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Valley Nature Run - 14th Annual

Live Event: 8/17 ~ Virtual Event: 8/17 - 9/1 Syracuse, NY 13205 US Directions


4.4 Mile Run

$28.15 08/17 9:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT Price increases after August 16, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 4.4 Mile

$33.15 Registration ends September 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids Run

$7 08/17 8:30AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration ends August 17, 2024 at 8:30am EDT


A Road & Trail Run that is roughly 4.4 miles long. In the past, the course was 4 miles, in 2023 we decided to add the trails around the beautiful Webster Pond to give the runners a better idea where donations are being used. This was a hage hit making course 4.4 miles!


Presented by the Syracuse Track Club. We have partnered with the Webster Duck pond and proceeds from the race will help support the Webster Duck pond. Your support of this race, helps us support other great organizations in the Valley!


New this year: Are you a middle or high school runner and looking for a check of your summer training? Age based pricing for anyone 10 to 18 years old, only $15 for the race! 


COURSE: The Run will start & finish at Meachem Field located on W. Seneca Tpke. Syracuse, NY. You will head south on Salina, right onto Dorwin, right onto Valley Drive, and then enter the trails of Rand Tract at the Methodist Church, coming out of the trail onto Chaffee which you will take all the way back to Clary Middle School and Meachem Field.  We now include a loop along Webster pond as well.  


RACE INFO: Online registration only.  No cash or paper accepted.  Packet pickup will open at 7:30 a.m. on the morning of August 17th. Run starts at 9:00 a.m. 


Packet Pickup: 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday August 16th at Gannon's Ice Cream in the Valley, 1525 Valley Drive, Syracuse, NY 13207


If you have participated in the past we invite you to fill out the survey to help us improve future races.

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If you can't run, but still want to participate by becoming a volunteer, fill out this google form below.  

Valley Nature Volunteer Signup


Thank you for your support, call 315-727-2922 or e-mail with questions or concerns


Chad Norton

STC Valley Nature Director




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 4)

Step Up 4 Kids Run (April 30)

Mountain Goat 10 Mile Run / Relay (May 7)

Paige’s Butterfly 5K Run (June 3)

Valley Nature 4 Mile Run (August 19)

Strathmore Parks 4 Mile Run (September 24)

Inner Harbor 5K (October 1)

Eastwood 5 Mile Run (October 22)



Meachem Field
121 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY US 13205

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