Sat April 1, 2023 Syracuse, NY 13209 US Directions
Join us for the 2nd annual 5K /10K event, premiering in the CNY area at the New York State Fairgrounds in conjunction with the International Taste Festival.


581 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY US 13209


Join us at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY for the 2nd Annual International Taste Fest 5K & 10K running event, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods and Willow Running USA.

Registered participants will receive a free ticket to  the International Taste Festival at the New York State Fairgrounds-Center of Progress Building that starts immediately following the race events. We invite you to make a whole day of it on Saturday April 1st, starting with a run in the morning followed by a fun filled afternoon with food and entertainment from around the globe. An awards ceremony with $2000 in award certificates will kick off the start of the food festival and stick around or come back for fireworks in the evening!

Discounted tickets for non-race participant family members and friends available prior to the event. We will have them available at the packet pickup event on Thursday, March 30 at the Dick's Sporting Goods in Destiny USA (4:00pm-6:00pm) and also at the pre-race packet pickup on Saturday, April 1.

Registration is capped at 300 participants in order to receive a custom shirt and finisher medal. 


Both the 5K and 10K will start and finish at the Center of Progress Bldg in the NYS Fairgrounds. A portion of the run is inside the Fairgrounds and a portion is on the paved NYS Empire Trail. 

10K Course

The 10K on Map My Run

5K Course

The 5K course on Map My Run


  • Custom long sleeve tech shirt 
  • Custom 10K or 5K Bib
  • Custom 2023 Finisher Medal
  • A ticket into the International Taste Festival.
    • Discounted tickets for other family members available prior to the event. Simply email if you are interested in purchasing additional tickets.
  • Hydration stations on the course
  • Professional medical support
  • Free, no hassle parking


Charity Bib

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

Our Benefactor

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!


Celebrate your accomplishments at the Awards Ceremony at the Center of Progress Building at 11AM! Vendors know that race participants may finish before the event officially opens at noon and will be ready for you— race participants have early access to the event immediately following their run!

  • 5K & 10K Overall and Masters Overall M/F:   Dick's Sporting Goods (DSG) Gift Certificate
  • 5K & 10K Age Group winners:
    • 1st Place M/F:  DSG Certificate
    • 2nd Place M/F:  DSG Certificate
    • 3rd Place M/F:  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.




Dick's Sporting Goods (Destiny USA) Thursday, Syracuse, NY -  March 30, 2023 from 4:00PM - 6:00 PM (In store 20% off coupons for all participants)

Center of Progress Building, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY 13209 - Saturday, April 1st (Race Day) from 9:00AM - 10:00AM


Free, no hassle parking on site.


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 if you are interested in purchasing additional tickets.

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