The spring, summer and fall race calendar in Central New York is always jam-packed! With so many great events happening locally, it can sometimes be hard to decide what to do. That's why we've asked Central New York race directors and organizers to tell us "Why Their Race Rocks!" We want to know what about their event sets them apart? What's new? Different? Unique? Special? Fun?
Here's what they've had to say!
CNY Tour de Cure
9 a.m. July 29, 2018
Why does your race ROCK? The CNY Tour de Cure is an event where the entire Central NY community can come to together as one in the fight to stop diabetes and to celebrate all those living with diabetes everyday; the real Superheroes!
Dewitt PFA 5K
September 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Why does your race ROCK? When and where can you run on a Friday evening in support of a fallen firefighter of your choosing.? The DeWitt PFA 5K offers just that with an out and back fasat/flat course along the Erie Canal offering amazing runner shirts and medals.
4th Annual Backpack Run 5k/10k
September 15, 2018, 9:00 am
Why does your race ROCK? Great event atmosphere, music on the course, medals, and MEGA HILLS!!! Challenge yourself on a beautiful and scenic course with a great hill workout as a reward-take advantage of runner discounts in the Thousand Islands Region after the race!
The Great Pumpkin Run
10 a.m. September 22
Why does your race ROCK? A great Fall trail race that's challenging but fun on the trails of Tim's Pumpkin Patch in Marietta. Enjoy the Fall colors, check out the pumpkins and enjoy the farm. Raise a toast after your done with a cold beer. Prize pumpkins to the top men and women and everyone eligible for an assortment of other prizes.
10th Annual Teal Ribbon Run
9 a.m. September 22
Why does your race Rock? Score Your PBT at the Teal Ribbon Run
You want to score your personal best time (PBT) for the 2018 season. You have trained all season to lower your 5k time. It’s September and the temperatures are cooler so now it’s the perfect time to score your PBT. The Teal Ribbon Run (for Ovarian Cancer Awareness), September 22, is your best opportunity: the course is flat, (26 feet change in height) and the last ¼ mile is downhill! Last year numerous new and veteran runners indicated they scored their PBT. Timing will be provided by Leone Timing. All runners can enjoy a slice of pizza or draft beer at race end. Runners of all levels are already registered. A majority of runners for this race are women. Ovarian Cancer awareness is an important reason to run. All the pieces are in place the only piece missing is you.
2018 COMEBACK TRAIL - SYRACUSE
October 13 8 a.m.
Why does your race ROCK? The Comeback Trail is a national event celebrating the physical, mental, and spiritual journey of stroke recovery. Every step you take and every dollar you raise for the Comeback Trail will provide hope after stroke to the seven million stroke survivors in the United States. Join us, as we raise awareness and funds to support the ongoing needs of the stroke community. This event is unique because it is being organized and lead by a local stroke survivor who, upon recovery, made it her mission to support the local survivor community. Learn more at www.triumphoverstrokecny.org. On average, every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke and about 800,000 people will be affected each year. For 7 million stroke survivors throughout the United States, receiving the appropriate education and care is essential to their recovery. The Comeback Trail is open to both walkers and runners. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness in their community. Team up with family, friends, co-workers, and loved ones to support stroke survivors and their circle of care.
Eastwood 5 Mile Run
10 a.m. October 21
Why does your race ROCK? The Eastwood 5 Mile run rocks simply because of our course and distance! A unique 5 mile course winds past the parks of Syracuse’s Eastwood area. It’s the perfect training course for the Mountain Goat run with half the distance and half the hills. The race finishes with a super fast downhill sprint to the finish line. There is no other race like it and you will never have a more satisfying finish line experience!
The Burn Run
8:30 a.m. November 4, 2018
Why does your race ROCK? Aim for your personal best times on our 5k, 10k, or both, back to back, with firefighters running in full gear, on a fast and fun course that starts and ends at East Syracuse Fire Department Station #2, all to benefit the Burn Foundation of CNY!
Liverpool Turkey Trot
November 22, 2018 9:00 am
Why does your race ROCK? One of the largest charitable races ever run at Onondaga Park. You'll find a scenic trot right under the "Lights on the Lake" in the heart of Liverpool. The only place to grab a beverage too!
It's a Wonderful Run
December 8, 2018 4:40 p.m.
Why does your race ROCK? Holiday race to kick-off your holiday season and it starts at dusk so you can enjoy the beautiful charm of Bedford Falls, NY. Don’t just come for the 5k, come for the weekend!