Race events support the community’s health by providing an opportunity for fun and engaging cardiovascular exercise and a social opportunity for community members, families, and students to come together. Race sponsorship opportunities and volunteer opportunities are available.
GET FIT 52.4 Half Marathon Series …or 65.5 or 78.6!
Attention HALF CRAZY RUNNERS!!! Sign up for FOUR Willow Running Half Marathon events with the mail-in GET FIT 52.4 Half Marathon Series Challenge application! One Application- No Processing Fees!! Price includes all registration costs and swag from each individual race plus the GET FIT 52.4 SWAG !!!
Four half marathons not enough? Do 65.5 or why not 78.6? Extra 65.5 & 78.6 SWAG with each add’l each race!
- Earth Day Half Marathon
- Thousand Islands Half Marathon
- Montezuma Half Marathon
- Old Forge Half Marathon
- Finger Lakes Half Marathon
- E-Race Cancer Half Marathon
Corner Rt. 370 & Vann Road
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
April 14, 2019
The Earth Day Half Marathon & 5K has quickly become one of CNY’s most looked forward to springtime races! Along with some of the best swag out there, we celebrate Earth Day by giving all registrants an evergreen tree seedling to plant! The loop course, on low traffic, country roads, has some pretty amazing views of rolling farmland and the lookout at Beaver Lake as well as friendly neighbors that come out to cheer you on! The race start/finish and after party are at the Emmi Farm’s Greenhouse. The 5K is an out & back along two fairly flat stretches of country road. New this year is the Half Marathon Relay Event! Following the race, you will be treated to live music, a Southern Tier beer, hot food and other treats. The Earth Day Half Marathon & 5K event benefits the Syracuse Rescue Mission and other local groups.
Scenic View Park
8 Fuller Street
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
June 1, 2019
The Thousand Islands Half Marathon & 5K is a scenic road course with a start/finish at the pavilion in Scenic View Park in Alexandria Bay, NY
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146
June 30, 2019
Race courses that will take runners along country roads and the half marathon course will include a packed dirt trail that will loop in and out of Howland Island (a unit of the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area- about 1/3 of the half marathon race course). New in 2019, a 10K race event, which is why we are excited to now refer to the event as A FESTIVAL OF RACES!
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.
George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center
225 North St.
Old Forge, NY US 13420
September 7, 2019
All the race events will take place on established bike (snowmobile in the winter) trails that run between the northeast portion of Old Forge, just north of the Water Safari, and work their way towards Eagle Bay. The trail course is mostly gravel and dirt roads. A true Adirondack experience. Fall foliage is estimated to be around 25% peak.
Fleur Di Lis Brew Works
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
September 21, 2019
RUN in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of NYS for the inaugural Finger Lakes Half Marathon & 5K
- Start/Finish & Post-race party at Fleur De Lis Brew Works.
- Half Marathon swag: custom hoodie, pint glass & finisher medal
- 5K swag: custom race shirt & finisher medal.
- Race benefits the Seneca Falls, NY chapter of Wounded Warriors In Action
The Post Race Party will include an Awards Ceremony , Live music, free food and limited free beverage (beer) for runners (21+). Food and drink will be available for non-runners, family and friends for purchase.
All donations will directly benefit the Seneca Falls, NY chapter of Wounded Warriors In Action, a not for profit dedicated to serving purple heart recipients who bravely fought for our country (https://wwiaf.org/).
Seneca White Deer (Former Seneca Army Depot)
Romulus, NY 14541
October 5, 2019
Join us for the inaugural Run With the Deer (13.1, 10k, 5k) on Saturday October 5, 2019 at the old Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, NY. This historic site is now the home of hundreds of white deer. With a little luck, you’ll be able to spot a few during your run. The Run With The Deer event will include a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon (13.1). All 3 running events will take place inside the Seneca White Deer (SWD) complex. Each race event will be on paved roads that are extremely flat, a fast course indeed! There will be awards for overall, masters and age group winners for both male/female categories.
Post race, stick around for a spectacular “Run with The Deer” Festival complete with live music, food trucks, vendors, tours and even helicopter rides.
9247 N Road
Bridgeport, NY 13030
October 20, 2019
E-RACE CANCER HALF MARATHON & 5K will again take place in Bridgeport, NY at the peak of autumn foliage season. The road course is extremely flat and will take you along the south side of Oneida Lake, New York State’s largest inland Lake with scenic views of both fall colors and the impressive Lake. After the race there will be a post race festival to celebrate the conclusion of the running event with food, drink, vendors and entertainment. This year the primary race event benefactor will be Cancer Connects a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides programs and services to facilitate the cancer journey for cancer patients throughout Central NY State (http://www.cancerconnects.org/) .
The Family Fit Running Series is a collection of fun and competitive family oriented running/walking events (occurring from spring to fall) encouraging better health, memorable family times and individual achievement.
- Pi Day Run
- ShortcaKe 4K
- Cannonball 5K
- Harvest Challenge
- E-Race Cancer 5K
- Ugly Sweater 5K
3275 Cold springs Road (Rt. 370)
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
June 15, 2019
We all run for different reasons why not add “Running for Shortcake” to the list. Presented by Northside Collision, the ShortcaKe 4K to benefit Sunshine Horses will be at Abbott Farms in Baldwinsville, NY and will coincide with strawberry season in CNY. All finishers will receive a fresh strawberry shortcake as a reward for job well done! All entrants will receive a unique custom “I run for Shortcake” race shirt. The race event will benefit Sunshine Horses, an not-for-profit organization helping horses, helping people. Sunshine Horses is an independent agency and rescue facility that rehabilitates, retrains and seeks adoptions for retired Standardbred race horses.
Cannonball 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk
150 N Division Street
Auburn, NY 13021
July 13, 2019
A perfect way to finish a challenging summer race- with a CANNONBALL!!! At Casey Park in Auburn, NY to benefit the Auburn YMCA’s Free Swim program.
Info & Registration
1482 W. Genesee Rd.,
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
September 15, 2019
A fun and challenging 5K course on tractor paths through and around the fields at Emmi’s farm. There will also be a 1 mile run for all ages. Run or walk either event. Bring the whole family to participate!
Come celebrate the transition from Thanksgiving to the Christmas season with a fun but competitive 5K run and don’t forget to wear your best UGLY sweater! There will be awards for overall winners M/F as well as age group winners.