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2024 Syrathon Race Series

Presented By The Syracuse Parks Conservancy Syracuse, NY 13204 US

Syrathon Series

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The Syracuse Parks Conservancy joins the Syracuse Parks Department to bring you Syrathon 2024!  SYRATHON brings together 8 established road races, all based in the City of Syracuse and spaced throughout the calendar year, into this unique road race series! Syrathon’s eight race routes showcase Syracuse’s incredible and historic parks systems as participants journey through a number of wonderful city neighborhoods. Since 2009, the Series has encouraged, for both beginners and seasoned runners, healthful physical activity year-round while promoting the sights and sounds of city life!  

The Syrathon Series Challenge again will challenge registered participants to accumulate at least 26.2 race miles over the course of the Series. Those who meet the challenge are known as Syrathoners, and will have earned the coveted Syrathon Medal!  All registered participants receive a cool race shirt!  And, there will be race day raffles for more great prizes!  

List of Races:

Tipp Hill Shamrock  Run (March 9)

Step Up 4 Kids Run (April 28)

Mountain Goat 10 Mile Run / 5mi Relay (May 5)

Paige’s Butterfly 5K Run (June 8)

Valley Nature 4 Mile Run (August 17)

Strathmore Parks 4 Mile Run (September 22)

Inner Harbor 5K (October 6)

Eastwood 5 Mile Run (October 20)

Free Bonus Fun Runs!  During the Summer, you are welcome to log bonus miles (and have lots of fun) at Syrathon Bonus Fun Run events.
1) Wednesday June 26th on the Creekwalk (Inner Harbor); Check in between 4:30pm - 6:30pm
2) Saturday July 20 in Higher Onondaga Park; Check in at the Firebarn between 9am and 10:30am
3) Wednesday Aug 7 on the Creekwalk at Inner Harbor. Check in between 4:30 and 6:30 

* Race dates and formats are subject to change, based on current conditions.  

To Participate in Syrathon and the Syrathon Challenge:

1. Register on this site (runsignup) for the Syrathon Series Challenge between January 1 and June 3. 
2. Visit the registration webpage for each of the individual races (listed above) that you choose to run; and complete their registration process
3. For all of the series races in which you are registered, complete the race miles according to the format of each race.  Note that some races continue to offer a virtual option as an alternative to in-person!  
4. Your completed race miles will be credited based on finisher lists provided by each race and/or the timing company.  If you notice that some race miles weren't credited, please send an e-mail to the Syrathon coordinator (below).  Visit the Syrathon webpage at for updated mileage charts

Please contact Chris Abbott ( or Jack Davison ( at Syracuse Parks and Recreation regarding mileage reports and further Syrathon questions.

Syrathon is made possible by the support of its sponsors, and because of the tremendous support and efforts of the individual race committees. Each of the Series races are well-established because of the hard work and creative, thoughtful planning of individual race committee.  Each race has its own flavor, and the dedication of all race volunteers brings great benefit to respective city neighborhoods and to so many charitable causes. 

The Syrathon is a project of the Syracuse Parks Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is ensuring that all Syracuse parks, public lands and the habitats therein are sustainably protected, restored, enhanced and developed for the educational, recreational and wellness uses of our citizens and guests. Your Syrathon registration and added donations support the Conservancy's efforts throughout the city, throughout the year. Please see the donation page for more information on the Conservancy.  We thank you for your support!

Note: Registration for the Syrathon Series Challenge ($10) does not include individual race registrations. Please visit the individual race pages to register for your chosen series races.

Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run

This USA Track & Field-certified course showcases the historic Tipperary Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, NY, bringing runners past many of Tipp Hill's favorite landmarks, including the world famous "Green-On-Top" traffic light, scenic parks, architecturally striking churches, and of course, our popular Pubs.

Addtional race information can be found at

Step Up 4 Kids

Step Up 4 Kids is a fundraiser put on by McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center, which is a non-profit organization that helps children who have been sexually and/or physically abused in Onondaga County. All funds raised through Step Up 4 Kids goes directly back to the children that McMahon Ryan serves each year. The community is invited to participate and support McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center as it works to end child abuse in Onondaga County.

Additional race information can be found at

Mountain Goat Run

The Mountain Goat Run is a 10 Mile Syracuse tradition, open to participants of all ages. The Race can also be completed as a 2-person relay...each member covering 5 miles!

Race Day Schedule: 

     8:50  a.m.: Kid's Half Mile Timed Fun Run,   

     9:15 a.m.: 10 Mile Mountain Goat Run / 2-person Relay   

     10:30 a.m.: Post Race Party

     10:45am:  Awards presentation 

Additional race information can be found at

Paige's Butterfly Run

Held in conjunction with the Taste of Syracuse, this annual event brings over 2,000 runners and walkers from across Central New York to downtown Syracuse each year to participate in one of the region’s premier 5K races.

Your participation in Paige's Butterfly Run helps to fund local pediatric cancer research and patient programs at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Additional race information can be found at

Valley Nature Run

4 Mile Road & Trail Run

Presented by the Syracuse Track Club and partnered with the Webster Duck pond. Proceeds from the race will help support the Webster Duck pond. Your support of this race, helps us support other great organizations in the Valley!

COURSE: The Run will start & finish at Meachem Field located on W. Seneca Tpke. Syracuse, NY. You will head south on Salina, right onto Dorwin, right onto Valley Drive, and then enter the trails of Rand Tract at the Methodist Church, coming out of the trail onto Chaffee which you will take all the way back to Clary Middle School and Meachem Field. 

Strathmore Parks Run

4 Mile Race - 9:30 a.m. Start Time

Strathmore is a city neighborhood in the southwest corner of Syracuse, NY. It is conveniently located minutes from Downtown, Armory Square, the Zoo, Syracuse University, and the DestiNY Mall. Most of the neighborhood homes were built in the 1920's and 1930's, but you will find some that date back to the early 1900's and a few that were recently built. Recently, a part of the Strathmore neighborhood that was originally known as Strathmore By-The-Park (about 200 homes bounded by Wellesley Rd to the east, north by Strathmore Dr, west by S. Geddes St, and south by Glenwood Ave) was designated as a Federal and New York State Historic District. This section joins Onondaga Park and a handful of individual homes in the neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places. Notable landmarks within Strathmore include Onondaga Park, Most Holy Rosary Church, and the Woodland Reservoir. For more info on the Strathmore neighborhood, visit

The Strathmore Parks Run race is coordinated by the Greater Strathmore Neighborhood Association, whose mission is to preserve, promote, and protect the quality of life in the greater Strathmore area. A portion of the Parks Run proceeds will benefit the Greater Strathmore Neighborhood Association and area groups.

Inner Harbor 5K

To Benefit It’s About Childhood & Family (

Schedule: 1st Sunday in October

7:30am Packet Pick-Up & Race Day Registration 

8:30am  Children’s 2k Peace Run (Sponsored by Diane E. Gilbert Memorial Fund)

9:00am  5-Kilometer (3.1 miles) Race

Eastwood 5-Mile Run

The Eastwood 5-Mile Race (formerly known as the Park-to-Park Autumn Run) is a 5-mile road race through the Eastwood neighborhood of Syracuse during the beautiful Fall season in Syracuse.    

Race proceeds support ENA’s Scholarship Program.

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