The 2015 Empire State Marathon Athletes Guide is full of the important stuff you need to know.
Please read carefully.
MALE 1ST PLACE MARATHON
MALE 1ST PLACE HALF MARATHON WINNER
FEMALE 1ST PLACE MARATHON WINNER
FEMALE 1ST PLACE HALF MARATHON WINNER
Are you ready for your close-up? During the 2015 race we’ll have PAT HENDRICK photographers on hand to make sure you can choose from several great photos of your heroic effort.
Purchase your Empire State Marathon photos HERE
*PRICES ARE PER PERSON
FEB. 2 – MAR 15
MAR 16 – MAY 17
MAY 18 – JUN 30
JUL 1 – AUG 16
AUG 17 – SEP 30
OCT 1 – OCT 14
OCT 16 – OCT 18
[registration available on site only]
Registration Fees and Deadlines for 2015 Deferment to 2016: Requires a note from your doctor stating that you have an injury preventing your participation and is due by October 1, 2015
Registration Deadline for those deferred from 2014 to 2015 is due by October/12/2015.
There are no refunds of entry fees or transfers of bibs for 2015. There is a fee of $10 to change race category, in addition to the difference of the registration fees. If you register for a category and then move to a less expensive category the difference of the registration fee is not eligible for a refund.
The Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon will start at 7:30am and 7:45 am respectively, Sunday Oct.18th from NBT Stadium Parking Lot formerly, Alliance Bank Stadium, and will also finish at the Stadium Parking Lot Area.
There will NOT be an early wave for walkers. All walkers will go off with their appropriate category. This is not a competitive walking category. Times will be recorded with either the Marathon or Half Marathon runners.
Marathon – 7 hours
Half Marathon – 6 1/2 hours
All runners/walkers must be off the course in their respective times. There will be a vehicle on the course to pick you up if you can’t finish in the allotted times. The roads will open to the public at 2:15 PM.
The finish line will come down at 2:30 PM.
Anyone finishing after the close of the race may submit their times to the timing company.
LATE REGISTRATION/ PACKET PICK UP SCHEDULES
Friday, October 16 – Noon to 7 PM
Saturday, October 17 – 10am to 5pm
Race weekend includes The Burdick Driver’s Village New York State Health and Wellness Expo at Driver’s Village, 5885 E Circle Dr., Cicero, NY – 1st Floor around the Clock Area.
Packet Pick up is held at The New York State Health & Wellness Expo. All runners finishing the races will receive Finisher Medals. All those entered also receive an Empire State Marathon Half Marathon, and Relay Marathon Shirt.
NOTE: ALL ATHLETES MUST PICK UP THEIR OWN PACKET. PLEASE BRING YOUR ID.
LATE REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK UP ON SITE:
Sunday, October 18 – 5:30am to 7:30 am
Late Registration and Packet Pick up will be held at the on site expo area – NBT Bank Stadium parking lot.
Each bib has a timing chip secured on it. Please place your bib on your outermost running garment. Do not cover up your bib. In order capture your time when you cross the finish line, your bib must be visible. This ensures timing results and accuracy. It’s also for the photographers to capture you on the course.
To view your times – click here.
UPDATES FOR 2015
Information regarding 2015 Race weekend will be updated as plans are finalized. Race officials and coordinators may make changes on the course and locations of additional events. Please check the site for updates as race day gets closer. Updates will also be posted to FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Follow us on these sites for announcements and additional information.
WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RACE?
• Both the Marathon and Half-Marathon courses head North on a shared course to Onondaga Lake Parkway, Route 370, allowing for a wide-open start en route to Onondaga Lake Park. ( approximately 3 miles).
• The course enters Onondaga Lake Park at the South end (across from Heid’s ) and then continues to the most Northern end along the paved trail on the Eastern side of the park and exits onto Route 370 (Cold Springs Road).
• The half marathon turn -around will be at this point ( 6.55 miles).
• The Marathon course continues North over the Seneca River and takes the first left onto Hayes Road and turns around at Surbrook Rd and heads back on Hayes Rd takes a right onto Colds Springs Road and back into Onondaga Lake Park
• Runners follow the course back to Long Branch Road turn right and cross the bridge and then enters back into Onondaga Lake Park onto the West Shore Trail
• Marathoners will follow the West Shore Trail till the turn around and back to Long Branch Road where they turn right and go back over the bridge.
• Once they reach the turn back into Onondaga Lake Park they will follow the East Shore Trail.
• The course heads South on Route 370 (Lake Shore Parkway heading toward the Finish at NBT Bank Stadium. 26. 2 miles.
Award ceremonies will be located at the Finish line on Stage.
Awards for the Half Marathon: 10:45 am
Awards for the Marathon and Relay: 12:00 am
• Top 3 Open Men/Women – Overall
• Men/Women age groups (18 and Under) (19-24) (25-29) (30-34) (35-39) (40-44) (45-49) (50-54),(55-59) (60- 64) (65-69) (70+)
• A Master’s Top Overall – Male/Female for Half and Marathon
• Top 3 Overall Male and Female for the Everyday Heroes – Half and Full Marathons
• An Overall Award for the Top Finishing Marathon Team, and Top Team award for Mixed, Male, Female, and Everyday Heroes
• Finishers of the Full, Half & Relay Marathon will receive finisher medals.
Note: We do not mail awards.
Maplewood Inn and Extended Stay
Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-318-9937 or 315-451-1511 – use the discount code ESM15 for your Marathon Room Rate: $99 per room plus tax. Rooms are available at the discounted rate Thursday through Monday. All reservations must be made by October 16, 2015 to guarantee the discounted group rate.
Complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport Convenient location. Located Exit 25, Rt. 81, Liverpool NY. 15 minutes from the SYR airport.
Race Day: The shuttle service is a first come first serve basis.
Other Hotels in the area
CrestHill Suites ~ Reserve: 1.888.723.1655 ~ Promo code -EMPIRE ~ One and two bedroom suites available. CrestHill Suites is a place where our staff will do whatever it takes to make your stay just like home. We’ve designed our spacious front lobby to be a comfortable living room, a place where you can gather with your co-workers or other guests and relax by the fire or enjoy our social fare Monday-Thursday. Plus, you never know when one of our staff or residents will be cooking something tasty on the grill out by the pool. Address: 6410 New Venture Gear Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057 ~ Phone: 1.315.432.5595
Make reservations with the Crowne Plaza by calling 315-479-7000 to make your reservation.
701 E. Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Bed & Breakfast Wellington
Our Bed and Breakfast is an urban B&B with unique architecture influenced by the Arts & Crafts Period. Inside, you will experience the tasteful joining of the old and the new. The “old” is reflected in wonderful antiques and a large collection of oriental carpets, while the “new” is displayed with in-room availability of high-speed wireless and cable Internet access. www.bbwellington.com
(26.2 Miles Total) will be an exciting and accessible way for groups and individuals to participate in the Empire State Marathon at a distance less than the Marathon and Half Marathon. Each Team will have a team member stationed at each leg to hand off to. The Everyday Hero teams are comprised of four qualified members.
Busing will be provided to each location so all members can park at the Finish line and will also be picked up from their finishing exchange location to be bused back to the Finish Line.
The Marathon Relay transfer locations are roughly every 6 to 7 miles at sites based on best positions for exchange, spectators and the pick-up of participants. Slap bracelet passing is optional per relay team and may be picked up at packet pick-up at the Expo on the 17th and 18th.
Exchange #1: Start Line to the Marina on Hayes Rd. This is approximately mile 7 on the course. Exchange #2: Is located approximately at 13 miles on the West Shore Trail (old turn around circle) . Exchange #3: Is located across from Longbranch park around mile 20 before crossing back over Longbranch bridge to the East Side Trail.
Each bus has an assigned runner number which will be displayed in the front window.
• Runner number #1 bus will leave at 7:15 a.m.
• Runner number #2 bus at 7:30 a.m.
• Runner number #3 bus at 7:45 a.m.
We’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 18th at NBT Bank Stadium! We also have volunteer positions available on the Friday andSaturday before the event at our Expo in Driver’s Village. Click HERE to sign up to volunteer!
• An exclusive volunteer t-shirt
• Groups of 10 or more are eligible for local fundraising (Email us for more information)
• Community service hours
• Be a part of an exciting event with inspiring people
Volunteers will help with various tasks, such as checking in runners, passing out shirts and medals, cheering and handing out water along the course, and much more! Click HERE to sign up to volunteer!
Registrations can be transferred to a different race category through online registration. Transfers to a different category will incur a transfer fee of $10 plus the additional difference in the fee if it is more then the fee paid during the original registration.
Human Movement Inc.
1111 South St
Louisville, CO 80027
NEW TIMES FOR THE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON
MARATHON – 7:30 AM
HALF MARATHON – 7:45 AM
There will be road closures the morning of the race. A list of closures will be posted soon. Please allow plenty of time to arrive at the start line.
Each race will start promptly at their respective times.
Please donate to the Brian Collins Children’s Fund. Many of you knew Brian and his family. He passed away suddenly this year. There will be donation boxes/cans around the Expo areas. Please donate generously in his memory. Cash or Checks are accepted.
There are a total of seven aid stations on the course. All are adequately staffed by our volunteers. The aid station will be stocked with water, Gatorade, GU, a variety of candy, licorice, pretzels, limited first aid kit and some with flat coke. With stations are approximately 1.5 – 2 miles apart..
Porta Johns will be stationed at the start line and throughout the course.