FAQ

When does online registration open?

Deferred Registration begins on 3/6/18 at 11:11am
Deferred Registration ends on 3/12/18 at 11:59pm

Preferred Registration begins on 3/13/18 at 11:11am
Preferred Registration ends on 3/15/18 at 11:10am

Open registration begins on 3/15/18 at 11:11am (if spots are available)

What are Preferred Registrants?

A preferred entrant is anyone who has run the Syracuse Half Marathon in the past four years (2014 – 2017)

Preferred registration begins on March 13th at 11:11am

Preferred registrants will receive an email prior to March 13th with instructions to register

If your email address or name has changed since 2014, please email us at syracusehalf@gmail.com with the updated info

Preferred registrants will be verified by name, email address and DOB

Preferred entrants are able to enter one buddy runner (plus 1) with them without risk of being sold out

All buddy runners (plus 1’s) will be able to register at the same rate as a preferred runner.

Preferred runners will receive the the following:

– Guaranteed entry for you and one (1) buddy (must check out and pay together)
– $10 off the open price

May I have a deferral?

YES – All deferrals must be made online. Online requests will be accepted from 4/1/2018 through 11/10/2018.

The fee to defer is $40.00.  This allows you to defer until 2019 and not incur a cost when registering.

Deferred runners will receive an email with instructions on how to register for the next race in the spring of 2019. Runners will have ONLY one (1) week to register using their deferral code.

To request a deferral go to Runsignup 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.

If your “buddy” registered you for the race, they must also defer you.

Deferrals from the 2017 Syracuse Half Marathon can email syracusehalf@gmail.com with any questions.

May I have a refund?

No refunds will be issued for the 2018 Syracuse Half Marathon.  No exceptions, your registration is non-refundable.

The Syracuse Half Marathon is happy to offer participants event insurance that can be purchased at the time of checkout.

Insurance benefits are underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of these plans.

May I transfer my registration to another person?

Absolutely! Transfer requests will be accepted online from 4/1/2018 through 10/15/2018. Transferees must register by 10/17/2018. 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 Runsignup 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 jacket sizes are not guaranteed to transferees.

When will the store items I purchassed be shipped?

The Syracuse Half Marathon online store is maintained by CNY Racing. Items will begin shipping on 4/15/18. Please allow 14 – 21 days after order for production and delivery. Questions on store items can be sent to jeff@cnyracing.com

What is the deadline for online registration?

The deadline for online registration is when we reach our cap. No paper registrations will be accepted.

Can I edit the size I selected for the giveaway jacket?

Yes, you can! To edit your size, log into your runsignup account and click Profile, and then My Registered Races. Find the Syracuse Half Marathon and click Manage Registration. Select the Jacket Size Edit tab on the left-hand side of the screen, and update your size from the drop-down menu.

Can I sign up for the race on race day?

No, we expect to reach our cap for the 5th straight running.

What time will the Half Marathon start?

The Half Marathon starts at 7:45 AM.

What is the schedule of events on race day?

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

Can someone else pick up my packet?

We encourage you to pick up your own packet.

Will there be a gear check?

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.

Will there be on-course porta potties?

There will be at least 6 areas on the race course where participants can use porta potties.

Are there pace requirements for the event?

A 15 minute (15:00) per mile pace is required for the Syracuse Half Marathon. The Syracuse Half Marathon course will close at 11:00am. Due to our City and NYSDOT permits, you must be able to complete our course with a net time of 3:15.

Where can I park on race day?

Parking will be free in the Oncenter parking garage on race day. Please visit our Directions and Parking page.

Can I bring my dog?

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE dogs, but…NO. Please, no dogs, skates, baby strollers, or jogging strollers.

Can I wear headphones during my run?

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.

Is there a minimum age requirement for the Half Marathon?

You must be at least 10 years old by race day to participate in the Syracuse Half Marathon.

Who do I contact if I am an elite runner?

Send all elite inquiries to syracusehalf@gmail.com. Please include a resume of race’s you have run and their result.

What are the Age Group Awards?

There will be awards for the top 3 males and females overall and in the following age groups: 20 and under, then 5 year age groups through 65+. Age Group Awards are based on NET time.

Do finishers receive a medal?

ALL finishers will receive a finisher medal. Medal design will be revealed as the race approaches.

When is the awards ceremony?

The award ceremony starts at 10:00 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.

Will there be runner tracking?

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.

Where can I find race photos

An email will be sent to you following the race with instructions on how to purchase your official photos!

In the meantime, you can check out the following places:

http://www.twphoto.us/

https://runsignup.com/Race/Photos/NY/Syracuse/SyracuseHalfMarathon

https://www.facebook.com/pg/SyracuseHalfMarathon/photos/?ref=page_internal

Where can I stay?

Click here for a list of our hotel partners!

Where can I find the results?

Click here for results!

What charities does this race benefit?

Click here to check out our passion!

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