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 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.
Thinking about a “Race-cation”? Why not stay active while you’re away. Search for a race you’ll be near at Active.com or Runner’s World.
Syracuse Track Club Resolution Run approximately 4 miles @ Spaghetti Warehouse in Syracuse on Thursday 1/1/15 @10:07 am
The Syracuse 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! All participants will be given a wristband for the sumptuous post-run buffet. The run will be followed by a buffet of chili, 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).
Skaneateles Lions Resolution Run in Skaneateles, NY on Thursday 1/1/15 @ 11 am
This is a 1st annual 3.5 mile fun run/walk through the village of Skaneateles followed by a chili reception at the Sherwood Inn Tavern. Come kick of 2015 with a good work out and good friends. Proceeds to benefit Lions Club projects for vision care.
Run thru Wegmans Lights on the Lake at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 1/3/15 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. There is no registration for this event just show up and run!
Chilly Chili 5K in Cazenovia, NY on Sunday 1/11/15 @ 1pm
This will be the 11th 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.
Freeze Out Homelessness 5K @ OCC in Syracuse, NY on Friday 1/16/15 @ 7pm
Help the Rescue Mission freeze out homelessness this Winter in Syracuse with the 2nd annual nighttime GLOW-IN-THE-DARK 5K! On any given night in Onondaga County, 424 individuals are experiencing homelessness. 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.
Super Couch Potato 5K in Onondaga Lake Park on Sunday 2/1/15 @ 11am
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 2/1/15. 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 will highlight this race. The first 500 to register will receive a commemorative hat.
Cupid’s Chase 5K in Onondaga Lake Park in Syracuse on Saturday 2/14/15 @ 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 6th annual race and this will be held not only in New York, but in 9 States and 28 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. This is a certified course.
Feel The Love 5K Run/3K Walk in Cortland, NY on Saturday 2/14/15 @ 11 am
This is the fourth annual Lake Effect Half Marathon. The course is a spectator friendly out and back course starting and ending near the Salt Museum. Proceeds go to benefit Café @ 407 (Ophelias Place). The 1st year of this race was epic with wind and blowing snow throughout the entire race. Looking forward to what this year will bring. We will see who all the real die hard runners are!
Shamrock Run 4 miles Tipperary Hill, Syracuse on Saturday 3/7/15 @ 11am kids fun run @ 10am
2015 will be the 10th 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 3,508 runners that finished this one in 2014. Better pre-register. 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.
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 3/21/15 @ 8 am
The Syracuse Half Marathon quickly became one of New York’s premier road races in just its first year! This is the 3rd Annual running of the Syracuse Half Marathon which will start and finish at the Oncenter Convention Center. Following the race, you will be treated to live music, professional catering and a hot food spread. Registration includes a performance quarter zip jacket, race medal, custom bib, and post race party! There is team competition this year where you can compete against other gyms, or running clubs. Must have at least 2 members to participate and a minimum of 5 finshers (coed) to score. There is race day registration.
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 3/8/15 @ 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.
2nd Annual Good Samaritan 5K and kids sprint @ Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 4/11/2015 @ 10 am. Kids sprint at 9:30am.
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. They were able to provide 500 affordable healthcare appointments in 2014 affecting over 200 individuals and families. The Good Samaritan Run provided this opportunity. The 2015 goals is to increase that to 1000 appointments. This year they have added a division for handicapped individuals called the “Buddy Wheelchair Racers”. 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. If you register by March 11th you will recieve long sleeve moisture wicking shirt. There is race day registration.
The DAR 5K @ Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY on Sunday 4/11/15 @ 930am
The 3rd Annual DAR Project 5K 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.
34th Annual Skunk Cabbage Classic 10K/Half Marathon in Ithaca, NY on Sunday 4/12/15 @ 10:15am and Half at 10:10 am
This takes place at Cornell. Some rolling hills. The 10K starts on Garden Avenue and the Half Marathon starts on Campus Rd below Barton Hall. Note the start times and start locations are different this year. There are dressing/changing/shower facilities in Teagle Hall. 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 and limited to the first 250 online registrants only. There is a medal for the first 550 half marathon finishers.
6 legged 5K in Onondaga Lake Park Syracuse on Sunday 4/12/15 @ 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.
Paint Westvale Purple 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run in Westvale, NY on Sunday 4/26/15 @ 1045 am with kids fun run then 5K @ 11 am
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.
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.
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 4/18/15 @ 8am
The 2nd Annual 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. Age Group Awards, Music and food following the event!
Tough Turtle in Ithaca, NY on Saturday 4/18/15 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.
Seneca 7 Relay Race in Geneva, NY on Sunday 4/19/15 @ 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.
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 4/20/15 @ 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).
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.
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.
GLCC 5K/10K For Play in Geneva, NY on Sunday 5/3/15 @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.
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.
Ted Moore 5K Run/Walk at the MVCC Utica Campus in Utica, NY on Saturday 5/3/14 @ 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.
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.
Greater Binghamton Bridge Run 1/2 Marathon/5K in Binghamton, NY on Sunday 5/4/14 @ 7:30am/10am
This is the 4th 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 on Saturday 5/3/14. Runners/Walkers encourage to pick up their packets on Saturday. This will be a USATF certified course also open to walkers. Age group awards and medals to all finishers.
Warrior Run Mountain series at Labrador Mountain on Saturday 5/9/15 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!
Thom Bugliosi Trail Run 13K/26K/52K (new**) in Dryden, NY on Saturday 5/10/14 @ 10am & 7am (52K)
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 and 4 times for the 52K. The course takes you through scenic flora and valley views. There’s post-race food and refreshments.
Socci Stiletto Stampede and 5K at Willow Bay @ Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 5/10/14 @ 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 College 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. Registration includes chip-timing, t-shirt, water, snack, festivities, live music and 1st beer on us at the White Water Pub!!! All those registered by May 1st are guaranteed a t-shirt. After party at White Water Pub. Awards to the 3 fastest overall in the race and the 3 fastest male and female finishers.
Oneida Lake Challenge 5K and 1 mile Fun Run in Brewerton, NY on Saturday 5/10/14 @ 8am
This will be an annual 5k event with a kids 1mile fun run. 100% of the proceeds will go to improving the technology for Brewerton Elementary classrooms. There will be refreshments at the end of the runs for all participants as well as a tee shirt for those who preregister up until April 1, 2014.
Show Your Swell 5K at Willow Bay in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 5/11/14 @ 10am
The event is a 5K run/walk at the Willow Bay section of Onondaga Lake Park. The race will be chip-timed with services provided by Leone Timing. A 1K kid’s fun run will start at approximately 9:15 AM, followed by the 5K at 10:00. Refreshments including food and water will be available to all participants. Medals will be awarded to all 5K finishers and t-shirts will be guaranteed to all pre-registered participants (we will make every effort to ensure t-shirts on race day as well).
100% of the proceeds will go directly to the HAEA (Hereditary Angioedema)
Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk in Cortland, NY on Sunday 5/11/14 @ 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).
Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Full and 1/2 Marathon in Rhinebeck, NY on Saturday 5/16/15 @ 8am and 8:30am
Just as the weather starts warming up, before it gets too hot, join us for the first annual Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Marathon! Whether you’re looking for a new destination race, a quick getaway from the city, a reason to return, or just a chance to explore Rhinebeck, the Full and Half Marathon promise to be great fun for everyone. The race will feature rolling country roads on tree-lined streets, as well as views of the Hudson River, the Catskill Mountains. Come for the day and race or stay the whole weekend. A portion of the proceeds from this race will be donated to The Rhinebeck Parks and Recreation Department and the American Heart Association.
Run to the Sun 5K/10K/1/2 Marathon in Watertown, NY on Saturday 5/17/14 @ 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 and to honor the life of Heather A. Freeman who died tragically in a motorcycle accident. T-shirts to all pre-registered runners (male, female and youth style shirts), and finishers medal for all 1/2 marathon finishers.
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 5/16/14 @ 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 separately. 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, NY on Saturday 5/17/14 @ 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. There’s even a separate timed “survivor” category.
Medved Lilac 5K/10K in Highland Park Rochester, NY on Sunday 5/18/14 @ 8am/9am
I went to this festival with my family several 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 2000 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. Cash awards and medal awards.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 5K/Half Marathon/Half Marathon Relay in Utica, NY on Sunday 5/18/14 @ 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. Shirts given to the first 500 registrants (sizes not guaranteed). The race benefits the Hall of Fame.
Charity for Children 5K/8K in Green Lakes State Park on Sunday 5/18/14 both @ 9:15/10:15 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). 2014 is the 6th annual. There’s a 1/2 mile Kid’s Run @ 9:00 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. All participants will receive a sports towel, and water bottle/holder.
Carriage Trail Run Off Road Race in Cazenovia, NY on Sunday 5/18/14 @ 10am
This year’s course is a 5k fun run & walk. It travels through the beautiful countryside and carriage trails behind Lorenzo State Historic site. The run is approximately 2 miles of slate base carriage driving trails and one mile of farm lane. There is informal timing for this race.
Sehgahunda Trail Marathon/Relay Marathon in Letchworth Park on Saturday 5/24/14 @ 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 2 or 4 person teams and can be same sex mixed sex. Limited to 225 solo runners and 250 relay participants. Hooded sweatshirts to the solo marathoners and long sleeve shirts for relay participants and finisher prizes for all finishers. Post race refreshments include: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggieburgers, baked whole wheat penne, pasta salad, asst italian cookies, bananas & oranges, lemonade and ice tea.
Ottawa Race Weekend in Ontario Canada 2k/5K/10K on Saturday 5/24/14 @ 3pm/4pm/6:30pm and Half/Full Marathon on Sunday 5/24/14 @ 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 5/25/14 all @ 7am John Beishline Memorial 5k @6:45am
Fast and scenic along the waterfront, with a NEW marathon course this year. 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 5/25/14 @ 9am
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.
Veteran’s Memorial Day 5K in Camillus, NY on Monday 5/26/142@ 9:30 am
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.
Majorpalooza Run For Life Catch Me if you Can 5K at Cayuga County Community College in Auburn, NY on Sunday 5/25/14 @ 9:30am
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.
Runapalooza 5K @OCC in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 5/31/14 @ 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.
Van Buren Park 5K Alpine Challenge in Van Buren Park Baldwinsville, NY on Saturday 5/31/14 @ 930am
The Friends of Van Buren Park non-profit organization is holding the first annual Van Buren Park 5K Alpine Challenge. This cross-country race, by far, will be the most difficult foot race in the Upstate New York area. The race course has been designed to challenge even the most experienced Harrier. All of the proceeds from this race will benefit The Friends of Van Buren Park and the Corporal Kyle R. Schneider Foundation. It is our intention to make this an annual event that grows to be one of the most respected cross-country challenges in NY State. This event is designed to be a true family event.
Lemoyne College Dolphin Dash @ Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 5/31/14 @ 10am
The Dolphin Dash will be held on the Saturday of the Le Moyne College Reunion Weekend. The race starts and ends at the Henninger Athletic Center. Join alumni, parents and friends of Le Moyne College for the inaugural Dolphin Dash, a 5K run and one-mile walk, organized by the Le Moyne College Alumni Association Board. Proceeds from both events will support student scholarship at Le Moyne College.
Miles for Meals 5K Run & Fun Walk at Onondaga Lake Trail in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 5/31/2014 @ 940 am
Join the Food Bank of CNY’s Miles for Meals 5K sponsored by Lockheed Martin and 93Q. Not a runner? Sign up for the Fun Walk and bring your friends and family. All participants registered by 5/15 will receive a free t-shirt. Timing will be provided by a professional service and the top 3 Men, top 3 Women, and top 12 and under finishers will receive medals.
Makin’ Memories Mud Run in Moravia, NY on Saturday 5/31/14 @ 930 am
This event is a 5K Trail Mud Run to benefit Makin’ Memories Therapeutic Riding program. Makin’ Memories Therapeutic Riding program Has been offering their students with physical, sensory and developmental challenges the opportunity to strengthen their bodies and souls since 2009. You can help this program reach additional students whom otherwise may never have the opportunity to feel the freedom and independence that therapy riding provides. These CNY trails are exciting and breathtaking and you never know what obstacles might be around the next corner!
22nd Annual AIDS Run 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run at Beaver Lake in Baldwinsville, NY on Sunday 6/1/14 both @ 10am
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.
Oswego Little League 5K in Oswego, NY on Friday 6/6/14 @ 6pm
This race is to support the Oswego Little League team. The 1st 100 registered get a t-shirt. There will be awards to top 3 male and female finishers and top3 in each 5 year age group.
Tortoise and Hare 10K+ Trail Run/Hike in Ithaca, NY on Saturday 6/7/14 @ 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.
Munchkin Mile Kids Fun Run @ the Chittenango Firehouse in Chittenango, NY on Saturday 6/7/14 @ 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.
Paige’s Butterfly Run 5K/Caterpillar Crawl in Downtown Syracuse on Saturday 6/7/14 @ 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.
3rd Annual “Why Not Tri” Team and Individual Triathlon on Sunday 6/8/14 @ 9am (NEW**)
This triathlon is designed for beginners and can be done as an individual or team. Teens 15 years or older up to adult can participate in this event. Last year the participation doubled, so come help us raise the bar again this year. The event features a 225 yd. swim, a 5 mile bike, and a 2 mile run. This year showcases a brand new bike course! All participants will receive a t-shirt for participating. The JCC is located at 500 Clubhouse Rd. Vestal, NY 13850.
Livestrong Triathlon in Green Lakes State Park in Syracuse on Saturday 6/7/14 @ 8:30am
Now in its 35th running. 800 Meters Open Water Swim, 20K (12.4 mile) Bike Course, 5K (3.1 mile) Run. Three Wave Start. 100% of the money raised supports the charitable work of the YMCA, particularly the YMCA’s free programs for cancer survivors.
Seven @ Seven Cross Country Challenge @ Green Lakes in Fayetteville, NY on Sunday 6/8/14@ 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 the non early risers.
Remembrance 8K Run/3K Walk for Hope in Marcellus, NY on Sunday 6/8/14 @ 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.
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 6/14/14 @ 8:30am/8:50am/9:10am/10am
Joe lived in Syracuse, NY with his wife Carol of almost 39 years. Joe has 3 children: Joe Jr. and his wife Christine, Lori and her husband Scott, Stephen and his fiance Melissa and 3 beautiful grandchildren, Jacob, Giada and Anthony. At the age of 62 Joe was diagnosed with Amyloidosis and later passed. This race is dedicated to giving to the charities that helped Joe attempt to fight this terrible disease.
Fathers Day Chase @ Willow Bay in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 6/15/14 @ 9am
Many members of the local running community know Rick Simon. He’s an avid runner and has offered great support to many other runners. Rick is married to Sara, who also runs. Together they have two children, Chase and Wayne. Wayne is heavily involved in sports and is extremely bright. Chase has an infectious smile and a great sense of humor that reminds you to appreciate the simple things in life. Chase also has autism. Chase has been given the opportunity to move to the best facility in the country for a child with autism. He will live in Baltimore, Maryland.This move will require many trips to Maryland for the Simon family and may result in a permanent move there. As parents, we all do what is best for our children by putting our children’s needs in front of our own. Rick and Sara are doing just that. Join us on Sunday June 15th at 9am, for a unique fundraising group run/walk starting at Willow Bay! We will be selling special T-shirts for the event and there will be beverages and refreshments! You may donate at the run or you can donate through paypal . All profits will go to assist the Simon family (Rick, Sara, Wayne and of course Chase)! You can get more information by going to the following link:
Father’s day 6K Run/Walk in Cortland, NY on Sunday 6/15/14 @ 9am
This race is put on by the Cortland YMCA. This year there is a NEW COURSE: Race will be starting at the First National Bank of Dryden on Route 13. The course will measure closer to 6K due to the route change, and will be ¾ road ¼ trail. Full Race route available online at www.cortlandymca.org Proceeds help benefit Lime Hollow Nature Center and the Cortland YMCA .
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 180 registrants male and female cuts available but sizes are not guaranteed.
Corporate Challenge 3.5 Mile at Onondaga Lake Park Liverpool, NY on Tuesday 6/17/14 @ 6:25pm
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.
Zero-The End Of Prostates Cancer 5K /1 mile in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 6/21/14 @ 840 am
This race is part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge – the premier men’s health event series in America – coming to more than three-dozen cities across the nation in 2014. This tight-knit community activity brings together athletes, doctors, cancer survivors and those who care about them to end prostate cancer. They aim to accomplish their goal by funding research and providing free testing and education. Lace up your sneakers and join Associated Medical Professionals at the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk .
Union Springs Academy 5K in Union Springs, NY on Sunday 6/22/14 @ 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.
Ride and Run for the Rescue 5K @ Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 6/28/14 5K @ 930am
At the Rescue Mission,they are going to great lengths to end hunger – and now, you can too. Join for Ride & Run for the Rescue at Long Branch Park in Liverpool. The event will feature bike rides ranging from 2 to 62 miles, a 5k run, activities and entertainment, with all proceeds helping to feed the hungry here in our community. In 2013 the Rescue Mission provided 286,953 meals to hungry men, women and children. Help us end hunger by registering today.
Starting and ending at the Chittenango Fire Barn. Free Fun Run for Youths Under 16. T Shirts and Refreshments For All Runners.
Ride & Run for the Rescue at Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 6/29/14 @ 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.
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 Friday 7/4/14 @ 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 Friday 7/4/14 @ 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.
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.
Women’s Distance Festival 5K Run/Walk in Dryden, NY on Thursday 7/10/14 @ 6:30pm
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.
Salt City Walk for Epilepsy in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 7/12/14 @ 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 7/13/14@ 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.
Lavender 5K in Redcreek, NY on Sunday 7/13/14 @ 8am
Four years ago Redcreek incorporated their Annual 5k Lavender Fun Run/Walk. In the past the run raised money for a scholastic award and was given to a student planning to attend an accredited college to study agriculture or environmental studies. This year the proceeds from the run will go to the Make A Wish Foundation.
Hef Holiday in Homer 5K run/walk in Homer, NY on Saturday 7/19/14 @ 8am
This is a flat and fast, out and back course that takes in the charm of the Village of Homer, NY. All proceeds benefit the Homer Education Foundation. Awards: First -Third Place Overall Male and Female, and Top 3 Finishers in each age group will receive a Race Bag Award. No Duplications of Awards.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 5K in Long Branch Park Liverpool, NY on Wednesday 7/23/@ 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.
24th Annual Oswego Y Harborfest 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk in Oswego, NY on Saturday 7/26/14 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.
Filmore 5K in Moravia, NY on Saturday 7/26/14 @ 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.
Otisco Lake Watershed Shuffle 4 mile Run/2 mile Walk in Marietta, NY on Saturday 7/26/14 @ 8am
Come enjoy either a spirited 4 mile run through the rolling hills adjacent to Otisco Lake or stroll 2 miles along one of Central New York’s valued Finger Lakes. The event includes a bib number raffle until all prizes are gone! Come support this fundraiser for Otisco Lake Preservation Association (OLPA) to keep Otisco Lake, a primary source of Syracuse drinking water, pristine. Let’s preserve one of Central New York’s treasures.
Fay-Man race of Champions and Muddy Hornet Challenge @ Fayetteville-Manlius High School on Sunday 7/27/14@ 9/10am
This will be a 5K race and a 1K fun run and a muddy hornet challenge. 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 8/2/14 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 8/2/14 @ 9am
It’s the fourth 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. Cash awards to overall and age group winners.
Website 2014 with link to download the registration form
Mad Cow 5K in Nelson, NY on Saturday 8/2/14 @ 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!
Welch Allyn 5K and Family Fun Run in Skaneateles, NY on Saturday 8/2/14 @ 9:30am/9:00am
This is the 2nd annual Welch Allyn 5k & Family Run. The course starts and ends at the Welch Allyn State Street campus. There will be a water stop at mile 1.5. The course is run on scenic country roads and will close at 10:30am. The first 500 participants to register are guaranteed a t-shirt. There will also be awards for the top three overall male and female finishers and age group awards. This race benefits Clear Path for Veterans: Supporting the Journey Home. You can be a fundraiser for this race as well.
Forge the Gorgeous Trail Run 7 miles in Fillmore Glen State Park in Moravia, NY on Thursday 8/7/14 @ 6pm
This is a mid week night run. The official race course is two partially overlapping scenic loops that work out to be 7 miles (3.5 each loop). 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 8/7/14 @ 5:45pm/6:00pm and fun run at 5:15pm
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.
Run 4 a Reason Community Run and Poker Walk in Pulaski, NY on Friday 8/8/14 @ 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.
Valley Nature in the City 4 mile Run/Walk in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 8/9/14 @ 9am
Meachem Area Parks Association is sponsoring the 4th annual Valley Nature in the City Run. This 4 mile run starts at Meachem Field and will take you past and through some of the beautiful parks and green spaces located in the valley neighborhood of Syracuse. Most of the course consists of flat roadway, and approximately one mile is trail through a natural urban forest known as the Rand Tract. This is the 4th race in the 2013 Syrathon Series.
Willow Bay 5K Run and Fitness Walk for Women on Saturday 8/16/14 @ 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 Youth Run/5K/10K in Baldwinsville, NY on Sunday 8/17/14 @ 9am/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 8/17/14 @ 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 8/26/14 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.
Run for the Woods 4K/5 mile in Marcellus, NY on Saturday 8/23/14 both @ 7:45am
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 at 8:30am.
Turning Stone Races 5K in Verona,NY on Saturday 8/23/14 5k @ 5pm
4th 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 8/23/14 with the 5K event followed by an evening of entertainment at Turning Stone.
Turning Stone Races 10K/Half Marathon in Verona, NY on Sunday 8/24/14 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 8/23/14 with the 5K event followed by an evening of entertainment at Turning Stone. The weekend wraps up on Sunday 8/24/14 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 8/24/14 @ 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 Saturday 8/23/14 @ 5:15pm
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.
Monster Races Half/Full Marathon in Virgil, NY on Sunday 8/31/14 @ star times vary by age/gender
This is the toughest marathon course in the East with 5560 ft of total climb. No one will ever qualify for Boston here, but the beauty of this section of the North Country National Scenic Trail and the Finger Lakes Trail is worth the effort (and the fun!). The course consists of two identical out-and-backs of 13.1 miles each. Well-stocked aid stations will be spaced 3 to 4 miles apart. The sponsor is the Finger Lakes Runners Club. There will be free food and drink after the race! NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
Skaneateles Labor Day Road Race 5K on Sunday 8/31/14 @ 4pm FINAL YEAR!!
This race is part of the Skaneateles Labor Day Race Weekend. It’s run in conjunction with the Labor Day parade and the Fireman’s Field Days. The Skaneateles Road Race will be starting just before the parade at 4:00pm. Runners will register at the Skaneateles Firemens Field Days and then form up at the intersection of State Street and Austin Street. Runners follow the parade route through the Village of Skaneateles in front of thousands of spectators and then onto the remainder of the running course which will include a new route through the Vargason Nature Trail. Runners then will finish back at the Firemens Field Days in plenty of time to catch the end of the parade with the family. Stick around for the Road Race and “I’m All That” awards ceremony and then enjoy the family oriented festivities. This included rides, games, great food and drink. But wait…don’t leave yet! Just after dark you will enjoy a fantastic fireworks display. Truly an event for the entire family! T-shirts and goodie bag to each participant. I ran this one in 2007 and I still say the first mile of this race was my fastest mile I’ve ever run with the huge crowd cheering you on.
Oak Tree 1/2 Marathon and 5K Walk/Run in Geneseo, NY on Sunday 8/31/14 @ 800am/815am
This is a USATF certified course. With 40% of the race on paved road and 60% on dirt trails this is sure to be a challenging run. The course brings you past the majestic Oak Tree savannahs of the Genesee Valley. The course has 6 water stops (2 with sports drinks), live music and restrooms at miles 4 and 11 (for those uninviting moments).
The 18.12 and Half-Marathon Challenge in Sackets Harbor, NY on Sunday 8/31/14 @ 7 am for both races
The 18.12 Challenge and 1/2 Marathon run will welcome runners from all over the North Country and the United States to both the Watertown, NY and Sackets Harbor, NY area for an exciting race weekend. The Battle of 1812 was the first of two major battles that took place in Sackets Harbor during the war. As a way to honor the large military presence in our area (Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division), commemorate the anniversary of the battle, and promote distance running, we will be hosting the 3rd annual 18.12 Challenge (18.12 mile run) and ½ Marathon (13.1 mile run). The race will be capped at 812 runners to ensure that all runners have a great race experience. Each race participant will receive a medal and a dri-fit t-shirt. The 18.12 Challenge and 1/2 Marathon will be giving out $1812.00 in prize money. The first male and female to complete the 18.12 Challenge will each win $500.00. The first male and female to complete the 1/2 Marathon will each win $406.00. There will also be individual awards presented.
Buffalo Biggest Loser RunWalk 1/2 Marathon/5k and 1 mile kids run on Sunday 8/31/14 @8am/8:30am/12pm
This race replaces the former Run into Buffalo 15k. 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. Runners receive a finishers medal, tshirt, and drawstring bag. There will be celebrity appearances from former contestants of “The Biggest Loser”. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
This is part of Onondaga Lake Park. This is support people with developmental disabilities. There’s family entertainment, health and wellness info. They have great prizes and medals. Past family fun zones have included hot air balloon rides, petting zoo, bounce castles, face painting, food and drink, and even Otto the Orange. There’s also a 3K Fun Walk. NEW THIS YEAR – ALL RUNNERS WILL RECEIVE A FINISHERS MEDAL!! Register by August 20th to be guaranteed a performance race shirt.
Running for Recovery from Addictions 5K/10K run in Watertown, NY on Saturday 9/6/14 @ 9am
Run through downtown Ithaca, residential, and park areas of the City. The 5 mile race is a single loop course, while the 10 mile race is a double loop. There is a NEW 5k course for 2014!! The course is FLAT and FAST and will be well marked. Water stations will be available. Traffic will be controlled by Police and marshals. 1 mile Family Fun Run is on sidewalk and grass areas. An award will be given to the person who finishes at the middle-of-the-pack of both the 5 & 10 mile races. This award is dedicated to runners who run for the love of the sport. There are also age group awards and an award for the last place finisher in each race!
Mustang Stampede 5K /10K/ @ Oneida Shores in Brewerton, NY on Sunday 9/7/14 @ 9am
Mustang Stampede is a 5K run/walk, 10K run and children’s fun run. Team Red White and Blue, an organization who supports our Wounded Veteran community, will be present. This race is to support the Army and their families. This is the 7th annual.
1st Annual Cortland Elks race in Cortland, NY on Sunday 9/7/14 @ 9 am
The Cortland Elks run is for everybody! Runners can choose between an 11K or a 1.1 mile walk/run, and there is a “Tot Trot” for kids up to age 3. There will be a complimentary breakfast and drink specials following the race. ALL 11K runners who register by 8/19 will receive a free tech shirt.
Dewitt PFA 5K in East Syracuse, NY on Thursday 9/11/14 @ 4 pm
This is a 5K run along the Erie Canal to remember the events of 9/11. Proceeds to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The run will start at the DeWitt Town Hall and end at the Town 9/11 Memorial. The Annual 9/11 ceremony to follow.
The Vineyard 5K “Come as you are and Run” in Syracuse, NY on Friday 9/12/14 @ 630 pm
The proceeds from this race benefit Feed my starving children. Hunger is one of the biggest issues facing the world today. Every 5 seconds a child dies of a hunger related issue somewhere in the world. This isn’t right and the Vineyard partners with a group called Feed My Starving Children (www.fmsc.org) to feed children who are on the brink of starvation. Every year the church buys an 18 wheeler tractor trailer filled with specially designed food. It is delivered to the church and over 1,000 volunteers come together right here in Syracuse to pack the food which has been purchased with donations and fund-raising events like the Vineyard 5K. Since 2007, central New Yorkers have teamed up to pack 1,600,000 meals for starving children.This is a certified event timed by Leone Timing.
Little Moe 5K Walk/Run in Cazenovia, NY on Saturday 9/13/14 @ 845 am
This race is to benefit horse rescue at the CNYSPCA. Start and finish at Lorenzo Historic Site.
6th Annual Hope for Heather Teal Ribbon Run 5K @Lewis Park, South Main St., Minoa, NY on Saturday 9/13/14 @ 10:30 am other events begin at 930 am
**New location for 2014!! Lewis Park, South Main St. Minoa NY. New flat course and downhill to the finish. Score your personal best at this 5k race! The Hope for Heather is a not-for-profit corporation in memory of Heather Weeks, who lost her life to cancer at age 24. Heather was an advocate for women’s cancer and committed to raising funds to find a cure. Through your donation, the Hope for Heather will continue Heather’s dream of educating all women on the major symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. This corporation’s mission is to raise funds to support ovarian cancer research, to promote education and awareness, and to help to provide comfort to women and their families devastated by cancer.
E-Race Cancer Race Half Marathon/5K in Baldwinsville, NY on Saturday 9/13/14 @ 830/9 am
RBC Wealth Management and M&M Market Mgmt are proud to introduce the E-Race Cancer Race that will include a 1/2 Marathon and a 5k Race. Following these two races there will be a Mascot Run and a Kids Fun Run. After all the running events (11:30am) the live music and the chicken BBQ will begin. All of the proceeds from the event will go to Upstate Cancer Center Integrative Medicine.
Light Up The Night 5K Run/Walk @ Franklin Square in Oswego, NY on Saturday 9/13/14 @ 7 pm
This will be an evening event with a DJ & Dance Party Before ,During, and After the event. We will be selling GLOW in the DARK Shirts & Glow Stick Bracelets. Dress in Costumes and make yourself glow. Prizes for best costume and much more. This is going to be a great event and fun time so stop out and run/dance the night away!
Holy Cross Academy 5K Walk/Run @ Holy Cross Academy in Oneida, NY on Saturday 9/13/14 @ 8am
This will be the 1st Annual 5k Run/Walk. Door prizes and $100 gift card for the top Male and Female finishers.
Parks Run in Strathmore 4 mile at Hiawatha Lake Syracuse on Sunday 9/14/14 @ 11am
This lake is in Onondaga Park….not to be confused with Onondaga Lake Park. It’s in the Strathmore neighborhood of Syracuse. The Mountain Goat runs through here. The Parks Run starts in Onondaga Park and goes to Woodland Reservoir and back. At one time The Mountain Goat used to traverse to the top of Woodland Reservoir and was the highest point of that race. They took the reservoir out of the Goat many years ago, but enough folks in this neighborhood were upset by that so they brought the reservoir back in the form of the Parks Run! This is a beautiful lake and neighborhood if you’ve never been here before. Free Gannon’s ice cream for runners, bouncy palace and face painting. Available for purchase are dogs, burgers, and ice cream. Proceeds go to a local city cause every year. This race is part of the Syrathon series so make sure you are there!
Central New York Lung Cancer Breathe Deep CNY 5K @ Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 9/14/14 @ 10am
Breathe Deep CNY is a 5k timed race and untimed walk to raise funds for lung cancer research. The course is friendly to wheelchairs, bicycles, strollers, and pets (as long as they are cleaned up after!). Awards will be given to the top three individual fundraisers, as well as to the top three runners in each age group. Enjoy live music, face painting, a beverage and food truck, and free massages! Bid on great items at the silent auction and take a chance to win raffle prizes.
Clear Path for Veterans 5K in Cleveland, NY on Sunday 9/14/14 @ 1 pm
Everyone receives a Clear Path for Veterans logo pin and an American Flag.
Cortland Chiro 5K in Cortland, NY on Sunday 9/14/14 @ 9 am
This is the 4th race in the Cortland YMCA 6 pack series races.
Responder’s Run 5K in Brewerton, NY on Saturday 9/20/14 @ 10 am
Welcome to the inaugural Responders’ Run. The run takes place on a flat, scenic trail along Oneida Lake in the Oneida Shores Park complex. If a 5K isn’t your thing, we’ve also got a one mile fun run/walk happening prior! This run is to support and honor those who serve in police, fire and EMS capacities throughout Onondaga and surrounding counties. The fun will kick with a one mile fun run/walk, perfect for kids and families. At 10 a.m., the timed 5K will begin on the trail along Oneida Lake.
Mexico Cider 5K Run/Walk on Saturday 9/20/14 both @ 9:00am
This one starts and finishes at Mexico School’s athletic fields, and includes a track finish. You will run through Mexico’s residential neighborhoods. There’s also a Kid’s Fun Run @830am. It benefits Mexico’s Library.
The new USATF-certified 5-mile course will start near Beard Park, take runners along Route 257 to Manlius Center Road, and return to Brooklea Drive via the Old Erie Canal towpath, finishing on Lincoln Street. The Children’s Races will be held entirely within Beard Park. Timing will be provided by Leone Timing. Awards: 5M overall top finisher for each male and female. 5M age group awards to the top three males and top three females in each of the following age groups. Cazenovia Jewelry Half-Century Award for 1st male and female finishers age 50 or older. Souvenir ribbons to all finishers in the Children’s Races (Children’s 100m, 200m, and 400m races).
Delta Lake 1/2 Marathon in Rome, NY on Sunday 9/21/14 @ 9am
Starts and ends at the DELTA LAKE STATE PARK. It circles Lake Delta! The rolling, scenic course follows rural country roads through the towns of Westernville and Lee with a view of Delta Dam before returning to the park. T=shirts to the 1st 150 registered. Water stops every 2 miles on the course.
CNY Bread Run 1/2 Marathon/5K @ Fabius-Pompey High School on Sunday 9/21/14 @ 9:30am/9:40am
The CNY Bread Run, held in Fabius, NY, just 20 minutes south of Syracuse NY, is considered not only one of the most beautiful USATF certified courses in New York State but one of the best run races. Both the Half Marathon and 5K courses are USATF certified. Promoting and supporting the programs in schools that so positively effect student achievement!
Doris A. Connor Memorial 5K Walk/Run/kids fun run @ Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton, NY on Sunday 9/21/14 @ 8 am
3rd annual 5K run, 1 mile walk and kids fun run for Brain Aneurysm Awareness. This event is held in memory of Doris A. Connor: Registered Nurse, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and friend. All proceeds will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation for research and brain aneurysm awareness.
Cuse VS. Cancer 5K and 1 mile Fun Run on the Syracuse University Campus in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 9/21/14 @ 11am
This will be the 3rd annual Cuse vs. Cancer 5k to unify the Syracuse student body and community in order to raise money for cancer research and for the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation. Last year’s race had over 220 runners and raised over $3400, so come out to this year’s race to make it an even bigger success! Free T-Shirt with entry to the first 150 registrants: Shirts will have the race logo, sponsors names, cool design, and Syracuse colors, just like last year’s shirts.
Harvest Dash Trail Run @ Critz Farms in Cazenovia, NY on Sunday 9/21/14 @ 9 am
The first annual Harvest Dash will be a trail run through the crops and tractor roads at Critz Farms, a family owned agritourism business. All walkers and runners receive free admission to Critz Fall Harvest Celebration on the day of the event where they can enjoy a variety of activities including; pumpkin and apple picking, a gigantic corn maze, tractor rides, sweet cider, hard cider, wine, and beer tastings. All proceeds from this event will go to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a non-profit organization that provides year round activities for children and families affected by cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Ludden Fall Frolic 5K Run/Walk@ Bishop Ludden Jr/Sr high school on Saturday 9/27/14 @ 9:30 am
This year will be the 5th annual. This event starts at Bishop Ludden and continues through the streets of Westvale. Awards given to top runners.
Finger Lakes Mud Run in Auburn, NY on Saturday 9/27/14 1st wave @ 9am
The Finger Lakes Mud Run at Everest Park is a challenging, military-style trail run that’s intended to pit participants against one of THREE EXTREME COURSES. Yes, THREE! Each wave of participants joins a stampede of literally hundreds who’ll trudge through thick field grasses, over wooded underbrush, down and out of deep gullies, and ultimately face jaw-dropping obstacles–each designed to encourage teamwork and camaraderie.
Insane Inflatable 5K @ the NY State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 9/27/14 and Sunday 9/28/14 1st wave @ 9 am
The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to your neck of the woods! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the worlds largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, but insane by choice!
Rod Squad 18 mile Relay/3K run in Marietta, NY on Saturday 9/27/14 @ 830 am/10 am
The third annual Rod Squad Relay is an 18-mile relay run around Otisco Lake in memory of Rod Dalton.. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening immunodeficiency. The Rod Squad Relay was developed to raise funds for the Histiocytosis Association and increase awareness about this rare disorder in memory of a valued community member, Rod Dalton.
Falling Leaves 5K/14K in Utica, NY on Sunday 9/28/14 @ 9 am/8:50 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
Padres Pace for the Pantry 5K in Camillus, NY on Saturday 9/28/14 @ 12:45pm
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.
Tully 5K Reach Run/Walk @ Tully High School in Tully, NY on Sunday 9/28/14 @ 10 am
Enjoy the beautiful foliage and rolling hills of Tully as you run a scenic course and help find a cure for hydrocephalus! Children’s fun run starts at 9:30 am, 5k run starts at 10am and the walk begins immediately after the run. Prize for every child in the fun run, cash prizes for male and female categories: $100 for first, $50 for second, and $25 for third. T-shirts to the first 150 runners. Early registration $25, race day $30, children’s fun run $10.
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.
Copper Wire Run 1 Mile/5K in Camden, NY on Saturday 10/4/14 @ 930/10 am
This is a family fun event which takes place with the Camden Fall Festival. Overall winner awards. Enjoy the fun, music and food at the Fall Festival after finishing the race! There will be race day registration.
Pumpkin 5K Run in Cortland,NY on Saturday 10/4/14 @ 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.
GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Awareness Center 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Walk @ Onondaga Lake Park Sawmill Creek Pavillion in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 10/4/14 @ 10/9:45 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, 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.
Move 5K at Green Lakes on Saturday 10/27/4/14 @ 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!!
Hallowrun for Hunger in Brewerton, NY on Saturday 10/5/14 @ 11am
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 race day 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 at 10am too.
Pit Run 5K/10K in Oneonta, NY on Sunday 10/5/14 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.
Wineglass Marathon/Marathon Relay in Bath, NY on Sunday 10/5/14 both @ 7:45am
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.
Syracuse Festival of Races Men’s/Women’s 5K’s and a 3K at Manley Field House 0n Sunday 10/5/14 @ 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.
Ithaca Glows 3K and 5K in Ithaca, NY on Saturday 10/11/14 @ 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!
2nd Annual Montezuma Aqueduct Run/Walk in Montezuma, NY on Saturday 10/11/14 @9:30am
This run was created as a fun family community event that is helping to further develop the Montezuma Heritage Park. Whether joining the race to run, for a leisurely nature walk or just cheering the participants on, there will be something for everyone to enjoy at this event. The race course consists of road running and some trail running. CASH ONLY if you register on race day.
Camp Talooli 5K/family run/walk in Pennellville, NY on Saturday 10/11/14 @ 9am/10am
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 10/11/14 @ 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.
3rd Annual Run of the Dead – A Benefit for the Wilderness Search & Rescue Team @Syracuse Sports Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 10/11/14 1st wave @ 11am
A Benefit for the Wilderness Search & Rescue Team. THE DEAD PARTY – Will start as soon as you get there and the music will also begin throughout the afternoon. Beer, food, blood and guts will be available for purchase as well. We invite you to stay right at the park and party into the night like it’s your last day on this Earth! If that wasn’t enough, yes there will be one of the biggest bon fires you have ever witnessed at this after party! This years BBQ is being provided by Sharkey’s of Liverpool.
1st Annual Dick Rossi Remembrance 7K Walk/Run in Canastota, NY on Saturday 10/11/14 @ 10am
This run/walk Starts on North Main Street before the creek and ends at Saint Agatha’s Wilson Ave. There will be a party after for all with a free lunch for Run/Walkers only at the Canastota High School Gym. T-shirts to all registered by 9/29.
Mohawk Hudson River Marathon/1/2 Marathon in Central Park, Schenectady, NY on Sunday 10/12/14 @ 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 10/12/14 @ 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.
Hunters Hope Every Step Walk at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 10/12/14 @ 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.The annual Every Step Walk is presented in honor of Colby Carter & Mason Woodruff. 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 10/18/14 @ 930am
2014 is the 17th annual for this race. Trophies for top male and female 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 10/19/14 @ 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.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Syracuse 3 Mile Walk Clinton Square in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 10/19/14 @ 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 2014 event will be our 19th year and we hope to beat last year’s attendance of 5,000+ walkers!
Leaf Peeper Half Marathon/3 Person Marathon Relay in Yaman Park in Cortland, NY on Sunday 10/19/14 both @ 9:30am
The 10th annual Leaf Peeper is on Sunday, October 19, 2014 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.
Empire State Marathon/1/2 Marathon/Relay in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 10/19/14 @ 7:30am/8am
NEW COURSE FOR THE MARATHON for 2014!! 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 NBT 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 NBT Bank Stadium. The Marathon Course:Follows the same flat course as the Half Marathon to the end of Onondaga Lake Park, but then continues after the turnaround on Hayes Rd onto the west side trail of Onondaga Lake Park. The course goes to the end of the trail and turns around to return back onto the east side and then down Onondaga Parkway to the finish line waiting at NBT 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.
Run, Sherlock, Run! in Utica, NY on Saturday 10/19/14 @ TBA
Run, Sherlock, Run! is an annual scavenger hunt race in the Mohawk Valley. Clues will be provided to teams of runners, directing them to secret checkpoints. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams finding all checkpoints in the shortest time, and a post-race party will be offered to all participants. Teams of two, three or four runners can register through Active.com or by mail. Participation is capped at 300 runners. All proceeds will benefit Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network, Inc. The Perinatal Network works with individuals, families, and health and human service professionals to improve the overall health of communities in the Mohawk Valley. Our mission is to improve birth outcomes and maternal, child and family health, facilitate collaboration among providers and community organizations and advocate for change.
What you need to know:
- This is a team event. You must gather a team of 2, 3, or 4 runners to participate.
- Runners under age 16 must have a parent or adult running on their team. Runners aged 16 and older may form a team without an adult team member, but must have an adult present at the race.
- You will need a team name to register.
- The total length of the run is variable. Each team may run a different distance depending on how they answer the clues and navigate through the course checkpoints.
- Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Please see Official Rules for how ranking is determined.
- The first 200 registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt.
- Refreshments will be served at the post-race party.
Eastwood Autumn Park to Park Run 5 miles in Sunnycrest Park in Syracuse on Sunday 10/26/14 @ 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 2014 (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.
A Run For THEIR Life 5K/15K in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 10/26/14 @ 9:10am
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.
21st Annual Halloween Run 5K at at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY on Sunday 10/26/14 @ 10am
This run was formerly known as the Bruegger’s 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.
CRMC Hospital Aid Trick or Trot in Cortland, NY on Sunday 10/26/14 @ 9:30am
This is a family focused COSTUME race to benefit the Maternity and Pediatric wards of Cortland Regional Medical Center. We will have kids activities including a fun run, a concession stand, a DJ to keep the fun going and sports massages offered to runners. There will also be drawings, prizes for costume categories and race awards. Come join the fun and help support the families in our community!
Class of 2019 Pumpkin Run 5K Run/Walk on Sunday 10/26/14 @ 2 pm
This is the 3rd Annual Cazenovia Pumpkin Run/Spooky Sprint 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Cazenovia High School Senior Class of 2019.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 Pumpkin Run starts at Caz 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!
Baldwinsville Rotary Autumn 5K Run/Walk in Baldwinsville, NY on Saturday 11/1/14 @ 10:00 am
This timed event is road course, starting and ending between Elden & Durgee schools. Packet pick-up, race day registration, post-race refreshments and awards will be in the main lobby of Baker High School. Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female runners, the top male and female in each age group, and for the top male and female walkers. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry and the Baldwinsville Rotary Club, both serving the needs of our immediate community
New York City Marathon on Sunday 11/2/14
The premier event of New York Road Runners, the TCS 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.
7th Annual Burn Run 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run in East Syracuse, NY on Sunday 11/9/14 @ 9/10/830 am
The 10K race has been a big hit after being added 2 years ago. 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.
Red Creeks 3rd Annual Turkey Trot in Red Creek, NY on Saturday 11/15/14 @ 10 am
All proceeds benefit the Fair Haven and Red Creek food pantries. A turkey will be awarded to the overall male and female winner in the 5K.
Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk for Arthritis @OCC in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 11/22/14 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 is run on the campus of Onondaga Community College.
Cortland Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday 11/27/14 @ 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 11/15/14 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 24th, 2014. 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!!!!
Baldwinsville Turkey Trot 5K/10K on Thursday 11/27/14 @ 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 2014 being the 46th annual! 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 3000 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 12/6/14 @ 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 12/13/14 @ 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.