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Entrants will bus out to a start at the Taughannock Falls State Park, running the full length of the beautiful Black Diamond Rail Trail, a hard-packed gravel path descending 700’ over 8 miles back to Ithaca with micro-gorges and waterfalls bursting along the way. After the Black Diamond Trail descent, runners will cross the Inlet and run on the Cayuga Waterfront Trail to Stewart Park at the base of Cayuga Lake. From there it will be a fast final mile through the Fall Creek Neighborhood to a finish at DeWitt Park, just shy of the Ithaca Commons.
Note: Course configuration may change influenced by factors including Pandemics, Bus Driver Shortages, and Permitting. We're hopeful we'll be able to again use the configuration above, but it's also possible the course configuration will change, even late in the game.
2023 Course Format / Highlights:
What you'll get:
Staging Area / Finish Lines:
Starting Line: 2023's race will start on the Black Diamond Trail at the intersection with Gorge Rd in Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg, NY.
Finish Line: The event will end at DeWitt Park, 102 E Court St, Ithaca, NY
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Wave Assignments (Based on Projected Finish Time)
Wave 1: Runners projected to run 130 minutes or slower
05:00 – 06:00 – Wave 1 check-In for those who live outside of the Ithaca area at DeWitt
Wave 2: Runners projected to run 129 minutes or faster
06:00 – 07:00 – Wave 2 check-In for those who live outside of the Ithaca area at DeWitt
*We strongly encourage all who need to use the PortaJohns to do so if time permits before boarding buses
06:00 – Wave 1 buses to Start arrive and are able to be boarded
06:15 – Wave 1 buses leave Buffalo St adjacent to DeWitt Park
06:15 - Wave 1 Drop-Off entrants able to be dropped at Taughannock
06:35 – Wave 1 Buses arrive at Taughannock
07:00 - Start of Wave 1
07:00 – Buses re-arrive at DeWitt and board Wave 2
7:15 - Wave 2 buses leave Buffalo St adjacent to DeWitt Park
7:15 - Wave 2 Drop-Off entrants able to be dropped at Taughannock
7:35 - Wave 2 buses arrive at Taughannock
08:00 - Start of Wave 2
09:10 - First finisher anticipated to reach finish line at DeWitt Park and Catering begins
11:00 - Last finisher anticipated to reach finish line and course closed
12:00 – Catering closed and Park Cleared of Event Staging
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Gorges Ithaca Half Marathon.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include: