Save Our Switchbacks (Draft)

Sun August 8 - Sun August 15, 2021 Utica, NY 13501 US Directions
This Race is in Draft Mode

The Utica First Save Our Switchbacks 7.5K

$30 08/15 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after June 21, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Utica First Insurance Kids Fun Run

$0 08/15 8:30AM EDT - 8:45AM EDT Registration ends August 14, 2021 at 7:59pm EDT

The S.O.S. Virtual 7.5k

$25 Registration ends August 14, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

The S.O.S. Virtual 5k

$25 Registration ends August 14, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
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210 Memorial Parkway
Utica, NY US 13501

The Ted Petrillo

Save Our Switchbacks



7.5K Road Race (4.66 miles)

Help support the South Woods Trails Project while running

"Half a Boilermaker"

A Utica Roadrunners Grand Prix Event

Start and finish near the Utica Parkway Ski Chalet

The Save Our Switchbacks 7.5K road race is the long standing Utica Roadrunners kick-off event. The race usually marks the start of the weekly Development Runs held every Wednesday.  In 2020 we moved to a VIrtual and VirtuReal option adding a 5k option.


2021 Utica Roadrunner Four Race Challenge

The Save Our Switchbacks will once again be a part of the Utica Roadrunners Four Race Challenge.  Each runner that participates will have a one-time registration fee and they will also receive customized hoodie to commemorate the accomplishment. Runners can choose any four of six events including The Save Our Switchbacks 7.5K, the Summer Sizzle 5 Mile, the Falling Leaves 5K or 14K. and the Deerfield Skeleton Run 5K and our Virtual events The April Scavenger Hunt and The FIVE after FIVE challenge. By registering once for the 2021 Utica Roadrunners 4 Race Challenge you will be entered into each of the associated events. You only need to register once for the Four Race Challenge.

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