2015 SOS Incentives and Awards!

We are excited to announce the incentives and awards for this year’s race. We have partnered with the Utica Zoo in a number of exciting ways. You have already read about the new course that will take runners down African Alley, past the zebras, and out the main entrance to the Zoo.

Now it is time to announce our next round of incentives!

The first 200 registered runners for the 7.5K race will receive a dry fit shirt as seen here:


In addition, EVERY REGISTERED RUNNER, in either the 7.5K race or the Kids Fun Run, will receive FREE entry to the Utica Zoo on Sunday, April 26! Make this year’s Save Our Switchbacks a day full of fun – start the morning with a Kids Fun Run for the kids at 8:30 AM, tackle the new SOS Course at 9:00 AM, and spend the afternoon visiting the Zoo!

AGE GROUP AWARDS this year will receive a day pass to use at the Utica Zoo at any future date for the 2015 calendar year.

The top overall male and female, and the top master’s male and female, have their choice of the following 4 options: family zoo membership for the 2015 year, a camel encounter, two tickets to Wine in the Wilderness, or two tickets to the Utica Zoo Brewfest!


These are some of the coolest prizes of any race you will run this year – register today and get ready to tackle the switchbacks and support the Utica Roadrunners and the Utica Zoo! A portion of each registration will be donated to the Utica Zoo with any profits going to the Switchbacks maintenance and expansion fund!

(must be present to accept awards)

Want to Volunteer?

Want to be involved with this year’s SOS Road Race but not ready for run the Switchbacks? We’d love to have you volunteer for this year’s run – complete this form and expect to hear back from the race director a week before the race.

Total time commitment: 5 hours (7:00 AM until 12:00 PM). Did we mention the volunteer shirt you get?










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