SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8TH 2017, NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse, NY
  • Fast, Flat, & Scenic USATF-Certified Boston & NYC Marathon Qualifier
  • HOME RUN option to FINISH ON HOME PLATE inside NBT Bank Stadium
  • Epic Party inside the Stadium – Live bands, beer, & fun!
  • Full, Half, & 10k with Perfect Fall Running Temperatures

Expo & Packet Pick-Up

  • Saturday, October 7 9am-5pm
  • PLEASE NOTE: All distances are SOLD OUT and there will be NO Expo or Race Day Registration available
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Packet Pick-Up in XRacewear lounge, inside NBT Bank Stadium
  • 12:00pm Family “Home Run” Fun Run – run as many loops as you’d like around NBT Bank Stadium for all ages! Wristbands available for $5 at HOME RUN desk.

Race Start Times

  • Sunday, October 8 6am-5pm
  • 6am – 7:30am Packet Pick-Up in XRacewear lounge, inside NBT Bank Stadium
  • 7:45am Hannah & Ashley Williams – National Anthem
  • 8am 10k, Half Marathon, & Marathon Start
  • 8:05am Home Run wristbands available at Home Run tent, $10/ea or $25/for 3
  • 9:20am Epic After Party – Live Bands inside NBT Bank Stadium
  • Awards: 10am 10k, 11am 1/2, 12pm Marathon
  • 3pm Course closes & roads reopen
  • 5pm Epic After Party Finale


Once you cross the USATF Certified finish line mat right in front of NBT Bank Stadium, runners have the option to make it a “HOME RUN” and jog, walk, or skip an additional 350 yards and finish inside NBT Bank Stadium right at home plate (no sliding please!) surrounded by screaming fans, live bands cranking out great tunes, your face on the jumbotron in center field and be right in the center of the Epic After Party!

Friends & Family can hit a HOME RUN too! Each 10k, 13.1, or 26.2 runner can have friends and family purchase a HOME RUN wristband and celebrate all the way to home plate with their runner after they cross the official finish line! $10/ea or $25/for 3

100% of the HOME RUN upgrade goes to local Syracuse charities! Purchase your HOME RUN wristband(s) during the Health & Fitness Expo, friends and family can purchase during race at Home Run tent! Please note: ONLY HOME RUN participants with wristbands will be allowed on the field.

2017 ESM Expo

Join us this year on Saturday 10/7 and Sunday 10/8 before, during, & after the event for the return of the Empire State Marathon Expo taking place right inside NBT Bank Stadium! Local & national vendors, food, gear, and a family-friendly Home Run (Inside the Park!) on the field Saturday at noon. Packet Pick-Up available Saturday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.


Epic After Party!

NBT Bank Stadium will be rocking with live bands all day welcoming runners at home plate! Admission is FREE for friends & family to come and enjoy the music, great food & beer will be available while you check out the expo booths, or dance and sing along with your favorite tunes from (4) great local Syracuse bands! Please note: ONLY HOME RUN participants with wristbands will be allowed on the field.


Finisher’s Shirt


Awesome Finisher’s Medal




USATF Certified Half & Full Courses

2017 Athlete Guide


2017 Course Maps

2016USATF_Certified_Course_LogoOur 10k, Half & Full Marathon courses start and finish right at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY. Runner and spectator parking is right on-site, allowing everyone easy access to an extremely spectator-friendly start & finish with a long runner's chute for photos!

Empire State Marathon is an USATF Certified Course (NY14127JG) and Sanctioned Event. Our 26.2 fast & flat course (~40' of total climb!) is a certified qualifier for Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon, JFK 50, and all events that use USATF Certification standards for qualification.

Empire State Half Marathon is an USATF Certified Course (NY11107JG) and Sanctioned Event. Our extremely fast 13.1 mile course is a nearly straight out & back course ready for blisteringly-fast times with beautiful views of Onondaga Lake, running through the picturesque Onondaga Lake Park.

Saturday 10/7 Family Home Run

How many laps can you do in an hour? Four loops of the field makes 1 mile, 12 times for an 5k... enjoy this untimed Family Home Run inside of NBT Bank Stadium on Saturday 10/7 at 12:00 to 1:00pm during the expo. $5 entry and all participants receive an Empire State Marathon keepsake silicone wristband. Top 3 finishers with the highest number of loops take home a commemorative ESM pint glass too! In-person registration begins at 9am during the ESM Expo on Saturday 10/7!

Sunday 10/8 Family Home Run

Run, Walk, or Crawl an additional 450 yards to home plate from the finish line - and bring your family & friends along with you! 100% of the proceeds goes to 2 local charities! Each $10 donation (or $25 for families of 3 or more gets you a wristband allowing each person making this year's ESM a HOME RUN and running across at home plate inside NBT Bank Stadium! Tickets will be available at the ESM Expo on Saturday 10/7 and friends and family can purchase them right at the HOME RUN booth on race day!

Empire State Marathon

Marathon Aid Stations:

Gatorade and Water at miles 2, 3.75, 5.2, 6.5, 8.5, 10.5, 12.5, 13.7, 16.5, 18.5, 20, 21, 22.5, 24.2

Energy Gels at miles 13.7, 18.5, 21

Finish: Water, Muscle Milk, fruit

Empire State Half Marathon

Half Marathon Aid Stations:

Gatorade and Water at miles 2, 3.75, 5.2, 6.5, 7.75, 9.5, 11.2

Energy Gels at mile 7.75

Finish: Water, Muscle Milk, fruit

Empire State 10k

10k Aid Stations:

Gatorade and Water at miles 2, 3, 4.2

Finish: Water, Muscle Milk, fruit


Turn your 10k, Half Marathon, or Marathon, into a HOME RUN! Jog (walk, run, skip) the final 350 yards to home plate at NBT Bank Stadium - right in the middle of the Epic After Party surrounded by screaming fans and your face on the jumbotron! Up to (4) Friends & Family can run along with you, HOME RUN wristbands required and are available at the Health & Fitness Expo for $10 each with 100% of the proceeds going to local charities!



Due to a big surge in late registration, ALL DISTANCES ARE SOLD OUT. There will be NO REGISTRATION at EXPO or RACE DAY

All participants competing must be age 14 or older on event day. Please note: TRI PHX LLC does not provide refunds for registered runners, please note that before registering. Switching from longer to shorter distances are allowed at no cost before 10/1/17. Email to switch distances. Per USATF rules, bibs may not be sold or transferred to other individuals; the new runner is not covered by insurance and both runners are in violation of terms of service.

UPDATE: Due to a big surge in late registration, ALL DISTANCES ARE SOLD OUT. There will be NO REGISTRATION at EXPO or RACE DAY


tshirtWe're in search of awesome volunteers who enjoy having a great time while helping others for the Empire State Marathon, coming to the Syracuse area on Sunday, October 8th at NBT Bank Stadium! Volunteers will help with various tasks, such as checking in runners, passing out shirts and medals, motivating, cheering, and directing, as well as handing out water along the course, and much more! Click HERE to sign up to volunteer!


  • Empire State Marathon 2017 Volunteer t-shirt
  • All the high fives and smiles you can possibly handle
  • Groups of 10 or more are eligible for local fundraising
  • Community service hours for your charity or group
  • Be a part of an exciting event with inspiring people

Runbassador Program


Do you own or work for a cool Syracuse-area business, belong to a local club, go to a Syracuse-area high school, college, or university, or have a huge group of friends that you can reach out to?

Become an Empire State Marathon "Runbassador" and get some great stuff including free race entries, swag, and more!

  • Email with subject "Runbassador" and let us know about your group/business
  • We'll create a custom discount code just for you to share (flyers, social media, etc.)
  • The more your code gets used for completed 2017 registrations between 1/1/17 - 10/1/17 (10k, Half, & Full) the more great stuff you earn!
    • (10) uses of your code - Free ESM 2017 entry for you or a friend
    • (15) uses of your code - Custom ESM running jacket
    • (16+) uses of your code - $5 per code usage
    • The code with the most uses (minimum 20) by October 1, 2017 will receive a VIP tent at the start/finish line at Empire State Marathon 2017!
Note: Some local Syracuse-area clubs already have existing discounts and pre-existing arrangements with ESM

Get started now!


Official Hotel: Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool

  • Discounted Rate of $99
  • Early Bird Discount: If someone stays October 6th and 7th, they will receive a rate of $94 per night **Note: To obtain the Early Bird Discount, they must call the hotel at 315-457-1122 to book. 
  • Early Morning Runner's Energize Bags: Available on October 8th at the Front Desk. Bags to include water or juice, fruit, and a granola bar
  • Complimentary Shuttle to and from the race
  • To register, use this link: Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool, 2017 Official Hotel of Empire State Marathon, Half & 10k

Courtyard Syracuse Carrier Circle by Marriott

Here is some information for the block:

  • $104 for a room with two double beds or a king bed and sofabed
  • Please note: Breakfast is not included in this room rate
  • Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to September 8th 2017

How to Make Your Reservations:

Phone: 800.205.6520 and reference the Empire State Marathon Room Block to make reservations at the discounted group rate

Online: Book your group rate for Empire State Marathon Room Block

Please note that if your guests are looking to book their reservations online, if they attempt to make their reservation to check in prior to 10/06/17 or if they choose to stay beyond 10/08/17, the system will respond that there are no rooms available.