25th Annual Nate the Great Race

Sat June 13 - Sun July 5 Canastota, NY 13032 US Directions
The 25th Annual Nate the Great Race has gone Virtual!

Due to COVID-19 and current phased guidelines, sadly we will not be holding this year's Nate Race 5k/12k event scheduled for Saturday June 13th. We are committed to the health and safety of our community and participants and appreciate your patience through these unknown times.



The Nate the Great Race is held in conjunction with the Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend. Proceeds from the race started out building the “dream” of a state of the art track facility, when that was accomplished, the race continued on for numerous other community efforts. The race currently supports; scholarships, summer conditioning programs, youth track meets, health & fitness classes, office of the aging, and numerous other community based programs. Additionally you can find the Canastota Running Club baskets at fundraisers whenever there is a time of need.

This year only, a virtual race will be put in place where you can run the actual course from June 13 thru July 5th at your convenience. If you cannot run the course you can run a 5k or 12k distance anywhere! Please submit your times and photos right thru our Facebook or Instagram page.

Registration will be open now thru June 12 for the virtual event. If you are already registered we greatly appreciate your support. All registrants will still receive swag, a shirt and finishers medal. On August 3rd in Canastota and August 4th at CNY Racing (located in East Syracuse) we will host a pick up for all registrants to receive their shirt and medal. If you can not make either pick up, we will then mail out your goods. We appreciate all of your support and we look forward to celebrating our 25th Anniversary race in person June of 2021.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.naterace.com/.

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Nate Holdridge was a senior at Canastota High School when he was tragically killed in an auto accident in January 1996. He had been accepted to St. Lawrence University where he planned to continue to run Cross Country & Track while pursuing his degree. Nate had a “dream” to one day see a track built in Canastota that his community could utilize to help perpetuate the sport of running which he so dearly loved.

Start & Finish - Wilson Ave
Post Race Awards - High School Track
Canastota, NY US 13032


***BOXING HALL OF FAME - Induction Weekend 2020- CANCELLED***

6/11 -      1:00 pm Opening Bell Rings - Museum Grounds

                1:30-5:30 pm Ringside Lectures - Museum Grounds


6/12 -      10 am - 2 pm Ringside Lectures - Museum Grounds

                 3:00 pm Celebrity Fist Casting - Museum Grounds

                TBD Fight Night at Turning Stone - Broadcast Live from Turning Stone Resort Casino


6/13 -      7 am - 3 pm Golf Tournament of Champions - Casolwood Golf Course

                 8:30 am 5K Race, Fun Run - Canastota High School

                 9:30 am - 3 pm Ringside Lectures - Museum Grounds

                10 am - 3 pm Boxing Autograph Card Show - Canastota High School

                5:30 - 6:30 pm VIP “Gala” Cocktail Reception - Greystone Castle

                8:00 pm Banquet of Champions - Turning Stone Resort Casino


6/14 -     9 am - 10:00 am U.S. Postal Service Tribute Museum Grounds

                1:00 pm Parade of Champions - Downtown District

                2:30 pm Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Museum Grounds

Canastota, NY is proud to host the annual Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Boxing’s greatest names will be on hand for this exciting, fun-filled weekend where you can rub elbows with more than 35 boxing legends! The weekend is a tribute to the sport of boxing and its great champions. Fans from the United States and abroad enjoy the small town hospitality of Canastota’s restaurants, shops and event venues. It’s an exciting one-of-a-kind happening you won’t want to miss !

You Won’t Want To Miss! A Magical Weekend For complete details visit www.ibhof.com

Enjoy additional entertainment at Turning Stone Resort Casino. The fun doesn’t end with the Banquet of Champions.  Please visit www.turningstone.com/nightlife for information about the (Banquet) After Party in Exit 33 - Turning Stone Casino’s multi-venue nightlife destination. “A knockout weekend schedule for every boxing fan”


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