Gorges Ithaca Half Marathon

Sat September 4, 2021 Ithaca, NY 14850 US Directions

Half Marathon

$105 7:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
270 spots left. Price increases after August 8, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://rednewtracing.com/GorgesIthaca.

700 Cascadilla St
Ithaca, NY US 14850

The Gorges Ithaca Half Marathon, presented by Cayuga Medical Center, brings you a taste of gorges Ithaca. We're planning on extending the COVID Modifications and Mitigation plan used for Red Newt's 2020 trail events to the 2021 Gorges Ithaca Half. While we hope we'll be out of the COVID waters by September, we'd like to err on the side of caution. We'll continue to assess and make changes as needed including moving to a mass start with post race gathering if things are deemed safe to do so, or refunds if things don't improve and the event is not able to run.

Updates for 2021 per COVID considerations:

2021 Course Format / Highlights:

  • 2021 Interactive Course Map can be viewed here (aid station locations not yet added in)
  • Start 1 block south of the Hotel Ithaca on Cayuga St, headed South
  • Short / steep (but only) uphill 1/2 mile in to access grassy recreation railbed
  • Passes through and by Buttermilk Falls
  • Retains use of full Cayuga Waterfront Trail
  • Retains signature finish through Fall Creek to the finish just shy of the Ithaca Commons
  • Although there's one hill in the opening mile, this course may be the fastest version yet

What you'll get:

  • Each runner will receive 6 aid stations on course
  • Delicious post-race food in to-go format from Fittnell Farms Catering
  • Event tech-tee (only guaranteed to those registering before August 5th)
  • Event finisher's medal
  • All else that goes into the event including your help in allowing us to donate back to multiple entities each year including high school teams, parks, and fire marshals


  • Wednesday, September 1st through Friday, September 3rd
    • We will encourage all entrants who live in the Ithaca-area to pickup your packet Wed, Thurs, or Friday ahead of the race in order to reduce congestion on race-day. For those not able to pickup pre-race, please plan on checking in at the start 45 minutes ahead of your designated start-time.
    • Location: Finger Lakes Running Company: 700 Cascadilla St., Suite 101, Ithaca, NY, 14850
    • Please Note: We will have designated packet pickup as well as race-day morning check-in / start times per COVID considerations
  • Saturday, September 4th
    • 06:15 - First designated packet pickup time begins at start staging area (304 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY, 14850) 
    • 07:00 - First designated starting wave sets off
    • 09:10 - First finisher anticipated to reach finish line (213 N Tioga St, Ithaca, NY, 14850)
    • 11:00 - Last finisher anticipated to reach finish line and course closed

Start / Finish Lines:

  • Start Line: 304 S Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY, 14850
  • Finish Line: 213 N Tioga St, Ithaca, NY, 14850


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