Sat April 9, 2022 Syracuse, NY 13209 US Directions
A new and exciting event, premiering in the CNY area at the New York State Fairgrounds in conjunction with the International Taste Festival.
Place
581 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY US 13209
Description

Join us on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY for the inaugural International Taste Fest 5K & 10K running event, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods. The International Taste Festival is a new and exciting event, premiering in the Central New York area, at the New York State Fairgrounds-Exposition Center Sat 4/9 - Sun 4/10. We invite you to make a whole day of it on Saturday April 9th, starting with a run in the morning. Both the 5K and 10K will start and finish at the Expo Center (NYS Fairgrounds) with a portion of the run inside the Fairgrounds as well as on the Empire Trail. 

If you would like to register at no cost to you and assist David's Refuge with their fundraising efforts please email christinecorbett@davidsrefuge.org for more info regarding Charity Bibs.

Besides some great swag, registrants will get a ticket into the International Taste Festival, (good for either Saturday or Sunday). Discounted tickets for other family members available prior to the event. Simply email willowrunningNY@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing additional tickets.

To keep you moving and motivated, there will be live music, with an international flair, on both courses!

An awards ceremony with $4000 in awards certificates will kick off the start of the food festival on that day. There will also be fireworks in evening!

Registration is capped at 225 participants in order to receive a custom shirt and finisher medal. We will keep the no-swag option open up to 300. All participants including those who register under the no-swag banner will receive one free ticket for the International Taste Festival, good for Saturday or Sunday. 

THE COURSE

The entire 5K will be run inside the Fairgrounds while the 10K will jump on the Empire Trail for a portion of the 6.2 mile run.

MapMyRun Course maps will be uploaded soon.

THE GIVEAWAY
  • Entry into the INTERNATIONAL TASTE FESTIVAL 10K or 5K
  • Custom short or long sleeve tech shirt 
  • Custom 10K or 5K Bib
  • Custom 2021 Finisher Medal
  • A ticket into the International Taste Festival, (good for any of the 3 days)
    • Discounted tickets for other family members available prior to the event. Simply email willowrunningNY@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing additional tickets.
  • Hydration stations on the course
  • Professional medical support
  • Free, no hassle parking
AWARDS

Celebrate your accomplishments at the Awards Ceremony- at the Expo Center at 12PM! Vendors know that race participants may finish before the event opens at 12 noon—the race participants have early access to the event immediately following their run!

  • 5K & 10K Overall and Masters Overall M/F:  $100 Dick's Sporting Goods (DSG) Gift Certificate
  • 5K & 10K Age Group winners:
    • 1st Place M/F: $50 DSG Certificate
    • 2nd Place M/F: $20 DSG Certificate
    • 3rd Place M/F: $20 DSG Certificate
  • Age groups will be 10 year increments for both Male/Female 14U - 80+

Custom finisher medals awarded to all 5K and 10K finishers at the finish line.

PACKET PICKUP

 

LOCATION/DATE/TIME: 

Dick's Sporting Goods (Destiny USA) Friday, Syracuse, NY -  April 8th 4:00PM - 6:00 PM

Expo Center, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY 13209 - Saturday, April 9th (Race Day) 9:00AM - 9:45AM

PARKING

Free, no hassle parking on site.

BEST POST RACE FOOD EVER!

Grab your family and friends to cheer you on and then enjoy the festival! Food will be available for purchase, but not as part of the race price. Discounted entrance tickets for family and friends will be available prior to the event only-  Simply email willowrunningNY@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing additional tickets.

Parenting can be a difficult journey under any circumstances, but it’s especially challenging for those who provide full-time care to children with special needs. Your support of David's Refuge brings wellness, community and respite to these caregivers - Thank you!

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