Races

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

Attention HALF CRAZY RUNNERS!!! Sign up for all FOUR of the Willow Running halfs (listed below) with the mail-in GET FIT 52.4 Half Marathon Series Challenge application! Get discounted registration fees and swag from each individual race PLUS A GET FIT 52.4 FINISHER MEDAL!

  • Earth Day Half Marathon
  • Montezuma Half Marathon
  • Old Forge Half Marathon
  • E-Race Cancer Half Marathon

Info & Registration


Earth Day Half Marathon & 5K

Earth Day Half Marathon & 5K

Emmi Farm’s
Corner Rt. 370 & Vann Road
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

April 22, 2018
½ Marathon time: 8:30 AM
5K time: 8:45 AM

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. 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 more local groups.

Info & Registration


Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex

Montezuma Half Marathon & 5K

Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Rt. 89
Savannah, NY 13146

June 24th, 2018
½ Marathon time: 8:15 AM
5K time: 8:30 AM

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 and public use at The Montezuma Wetlands Complex in upstate New York. This race will take runners along country roads and the grassy trails into the Howland Island Unit of the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area.

Info & Registration


Old Forge Marathon

George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center
225 North St.
Old Forge, NY US 13420

September 8th, 2018
Marathon & Half Marathon start time: 8:30 AM
5K start time: 8:45 AM

The full marathon, half marathon and 5K 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. A portion (30%) of the Race proceeds will benefit MAC’s Safe Ride, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting bar patrons home safely after a night out and keeping drinkers out of the drivers seat in Old Forge and surrounding areas.

Info & Registration


E-Race Cancer 5k

E-Race Cancer Half Marathon & 5K

Stone’s Marina
9247 N Road
Bridgeport, NY 13030

October 14th, 2018
Half Marathon start time: 8:30 AM
5K start time: 8:45 AM

Info & Registration


Dick's Sporting Goods Family Fit Series

Dick’s Sporting Goods Family Fit Series

The Family Fit Running Series is a collection of fun but competitive family oriented running/walking events (occurring from spring to fall) encouraging better health, memorable family times and individual achievement.
June-November

  • Prudential 4.01K at Abbott’s Farm
  • Cannonball 5K
  • Abbott’s A-MAZE-ing Race
  • Prudential 4.01K at Roseland Waterpark
  • Harvest Challenge 5K & 1 Mile
  • Ugly Sweater 5K

Info & Registration


Prudential 4.01K Race at Abbott_Farms

Abbott Farms
3275 Cold springs Road (Rt. 370)
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
June 17, 2017 9:00 AM

The Prudential 4.01K Race at Abbott Farms is the first race event in the Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) Family Fit Running Series. The approximately 2.5 mile race is a combination road/trail course inside Abbott Farm’s property and adjacent roads. All race participants are rewarded with a Strawberry Shortcake at the end of the race!
Info & Registration


Willow Health and Wellness Center

Saranac Lake 5K Run/Walk

Riverside Park at Lake Flower
Route 3 & Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
July 1, 2017 8:30 AM

To celebrate the July 4th weekend, join us in scenic Saranac Lake, NY for the inaugural Saranac Lake 5K Run/Walk. The 5K (and there is also a 1 Mile Run/Walk) will start/finish at Riverside Park at Lake Flower. All 5K participants will receive a tech race shirt and finisher medal. All 1 mile finishers will receive a t-shirt and finisher medal.
Info & Registration- Due to a permiting issue, this race has been cancelled. Please email willowhwc@gmail.com for more info


Cannonball 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

Van Buren Park
7350 Canton Street Rd.
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
July 2017 10:00 AM

A perfect way to finish a challenging summer race- with a CANNONBALL!!! The Start & finish will be at Van Buren Park in Baldwinsville, NY. It is a road course that will end with a jump in the Van Buren Pool! The Cannonball 5K will help raise funds for Van Buren PTA Playground Committee.
Info & Registration


Abbott Farms Amazeing Race

Abbott’s A-Maze-Ing Race

Abbott Farms
3275 Cold springs Road (Rt. 370)
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
August 5, 2017 9:00 AM

Run through a corn maze and apple orchard. It’s a scavenger hunt. It’s a 15 ft tube slide. It’s a whole lot of fun! Join us for an exceptionally fun but serious run for kids of all ages 8-18 years and for adults 18+.

Info & Registration


The Prudential 4.01K at Roseland Waterpark

250 Eastern Boulevard
Canandaigua, NY US 14424
August 12, 2017

The Prudential 4.01K Race at Roseland Waterpark is the fourth race event in the Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) Family Fit Running Series. The approximately 2.5 mile race is a combination road/trail course inside Roseland Waterpark. Registration for race includes a day pass for the waterpark. ($30 Retail Value).

Info & Registration


Harvest Challenge 5k & 1 Mile Run

Harvest Challenge 5K & 1 Mile Run

Emmi Farms
1482 W. Genesee Rd.,
Baldwinsville, NY 13027.
September 17, 2017
Sunday 9 AM

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!

Info & Registration


Finger Lakes Mud Run at Everest Park

Everest Park
5301-5399 County Rte 72B,
Auburn, NY 13021
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Finger Lakes Mud Run is an outdoor challenge course that takes place within the beautiful grounds of Everest Park. The event is volunteer-organized and is designed to help cultivate camaraderie and teamwork.  Families and friends can look forward to an exhilarating, challenging, and extremely muddy adventure! Donations and registration net proceeds will go to Champions for Life, Inc. Registration is open!

Info & Registration


Ugly Sweater 5K

Syracuse Ugly Sweater 5K

Onondaga Lake Park
Liverpool, NY
(Near the Wegmans Playgound)
November 25th, 2016
12:00 PM

Come celebrate the transition from Thanksgiving to the Christmas season with a fun but serious 5K run at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY. All runners will be required to wear an Ugly Sweater for the race event. There will be prizes for the overall winners for both male and female (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) as well as Age Group winners. After the race there will be a party at the White Water Pub, walking distance from the Start/Finish area. A portion of the proceeds and all donations will go to the Rescue Mission of Syracuse.

Info & Registration