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April 18. 2021
The Earth Day Half Marathon & 5K has quickly become one of CNY’s most looked forward to springtime races! Along with some of the best swag out there, all participants get a tree to plant! Runners love the connection to the countryside setting. As you run along the low-traffic country roads, you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of rolling farmland, pastures with cows and horses and the lookout at Beaver Lake. The race start/finish and post-race fest are at the Emmi Farm’s Greenhouse with lots of parking, conveniently nearby, within walking distance.
The half marathon is mostly a loop course on low-traffic, country roads with many friendly neighbors that come out to cheer you on! The course is described as having rolling hills with a couple good ones between Mile 8/9. The Half Marathon Relay is a 2 person relay with each member of the team running 6.55 miles (1/4 marathon). The 5K is an out & back along two fairly flat stretches of country road.
The Earth Day Half Marathon, Relay & 5K event benefits the Syracuse Rescue Mission and other local groups.
Baldwinsville is located just 15 miles NW of Syracuse in Central NY. Baldwinsville typically sees temperatures in April range between the high 40's to mid 50’s.
The 2021 Earth Day Half Marathon & 5K is planned as an IN-PERSON event scheduled for Sunday, April 18th! However...
To keep up with ongoing NYS COVID-19 restrictions and protect the health of all of our participants, we’ve designed 3 different ways to participate in the half marathon, relay or 5K for 2021:
PLAN A: If NYS sees COVID-19 recovery, the race event will be held IN-PERSON on Sunday, April 18th 2021!!
PLAN B: If current COVID-19 restrictions persist, waves will be offered over the weekend of April 16th, 17th and 18th similar to the 2020 Earth Day Half Marathon,
PLAN C: Relay & 5K race event. Run the half marathon, relay or 5K as a Virtu “REAL” event any time during the month of April 2021 on the actual Earth Day course(s)! This option will be available for participants whether NYS restrictions change or not. Finishing times can be submitted on the Race Event Website (RunSignUp virtual portal) and will be recognized along with official race day results for Age Groups (but not Overall Winners).
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