Race Information

Sunday, September 23, 2018




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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.

Utica First 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

No paper registrations, online registration only.

Online: Register at RunSignup.com

Registation Fees:
Before July 11: $26.00
Before August 30: $28.00
Before September 22: $30.00

No mailed in entries will be accepted! Online registration will closed on September 21. At that point runners may sign up in person on Saturday 9/22 or Sunday 9/23.

In person:
At the Saturday packet pickup at the Sneaker Store:
Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM $32.00

Race Day:
At the Radisson Hotel from 6:45 am to 8:15 am $34.00


Packet Pickup
Race packets can be picked up on Saturday Sept. 22 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.

CNY Racing will be offering up a performance 1/4 zip long sleeve running top. Sizing will be offered in men’s and women’s cuts. Sizes are not guaranteed, so register early to “secure” your spot in line.

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