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A Syracuse tradition since 2011, the Empire State Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K are fast, flat, family-friendly races that combine all the charm of upstate New York at peak autumn foliage with the beautiful views of Onondaga Lake. To make your experience as enjoyable as possible, please review our FAQ below.

All ESM events are held on October 14, 2018. The start and finish right at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY. The stadium address is 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse, NY 13208.

Registration for the 10K, half marathon, and marathon can be found here. Note that registration is limited to only 2,000 participants and events may sell out with or without notice.

Refunds, transfers, or deferments of entries are not granted for any reason, including injury, pregnancy, military exercise or deployment, and family emergencies.

Note: Athletes may have the option to purchase optional registration refund insurance through a third party provider during the time of registration. Refunds through this program are only available from this provider and are subject to their policies, terms, and conditions.

Participants must be at least 12 years of age as of race day to compete.

Yes! Our marathon distance is a event is a USATF- Certified Boston Marathon Qualifier–and is known to be super fast and flat!

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Please note that photo recipients are chosen at random and not every submission will receive a personalized photo.