SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH 2016
  • Fast, Flat, Scenic Course
  • Perfect Fall Running Temperatures
  • Boston Qualifier
  • 1 Month Before NYC Marathon

Running doesn’t get much better than this!

Prepare for your PR! The Empire State Marathon is the perfect NY/Boston Marathon qualifier or tune-up, and it’s returning for it’s 6th year this Fall in beautiful Syracuse, NY!With full and half distances, this popular upstate marathon winds along the beautiful Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, NY with an exhilarating finish outside NBT Bank Ballpark!

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Long Sleeve Tech Shirt
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Sweet New
Finisher’s Medal
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A Free Beer from Empire Brewing Co.
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2016 Course Maps

The start and finish will take place at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY. Adequate parking will allow runners easy access to the venue and an extremely spectator-friendly start & finish!
Empire State Marathon

Marathon Aid Stations:

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

Energy Gels at miles 5.2 & 7.75

Finish: Water, Muscle Milk, fruit, 1 Free Empire Brewing Co. Beer w/ticket, Dinosaur BBQ for purchase.
 
Empire State Half Marathon

Half 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 5.2, 13.7, 18.5, 21
Finish: Water, Muscle Milk, fruit, 1 Free Empire Brewing Co. Beer w/ticket, Dinosaur BBQ for purchase.

GEAR

Order your gear now and pick up at the Fleet Feet Race Expo on Saturday, October 8 when you grab your packet!

Please note, we will not be able to sell additional shirts or change sizes at Fleet Feet. Additional shirts may be purchased on Sunday all day in the XRacewear Merch Tent. Additional XRacewear products and product information can be found at xracewear.com
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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2016 EMPIRE STATE MARATHON

All participants competing must be age 14 or older on event day. Race-Day registration will be available at the Fleet Feet Syracuse packet pick-up on 10/8, and at the NBT Bank Stadium Start/Finish area starting at 5:30 am on Sunday 10/9

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES OCT. 7 AT MIDNIGHT MST

Registration fees and deadlines for 2016 deferment to 2017: requires a note from your doctor stating that you have an injury preventing your participation and is due by September 1, 2016. Registration deadline for those deferred from 2015 to 2016 is due by September 12, 2016.
There are no refunds of entry fees or transfers of bibs for 2016. 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.

2016 EMPIRE STATE MARATHON SCHEDULE

Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon will start at 8:00 am (weather permitting) on Sunday October 9th from NBT Stadium Parking lot. Please Note: There will not be a marathon relay in 2017 nor a separate walker's start. All walkers will start with their appropriate category. Times will be recorded with either the Marathon or Half Marathon runners. The time limit for the Marathon is 7 hours, and 6.5 hours for the Half Marathon. NOTE: All athletes must pick up their own packet. Please bring a valid ID.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
Saturday, October 8 9am - 5pm Race Expo & Packet Pick-Up
Fleet Feet Syracuse
5800 Bridge St, East Syracuse, NY 13057
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
6:00am Late Registration & Packet Pick Up
NBT Bank Stadium
1 Tex Simone Dr, Syracuse, NY 13208
8:00 AM Marathon & Half Marathon Start Waves Begin
12:00 PM Marathon & Half Marathon Awards
4:00 PM Marathon & Half Marathon Courses Closed

BECOME A PART OF THE ACTION

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 9th 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!

tshirtBELOW ARE THE PERKS OF VOLUNTEERING:

• 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

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Accomodations

Homewood Suites Syracuse, Carrier Circle

6006 Fair Lakes Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057 - 6.1 miles from ESM start line

Reservations: Please use this special link for Reservations

Group Code: ESM

Phone: (315) 433-1009

Empire State Marathon Athletes & Family Room Rate
  • $119.00 King Studio Suite
  • $129.00 King Suite
  • $149.00 Two Queen Suite
On Race Day:
  • Early Open Breakfast at 6:00 AM
  • ESM Runners “Breakfast on the Run” bag - juice, granola bar, banana, muffin
  • Late check-out on race day, 2:00pm

Maplewood Suites

400 7th North St., Liverpool, NY 13088 - 1.7 miles from ESM start line Reservations (315) 451-1511 - Toll Free (866) 318-9937 Use code ESM16 $129.00 night
  • Complimentary Hot Deluxe Continental Breakfast w/Parfait Bar
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Maplewood Market - On-Site Sundry
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • State-of-the-Art Treadmills, Bikes & Weights (free weights & machine), Open 24 Hours

Courtyard Syracuse Carrier Circle

6415 Yorktown Circle, East Syracuse, New York 13057 - 5.4 miles from ESM start line

Phone Reservations: 800.205.6520 - Reservations must be made by September 30 Use code Empire State Marathon Room Block

Online Reservations: Click Here

  • $99/night plus tax
  • Marriott Points
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool/Spa
  • Bistro

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 
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2016 Race Photography provided at no cost courtesy of XRacewear, Official Photographer - Pat Hendrick Photographer

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