Our 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 (NY11067JG) and Sanctioned Event. Our extremely fast 13.1 mile course is a nearly straight out & back course ready for fast times with beautiful views of Onondaga Lake, running through the picturesque Onondaga Lake Park.
Empire State Marathon
Marathon Aid Stations:
Gatorade and Water at miles 1.5, 3, 4, 6.5, 8.5, 10.4, 11.3, 13.3, 15.7, 18.1, 20.1, 22.1, 23.2, 24.5. We’re serious about your hydration, is what we’re saying.
Energy Gels at miles 13.3, 18.1, 22.1
Finish: Water, Gatorade, RX Bars, bagels, bananas
Empire State Half Marathon
Half Marathon Aid Stations:
Gatorade and Water at miles 1, 3, 4, 6.5, 9, 10, 11.5