SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8TH 2017, NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse, NY

Welcome to the Perfect Run!

  • 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
  • Family 1 Mile Fun Run on the field Saturday during Expo

Beautiful Run & A HOME RUN Too!

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 7th 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 add the “HOME RUN” option to 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!

Are you interested in having a booth at the ESM Health & Fitness Expo? Start Here or Contact Us for more info. Sponsorships Available too!


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 after party!

Friends & Family can hit a HOME RUN too! Each 10k, 13.1, or 26.2 runner can have up to (4) 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!

Runners will get an additional keepsake commemorating their HOME RUN and 100% of $10 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! Please note: ONLY HOME RUN participants with wristbands will be allowed on the field.

Epic After Party!

NBT Bank Stadium will be rocking with live bands all day welcoming runner’s HOME RUN 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