Thursday Night Runs
The main weekly run that we have year round is the Thursday Night Run. Through the summer we meet at 5:45 in members homes. The host provides a place to change and a course to run. The runs are mapped out with several distances to choose from. After the run the host provides a shower and delicious meal. Those who eat and drink are asked to chip in for it.
During the remainder of the year we run from The Fitness Mill at 5:45. The Fitness Mill provides showers and locker room. After the run we meet at the Black Cat for food, drinks and stimulating conversation. All are welcome to attend even if you don’t run.
Sunday Morning Breakfast Runs
Through the winter we meet at a members home at 9:00am Sunday morning to run. After the run we meet for a breakfast of dishes provided by the participants.
Summer Track Workouts
The track workouts run through the summer at the New Hartford High School Track.
Monthly Business Meeting
Once a month we meet to run the business of the Utica Roadrunners. It is on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. All members are invited to attend, call ahead for location.
The Utica Roadrunners are active in many events. We have members who are involved in running events all over the country.
Utica is the home of America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk which is the best of it’s kind by far. Each year over 1 million dollars were raised with the Utica Roadrunners help.
Our Awards Banquet is held around March to show our appreciation to our hard working members as well as recognize the achievements of those who have excelled in our club and community. Every year we add to the 1000 mile club members who receive a club jacket to show their accomplishment.
In 1999 the Utica Roadrunners got together with the National Distance Running Hall of Fame to start a new race. This half marathon was the first annual Distance Running Hall of Fame Race and is now the Erie Canal Half. The course will lead you from historic Downtown Utica to the scenic canal trails and back. For those who like their distance running a little shorter there is also a 5K Race or 2-person relay.
The SOS (Save Our Switchbacks) Run was created to raise funds to repair the roads and drainage in the South Woods. The South Woods is a popular area for running and other activities such as the Development Runs and the Falling Leaves Race.
The Summer Sizzle is the Utica Roadrunners contribution to family running. The challenges of family categries such as Husband & Wife and Mother & Daughter bring a fun twist to the competition.
The Utica Boilermaker is one of the largest 15k Road Race in the United States. The Utica Roadrunners influence can be seen in all aspects of the race from the organization to the many volunteers needed for putting on the event.
Our own Falling Leaves Road Race has a 5k through Utica and a beautiful 14k course through the South Woods maked for an event that any runner would love. Add the Kids Run and you have a day of colorful fun for the whole family. It is the oldest race in the Utica area.