The Syracuse City Department of Parks has created a running challenge through the parks and neighborhoods of Syracuse involving specific races that are already found on our race calendar.
Now with 8 total races, to become a Syrathoner you must complete at least 26.2 miles. This can be achieved by completing any combination of races to reach the total of 26.2 miles. Or earn the title of Ulta-Syrathoner. To become an Ultra-Syrathoner one must complete not only all eight races, but also complete the longer distances of both the Mountain Goat Run (10-miles)and A Run for THEIR Life (15k). Completing this challenge will result in running 42.5 miles.
We will also require that you register for the Syrathon race series. You will need to fill out a one-time registration form which will be available online at the Syrathon website and beginning at the Tipp Hill race.
As always, reaching the title of Syrathoner and completing at least 26.2 miles will make you eligible to receive a Saucony tech-shirt at the end of the race series. If you complete all eight races (regardless of distance) you will receive a commemorative finishers medal. And if you complete the Ultra-Syrathon challenge, you will also be entered to win a prize pack courtesy of Fleet Feet Sports, The New Times and the Syracuse Parks & Recreation.
Check out the Department of Parks web site for further details.