Race Information

Sunday, September 25, 2016


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All races start and finish on Genesee Street in downtown Utica adjacent to the Radisson Hotel. The USATF Certified 5k runs on the flat and fast streets of Utica. The secnic 14k course winds through the hilly switchbacks of Utica’s South Woods.

Kids Kilometer
The annual Kids Kilometer run, sponsored by The Fitness Mill and McDonalds. Applications will be available at area McDonald’s and the Sneaker Store during packet pick-up.

Ages 2-7 will run 1/2k. Ages 8-12 will run 1k. There is no fee.

Starting Times
Kids Kilometer Fun Run: 8:15 am
5k Wheelchair Race: 8:55 am
5k and 14K Races: 9:00 am

Paper Application: not available at this time

Online: Register at RunSignup.com

By Mail: Before Aug. 30: $27.00
Aug. 31 thru Sept. 12: $29.00
Sept. 13 thru Sept. 25: $30.00
No applications postmarked after Sept. 14 will be accepted!

Registrations after September 18 will only be available at packet pickup (Sat 9/24 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM), on race morning (Sun 9/25), or via RunSignUp.com!

In person: 
At the Saturday packet pickup at the Sneaker Store:
Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM $30.00

Day of Race:
At the Radisson Hotel from 6:45 am to 8:15 am $32.00


If you arrive at registration and your application has not you must pay that days rate. You will be reimbursed once your original payment is received.

Packet Pickup
Race packets can be picked up on Saturday Sept. 24 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at The Sneaker Store, and on race day from 6:45 to 8:15 am at the Radisson Hotel, 200 Genesee Street in downtown Utica.

Runners are encouraged to pick up their packets on Saturday.

Atayne long sleeve technical T-shirts will be given to the first 1500 runners. Atayne shirts are 100% MADE IN THE USA from recycled plastic bottles. Men’s and Women’s sizing will be available, however not guaranteed. Runners are encouraged to pre-register for proper sizes.

Saturday Packet Pickup hosted by the Sneaker Store
The packet pickup will feature running vendors, products, and merchandise specials.

Available to all runners after the race.

Awards Ceremony
Ceremony will start shortly after the race is completed. Computerized results will be posted as soon as they are compiled. Results will also be posted on this web site.

5k Awards
Awards will be presented three deep in the following male and female divisions:

 Overall  Under 13  13-17  18-24  25-29  30-34
 35-39  40-44  45-49  50-54  55-59  60-64
 65-69  70-74  75-79 80+

Wheelchair: First overall male and female.

14k Awards
Awards will be presented three deep in the following divisions:

 Overall  Under 18  18-24  25-29  30-34  35-39
 40-44  45-49  50-54  55-59  60-64  65-69

Course Records

 Male  14:19 Alene Reta  2006
 Female  16:37 Alisa Hill  1997


 Male  42:56  Leonoid Shvetsov  1995
 Female  49:01  Megan Hogan  2013