- Fast, Flat, & Scenic USATF-Certified Boston & NYC Marathon Qualifier
- Option to FINISH AT HOME PLATE of NBT Bank Stadium
- After Party in the Stadium – Live bands, beer, & fun!
- Full, Half, & 10k with Perfect Fall Running Temperatures
- Family 1 Mile Fun Run ON THE FIELD During Expo
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 as well as a stellar new 10k course, this popular upstate marathon winds along the beautiful Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, NY with an exhilarating finish outside NBT Bank Ballpark – and an option to “The Drive Home” and jog into the ballpark surrounded by friends, family, and live bands and finish RIGHT AT HOME PLATE!!
2017 ESM Health & Fitness 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 Health & Fitness Expo taking place right inside NBT Bank Stadium! Local & national vendors, food, gear, and a family-friendly 1 mile fun run on and around the field Saturday at noon!
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Epic After Party!
NBT Bank Stadium will be rocking with live bands all day welcoming runners making “The Drive Home” and finishing 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!
The Drive Home
Once you cross the USATF Certified finish line (and official timing mat) right in front of NBT Bank Stadium, runners have the option to take “The Run Home” and jog, walk, or skip an additional 500 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 after party! Runners will get an additional medal commemorating The Drive Home and 100% of the “The Drive Home” upgrade goes to local Syracuse charities! Upgrade option will be available online soon – don’t worry, you can add it during the Health & Fitness Expo too!
Awesome Finisher’s Medal
USATF Certified Half & Full Courses