Why Your Race Rocks

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!

Want to tell us about your race? Fill out the form at this link to be added to this page: www.fleetfeetsyracuse.com/forms/tell-us-why-your-race-rocks


Fool's Food Truck 5K

11 a.m. April 7, 2018


Why does your race ROCK? This year’s event will feature LIVE MUSIC from MIKE POWELL and we could not possibly be more excited! From AMAZING FOOD TRUCKS and awesomeLIVE MUSIC, to celebrating FIRST 5K RACERS -- this event has something for everyone! #FoolsUnite

Step Up 4 Kids

8 a.m. April 29, 2018


Why does your race ROCK? It's not just a great race for a great cause, its an opportunity for the community, of all ages, to come together to raise awareness. Lace up your running/walking shoes and help bring hope, health, safety and support to child victims in YOUR community.

Mountain Goat Run

9:15 a.m. May 6, 2018


Why does your race ROCK? The Mountain Goat screams history! With the upcoming 40th anniversary of the race, runners will be pounding the same streets as some of the most decorated athletes have done before them. Power through some of the hardest hills in Syracuse and feel like an Olympian.

Little Moe 5K

8:30 a.m. May 12, 2018


Why does your race ROCK? This family friendly, pet-friendly 5K is a great way to kick off Mother’s Day weekend with a total love-fest, celebrating our love of horses, all animals and our moms! Enjoy the traffic-free, immaculate trails of Green Lakes State Park, with professional chip timing for competitive runners and a warm, welcoming environment for first-timers. Strollers and dogs are welcome – we’ve even had a few goats participate (on leashes, of course!). Discounts for families celebrating Mother’s Day.

Fit to Be Tied

9 a.m. May 20, 2018


Why does your race ROCK? Join us for a 5K run or a 3K walk to show that you are "fit to be tied"! Particiants are encouraged to wear their silliest, most creative neckties in memory of Bob Palmer, a beloved memory of the CNY running community for many years until his death in 2015 due to complications of amyloidisis. This event raises awareness and support for reseach into new treatment options for amyloidosis (a rare and serious blood disease similar to multiple myeloma).

27th Annual Veterans Memorial Day 5K Run

9:28 a.m. May 28, 2018


Why does your race ROCK? You can't beat the price: $10 pre-registration fee; the atmosphere: 10,000 parade spectators; the setting: beautiful Erie Canal Park with the course along the historic Erie Canal on the route of the 1996 Olympic torch; and the post-race refreshments: drinks, donuts, muffins and bagels. All this and be home by 11 a.m. 


Fillmore 5K

9 a.m. July 21, 2018


Why does your race ROCK? Enjoy the small-town atmosphere in this fast and flat 5K in downtown Moravia. The 5k course meanders through the village and surrounding rural area and supports the local Four town Ambulance and First Aid Squad.

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!

Eastwood 5 Mile Run

10 a.m. October 21, 2018


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!

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