What is the syracuse half marathon?
Widely known as one of the best organized and professionally produced half marathons in the United States, the Syracuse Half Marathon provides a world major race feel at the regional level. Founded in 2012, the Syracuse Half Marathon quickly became extremely popular due to the experiences provided to their runners.
The last five runnings of the Syracuse Half Marathon have sold out.
Race Director / Founder - Partner
Rick’s passion for the success of this race and happiness of its’ participants is unparalleled. As our expert in race production and strategic marketing, Rick founded and directs the Syracuse Half Marathon. As a former competitive runner who now enjoys Crossfit to stay in shape, he receives most enjoyment enhancing the participant experience. Rick is no stranger to traveling as you can find him timing & scoring races all throughout the United States. At many of these events, he is able to learn from some of the most brilliant minds in the industry and bring them home to share.
Rick is also the Race Director for the oldest consecutively run foot race in the world (est. 1896), the YMCA Buffalo Turkey Trot, which boasts an impressive 14,000 entrants each year.
Director of Sponsorship / Contracts - Partner
Director Of Community Relations - Partner
Race Production - Partner
Matt has worked in the running industry since he was in college, beginning with a part time gig at Fleet Feet Syracuse, where he ended up working for over a decade. In addition to serving as the GM of Fleet Feet Syracuse, he founded the Six-Legged 5K, benefiting the CNY SPCA, and at one point served as the race director for Fleet Feet’s Runapalooza 5K.
Matt now works for Fleet Feet Inc., based in Carrboro, NC, but is still involved in the planning and execution of the Syracuse Half and returns to Syracuse each year for race weekend.
Race Production / Timing - Partner
Volunteer Coordinator & Event Production
Eric’s running career really started when he became a track and field coach while working as an English Teacher. Shortly after leaving the teaching field, Eric started to take fitness and running more seriously. He mainly uses Crossfit as his way to stay in shape but has run the Syracuse Half Marathon three times and has run numerous races around New York State. He joined the team for organizing the race in 2016. Eric can now be found working races, track & field events, cross country meets, and the Syracuse Half. When he is not working races, he can be found running in various areas of Central New York with his friends.
The 7th running of the Syracuse Half Marathon is off to a record start! Planning has begun as a 5th straight sell-out is expected. To reserve your spot, register now! Race Date : November 11th, 7:45am...read more
Open Registration Begins March 15th at 11:11am! For full race information , please click here!read more