Preferred Registration begins on 10/10/16 at 11am

Open registration begins on 10/12/15 at 11am (if spots are available)
Preferred registrants are runners who registered for and ran our 2016 race. Preferred registrants can enter themselves and one friend or running buddy on 10/10/2016 with a guaranteed entry even if cap is reached.

Preferred registrants will receive a special email with a password to log in and register. Preferred registrants who miss the registration window (48 hours) will have to register during open registration.

Open registration will begin on 10/12 at 11am
6:00 AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens

6:30 AM – Gear Check Opens

7:45 AM – Start of Half Marathon

9:10 AM – Post-Race Party Begins – Live Band & Hot Food

10:30 AM – Half Marathon Age Group Award Distribution

11:15 AM – Course Closes to Participants

12:30 PM – Gear Check Closes
No, we are only accepting the first 7,500 entrants.
The Half Marathon starts at 7:45 AM.
The deadline for online registration is when we receive 7,500 entrants. No paper registrations will be accepted.
Refunds will only be issued from 10/15/2016 through 12/15/2016. To request a refund go to and click on “sign in.” Once you are logged in to your account, click on “PROFILE,” scroll down to “My Registered Races,” and click on “My Registered Races.” Select “Edit/View Registration” and click on the “Request Refund” tab.

Your refund will not include the processing fees covered in your original registration fee (approximately $5).
All deferrals must be made online. Online requests will be accepted from 12/16/2016 through 3/15/2017. The deferral entitles you to a coupon code for 50% off entry to the 2018 Syracuse Half Marathon. Deferred runners will receive an email with instructions on how to register for the next race. Runners will have ONLY one (1) week to register using their deferral code. To request a deferral go to and click on “sign in.” Once you are logged in to your account, click on “PROFILE,” scroll down to “My Registered Races,” and click on “My Registered Races.” Select “View/Edit Registration” and click on the “Defer Registration” tab.

The Syracuse Half Marathon is not responsible for a deferred runner who gets closed out of the race.

The Syracuse Half Marathon is not responsible for emails that go to your spam folder or your ability to log on to register.

Deferrals from the 2016 Syracuse Half Marathon can email with any questions.
Transfer requests will be accepted online from 12/16/2016 through 3/22/2017. Transferees must register by 3/21/2016. Transferor will be reimbursed if and only when the transferee registers. Transferee must pay full registration fee plus a $10 processing fee. To request a transfer to another runner go to and click on “sign in.” Once you are logged in to your account, click on “PROFILE,” scroll down to “My Registered Races,” and click on “My Registered Races.” Select “Edit/View Registration” and click on the “Transfer To Another Runner” tab.

At that point, you must enter the other runner’s information (first name, last name, & email address) and click the orange transfer button.

When you gift a registration, you will NOT pay a processing fee and the recipient will be able to register for free. You will not receive any refund when selecting this option. If the recipient of this registration does not register for this race, you may still use this registration on race day.

*Preferred shirt sizes are not guaranteed to transferees.
Yes, you can! To edit your size, log into your runsignup account and click Profile, and then My Registered Races. Find 2017 Syracuse Half Marathon and click Manage Registration. Select the Hoodie Size Edit tab on the left-hand side of the screen, and update your size from the drop-down menu.
We encourage you to pick up your own packet.
Yes. Gear Check will be available starting at 6:00 AM on race morning. All gear must be picked up by 12:30 PM race day. All checked gear MUST be in a clear bag or it will not be accepted. THE SYRACUSE HALF MARATHON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS. PLEASE DO NOT CHECK ANYTHING OF VALUE AT THE GEAR CHECK AREA.
There will be at least 4 areas on the race course where participants can use porta potties.
A 15 minute (15:00) per mile pace is required for the Syracuse Half Marathon. The Syracuse Half Marathon course will close at 11:20am. Due to our city and NYSDOT permits, you must be able to complete our course with a net time of 3:15.
Parking will be free in the Oncenter parking garage on race day. Please visit our Directions and Parking page. Additional parking plans will be released by March 15th, 2017.
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE dogs, but…NO. Please, no dogs, skates, baby strollers, or jogging strollers.
For safety purposes, we ask that headphones not be worn. It is important that you are able to hear any direction or instruction from volunteers, police, and/or race personnel.
You must be at least 10 years old by March 26, 2017 to participate in the Syracuse Half Marathon.
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There will be awards for the top 3 males and females overall and in the following age groups: 19 and under, then 5 year age groups through 65+. Age Group Awards are based on NET time.
ALL finishers will receive a finisher medal. Medal design will be revealed as the race approaches.
Store items will be available at packet pick-up. Store items will not be shipped.
The award ceremony starts at 10:30 AM inside the Oncenter. If you place in your age group, you may check the table inside the Oncenter starting at 9:45am to pick up. Please make sure that you pick up your award on race day. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED.
Runners will be tracked at the Start, 5k, 10k, 15k, and Finish Line. As the race approaches, you will receive an email with special instructions on how you, your family, and friends can sign up for free runner tracking.
An email will be sent to you following the race with instructions on how to purchase your official photos!