Syrathon Race Series

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The 2017 Master List will be updated after each Syrathon Race. Please allow up to one week for mileage to be added. Updates can be found here once the series starts.

Fleet Feet Sports, Saucony and C&S Companies once again join the City of Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation to bring together the following established road races, based in the City of Syracuse, into the unique Syrathon Race series. The Syrathon Race Series is a seven-race foot tour that showcases Syracuse's terrific parks system, including true gems embedded in a host of vibrant, diverse city neighborhoods. Whether you are just beginning, or are a seasoned runner, the series is designed to encourage healthy physical activity year-round, while promoting the sights and sounds of Syracuse!

Syrathon is made possible by the support of its sponsors, and, of course, because of the tremendous efforts of the individual race committees. Each of the Series races are well-established because of the hard work and creative, thoughtful planning of each individual race committee. Each race has its own flavor, and the dedication of all race volunteers brings great benefit to respective city neighborhoods and to so many charitable causes.

The Challenge!

Become a SyrathonerRun your own personal marathon by accumulating 26.2 miles over the course of the series. Select enough races to meet your goal, all while benefiting local neighborhood associations and great charitable causes.

Become an UltraSyrathoner: Run all seven of the races in the series and log extra miles at the Creekwalk/Strathmore fun runs for a total of 35 miles to claim the UltraSyrathon title. ***Please note to reach the UltraSyrathon status, additional miles, outside of the seven Syrathon races, must be completed at the Creekwalk/Strathmore Mile fun runs.

Creekwalk/Strathmore Fun Miles
Miss a race in the series? Going for Ultra status? Here's your chance to add mileage to your Syrathon total with three FREE untimed fun runs. Fun run locations include the City's Creekwalk and Strathmore neighborhoods' Onondaga Park. You can earn you up to nine additional miles. Simply sign in with the staff at the fun runs. The dates for the additional miles will be announced soon. 

Here's where you sign up!

The Procedures

IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE 4/3, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR SHIRT AT THE MOUNTAIN GOAT RACE EXPO AT THE FLEET FEET SPORTS DEWITT LOCATION. IF YOU REGISTER AFTER 4/3, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR SHIRT ON OUR NEXT ORDER AND WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WHEN THE ORDER IS IN. THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR THE 2017 SYRATHON RACE SERIES IS MAY 6. ALL SYRATHON SHIRTS CAN BE PICKED UP AT FLEET FEET SPORTS DEWITT LOCATION.

1. Sign up for the Syrathon Race Series: 

Deluxe Syrathon Race Series: $10
Deluxe Syrathon Series Sign up:                     Syrathon tech running Shirt
Complete Deluxe Syrathon Mileage:                Syrathon Medal
Complete Deluxe Ultra Syrathon Mileage:        Syrathon Medal and Pint Glass

Pick up your Syrathon Shirt on Mountain Goat Weekend (May 5 & May 6) and wear at each race.

All other Syrathon swag can be claimed at the end of the series at the Fleet Feet Sport’s Post Syrathon Party in October at the Fleet Feet Sports, Dewitt store.

2. Sign Up for Your Races: You must register for each race individually by completing race registration forms/waivers provided by the race organization, and paying requisite race fees. Eligibility for prizes will be based on finisher lists provided by the timing companies.

3. Visit the Fleet Feet Sports Booth on Race Day: Enter to win "Race Day" prizes at the Fleet Feet Sports booth. Winners will be contacted following the race.

4. Complete your MILEAGE! 
Remember, this series challenge is “participation-based,” which means there are no times to keep track of and no placements to worry about. Just get out there, take it at your own pace and have fun!

The Races

Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run: Syrathon again kicks off with the Shamrock Run. This neighborhood race takes runners through Burnet Park and past historic pubs and landmarks,  including the famous “green-on-top” traffic light.  Music from local bands provide motivation all along the route!

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017    Time: 11:00 a.m.     Distance: 4 miles  
Packet Pick Up at Fleet Feet Sports (Dewitt): Thursday, March 2 12-8 p.m.

Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run: The Goat will bring you on an exhilarating tour of the city, tackling two of Syracuse’s highest peaks along the way and concluding with a tremendous party in Clinton Square. 

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017    Time: 10 mi. run/Relay - 9:15 a.m.
Mountain Goat Expo at Fleet Feet Sports (Dewitt): Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
*** Please note: The new Mountain Goat “relay” option.  On race day, Syrathoners will now be able to earn either 5 miles (relay) or 10 miles (main race) toward the challenge goals.*** 

Paige's Butterfly Run: Thrilling run connecting downtown with Leavenworth Park, Franklin Square and the Creekwalk, benefiting the Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at Golisano Children's Hospital. Run, Walk or Crawl at Paige's Butterfly Run and then stay for the Taste of Syracuse! 

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017   Time: 9:00 a.m.  Distance: 5K (3.1 mi)
Packet Pick Up at Fleet Feet Sports (Dewitt): Thursday, June 1 Noon-7 p.m.

Valley Nature Run/Walk: This 4-mile run begins in Meachem Field before passing through Valley neighborhoods and parks. Included is a unique 1-mile stretch of trails through an urban forest known as the Rand Tract. Benefits Meachem Area Park Association.

RACE DETAILS: TBA

Inner Harbor 5K: This late summer run launches from the beautiful Inner Harbor and visits Leavenworth Park and the Creekwalk. Proceeds benefit the Inner Wealth Initiative, a collaborative and grass-roots movement intended to enhance the mental health and wellness of children and families throughout our communities.

Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. Distance: 5K (3.1 mi)
Packet Pick Up at Fleet Feet Sports (Dewitt): Saturday, Aug. 26, 11-3 p.m.

Strathmore 4 Mile Race: Scenic course that includes beautiful Onondaga Park, lovely neighborhood streets and breath taking views from atop the Woodlawn Reservoir.

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017   Time: 1:00 p.m.  Distance: 4 miles  
Packet Pick Up at Fleet Feet Sports (Dewitt): Saturday, Sept. 23, 10-4 p.m.

Eastwood Park-to-Park Autumn Run: Enjoy incredible fall colors as you round out your Syrathon Series with a trek along Eastwoods’ tree-lined streets and a final descent into Sunnycrest Park. Sure to be Syrathon's fastest finish!

Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. Distance: 5 miles
Packet Pick Up at Fleet Feet Sports (Dewitt): Saturday, Oct. 14 10-1 p.m. 

 

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