Save Our Switchbacks

Sunday, August 16, 2020 Utica, NY US 13501 Directions

The Utica First Save Our Switchbacks 7.5K

$30 08/16 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends August 1, 2020 at 7:59pm EDT

Utica First Insurance Kids Fun Run

$0 08/16 8:30AM EDT - 8:45AM EDT Registration ends August 16, 2020 at 7:59pm EDT
Save Our Switchbacks New Race Date Established!

New Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020

Hello Runners:

We have a new date for the Save Our Switchbacks, so mark your calendars!  Our new date is Sunday, August 16, 2020!  Same time of day and same beautiful course!  It is our hope that we will have the safety and security necessary to hold our event at this date as we try to be socially distant during the times of this crisis we are currently dealing with.  All those who have registered will have their registrations honored for this new date.  Stay distant for now and stay positive as we are looking for better days awaiting us!

The Utica Roadrunners




Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date now that it is set!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

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 marks the start of the weekly Development Runs held every Wednesday.  Note: Due to health concerns, the race will be held at a date and time to be announced soon.


2020 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. The events included are the Save Our Switchbacks 7.5K, the Summer Sizzle 5 Mile, the Falling Leaves 5K or 14K. and the Deerfield Skeleton Run 5K. By registering once for the 2019 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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