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 …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

Info & Registration


Earth Day Half Marathon & 5K

Earth Day Half Marathon & 5K

Emmi Farm’s
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.

Info & Registration


Earth Day Half Marathon & 5K

Thousand Islands Half Marathon & 5K

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

Info & Registration


Montezuma Half Marathon & 5K

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 and a 15K 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.

Info & Registration


Old Forge Marathon

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.

Info & Registration


Finger Lakes Half Marathon & 5K

Fleur Di Lis Brew Works
3630 NY-414
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

September 21, 2019

 

The Finger Lakes Half Marathon & 5K will benefit the Wounded Warriors in Action, a local not-for-profit that serves our nation’s combat -wounded Purple Heart recipients.

Info & Registration


E-Race Cancer Half Marathon & 5k

E-Race Cancer Half Marathon & 5K

Stone’s Marina
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/) .

Info & Registration


2018 Dick's Sporting Goods Family Fit Series

Dick’s Sporting Goods Family Fit Series

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.
June-November

 
  • Pi Day Run
  • ShortcaKe 4K
  • Cannonball 5K
  • Harvest Challenge
  • E-Race Cancer 5K
  • Ugly Sweater 5K

Info & Registration


ShortcaKe 4K

Abbott Farms
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.

Info & Registration


Cannonball 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

Casey Park
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


Harvest Challenge 5k & 1 Mile Run

Harvest Challenge 5K & 1 Mile Run

Emmi Farms
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!

Info & Registration

 


 

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.