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Montezuma Half Marathon

$67.50 8:15AM EDT - 12:15PM EDT
66 spots left. Price increases after May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma 10K

$55 8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma 5K

$35 8:45AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Price increases after May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma Half Marathon Virtual

$67.50 Price increases after May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma 10K Virtual

$55 Price increases after May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma 5K Virtual

$35 Price increases after May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
1770 NY-89
Savannah, NY US 13146
Description

MONTEZUMA FESTIVAL OF RACES | 13.1 | 10k | 5k |

June 27, 2021

Nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, the tiny town of Savannah — home to a population of just over 1,700 year-round residents — is set to play host to the Montezuma Festival of Races. This series of races will take 5K, 10K and half marathon runners along country roads in low population density areas full of scenic views of rural Central New York.

The race will benefit the important work and efforts of the Savannah Fire Department, the host of this year's Montezuma Festival of Races as well as the Friends of Montezuma, working to help preserve and improve the Montezuma Wetland Refuge. 

We will plan for and offer the best post race event possible but will have to wait on the details until we get closer to the event to determine what we can offer due to Covid-19 restrictions and realities. Certainly more to follow....

RACE WEATHER

Savannah, NY typically sees warm weather at the end of June. We're prepared with plenty of hydration stations, sprinklers on course, as well as medical professionals on site. It is recommended that runners also be prepared with hydration belts and plenty of fluids. Thank you for your cooperation!

CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE

HALF MARATHON (13.1 MILES) - NEW COURSE FOR 2021


START TIME: 8:15 AM EST
START/FINISH LINE: Savannah FD (Rt 89 about 1 mile south of the Montezuma Audubon Center)
RACE RECORDS: Richard Powell (M) 1:17:07 (2016), Jessie Evans (F) 1:30:02 (2018)
THE COURSE: We anticipate that the Half Marathon course will once again be able to loop into Howland Island  mid race. Ultimately the 13.1 mile course will include 8 miles of paved country roads and ~5 miles of wide, packed trail through Howland Island.

 

10K (6.2 MILES) 


START TIME: 8:15 AM EST
START/FINISH LINE: Savannah FD (Rt 89 about 1 mile south of the Montezuma Audubon Center)
RACE RECORDS: Jasper Suhr (M) 39:32, Karyl Sargent (F) 43:11
THE COURSE: The 10K COURSE will take place entirely on country roads in Savannah, NY. The 10K runners will foll

ow the Half Marathon runners for the first 1.2 miles on Savannah Spring Lake Rd then will turn left onto Bixby Woods Rd to Mead Rd to Carncross Rd to No. 39 Rd to Savannah Spring Lake Rd to finish.

 

5K (3.1 MILES)


START TIME: 8:30 AM EST
START/FINISH LINE: Savannah FD (Rt 89 about 1 mile south of the Montezuma Audubon Center)
RACE RECORDS: Michael Dee (M) 17:38 (2018), Elizabeth Armitage (F) 23:10 (2018)
THE COURSE: The 5K course will take place entirely on country roads in Savannah, NY. The 2020 5K road course will be a down and back with a turn around at half way point (cone).

 

GIVEAWAY

The Montezuma Festival of Races is a fun, swag-filled day of running, giveaways, awards, and free post-race food & drink. Get in on the experience!

Included with every registration:

  • Custom Men's & Women's Fit Tanks
  • Official Montezuma Race bib (to be worn on the front)
  • Custom 2020 Finisher Medal
  • Free Parking

COVID-Friendly Race Day Measures

  • FACE COVERINGS Participants are asked to please bring/wear their own face coverings for packet pickup.
  • STREAMLINED START LINES Choose your distance and wave time for a safe, socially distant racing experience.
  • CONTACTLESS WATER STOPS All 6 hydration stations will be self-serve to prevent unnecessary contact. We can pour your drinks, we just can't hand them to you!
  • POST RACE TO GO Post race food/drink will be provided to go to limit unnecessary contact
  • Clean PortaJohns at start/finish & along the course
  • Professional Medical Support

 

PACKET PICKUPS & DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION

TBD

GETFIT SERIES

The Montezuma Festival of Races is part of the Willow Running Get Fit 52.4 Half Marathon Series , which offers discounted registration, custom swag, and VIP status to runners who participate in 4 (or more!) Willow Running Half Marathon events during the year. To register, visit the Willow Running website.

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