Syracuse Festival of Races 2013
Start: Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 8:50 AM (EDT)
Syracuse , NY 13210
Registration Closing Date
Thursday, October 3, 2013 @ 8:59 PM (EDT)
Join runners from throughout the U.S. for the 21st edition of one of the world's few 5K destination road races. Whatever your age, ability, or level of road running experience, your SFoR experience will be one of the best you've ever had!Both 5K races offer net timing as well as gun timing. Men's 5K and Women's 5K finishers will receive not only a beautiful long-sleeved tech shirt, but also a high quality SFoR 21st anniversary finisher medal courtesy of Nationwide Insurance.
5K COURSEOur 5K races are run on the USATF-certified and validated out-and-back course (NY12118JG) that has hosted 52 world or national 5K records/bests along with thousands of 5K PRs.This is the same course that hosted the four of the ten fastest 5K road times run anywhere in the world in 2002, and two dozen or more world-class (age-graded above 90.0%) performances in each of the past four years.Water is available at two points on the 5K course, and split times will be called at the mile mark and at each kilometer. As always--thanks to great support from the Syracuse Police Department--the entire course will be closed to traffic.3K Fun & Fitness Run and Tops Friendly Markets Community WalkBoth the 3K Fun & Fitness Run and the Community Walk cover the first and last 1.5 kilometers of the 5K course (turning around roughly opposite the basketball courts at Barry Park). Fun runners and walkers who want to cover a shorter course may turn around at any of the intersections on Meadowbrook Drive. For the safety of our many young participants in the 3K, the course will be closed to traffic and water will be available at the 3K turnaround. PARKINGGETTING HERE: The Lampe Athletic Complex surrounds Manley Field House at the intersection of Comstock Avenue and East Colvin Street in Syracuse. PARKING IS FREE IN THE MANLEY FIELD HOUSE LOTS, and NO PARKING IS ALLOWED ON THE RACE COURSES.ANYONE WITH SPECIAL PARKING NEEDS--INCLUDING GROUPS WITH BUSES--SHOULD CALL DAVE OJA (446-6285) PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 22!Those arriving prior to 8:15 should park in the SOUTH parking area of Manley Field House (enter the lots from Colvin Street). Those arriving later than 8:15 should avoid E. Colvin St. and enter the Manley Field House parking areas from Comstock Avenue.AMENITIES5K participants will receive a 2013 SFoR long-sleeved tech shirt and a very special 21st anniversary finisher medal.Registered participants in the 3K Fun & Fitness Run and the Tops Friendly Markets Community Walk will receive a colorful, 100% cotton race t-shirt. Everyone with a bib number is eligible to enjoy an outstanding array of post-race refreshments.The top three finishers in each of 28 age and gender categories in our 5K races will share $2,465 in Dick's Sporting Goods Bonus Certificates.We will continue to offer a $1,000 course record bonus in both the Men's 5K and Women's 5K. In addition, we are once again awarding a minimum of $10,000 to top individuals and club teams in the 2013 USA Masters 5K Championshps for men and women, and our very popular two-person family team competition in nine categories.FEESFor the 5Ks: $22.00 by July 31; $25.00 by Sept. 15; $30 by Oct. 5; and $35 on race morning.For both the 3K Fun & Fitness Run and the Community Walk, entry fees are as follows:Prior to Oct 6th: $7.00 for those 17 and younger, $10.00 for those 18 and olderOn 10/6: $15.00 per person (regardless of age)PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOUR BIB NUMBER (PINNED TO THE FRONT OF YOUR OUTERMOST LAYER OF CLOTHING) IS YOUR TICKET TO THE EVENTPACKET PICKUP AND LATE REGISTRATION:Pre-registered runners can pick up their bib on Oct. 5th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Dick's Sporting Goods in Destiny USA (Syracuse).Packets not picked up on Saturday may be picked up at the race site beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race morning. For early pick-up and the best selection of shirt sizes, come on Saturday!