Step Up 4 Kids

Sat January 1 - Sat April 30 Syracuse, NY 13204 US Directions

Step Up 4 Kids is a fundraiser put on by McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center, which is a non-profit organization that helps children who have been sexually and/or physically abused in Onondaga County. All funds raised through Step Up 4 Kids goes directly back to the children that McMahon Ryan serves each year. The community is invited to participate and support McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center as it works to end child abuse in Onondaga County.

Step Up 4 Kids is excited to be back in person in 2022! We will have our annual 5K and Kids Fun Run on April 24th at the Inner Harbor. We will also keep our month long Virtual Challenges during the entire month of April! Sign up for both the in person event & the virtual challenge and receive $5 off. 

Packet Pickup Info & Shirt information

*Attention: If you registered before April 11th - your event shirt will be ready for Packet Pickup & the in-person event on April 24th. If you registered after April 11th: Your shirt will not arrive until the first week of May. We apologize for any inconvenience, with supply shortages/shipping delays this is the best we could do* 

1st Packet Pickup
Thursday, April 21st from 4-8pm
Location: Raymour & Flanigan, 4000 Route 31 in Liverpool
2nd Packet Pickup
Saturday, April 23rd from 2-5pm
Location: Fleet Feet, 5800 Bridge Street, East Syracuse

Or pickup at the in-person event on April 24th 

Race Day Schedule

Key Race Information:
Date: Sunday, April 24 2022
Location: Inner Harbor 360 W. Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse, NY 13204

Schedule of Events:
8:00AM- 9AM Registration and packet pick up at the Inner Harbor (please be aware no cash will be accepted)
9AM: Opening Ceremonies 
9:30AM: Kid's Fun Run (starts in the parking lot by wooden pinwheel and balloons)
10AM: 5K Run/Walk (starts on Van Rensselaer St., marked with large Pinwheels and balloons )
11:00AM: Awards Ceremony for Overall Top Finishers for Female and Male, Age Group Awards and top fundraisers at the Inner Harbor Parking lot 

Shipping Info

If you would like your shirt to be shipped to you, please be sure to add shipping when you register. You can add shipping at anytime if you did not do this when you signed up. Just purchase "shipping" in the Store Tab on Run Sign Up and this will prompt us to ship you your shirt.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Course Map

Check out our new race route below - for the in person 5K event on April 24th! 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

The Syracuse Parks Conservancy joins the Syracuse Parks Department to bring you Syrathon 2022!  SYRATHON brings together 8 established road races, all based in the City of Syracuse and spaced throughout the calendar year, into this unique road race series! Syrathon’s eight race routes showcase Syracuse’s incredible and historic parks systems as participants journey through a number of wonderful city neighborhoods. Since 2009, the Series has encouraged, for both beginners and seasoned runners, healthful physical activity year-round, while promoting the sights and sounds of city life!  In 2020 and 2021, Syrathon adapted to the challenges of Covid-19 with both virtual and in-person races, but in 2022, we are excited to return to our traditional Series with a full schedule of races! 
The Syrathon Series Challenge again will challenge registered participants to accumulate at least 26.2 race miles over the course of the Series. Those who meet the challenge are known as Syrathoners, and will have earned the coveted Syrathon Medal!  All registered participants receive a cool race shirt!  And, there will be race day raffles for more great prizes!  

List of Races:

Tipp Hill Shamrock  Run (March 5)

Step Up 4 Kids Run (April 24)

Mountain Goat 10 Mile Run / Relay (May 1)

Paige’s Butterfly 5K Run (June 4)

Valley Nature 4 Mile Run (August 20)

Strathmore Parks 4 Mile Run (September 25)

Inner Harbor 5K (October 2)

Eastwood 5 Mile Run (October 16)


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