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2017 Athlete Guide

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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


HOME RUN

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!

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