (that’s a lot of beer and chili). A low entry fee includes all the chili/ beverages you want plus a chance at raffled prizes. Pay a little more and you’ll get yourself a t-shirt to spill chili on. This race was founded on the principles of fun and simplicity therefore times are not recorded. There’s one huge 1 mile long hill. The 5K runners only have to climb a portion while the 10K runners have to make the full climb including the steep .2 mile portion in the middle.
Leave it to the Syracuse Track Club to come up with a fun race on a day reserved for football. Get a fun running race on a day reserved for football. Get a 5K run in early and then hit the couch for a super day of football on Sunday 2/2/14. The Super Couch Potato 5K will be held this year at Onondaga Lake Park. The Cobblestone Ale House will play host to pre and post race activities. A certified course, great refreshments and a big screen t.v. from Top Stitch Screen Printing, and a recliner from Dunk and Bright Furniture and gift certificates from Fleet Feet Sports will highlight this race. The first 500 to register will receive a hat.
Cupid’s Chase 5K in Onondaga Lake Park in Syracuse on Saturday 2/8/14 @ 10am
This Run supports Community Options, Inc. COI is a national nonprofit organization that develops housing and employment support for people with developmental disabilities. This is their 5th annual race and this will be held not only in New York, but in 8 States and 24 race locations simultaneously. The 5K will focus on the social aspects of the event and the holiday. Participants will be encouraged to meet, talk, walk or run together. There will be medals to the winners of various categories. With 174 finishers in Syracuse last year they’re hoping for even more this year. Race sponsorships are available. This is a certified course.
Valentine’s Run 8 mile in Greece, NY on Saturday 2/8/14 @ 10am
This run is part of The Greater Rochester’s Track Club’s 35th Annual Freezeroo Series. This 6 race series actually began 12/13/09. Details of the series are in the link below. Hosted by Bagel Bunch/GRTC.
This is the third annual Lake Effect Half Marathon founded by our clubs very own CRO (Chief Running Officer) Todd Robertson (Maverick). This is the only long distance race in the area in the middle of WINTER. The course is a spectator friendly there and back course starting and ending near the Salt Museum. Proceeds go to benefit Café @ 407 (Ophelias Place). This is sure to be an interesting race. We will see who all the real die hard runners are! I will be there hope to see all of you out there :)
Shamrock Run 4 miles Tipperary Hill, Syracuse on Saturday 3/8/14 @ 11am kids fun run @ 10am
2014 will be the 9th annual. Registration is now open! They’re expecting a big crowd,the first 2,500 registered will get their choice of a tech shirt or a pint glass. There were 2994 runners that finished this one in 2013. Better pre-register (an inexpensive $20) as race day registration will cost you 50% more. This race takes you past many of Tipp Hill’s favorite landmarks, including the world famous “Green-On-Top” traffic light, and of course, its popular pubs. If you’re planning to run the Mountain Goat, its hills will provide the perfect training run. It’s also a fun and healthful way to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The staging area will be at Burnet Park8 p.m. from Burnet Park Fieldhouse
Run for Dennis 5K in Oswego, NY on Saturday 3/15/14 @ 10am
This will be the 2nd annual for this race. This race is in remembrance of Dennis Pacheo and is to help raise money for bladder cancer research. This run winds you through the beautiful city of Oswego.
Homer Elks Club March Madness 3K in Homer, NY on Saturday 3/22/14 @ 9 am
Homer Elks 3K is set in the beautiful village of Homer. All proceeds to benefit cerebral palsy and ENF which allows for scholarships. There will be 1st,2nd, and 3rd place for overall male and female along with top 3 in each 10 year age group.
Syracuse Half Marathon in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 3/23/14 @ 8 am
Syracuse’s Premium Road Race The Syracuse Half Marathon quickly became one of New York’s premier road races in just its first year!
Puddle Stomp 10K in Cortland, NY on Saturday 3/29/14 @ 9 am
Not a whole lot of information regarding this race. It looks to be the 1st year. It benefits the Bella foundation and will be timed by Auyer Timing. There will also be a 3K untimed fun walk/run.
School House to the White House 5K in Pulaski, NY on Sunday 3/30/14 @ 1 pm fun run @ 1230 pm
This one is to support the Pulaski Marching Band and their trip to D.C. to play in the Independence Day parade. They are shooting for at least 266 runners @ 3.1 miles = 820 miles, the distance to D.C.. Starts at the Pulaski Fire Hall at 12 Lake Street and goes right through the Village. There also is a Kids Fun Run at 1230 pm. After there’s snacks and prizes at the Fire Hall.
Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest in Deansboro, NY on Saturday 4/5/14 waves starting @ 8 am
The second annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at MKJ Farms in Deansboro, NY. The event features: a 5K mud run, a 1/2 mile kids adventure run, and an elite 5 mile mud run. Runners will be challenged on hills, wooden obstacles and water. Athletes will also have the chance to compete in a traditional Highland event: the “Farmer Carry.” This event is always entertaining and demonstrates great acts of courage. Daniel Barden, 7, was one of the first graders killed in the Sandy Hook, CT tragedy in December 2012. A niece of organizers of this event was inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School that day. She escaped physically unharmed. Her dear friend and next-door neighbor, Daniel, did not. Proceeds benefit charities including the Sandy Hook Promise.
Fort to Fort 5K/10K in Rome, NY on Saturday 4/5/14 both @ 9am
This race is chip timed and the first 400 registered get a moisture wicking shirt. There’s also a 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run @ 830 am. It’s to benefit the American Red Cross Rome Chapter. The race gets it’s name because the 10K is to Fort Stanwix and back.
Paint Westvale Purple 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run in Westvale, NY on Sunday 4/6/14 @ 10 am with kids fun run then 5K immediately following
We want participants to have fun on this slightly challenging course, while raising money for the fight against cancer. Decorating the entire route in Purple will raise awareness of the American Cancer Society’s Mission and create awareness of the Solvay-Geddes-Westvale Relay For Life. Please wear something purple, the color chosen to represent all cancers.
33rd Annual Skunk Cabbage Classic 10K/Half Marathon in Ithaca, NY on Sunday 4/6/14 @ 10am
This takes place at Bartells Hall at Cornell. Some rolling hills. New this year both races will start at 10 am with different bib colors. Skunk cabbages at 1/2 way point of the 1/2 marathon. Post race refreshments and plenty of awards. If you want a shirt for this one they are an extra $15.
Good Samaritan 5K @ Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 4/12/2014 @ 9 am
Christian Health Service of Syracuse, INC. is reaching out to the CNY area .Christian Health is determined to bring affordable primary healthcare to the community. The Good Samaritan Run will ensure that kind of assistance. There will be awards to the top 3 finishers in each age group. This is sure to be a fun family event to help a good cause.
Colgate Habitat for Humanity Home Run 5K/Half Marathon in Hamilton, NY on Saturday 4/12/14 @ 11 am/10 am
All proceeds raised from the event benefit Madison County’s Habitat for Humanity chapter. T-shirts to the first 100 registrants. Refreshments, music and awards after.
6 legged 5K in Onondaga Lake Park Syracuse on Sunday 4/13/14 @ 9:30am
This run will benefit the CNY SPCA.You may have seen the news that the CNY SPCA has been in financial trouble in the past. (The story in the Post-Standard can be found here.) A lack of donations and an increase in surrendered animals threatens to force the organization to close down if they are unable to raise money.The Six Legged 5k was established in 2009, as a way to bring awareness and support to the CNYSPCA, which was in danger of closing its doors. Over the past 5 year’s, this event has raised over $28,000 for the local animal shelter. The 3.1 mile event is an out and back untimed course on East Shore Trail at Onondaga Lake Park, starting and finishing at the Saw Mill Creek Pavilion. Many people like to run with their dogs, but most races discourage or disallow it. The Six-Legged 5K is your chance to run or walk a 5K event with your best canine friend at your side. Of course you don’t need a dog to come out and run or walk. Registration will take place at the Saw Mill Creek shelter near Willow Bay. Participants can park in the Willow Bay parking area. 100% of your entry fee will go directly to the SPCA.
GLCC 5K/10K For Play in Geneva, NY on Sunday 4/13/14 @9am/915am
The 10K is new this year. GLCC 5K/10K for Play and 1 Mile Fun Run are to benefit/raise funding to purchase new toys, books and supplies to create the best learning environment possible for the children. Geneva Lakefront Childcare center is a non-profit center. For some of the children, this facility is their only opportunity to read, play and have planned learning projects.
Spring 5K Run in Cortland, NY on Sunday 4/13/14 @ 9am
This is race is the 1st run in the Cortland YMCA 2013 Fidelis 6 pack 5K series. This race was a new addition to the series last year. $1 from each registration will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. I have done races in these series before and they are very family oriented and a lot of fun!
Springtime 10K in Jamesville, NY on Saturday 4/18/14 @ 8am
The inaugural Springtime 10K is here to give athletes a quality 10k race set in the Jamesville Countryside. The Springtime 10k was formed to give athletes a chance to preview the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse course, a tune up race for the Mountain Goat run in May, and just as another reason to keep active in the spring.
Tough Turtle in Ithaca, NY on Saturday 4/19/14 1st wave starts @ 9am
A 5k route along the beautiful Cayuga Waterfront and Black Diamond Trails on the south shore of Cayuga Lake, with a fifteen challenging, homegrown obstacles with Ithaca flair. Designed to push racers, regardless of age or physical fitness. Individuals or teams, and all levels welcome! All proceeds support the Ithaca Children’s Garden: Healthy kids, healthy planet.
Muddy Sneaker 20K near Canandaigua, NY on Saturday 4/19/14 @ 9am
This race is a trail run to the max in the High Tor Wilderness Area in the Finger Lakes. Their web site has pictures of prior racers crawling over huge logs and creek jumping. It looks really cool. They limit the race to 150 participants. If you are interested sign up early this one sells out quickly!
Boston Half/Full Marathon on Monday 4/21/14 @ 9 am
The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification).
Warrior Run Mountain series at Labrador Mountain on Saturday 4/26/14 1st wave starting at 9am
This is an extreme course of terrain, obstacles, mud and fire in a race to the after party. Wearing wacky outfits, team colors or make up is encouraged. There are 3 waves all ending at the rock style after party with live music and beer taps flowing. This is sure to be some amazing fun!
The DAR 5K & 10K @ Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY on Sunday 4/27/14 @ 930/1030 am
The 2nd Annual DAR Project 5K (now including a 10K option) will be held at Green Lakes State Park. Proceeds benefit The DAR Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that helps better the educational future of children who live in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. All donations, which are tax deductible, help send Tanzanian children to college. The 1st 100 registrants receive a tech shirt. Following the race there will be raffles from Fleet Feet.
Save Our Switchback (SOS) 7.5K in Utica, NY on Sunday 4/27/14 @ 9am
Help support the South Woods Trails Project while you enjoy a course with a unique perspective! This race is Half a Boilermaker and goes along some of the same course. A one-of-a-kind road race through the beautiful wooded trails of Roscoe Conkling Park.
Seneca 7 Relay Race in Geneva, NY on Sunday 4/27/14 @ 7am
Join us for a race inspired by good fortune and a deep body of blue. The Seneca7 will introduce you to the wonders of Seneca Lake: rushing inlets, crashing waterfalls, banks bathed in golden sunlight. All you (and your team) have to do is run around it.
AIDS Hike for Life 5K at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY on Sunday 4/27/14 @ 11am
Currently in Upstate NY over 32,000 are living with AIDS, but many do not have the resources to survive. This fundraiser run provides those living with AIDS with basic needs. It has become the largest fundraiser for AIDS in a 4 county area. There are incentive prizes for different levels of funds raised. You may also walk the course.
kLaVoy 5K in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday 4/27/13 @ 9 am
This event helps raise awareness on the critical shortage of organs and tissue. There are more than 100,000 people awaiting the lifesaving gift of an organ transplant.
Keeping the P(e)ace 5K Run/Walk @Syracuse University Schine Center in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 4/28/13 @ 11am
This race has no set registration fee. We recommend a $10 registration fee, but simply require the runners to pay any monetary amount to enter the race. This event will be put on by the Syracuse University Remembrance Scholars. All funds raised from the event will go to relief efforts in Boston. An after race party will be provided with music and food. A prize will be awarded to the top donor.
Make Tracks for Celiacs 5K X-Country Run/1 Mile Walk in Jamesville Beach Park on Saturday 5/3/14 both @ 11 am
If it seems like there’s a race for everthing in Central New York, then you’re right!! This run also has a 1 Mile Walk. T-shirts to all who preregister. Gluten free goodie bags and plenty of raffles. They encourage team donations. Lot’s of fun stuff for the kids after, like balloons and games. It may be the most common disorder you’ve never heard of with 1 of 133 people in the US having it, most don’t even know they have it. People with Celiac are intolerant to a protein called Gluten that’s found in wheat, barley and rye. So as you might imagine it severely limits what you can eat. However it’s becoming easier to find Gluten Free foods thanks to Wegman’s http://www.wegmans.com/ and other specialty food stores. This intolerance to Gluten causes an inflammatory reaction in multiple body systems ranging from mild symptoms all the way up to potentially fatal ones. The symptoms often can be vague and often are misdiagnosed, consisting usually of abdominal complaints. If you think you may have this disorder too, I encourage you to discuss it with your doctor and ask for the blood test.
Nurse Week 5K Walk/Run for Wellness in @ Willow Bay in Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 5/3/14 @ 11 am
Join us in celebrating National Nurses Week at the 2nd annual Nurses Walk/Run for Wellness to benefit the Upstate Nurses Professional Development Fund. The course is USAT&F certified with professional chip timing by Auyer Race Timing – gun and net time. Prizes include $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates to top three finishers and top three RN finishers of the 5K run. After race festivities include three legged ace bandage 50 yard dash, with prizes, food and music.
Color Me Rad 5K @Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 5/4/14 first wave @ 10 am
This race brings a new/exciting/fun twist to running. You’ll start off with a shirt as pure and white as your grandpa’s dentures and you’ll soak up enough color while running to change your skin tone forever. You’ll wind up looking like a pack of skittles – just make sure not to “taste the rainbow.” Start out as clean as a newborn babe, and throughout the run, you’ll coat your chaffing thighs with Color Bombs of blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippy on the other side. Each section of the run adds a new explosion of color to your clean, painter’s palate until you cross the finish line into a final blitzkrieg of color. Benefits to the Special Olympics.
Mountain Goat 3K/10 mile in Clinton Square Syracuse, NY on Sunday 5/4/14 @ 9:40am/ 10:20am
You voted this one the “one to run” in Central New York! Also the ever popular Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Training Runs will begin in 2014 on Saturday, April 5th at 730 AM at the MOST Museum in Armory Square. Doors open @ 7 am, instructions (more like warnings) will occur before the run. The training runs will be held for 4 weeks (this is a change from previous years) leading up to the race. There is a $15 fee for the training runs this year and this is due to the fact that the training runs are so large they have had to hire police officers to direct traffic! These are often attended by 600 plus runners every week. Runs start around 5.75 miles on week one and increase from there. Different parts of the course are chosen weekly for the runs. Some who are ready will run the whole course every week! Runners are grouped into different pace groups (7,8,9,10,11 minute/mile). Water/energy drink stations will be set up too. These runs are a great opportunity to reach your goals for the upcoming run season. Here’s answers to frequently asked questions about the training runs.
Packet pick up and Race Expo for 2014 will be at Fleet Feet Syracuse over 2 days, Friday 5/2/14 from 12pm-7pm and Saturday 5/3/14 from 9am-4pm. You can also pick up your packet on race day at Syracuse City Hall Commons 201 East Washington Street. Donate your used running shoes at the Packet Pick up for “Play it Forward”.
The race itself is amazing! Look forward to bands, many water and goo stops, breathtaking views of the City atop challenging peaks, and a great after party in Clinton Square @ 11:45am until 2:15pm . There’s also a Kids Run @ 9:15am for $5.
Thom Bugliosi Trail Run 13K/26K in Dryden, NY on Sunday 5/5/13 both @ 10am
This race takes place in the Hammond Hill State Forest. It’s held in memory of Thom Bugliosi who passed away in 1991 at the age of 32. He was a top area trail runner. The trails are rugged and challenging. They warn you to watch out for viscous mother ruffed grouse and 3 legged dogs. The 13K loop is repeated for the 26K. The course takes you through scenic flora and valley views. There’s post-race food and refreshments.
Greater Binghamton Bridge Run1/2 Marathon/5K in Binghamton, NY on Sunday 5/5/13 @ 7:30am/10am
This is the 3rd annual event for this race held by the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. You will run over historic bridges and through downtown Binghamton. Pre-race expo will be held at the Metrocenter. This will be a USATF certified course also open to walkers. Age group awards and medals to all finishers.
Ted Moore 5K Run/Walk at the MVCC Utica Campus in Utica, NY on Saturday 5/11/13 @ 9am
The Theodore “Ted” Moore 5-kilometer (3-mile) Run/Walk is an annual event held in honor of a former Mohawk Valley Community College associate professor whose life was tragically cut short by a drunk driver. This race, which began back in 1997, also helps raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. The race is held the beginning of May each year with the course cutting through the Utica Campus and surrounding neighborhoods. Proceeds from the event benefit an MVCC scholarship in Moore’s name along with a portion being awarded to area agencies whose mission is drug and alcohol abuse prevention and treatment. Awards are presented for the top runners in 12 age categories for male and female along with overall awards for runners and fundraising awards.
Socci Stiletto Stampede and 5K at Willow Bay @ Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 5/11/13 @ 9am
There will be a 100 yard stiletto race so come dressed to impress and don’t forget your stilettos! This will be followed by the traditional 5K walk/run. This event raises funds for the Katie M. Socci Memorial Scholarship at Cayuga Community Colleg School of Nursing. All proceeds will help fund a renewable Scholarship for a nursing student who demonstrates the compassion and caring Katie shared with her patients. Water,snacks, and music post race. If you sign up before May 5th you are guaranteed a shirt.
Run for the RACC 5K in Rome, NY on Saturday 5/11/13 @ 9am
Get ready for the 7th Annual Run for the RACC 5k Run. The 5k run starts at 9, wheel-chair division at 8:59 and the 1&3 mile walkers at 8:30am. They also offer a kids fun run that begins at 9:45. The 1st 125 registered will receive an official RACC logo item. Awards to the top three 5k M/F overall and also the top 3 M/F in 10 year age groups. Also awards to the top 3 overall walkers as well as special prizes to the top 2 who raise the most pledges. This 5k course is USATF Certified.
Run to the Sun 5K/10K/1/2 Marathon in Watertown, NY on Saturday 5/11/13 @ 9/9/8 am
This race benefits the Heather A. Freeman Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the values that make a difference in the community.
Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk in Cortland, NY on Sunday 5/12/13 @ 9am
This one is put on by the Cortland YMCA. The race is to support the Kim Ryan-Leonard Scholarship.There’s also a 1 mile Fun Run. Prizes at this race usually include flowers, cookies, and candy (yummy).
Run for the Children 5K in Oneida, NY on Saturday 5/17/14 @ 8am
This is to benefit the Oneida Area Day Care Center. The course is flat and fast. It’s an out and back loop. A Fun Run is available also at the conclusion of the 5K. There’s a 5K walk that’s also available that starts at 8:20 am and baby joggers and strollers are allowed in the walk. Post race food and beverages available and awards will be handed out.
Wilber-Duck Mile 1 Mile in Oneida, NY on Friday 5/17/13 @ 645 pm
A flat and fast course with a 4 street loop. The record is 4:17 by Matt LoPiccolo and 4:56 by Amanda Laytham. There’s a $1,000 prize to the fastest runner under 4 minutes. Start is at Wilber-Duck Chevrolet and Buick. Men and women will run seperately. Proceeds to the Oneida Health Center and the United Way. Catered food spread afterward. Post race band too! Also come for the Oneida Common Council vs. the Oneida Fire and Police Dept. car push! Please bring a canned good to be donated to the Salvation Army.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Saturday 5/18/13 @ 8:00 am opening ceremony begins (10:05 5K race starts)
This race is to raise awareness of breast cancer. It’s the largest series of 5K runs and fitness walks in the world! There are more than 120 races and 1 million people expected to participate globally in 2013. There’s even a seperate timed “survivor” category.
Medved Lilac 5K/10K in Highland Park Rochester, NY on Sunday 5/19/13 @ 8am/9am
I went to this festival with my family 5 years ago. It’s small but cute, and if the German Juggler is there again I’m definitely going back. Best performer I’ve ever seen! Coupling this little festival with a race may make it a nice family day, especially for little kids. They have family team events too which is different. Medved Lilac T Shirts to the first 1500 entrants. Post race food and refreshments. Digital display clock at 1 mile, 5K, 5 mile and finish. Water stops at 2 and 4 miles. Splits every mile and at 5K .Computerized race results by PCR Timing.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 5K/Half Marathon/Half Marathon Relay in Utica, NY on Sunday 5/19/13 @ 8:15am/8am/8am
This sounds like a great “get to know the area” race to help prepare for the Boilermaker. The majority of the half marathon runs along the scenic banks of the historic Erie Canal. Pre-register and receive a long sleeve shirt. The race benefits the Hall of Fame.
Charity for Children 5K/8K in Green Lakes State Park on Sunday 5/19/13 both @ 10 am
Proceeds benefit Charity for Children which supports Central New York children and their families with medical needs not covered by insurance (like gas money to travel to specialists, co-pays they can’t afford, therapies that aren’t covered, etc.). One very interesting thing about this organization is it does not discriminate against the wealthy (family income is not a criteria for their services). 2013 is the 5th annual. In 2009 this race was at Quaker Steak and Lube. There’s a 1/2 mile Kid’s Run @ 9:15 am. The 5K is fast and flat around the lakes trail. You may also walk this 5K. The 8K is much the same, but then continues up and back to the campgrounds on the park roads. There will be entertainment and a kids fun zone with a bouncy house etc.
Sehgahunda Trail Marathon/Relay Marathon in Letchworth Park on Saturday 5/25/13 @ 7:45am women/8:00am men/8:30am relay
That’s pronounced “Say-ga-hunda”. This is near Rochester, NY. 2010 was the inaugural. Many of the trails used for this race are the same trails the Seneca Indians used to access the Genesee River. The river bisects this valley forming a huge gorge leading to the name “The Grand Canyon of the East”. The race course is challenging but well groomed and follows the East rim of the gorge. There will be undulating ups and downs and many stream crossings. Relay teams are 3 person teams and can be same sex mixed sex. Post race feast.
Ottawa Race Weekend in Ontario Canada 5K/10K on Saturday 5/25/13 @ 5pm/6:30pm and Half/Full Marathon on Sunday 5/26/13 @ 9am/7am
The journey starts before you even step on the starting line.It begins with setting goals, logging countless training hours and kilometers in rain, sun and snow. From coast to coast, training runs are mapped with one common destination: Canada’s premier race weekend; The Ottawa Marathon. For every runner the journey is different and The Ottawa Race Weekend is a journey worth making.
Buffalo Half Marathon/Full Marathon/4 Person Marathon Relay on Sunday 5/26/13 all @ 7am
Fast, flat and scenic along the waterfront. All Marathon, Half Marathon and relay team runners will receive the official Buffalo Marathon custom designed shirt along with a race packet filled with free products and valuable coupons. All marathon runners who finish under six hours receive a commemorative finisher’s medal. All half marathon runners who finish receive a commemorative finisher’s medal. Post race fruit and refreshments will be provided for all runners at the finish line. The post race party has food/drink/music from 8:30am -3pm in the Buffalo Convention Center. There’s a race expo on Saturday.
Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day 5K in Waterloo, NY on Sunday 5/26/13 @ 8:30am
What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than to spend the day where Memorial Day was born, Waterloo! Waterloo is right off the thruway 1/2 way between Syracuse and Rochester. They have a huge weekend of Memorial Day planned, complete with a pizza eating contest. Bring the family! The 5K meanders through the historic Village. They usually get between 100-200 runners for this one and each participant gets a t-shirt. Overall 1st,2nd, and 3rd place finishers will receive a plaque and medals awarded to top 3 in each 5 year age group.
Majorpalooza Run For Life Catch Me if you Can 5K at Cayuga County Community College in Auburn, NY on Sunday 5/26/13 @ 9am
There’s a 1 mile Fun Run. The 1st 100 get a t-shirt, but all runners will get a wristband, not just any wristband, but one that allows you admission to Majorpalooza 1 mile away from Noon to Midnight. The race finishes on a refined nature trail. Proceeds go to local cancer charities.
Veteran’s Memorial Day 5K in Camillus, NY on Monday 5/28/12@ 9:28am
This course is approximately the same route that the Olympic torch followed on the way to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The race starts in the village on Main Street and finishes about a mile away at Sims’ Store in the Erie Canal Park. The race leads off the Memorial Day Parade so expect lots of traffic, lots of walking to and from the race, and 15,000 people lining the streets to cheer you on for the first 1/2 mile! The 2nd mile is hilly, and the 3rd runs along the flat Erie Canal path. Park close to Sims’ Store to try to avoid the post parade traffic. They give away a ton of raffle prizes at the post race gathering, and they have the biggest spread of donuts I’ve ever seen (that’s some serious incentive). T-shirts to the first 300.
Runapalooza 5K @OCC in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 6/1/13 @ 9am
This race takes place at the new SRC arena at OCC. The course is a double 1.5 mile loop.RUNapalooza is Syracuse’s only music festival for runners. The event features bands along the 5k course with a music filled after party. This will be a great family event with kids zone complete with games and face painting. This is going to be a great event put on by Fleet Feet. Take on the Red Rockstar challenge! Complete both the RUNaplooza 5k on June 1st and the AIDS Walk/Run 10k run or 5k walk on June 2nd. All who do will be crowned a Red Rockstar.
Munchkin Mile Kids Fun Run @ the Chittenango Firehouse in Chittenango, NY on Saturday 6/1/13 @ 10am
This is a mile fun (non-competitive) run for children 12 and under as part of the Oz-stravaganza! festival in Chittenango, NY. T-shirts to the first 50 registrants. Finisher ribbons to all participants.
Tortoise and Hare 10K+ Trail Run/Hike in Ithaca, NY on Saturday 6/1/13 @ 9am
This is put on by the Finger Lakes Runners Club. There’s also a 1 mile Fun Run. Borrowing from the fable this is a race for the slow as well as the fast. Speed alone is not the goal. The victory is in finishing the run. This is a good introduction to trail running (and to local trails ). The ONE MILE trail course is practically flat ; it can be completed by anyone regardless of age. The 10 K+ (10.8 km or 6.7 miles) is a trail run on a small scale (only ≈900′ of climb). It covers beautiful and varied terrain, the flat Larch Meadow Trail, the easy Bear Trail, the rolling Lake Trail, and only one long steep (400′ in ½ mile) hill.
Beaver Lake is located in Lysander outside of Baldwinsville. They encourage you to fund raise if you’d like. In fact last year $185,000 was raised in Central NY. Currently in Upstate New York more than 32,247 people have been diagnosed with AIDS. Many do not have the resources they need to survive. Funds raised will help provide direct care to families and individuals living with AIDS, and help support ACR’s Adolescent Prevention Programs in area middle and high schools. ACR wantsto make sure that people living with HIV/AIDS have the basic things they need (like food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education) to enable them to live out their lives with dignity. This year you can become a Red Rockstar by doing both the RUNapalooza on Saturday 6/1/13 and the AIDS run.
RESULTS 2009 ….. 10K
2nd Annual 5K run/1.5 mile run/walk to Save Modified Sports in West Genesee Schools on Sunday 6/2/13 @ 9am
This will be the 2nd year for this race. This race is to raise money for the modified sports in the West Genesee school district. There will be plenty of awards, raffle prizes, and games. This race is all about the children. Join us in helping make it possible for the kids to continue to play the sports they love!
Paige’s Butterfly Run 5K/Caterpillar Crawl in Downtown Syracuse on Saturday 6/8/13 @ 9am/9:45
Paige Yeomans Arnold was a student at Palmer Elementary School in Baldwinsville in the Spring of 1993 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. She was initially treated at what is now Syracuse’s Children’s Hospital. Sadly she died in 1994 at the age of 8. This race honors this little girl who loved butterflies and it raises funds to battle childhood cancer. It moved to the Federal Building Plaza downtown in 2008. It coincides with the Taste of Syracuse downtown which you can walk over to after the race, and enjoy the food/drink/music. The race has a great raffle afterwards with multiple prizes. Lots of kids activities associated with this one like crafts, face painting etc. It’s very well sponsored and you’re encouraged to fund raise if you’d like compete with prize levels. There’s also a 40 ft. kid’s caterpillar crawl for 5 and under at 9:45am. There’s also a 5K centipede division that’s a co-ed, tied to each other race with 5 of your friends.
Join us for this scenic run through downtown Rochester, the Corn Hill Neighborhood, along the Genesee River, and back to the Animal Services shelter and Brown Square Park. For those not interested in the 5k/10k race, there is also a 1-mile dog walk and fun run for all ages. Post race celebration including music, prizes, t-shirts, and refreshments. This event is organized by the Verona Street Animal Society to benefit Rochester Animal Services. In 2012 there were 212 10K runners, 179 5K runners, and over 250 dog participants.
Livestrong Triathlon in Green Lakes State Park in Syracuse on Saturday 6/8/13 @ 8:30am
2013 is the 34th annual. You may also enter a 3 person team. It’s put on by the YMCA of greater Syracuse. 1/2 mile swim then 20K bike then 5K run. Must be 12 years old. Only 500 can register.
Seven @ Seven Cross Country Challenge @ Green Lakes in Fayetteville, NY on Sunday 6/9/13 @ 7am with a 5K @ 830 am
Register today for this challenging 7.77 mile cross country race starting bright and early @ 7am. Terrain includes trail,gravel, and grass. Do you have what it takes to finish this course? There will also be a 5K run @ 830 am for our non early risers.
HOPE’S 3rd Annual 8K Run/3K Walk in Marcellus, NY on Sunday 6/9/13 @ 9am
8k Run/3k Walk in Memory of a Loved one, Co-Worker, Classmate, or Friend. Bring a photo of your loved one. Free Tek Fabric Shirts for all registrants paid by 5/31. Early registration fee is $25. Award Ceremony at conclusion of Run/Walk. All proceeds benefit HOPE of Bereaved, Inc. a non-profit organization that provides support and resources for grieving children and families.
The course is a spectator-friendly modified figure-8 pattern through the SUNY-IT campus. The majority is on the paved campus roads and picturesque walkways with the final section utilizing a portion of the college’s cross-country course, and a fast but gentle downhill finish. Nike technical tee-shirts available to the first 100 male and 100 female registrants. (Shirt size not guaranteed).
Lake Placid Half/Full Marathon/Marathon Relay on Sunday 6/9/13 all @ 8am
Each year, the Lake Placid Marathon attracts athletes and spectators from all over North America and abroad. In 2009, we hosted runners from over 40 U.S. States, Canada, as well as runners from Bermuda, New Zealand, Panama, andEurope. There were a record 2000 runners in 2009. We provide a world class race with scenic Olympic mountain village charm! The Olympic village of Lake Placid is in the beautiful High Peaks Region of Upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The marathon features 28 aid station opportunities in 26.2 miles. The half marathon features 15 aid station opportunities in 13.1 miles. The first four aid stations are water only. The remaining aid stations are stocked with water, Gatorade drink, energy bars, energy gel, fruit, pretzels, cookies, and other energy foods. Free Post Race Athlete Food and drink is provided at the Olympic Oval finish area. Designed to be similar to the Ford Ironman USA –Lake Placid triathlon runcourse, the races begin in the Olympic Village’s on Main Street and proceeds around beautiful Mirror Lake for the first 3 miles before heading our of town to the Horse Show Grounds, Ski Jump area, and River Road along the Au Sable River (A class III trout steam) out-and-back. The course is very scenic including Whiteface Mountain and numerous distant mountain ranges. The Race Finish includes one 400 meter lap around the Sheffield Olympic Oval where U.S. speed skater Eric Heiden captured five individual gold medals at the 1980 Winter Games. A large sound system and enthusiastic Race Announcers are waiting for all finishers as they approach the Finish Line. The event provides an Athlete Village on the grassy infield within the Oval near the Race Finish. Vendor tents, Free Athlete post-race food, medical, free athlete massage, and merchandise are available to registered athletes. Plenty of spectators are present on course –mainly at the Start/Finish areas. The two loop Marathon out and back course is best described as moderate rolling, some flat, with a few steep hills. The Half Marathon is a single out and back loop. The most significant hills are near the ski jumps on Route 73 (once for the half marathon and twice for the full marathon) and leading up to the Olympic Oval finish in the heart of the village near the Olympic Arena (once for the half marathon and once for the full marathon). Each of these hills is approximately 3/10 of a mile long. Chuck Engle’s winning time of 2:34:39 in 2006 (course record) and Kieran O’Connor’s winning time of 1:14:15 in 2009 (half marathon course record)proves the course is reasonable and fair.
Ithaca Twilight 5K Footrace on Wednesday 6/12/13 @ 7pm
This is put on by the Finger Lakes Runners Club. The interesting thing about this race is it takes place at night during mid week. This race begins and ends on the Ithaca High School Track, 1401 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY. The rest of the course is fast and flat, all on asphalt roadways. Runners will run one loop in Stewart Park at the foot of beautiful Cayuga Lake. There will be one water station near the entrance of Stewart Park which runners may use as they enter and exit the Park. The course is USATF certified.
Swamp Rat Runs girls/boys mile fun run 5K/10K in Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton, NY on Saturday 6/15/13 @ 8:30am/8:50am/9:10am/10am
Fight for Air Run/Walk Dapper Dash Necktie 5K in Rochester, NY on Saturday 6/15/13 @ 9am
Mike Caruana Memorial 5K/1 mile fun run in Fulton, NY on Father’s Day Sunday 6/17/12 @ 8:30am/9:15am
There’s also a 1 mile family walk/run. Proceeds will benefit the Fulton YMCA and the Fulton PBA. Mike passed away at the age of 35 of a heart attack. He was a fan of fitness and a runner, but most of all a dad, thus this event is held on Father’s Day every year. The race will start and finish at Bullhead Point in Fulton (711 West Broadway Street Fulton, NY 13069). All pre-registrants will be entered into prize drawings for $100 in cash and other prizes. Also $100 prize for first overall male and female runners. Also medals for the winners of the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20- 24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+. Timing by Auyer Timing. Post Race Party with food available from a local vendor at Bullhead Point. Bring the family! Music featuring the Cortini Brothers.
Father’s day 5K Run/Walk in Cortland, NY on Sunday 6/16/13 @ 9am
This is put on by the Cortland YMCA. There’s also a 1 mile Fun Run.
RESULTS 2009 – Apparently they’re only going to post age group award results.
This run is by far the largest race in Syracuse, and Syracuse is the smallest city to participate in this world wide event. Annually over 6,000 runners participate in this race. A lot of companies carve out tent space in the park and hold their Summer outings in conjunction with the race. You’ll see all types of people and smell all types of food. There’s a lot of walkers in this run so don’t expect a good time. In fact you have to kind of guess your time because it’s not chip timed and it takes a while to even cross the start line after the gun. First held in 1982, the event has become such a staple in community that all four local television stations broadcast the 6:25 p.m. race start live. The live coverage actually began at dawn, with Channel 9 out at the park interviewing runners. JP Morgan Chase who holds this race all over the world donates a considerable amount of money to local charities from this event every year. There’s a lot of side competitions involving this race like team awards for time and CEO competitions and best t-shirt contests. They encouage you to park at Carousell Mall and shuttle to the park because parking is sparse near the race. You have to be listed on a “Team” to participate, and your company “Team” has to consist of at least 4 people.
There also is a 1K fun run. T-shirts to all runners. Starts and ends at the Firebarn.
Union Springs Academy 5K in Union Springs, NY on Sunday 6/23/13 @ 815am
This event is a 5K race and 1 mile fun run. The course is Certified to be accurate by USATF. 1 mile fun run $10 and does not include a T-shirt. (T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered 5K participants only) . The 5K is a USATF certified lollipop loop with rolling hills. The 1 mile fun run is an out and back and mostly flat.
4th annual! Even if you don’t participate, go and watch or better yet volunteer. Enter early as this competiton is likely to sell out quickly. There’s also a team competition. It’s a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run……let’s see that’s…….70.3……what do ya know?! Do well enough and you’ll be one of 50 qualifiers for the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. The swim is an out and back from Jamesville Beach Shore. The bike course leaves Jamesville Park and takes a single loop through Onondaga, Madison, and Cortland counties and returns to the Park. The run brings you out of Jamesville Park for a double loop outside the Hamlet of Jamesville finishing back at the park. Hurry up and finish as there’s an 8 hour time limit. There’s an Expo the Friday and Saturday before at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Syracuse, open to racers and the general public. Need a group to train with?…..then contact the CNY Triathlon Club.
Ride & Run for the Rescue at Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 6/29/13 @ 930am
Join in for the 1st annual 5k run! This flat course is USATF certified and will be timed through Leone Timing and Results Services. Whether you are racing the clock or running for fun, this will be a great way to run for the Rescue Mission and help end hunger in our community this summer. This new 5k will start and end in Longbranch park.
Canandaigua Run for Their Lives 5K in Canandaigua, NY on Saturday 6/29/13 @ 9am
For those walking start at 8:30 AM. Adult Runners will start at 9:00 AM. For Kids race starts at 10:00 AM. ALL Awards start at approximately 10:15 AM.
This will be the 3rd annual “Tread for the Troops” Patriot Run. The race will be at Paul V. Moore High School stadium in Central Square. A scenic out and back course through the Village of Central Square. There is a kids fun run at 9:15am. 10 year age group awards. Once again, a portion of the proceeds will be used to support our adopted Fort Drum Soldiers, but this year the remainder will be used to assist local charitable works such as the Central Square Lions’ Club Annual Food Baskets Drive. This wonderful program has helped hundreds of families in the Central Square area by providing much needed food, gifts and clothing at Christmas time. We are proud to be able to help such a worthy effort but we need your help.
The Race 4 Music 5K in Genesee Valley Park in Rochester, NY on Sunday 6/30/13 @ 9am
This is the 3rd annual m4e the Race 4 music, and we thank you for your support and for signing up for the race. We will be running the race through Genesee Valley Park, and have some fun events after the race, so stick around after you are done running. All proceeds go towards our Summer Arts Camp for students K-6, July 9-13 at School #7. After the event stay and hang out as Prime Time Brass plays for your entertainment. Food will be available to all that join us and we will also have refreshments. Each runner will a T-Shirt with their registration.
Races start around Cazenovia High School. The 10 mile run is around Cazenovia Lake. There’s also a 1 mile Fun Run. FYI there’s NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Firecracker 4-Four Mile in Saratoga Springs, NY on Wednesday 7/4/13 @ 9am
It begins at the Saratoga Hotel and City Center. The course will start on the spectator lined streets of Broadway and take you through the historic residential district. There’s live music and entertainment , a parade, BBQ, kids games, Carousel Rides and Historic City Tours. Fireworks at dusk.
Teal There’s a Cure 5K in Marcellus, NY on Wednesday 7/4/13 @ 9am
This is a run/walk for ovarian cancer awareness and education. Proceeds will go to ovarian cancer research and Grace’s local support group. Takes place in Marcellus Park. Ovarian cancer often is asymptomatic or goes unrecognized until it’s late stage. Early symptoms, if they occur, are nonspecific, like abdominal bloating, urinary frequency/urgeny, feeling full quickly, constipation, etc. So listen to your abdomen and pelvis ladies and tell your doctor your concerns if you have unusual symptoms….early detection is the key….ultrasound, ultrasound, ultrasound.
1st annual 5k Chris’ Run/Beth’s Walk at Cincinnatus Town Park Rt. 26 Cincinnatus, NY 7/6/13 @ 8am
Chris’ Run is held to make awareness of underage drinking. Chris was killed after attending an underage drinking party…first 100 runners get a shirt…walk is held in memory of Beth who died of pancreatic cancer…and Kids run….The cost is $15 until June 28th…$20 thereafter including the day of the race..Kids get a shirt to design themselves before they do their Fun Run…that cost is $10…The certified 5k race course is a flat out and back course in a rural country setting…come and join us.
Finn McCool 4 Mile Odyssey Race at Song Mountain on Saturday 7/6/13 @9am (wave 1)
Navigate a 4 mile course loaded with challenging obstacles, difficult terrain and a mud pit at the finish - all building up to the moment when the race is over and the party with Finn begins! Each participant gets a t-shirt, glass (yes a glass!), free beer, food, window sticker for bragging rights, VERY VERY muddy, and a hose down after the event! There will be several waves of 150 participants. The top 3 finishers overall and the top 3 in each age group both male and female will receive awards. There will also be awards for the top team finishers as well as non-performance based awards such as best costume! There will be a packet pickup at Fleet Feet the Friday before the race as well as a packet pick up and race day registration the day of. So, grab your team and come on out!
Finger Lakes Fifties 50 Miles/50K/25K in Hector, NY on Saturday 7/6/13 @ 6:30am/6:30am/8am
This takes place at the Potomac Campground in the Finger Lakes National Forest. There will be free camping available at the Potomac Campsite. You will be doing multiple loops in the FINGER LAKES NATIONAL FOREST, utilizing forest trails, roads and pastures. While racing across grazing pastures watch for the cows and cow pies. There will be short stints on shaded, dirt roads. Cooling ponds will be located sparingly along the trail. The course for the 50-miler consists of an initial 15.69-mile loop, plus two complete 15.53-mile loops and a final 3.48-mile loop. The 50K entrants will do the same 15.69-mile first loop, plus one circuit of the 15.53-mile loop. The 25K will be one 15.69-mile loop. You will go through CATTLE GRAZING PASTURES. All gates must be secured behind you. They will have rope loops to place over the post. You cannot let the cows out under any circumstances. And please do not step on any red newts! For the 50 miles: during the second full loop you must pass through the finish line within 7 hours and 30 minutes from the start of the race. If you are over this time, you must stop and be recorded as a 50K finisher. No cut off for 50K or 25K. Heat exhaustion, sprained ankles, yellow jacket stings, lacerations, are all possible during the run. Collisions with cattle, horses and vehicles are a possibility. Food and nonalcoholic beverages to finishers.
This race is a means to celebrate woman’s running. It takes place in Dryden Lake Town Park. The course consists of rolling hills and you’ll run on country roads and and an old railroad bed and you’ll circle Dryden Lake. There are also awards for teams of mother/daughter and sister/sister.
Parlor City 5K Run in Binghamton, NY on Saturday 7/13/13 @ 9am
On Saturday July 9th, the Downtown Binghamton Business Association and the City of Binghamton, will host the sixth annual Parlor City 5K Run at 9:00 am. The open road race is a certified US Amateur Track & Field 5K distance and will repeat on the streets in and around the 2013 JulyFest and 3rd annual JazzFest! The course is flat and fast, starting on Water Street next to Boscov’s, looping briefly through the downtown and the West Side before finishing on the Court Street Bridge. Following the race there will be a free Kid’s Run across the Court Street Bridge.
Salt City Walk for Epilepsy in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 7/13/13 @ 10am
This will be the 2nd annual Salt City Walk for Epilepsy. The race will be held at the Willow Bay Shelter, Onondaga Lake Park. The walk supports the Epilepsy foundation of Rochester-Syracuse-Binghamton. Registration is at 9:30 am, walk will commence at 10 am.
Boilermaker 5K/15K in Utica, NY on Sunday 7/14/13 @ 7:15am/8am
Where you come to a party and a race breaks out! Some call this the best 15K in the country. They draw world class runners for this one. This year there will be a race cap of 13,000 for the 15K and 4,000 for the 5K so make sure you register early. The 1 miler is invitation only. This is the most amazing race we’ll ever see around here. Almost $50,000 in prize money, over 20 water stations, over 50 entertainment spots along the way (bands, dancers, jugglers etc.), thousands of volunteers, a great expo before the race, and an amazing post race party with free beer/food/jet flyover/band (Nick and the Nice Guys). My advice….read the race brochure thoroughly and plan well as 12,000 other runners will make your morning logistically difficult. Going to the Expo before will give you a chance to drive around the area to make a plan of attack and see where you can catch the shuttle buses. 4 areas of Utica compete for your vote as the most enthusiastic area so folks are lined up cheering you on the whole way. Don’t expect to go for your 15K personal best with this one as you’re elbow knocking the whole way there’s so many other runners. I ran this for the first time in 2008 and it took me 11 minutes after the gun to even cross the start line there were so many runners backed up.
Run for the Border 5K @Mexico High Scool in Mexico, NY on Saturday 7/20/13 @ 9am
This is a run to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. This years event has a few changes from the previous years. This year will be a 5K event on a certified course, complete with personal timing for the event.
Forest Frolic Trail Runs 7K/15K in Virgil, NY on Sunday 7/21/13 both @ 9am
These runs are on some of the same beautiful trails through Virgil state forestlands used for the Virgil “Mountain Madness” and “Monster Marathon” trail runs. The Finger Lakes Runners Club sponsors this event. The start/finish is at the Hauck Hill primitive campsite. Free camping at the campsite (the Start/Finish) on lush moss beds, but make sure you bring water.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 5K in Long Branch Park Liverpool, NY on Wednesday 7/24/13 @ 6:20 pm Men and 7pm Women
This is a cross country race and men and women start separately. It takes place in part of Onondaga Lake Park. All profits are donated to Team in Training. Stick around after the awards ceremony and get your part of free giveaways. This is a challenging 2 loop course that takes you up the sledding hill in Longbranch Park. A great run with some awesome raffle prizes given away afterwards.
Damn Wakely Dam Ultra 32.6 Miles in Piseco Lake on Saturday 7/25/13 @ 6:30am
Thisis a trail run through the Adirondack Park Wilderness of New York State along a remote and uninterrupted section of the Northville Placid Trial between Piseco Lake and Wakely Dam. There are no cross roads. There are no aid stations. Runners must be prepared to complete the entire 32.6 miles (52.5K) of rugged technical trail unassisted. It’s just you, the trail and the company of like-minded runners. LIMITED Bus Transportation will be provided free of charge with registration for those who sign up in advance. The Adirondacks are a beautiful place but can be unforgiving to those who do not respect the potential dangers. It’s wise to be prepared. Remember, there are no DNF’s when you’re running to the Dam. … Unless you get carried out! Their website has some really cool 3D video and images of the course. This one sells out early FYI. You may have to get on a wait list.
23rd Annual Oswego Y Harborfest 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk in Oswego, NY on Saturday 7/27/13 both @ 8:30am
This is put on by the Oswego YMCA.This is held in conjunction with Oswego’s Harborfest which is Oswego’s free waterfront festival. The 10K is “undulating and will take you along Lake Ontario and through Oswego State University. The 1/4 mile and 1 mile fun runs for the kids are at 8am and are very well done, and all the kids will get a race number, a ribbon, and a goodie bag. Also the first 100 kids registered will receive a nice T-shirt. There is no race day registration. You can register in person at the Oswego YMCA or call them at 315-343-1981.
RESULTS 2009 - They took this link down.
Cubby Chase 10K and 5K in Geneva, NY on Saturday 7/27/13 @ 8:45am and 9am
This is a family friendly 10K,5K, and 1 mile Kids Fun Run event. T-shirts given to those registered by July 25th (while supplies last). There will be a pancake breakfast,bounce house, refreshments, and lots of fun! Proceeds benefit the Geneva General Child Care Center and the Autism Center @ Ontario ARC.
This is billed as America’s most INSANE race. It landed in the Northeast for the 1st time in 2010. 13 obstacles from Hell await you on Windham Mountain. You will run through rivers and mud, climb walls and cargo nets, leap over fire and crawl under barbed wire. Paramedics will be standing by.This is about 35 miles South West of Albany. It is the ultimate event for thrill seeking athletes. Participants will conquer these extreme obstacles and celebrate their feat with music, beer, warrior helmets, medals and muddy shorts (and you will take all this stuff home)! The beer, which is included, will flow until 3 hours after the final wave starts. Crazy costumes are encouraged and the best will win a prize. Bring a change of clothes as you will be filthy after, but a fire truck will spray you down at the end if you’d like. The top 3 race finishers of each sex will receive a custom engraved steel warrior helmet……..cool. The top 3 in each age group will receive a steel warrior helmet without the engraving……..still pretty cool. Plenty of photos will be taken and available for purchase after the race. They actually mention on their web site that baby strollers are not allowed during the race…….DUH!! You must be 14 or older to participate.
Fay-Man race of Champions @ Fayetteville-Manlius High School on Sunday 7/28/13 @ 9am
This will be a 5K race and a 1K fun run. T-shirts to all runners registered by 7/15/13. Run the same roads as the National Champion FM runners. All proceeds will benefit the FM All Sports Booster Club General Fund to keep kids playing.
The Bryan Place Memorial Manlius Mile & 5K in Manlius, NY on Saturday 8/3/13 Open Run 9am, Kids Run 9:30am, 5K 10am.
This a an event that was started in memory of Bryan Place. Bryan was an avid runner who unexpectedly passed away in 2010. Proceeds from this event go to give back to the CNY community that Bryan loved so much. This is a great family event with a park and a band. Leone timing will be timing this event.
5K Race for the Hunger in Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday 8/3/13 @ 9am
It’s the third year for the 5K Race for Hunger at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve in Seneca Falls, New York. The event will benefit the House of Concern, a very active, local food pantry that services hundreds of families in need. The unique features of this 5K are the stone dust path course and the surprisingly beautiful landscape of native plant species in this created wetland. This course is USTAF certified. First 100 pre-registered runners will receive t-shirts.
Website 2013 with link to download the registration form
TO REGISTER PLEASE CALL 315-539-5624 FOR A REGISTRATION FORM
Mad Cow 5K in Nelson, NY on Saturday 8/3/13 @ 9am
This is 1/2 way between Cazenovia and Morrisville.This one is brought to you by the “In your Pace” running club.It benefits and is a tribute to cow country and Madison County, abbreviated Mad. Co., Mad Cow….get it? Raffles occur after the race too!
Filmore 5K in Moravia, NY on Saturday 8/3/13 @ 9am
The 5K goes through the Village and surrounding rural area, and over a creek – pretty! The Fun Run occurs entirely on the school track. This supports the Moravia Central School’s Music Boosters Club.
This is a mid week night run. The official race course is two partially overlapping scenic loops of around 3.5 miles each. Both loops start near the park entrance allowing anyone who doesn’t want to run the full distance to finish after the first loop and relax with family and friends. Beautiful trails and scenery follow the one big hill near the start! The route is mostly shady and on wooded trails with a short distance on a quiet Park road.
Tromptown 5K/Half Marathon in DeRuyter, NY on Thursday 8/8/13 @ 5:45pm/6:00pm
It’s associated with their Tioughnioga (I have no idea how to pronounce that) Fireman’s Fair next door. Bring along the kids, they have a well organized Fun Run and the Field Days are fun too. They also have multiple family team categories. The 5K has a HUGE hill about 1 mile in (South Hill), but then it’s literally all downhill thereafter. Interesting history of the Village and Race on their website.
Valley Nature in the City 4 mile Run/Walk in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 8/10/13 @ 9am
Meachem Area Parks Association is sponsoring the 3rd 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. This is the 4th race in the 2013 Syrathon Series.
Webpage 2009 RESULTS 2009
Willow Bay 5K Run and Fitness Walk for Women on Saturday 8/17/13 @ 9am
Fun, flat and fast women’s race on a closed USATF certified course in Onondaga Lake Park. Awards for the top 3 finishers overall and in age groups, plus family team awards. Plenty of door prizes and refreshments! Come join the fun. Besides the usual awards, there will be awards for each of the following family teams: Mother-Daughter, Sister-Sister, Grandmother-Granddaughter and Aunt-Niece. Any woman who completes the 5k course in less than 1/2 of her age wins a special prize. As an example, a woman 60 years old, who completes the course in less than 30 minutes would win the challenge. As always, all women 65 or better are entitled to register by paper application free of charge. Attractive t-shirts to the first 300 entrants. Refreshments will be provided for all runners and walkers following the race.
Swain Mudd Run 4 Mile Obstacle Course Challenge in Swain, NY on Saturday 8/17/13 @ 8:30am
The Hardcore Mudd Run on August 17th at Swain Resort in Swain, NY is being held to help raise money for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, a Children’s Miracle Network affiliated hospital. The race is 4 – 5 miles long with 8 – 10 obstacles scattered throughout.
Come out and find out what your made of at the Swain HARDCORE Mudd Run and help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. Food, fun and o- yeah MUD! This isn’t a RACE, this isn’t a CONTEST, This isn’t a COMPETITION, THIS IS A CHALLENGE, AN EVENT, A RIGHT OF PASSAGE TO BECOME HARDCORE!
Upstate Chiropractic Beaver Lake Run 5K/10K in Baldwinsville, NY on Sunday 8/18/13 @ 9:20am/9:30am
A 600 acre park with a 200 acre glacial lake & 9 miles of winding trails. The 5K goes once around the lake and the 10K twice. Part of the race is on a boardwalk over marshland….very cool. Beaver lake is in Lysander, just outside of Baldwinsville. There’s also a youth run and fun walk. The youth runs take place on some of the smaller out and back trails.
Catharine Valley Half Marathon in Watkins Glen, NY on Sunday 8/18/13 @ 8:30am
This is an out and back flat, fast, beautiful fall half marathon run in the gorgeous lake and wine country that is upstate New York. The race passes through historic Montour Falls. 85% is run on the rails-to-trails and cindered Catharine Valley Trail.
Loop Around the Lake 5K/15K in Fulton, NY on Saturday 8/24/13 both @ 8:30 am
The Fulton YMCA puts this one on. They also have a Kid’s Fun Run @ 8 am. The 15K loop goes all the way around Lake Neahtawanta (spell that 10X FAST!) I used to swim in this lake as a kid…..until everything that went in, never came out. NO SWIMMING ALLOWED! The 5K runs away from the Lake and covers some city streets. Be prepared for the wind that comes off the lake. This is a small race, but a nice short get away. Typical of YMCA “shoot yourself in the foot when you’re trying to make money for programs” policy, there will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Run for the Woods 4K/5 mile in Marcellus, NY on Saturday 8/24/13 both @ 9am
It’s put on in conjunction with the Baltimore Woods Nature Center.It begins and ends in Marcellus Park on Platt Road. There also is a 1K Fun Run.
Turning Stone Races 5K in Verona,NY on Saturday 8/24/13 5k @ 5pm
3rd annual Turning Stone races. This weekend long event features 3 races, all of which are held at Turning Stone Resort-Casino. This event kicks off on Saturday 8/24/13 with the 5K event followed by an evening of entertainment at Turning Stone.
Turning Stone Races 10K/Half Marathon in Verona, NY on Sunday 8/25/13 Half-Marathon@ 8am, 10k@ 8:30am
This weekend long event features 3 races, all of which are held at Turning Stone Resort-Casino. This event kicks off on Saturday 8/24/13 with the 5K event followed by an evening of entertainment at Turning Stone. The weekend wraps up on Sunday 8/25/13 with a 10K and a half marathon. The half marathon starts and finishes on the grounds of the resort. The course leads in and around the resort and along the scenic wooded and farmed landscape of Upstate New York. The course is relatively flat and fast with small rolling hills.
Inner Harbor 5K in Syracuse on Sunday 8/25/13 @ 9am
2013 is the 5th annual. There’s also a kids 1 mile fun run. To benefit “It’s about childhood and family’s inner wealth initiative”. They fund mental health and wellness services for CNY families. The course is fast and flat and goes through Franklin Square. Time prizes and even some mid-packer prizes! Collect at least $150 in pledges and be eligible for other prizes. This is the 5th race in the Syrathon Series.
Chris Thater 5K in Binghamton, NY on Sunday 8/25/13 @ 10am
This race is dedicated to Chris Thater who was killed by a drunk driver. $20,000 in cash prizes for the running race. Presented by Stop DWI of Broome County, NY. It takes place at Recreational Park. It’s a running and cycling event over 2 days (you can do either or both). 2012 marks the 29th annual. World class athletes come from all over the world to race this one. There’s an Expo and free concert both Saturday and Sunday. $75 rooms available at The Binghamton Regency.
Website 2011 *2011 race was cancelled due to weather*
St. Anthony’s Italian Festival Road Races 5K and 1 Mile in Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday 8/31/13 @ 9/9:15 am
This is a 5K and 1 mile race held every Labor Day Weekend in conjunction with the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival. Awards are given to overall male and female and first 2 finishers in each age group.
Monster Races Half/Full Marathon in Virgil, NY on Sunday 9/1/13 @ 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!
Skaneateles Labor Day Road Race 5K on Sunday 9/1/13 @ 4pm
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 9/1/13 @ 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 9/1/13 @ 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. This year marks the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of 1812 which 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 18.12 Challenge (18.12 mile run) and ½ Marathon (13.1 mile run). The race will be capped at 812 runners this year to ensure that all runners have a great race experience. Each race participant will receive a medal and a long-sleeved dri-fit t-shirt, commemorating the inaugural race. 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.
Run Into Buffalo 15K on Monday 9/2/13 @8am
This one is organized by Fleet Feet of Buffalo. Their goal is to use proceeds to donate running shoes to local high school athletes. It takes place at Erie Canal Harbour at Canal Side which was a brand new area in Buffalo for 2009. There’s a post race party with food/drink/music and fabulous views. 544 ran this one in 2011.
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.
Don’t get this one confused with the one in June. This takes place from the North Elba Show Grounds. This half marathon provides runners from all over the country with a test of their summer training and also provides a warm up for the major fall marathons. There is a NEW 10k Race added for 2013! Come and run where athletes are training for upcoming Winter and Summer Olympic Games. This is truly a unique and scenic race with views of the historical John Brown Farm and the 1980 Olympic Ski Jumps, as well as beautiful views of nature that only the Adirondacks can offer. Both distances will start at the Olympic Skating Oval and will end at the North Elba Show Grounds.
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. 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 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 6th annual. After you complete the race, you get your t-shirt. The race is also open to military unit formations and to the public. Enter the park at the Long Branch road entrance. The race starts at the Bayview tent.
Recovery Walk/Run @ Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Thursday 9/12/13 @ 530 pm
SBH will be celebrating recovery at the 4th Annual Recovery Walk/Run on September 12, 2013 at Longbranch Park at Onondaga Lake in Liverpool. Participants can run along a 5K course or walk.
The Vineyard 5K “Come as you are and Run” in Syracuse, NY on Friday 9/13/13 @ 630 pm
The proceeds from this race benefit Feed my starving children. This is a certified event timed by Leone Timing.
Little Moe 5K Walk/Run in Cazenovia, NY on Saturday 9/14/13 @ 9am
This race is to benefit horse rescue at the CNYSPCA. Start and finish at Lorenzo Historic Site.
Baldwinsville Oktoberfest 5K Family Fun Run/Walk in Baldwinsville, NY on Saturday 9/14/13 @ 5pm
The Baldwinsville Oktoberfest 5k is an evening run on a scenic and challenging course through the “heart” of Baldwinsville. All registered runners get an official mug and paid admission to the Oktoberfest event on the day of the race. The course is certified by USATF & will be professionally timed.
Whiteface Mountain Uphill Race 8 miles in Wilmington, NY on Saturday 9/14/13 @ 8am
The 36th annual race is 8 miles on a 8% Grade Course. The Climb is 3,500 feet up Scenic Whiteface Mountain’s Veterans Memorial Highway, New York’s 5th highest peak where you’ll view a 360° panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England, Vermont and Montreal. This race is so challenging, the winner’s mile pace in 2010 was 8:00 (gotta love it). The starting line is at the Junction of Routes 86 & 431 in Wilmington, New York. It’s a USATF certified course. There’s also an uphill bike race.
Cortland Chiro 5K in Cortland, NY on Sunday 9/15/13 @ 9 am
This is the 4th race in the Cortland YMCA 6 pack series races.
Ovarian Cancer 5K Race in Rochester, NY on Sunday 9/15/13 @ 815 am
Come join us for our annual Ovarian Cancer 5K Run/Walk, held at Cobbs Hill Park, Rochester, NY. First 200 participants receive a race shirt.One mile fun run to follow the 5K race along with food and an awards ceremony after the race. This is a USATF Certified 5K loop with official timing by PCR Timing. Proceeds to benefit the Cancer Wellness Connections of Greater Rochester.
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.
Parks Run in Strathmore 4 mile at Hiawatha Lake Syracuse on Sunday 9/15/13 @ 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 5K in Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 9/15/13 @ 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.
Tomato Dodge 5K Fun Run @ Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 9/21/13 @ 9am
Inspired by the annual La Tomatina festival, Tomato Dodge is an event that combines a fun run (5K) with a tomato food fight that would make the Spaniards jealous. It’s a new tradition designed to give people a reason to get outside, get moving, and have a blast.
This one is to benefit the Syracuse Chargers Track Club’s college scholarship program. It starts and finishes at Beard park. There are also Kid’s runs of 100,200 and 400 meters.
Mexico Cider 5K Run/Walk on Saturday 9/21/13 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.
Ludden Fall Frolic 5K Run/Walk@ Bishop Ludden Jr/Sr high school on Saturday 9/21/13 @ 9:30 am
This year will be the 4th annual. This event starts at Bishop Ludden and continues through the streets of Westvale. Awards given to top runners.
Rochester MVP Half/Full Marathon/4 Person Marathon Relay on Sunday 9/22/13 @ 7:45am/7:30am/7:30am
This marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier. Runners will pass through the City of Rochester before turning onto the historic Erie Canal Path for 12 of the miles. The canal will take them back into the City of Rochester, ending in a festival atmosphere with live music in front of Frontier Field. All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation. There’s also a pre-race Expo. Interestingly enough you may also walk the Marathon!
Adirondack Distance Festival Half Marathon/2 Person Marathon Relay/Full Marathon in Schroon Lake on Sunday 9/22/13 @ 10am/9am and 5k/10k on Saturday 9/21/13 @ 9:30am
The marathon is probably the most beautiful 26 miles 385 yards you’ll ever run as it courses around Schroon Lake. This little town is 3.5 hours from Syracuse and directly North of Albany. There’s a race expo too. This is a Boston Marathon qualifier. There are hand-carved bear statues for the overall winners. There’s also a 5K and a 10K nearby as part of this race weekend on Saturday. The half marathon sells out so register early and is limited to 650 runners. The Marathon is limited to 500 runners.
Falling Leaves 5K/14K in Utica, NY on Sunday 9/22/13 @ 845 am/9 am
Races start and finish on Genesee Street in downtown Utica adjacent to the Radisson Hotel. The USATF Certified 5k runs on the flat and fast streets of Utica. The Traditional 14k course winds through the scenic hilly switchbacks of Utica’s South Woods. There’s also a 5K wheelchair race
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Bread for Schools Run 1/2 Marathon/5K @ Fabius-Pompey High School on Sunday 9/22/13 @ 1030/15-20 minutes after 1/2 starts
The Bread for Schools Run is considered not only one of the most beautiful courses in New York State but one of the best run races. With a top finisher prize of $1,000, the competitive Half Marathon has served many a runner as a warm up for the New York City Marathon as well as a qualifier for many marathons throughout the country. Central New York runners as well as fellow runners from all over the United States come together to support the valuable programs in our CNY schools that so vitally affect student achievement. At a time when such programs are increasingly minimized due to shrinking resources, The Bread for Schools Run strives to draw attention to their importance and give participants an opportunity to raise funds to help maintain them at a school of their choice.
Doris A. Connor Memorial 5K Walk/Run/kids fun run @ Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton, NY on Sunday 9/22/13 @ 945 am
2nd 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.
Padres Pace for the Pantry 5K in Camillus, NY on Saturday 9/28/13 @ 9am
This race will benefit the St. Joseph’s food pantry that feeds over 200-500 people. There will be post race refreshments, music, and prizes. Please bring a non perishable food item.
“They can’t stop me!” 5K walk/run @ OCC in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 9/28/13 @ 9am
“They Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run is presented by The Jerry Barsha Memorial Foundation. This is a charity event which funds The Jerry Barsha Memorial Scholarship at Onondaga Community College for a student pursuing a career in Electronic Media. Fund raising is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged! This is a family event and special family rates are available. They encourage everyone to participate and enjoy the fun. You can bring your dog on your run/walk with you!
5th Annual Hope for Heather Teal Ribbon Run 5K @ Inner Harbor in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 9/29/13 @ 10am
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.
Tully 5K Reach Run/Walk in Tully, NY on Sunday 9/29/13 @ 10am
The second scenic autumn 5k run through the village and Tully Town Park. Registration begins at 9:00am. Children’s 1/4 mile Fun Run begins at 9:30am. 5K race begins at 10:00am. To support research to cure hydrocephalus and to help educate and support family and patients with the condition.
Cuse VS. Cancer 5K and 1 mile Fun Run on the Syracuse University Campus in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 9/29/13 @ 11am
This will be the 2nd 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.
Escape From Fright Nights 2.5 Mile course @ the NY State Fairgrounds on Sunday 9/29/13 @ 530 pm
Escape from Fright Nights is a Frighteningly fun run starting at outside the Fright Nights, continuing around fair grounds where zombie creatures and other characters will surprise you around the course before the grand finish through Fright Nights at the Fair. Don’t worry about chip times ..worry about the zombies and other creatures. Costumes encouraged ..prizes for best costume.
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.
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.
Hunters Hope Every Step Walk at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 10/13/13 @ 10 am
Hunter’s Hope Every Step Walk is a walk to bring about awarness of Krabbe disease and the importance of Universal Newborn Screening. This Foundation was created by Jim Kelly (Buffalo Bill, Football player) in honor of his son Hunter who died from Krabbe Disease. Their mission is that Every Child, Every Time, Every Where get tested for all possible diseases at birth with the heel prick. New York State tests for 51, while some states only test for 23 – an infant should not have to die because they were not born in the “right” state.
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.
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 theRefugee 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 catagories 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.
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!
7th Annual Burn Run 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run in East Syracuse, NY on Sunday 11/10/13 @ 9/10/830 am
New last year was the 10K race and it was a big hit. Awards are given out for individual races and the combined 5K/10K times. To benefit the Clark Burn Center at Upstate Hospital which serves 27 counties with advanced burns. This race is now officially recognized by Upstate Hospital. All proceeds go to benefit the children who have been affected and to help fund the ongoing support system designed for the children as they continue to grow and recover. Run through Franklin Park. There are Police and Firefighter awards too. Post race music and refreshments. This is a great race with an excellent cause.
Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk for Arthritis in Long Branch Park in Onondaga Lake Park Liverpool, NY on Sunday 11/17/13 both @ 10am
Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. The Jingle Bell is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! So wear a holiday themed outfit and tie some jingle bells to your shoelaces! By the way the jingle bells are provided at the packet pick up, but you have to bring your own holiday spirit. The course will follow the Arc Race 5K course. Fund raise a minimum of $35 and your entry fee is waived and you receive a t-shirt. There’s a free Candy Cane Fun Run @ 10:10am. There also will be a costume contest, and everyone is encouraged to dress in Holiday attire! Definitely pick up your packet the day before at Fleet Feet from 11am-5pm to avoid the long lines on race day. Age group awards and post race refreshments available.
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.
ReindeerFun Run/5K Walk/Run at the Oswego YMCA on Saturday 12/7/13 both @ 9:30am
Everyone is encouraged to dress up in their holiday garb. Santa starts it off with a “Ho Ho Ho Go!” Course goes through downtown. The Streets will not be closed. 2013 will be the 24th running! You may register as a team too as that is a separate prize category. Enjoy Christmas Carols and hot cocoa at the finish line :)
RESULTS... This was an untimed race so no results will be available.
Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k Run/Walk in Cortland, NY on Saturday 12/7/13 @ 8:30am
This is a charity run that will benefit Saint Mary’s School of Cortland, NY. Come on down and wear your UGLIEST sweater you can find! There will be prizes for the ugliest sweaters, age group awards for 10 and under to 70 and older! Christmas cookies at every water stop! A unique feature is a custom ornament for the first 100 entries! Post race food will include fruit, cookies, hot chocolate, milk, and coffee. See what that old ugly Christmas sweater can do for you! Check out the website for more information.
It’s a Wonderful Run 5K in Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday 12/14/13@ 4:40 pm
This has gotta be the coolest race ever! Who doesn’t love this movie!A unique start to this USATF Certified 5K Course places the field atop the famous Bridge Street Bridge which many believe was the inspiration for the bridge scenes in the holiday movie classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’. After you strap your bells on(remember “every time a bell rings an Angel gets its wings”) the run/walk will take you past the decorated Christmas Tree display, the lighted storefronts and shops of downtown Seneca Falls, and past historic village homes decked out and lit-up for the holiday season. The course concludes in the shadow of the Bridge Street Bridge in People’s Park along the Seneca Falls Canal Harbor. Proceeds go to the Seneca County House of Concern. Make a weekend of it…..The IAWL 5K Run/Walk is held in conjunction with the “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival held every year in Seneca Falls, NY about 45 minutes from Syracuse. You can even stay at The Hotel “Clarence“! For more information and the full event schedule including the history of the movie and it’s link to Seneca Falls visit TheRealBedfordFalls.com.
Old Tyme Christmas 5K Run/Walk in Weedsport N.Y. on Saturday 12/8/12 @ 10am
This is the 12th annual for this race.The race is part of the Olde Tyme Christmas Holiday Festival from 10a.m. to 3p.m. including antique dealers, crafters, plenty of entertainment, games, and family fun. Long sleeve t-shirts and mugs to the first 100 entrants with awards, door prizes, and refreshments post race. Procedes from this race go to the food pantry and a local high school scholarship. This sounds like it would be a great day to spend with the family after getting in a good 5K to start the day.
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