4 Person Marathon Relay Race
The 4 Person Marathon Relay Race (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. 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 relay starts at 7:30 am with the Marathon Runners.
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: From the Marina to the north end of The Northeast Trail that comes up to Denio St. and prior to turning onto Oswego St.. in Baldwinsville. The Baldwinsville Canal Square will be the exchange point at the top of the trail. This exchange is around mile 13. Exchange #3: Is located on River Rd./Doyle Rd. prior to turning onto Cold Springs Rd/370 and crossing over the bridge. This is close to mile 20 on the course, and is the last leg of the relay to the finish line. (Map below)
RELAY BUS SCHEDULE: Each bus has an assigned runner number which will be displayed in the front window.
• Runner number #2 bus will leave at 7:00 a.m.
• Runner number #3 bus at 7:15 a.m.
• Runner number #4 bus at 7: 30 a.m.
A 4th bus will be used as an overflow bus, leaving at 7:40 a.m. and will drive to each location in order. Bus will make periodic trips to exchange locations to return relay runners back to the stadium.
Additional course information for the Empire State Marathon, Half and Relay
The Half Marathon Course:
Is a flat, fast, out and back course running north from NBT Bank Ball Park Stadium to Liverpool along Lakeshore Parkway all the way to the most northern end of Onondaga Lake Park and then back again to finish at NBT Stadium.
The Marathon Course:
Follows the same flat course as the Half Marathon to the end of Onondaga Lake Park, but then continues northwest along the Seneca River with a modest climb back to Route 370, proceeding north to Baldwinsville (the half way point for the Marathon course). The course continues east on Route 31, turns onto River Road for a nice descent back to Onondaga Lake Park and then back along Onondaga Lake Parkway to the finish line waiting at NBT Stadium.
View Relay Exchanges in a larger map