Montezuma Half Marathon & 5K

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June 25, 2017 | 8:30 AM

Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands ComplexMontezuma Audubon Center
2295 NY Route 89
Savannah, NY 13146

Nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, the tiny town of Savannah — home to a population of just over 1,700 year-round residents — is set to play host to the Montezuma Half Marathon & 5K in late June this year. A race that will take runners along country roads and the grassy trails into the Howland Island Unit of the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area (about 1/3 of the race course).

This race will benefit the important work and efforts of the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. The Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex support habitat restoration & public use at The Montezuma Wetlands Complex in upstate New York.


EVENT: 1/2 Marathon

The Half Marathon course will combine country roads (2/3) and a wildnerness trail (1/3) though Howland Island’s Wildlife Refuge Area. The race will start and finish at the beautiful Montezuma Aububon Center affectionately known in the region as “The MAC”

START TIME: 8:15 AM EST
END TIME: 12:00 PM EST
PRICE: $55.00 Race Fee + Processing Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $57.50 on December 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST                                           Price increases to $60.00 on April 1, 2017 12:00 AM EST

1/2 Marathon Course

1/2 Marathon Course

Click on map to see it in Map My Run

EVENT: 5K

The new 5K course will take place on the trails behind the MAC that will both challenge and reward the senses.

START TIME: 8:30 AM EST
END TIME: 12:00 PM EST
PRICE: $33.00 Race Fee = Processing Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $35.00 on December 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST

5K Course

5K Course

Race Weather and Climate

Located in western Upstate New York, about 140 miles east of Buffalo and roughly an hour’s drive from Rochester, Savannah typically sees its warmest weather of the year in July, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 39ºF (in 1932) and as high as 100ºF (in 1936).

MONTEZUMA HALF & 5K…
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET:

  • Entry into the 2017 MONTEZUMA HALF MARATHON & 5K
  • Performance Race Shirt
    • Snowy Heather fabric is a polyester knit with high mechanical stretch
    • Men’s-sleeveless and Women’s- racerback
  • Custom Montezuma Headband
  • Custom Montezuma Bib
  • (5) Hydration Stations
  • PortaJohns at start/finish & along the course
  • Safe/Secure Course
  • Professional Medical Support
  • 2017 Finisher Medal– Half Marathon & 5K Finishers
  • POST RACE FEST at the Montezuma Audubon Center
  • Free, No-Hassle Parking

Packet Pick Up and In-Person Registration

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fleet Feet Sports- Market Fair North
4136 NY-31, Clay, NY 13041

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Medved Running & Walker Outfitters
3400 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 NY Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146

RACE DAY Packet Pick Up and In-Person Registration
Sunday, June 25th 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 NY Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146

Race Day Parking

All Event parking:

  • Montezuma Audobon Center (MAC), 2295 NY-89
  • Savannah Fire Co, 1770 NY-89 or Highway Dept.

Vehicles will be directed to the MAC first, after that parking lot fills, vehicles will be directed to the Savannah Fire Co. or Highway Dept.

Post Race Refreshments and Activities

Post Race Festival at the Montezuma Audubon Center-  Live music, food and farmers’ market vendors.

Purchase your Carry a Bead from Maureen’s Hope Foundation and add more meaning to your run.

Pat Hendrick Photography

2016 Race Results