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The Empire State Half Marathon and 5k are on the flattest and fastest road course on the East Coast: Rockland Lake State Park In just a few laps around the lake, just north of the NJ/NY border, you'll walk away with a big shiny medal, a tech race shirt, and hopefully a shiny new personal best!
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8:15am - 5k Start
9:00am - Half Marathon Start
9:15am - 5k Awards Available
11:15am - Half Marathon Awards Available
The course is a USATF-certified loop around scenic Rockland Lake.
As shown on the Rockland Lake Half Marathon Strava Segment, the course has 135' of elevation over the 13.1 miles. The difference between its highest elevation point (170') and lowest (155') is just 15', making it a pancake flat loop.
Supporting Memorial High School (West NY, NJ)
As runners, we all have gently used trainers, tights, shorts, tech shirts, and even sports bras that are floating around our home. It's now time to put this forgotten gear to great use! One of our race participants, Ashley D., teaches and coaches at Memorial HS, a high-need Title 1 school, and anything donated will make a world of difference to one of her XC or track kids. Thank you for considering such a great cause.
There are three aid stations with both water and Gatorade along the course.
Elite Athlete Program (EAP)
The EAP provides a complimentary entry, personal water stations, preferred baggage claim, and for some, free lodging. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your running resume for consideration.
Overall Prize Structure - Tracksmith Gift Cards
$500 - 1st male/female $250 - 2nd male/female. $150 - 3rd male/female, $100 - 4th male/female, $50 - 5th male/female
Ten Year Age Group Prize Structure - Tracksmith Gift Cards
$40 - 1st male/female, $30 - 2nd male/female, $20 - 3rd male/female
Bibs can either be picked up at Fleet Feet (Ridgewood) on Friday evening 5pm-8pm), Saturday morning (8am-noon), or at the race site on Sunday morning.
Empire State Challenge Medal
Any runner finishing both the Empire State Half Marathon and the Garden State 10 Miler (or the Empire State 5k) will receive the Empire State Challenge Medal at the conclusion of the Empire State Half.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Nanuet (425 NY-59, Nanuet, NY 10954): 845-623-6000
Element Spring Valley (90 Spring Valley Market Place, Spring Valley, NY 10977): 845-694-8200
Hilton Garden Inn (270 W Route 9, Nanuet, NY 10954): 845-623-0600
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