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Montezuma Half Marathon

$60 8:15AM EDT - 12:15PM EDT Price increases after May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
New This Year

Montezuma 10K

$45 8:30AM EDT - 12:01PM EDT Price increases after May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma 5K

$35 8:30AM EDT - 12:01PM EDT Price increases after May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
2295 NY-89
Savannah, NY US 13146
Description

MONTEZUMA FESTIVAL OF RACES 13.1, 10k & 5k 

June 30, 2019 | 8:00 AM

Nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, the tiny town of Savannah — home to a population of just over 1,700 year-round residents — is set to play host to the Montezuma Festival of Races on Sunday June 30, 2019. A series of races that will take runners along country roads and the packed dirt trails into the Howland Island Unit of the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area if you run either the Montezuma 15K or Half Marathon.

This race will benefit the important work and efforts of the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. The Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex support habitat restoration & public use at The Montezuma Wetlands Complex in upstate New York.

RACE WEATHER & CLIMATE

Located in western, Upstate New York, about 140 miles east of Buffalo and roughly an hours drive from Rochester, Savannah typically sees its warmest weather of the year in July, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 39ºF (in 1932) and as high as 100ºF (in 1936).

 

2019 MONTEZUMA FESTIVAL OF RACES… HERE’S WHAT YOU GET:
  • Entry into the 2019 MONTEZUMA HALF, 10K OR 5K
  • Custom Race Shirt 
  • Custom Pint Glass & Multifunctional Neck Gaiter (Half and first 100 10K registrants only)
  • Custom Montezuma Bib
  • (5) Hydration Stations
  • PortaJohns at start/finish & along the course
  • Safe/Secure Course
  • Professional Medical Support
  • 2019 Finisher Medal– All race events
  • Post Race Fest immediately following the race, on site, until noon.
  • Post Race BBQ at the Savannah Fire Station (Rt 89) with music, food and farmers’ market vendors Starting at noon
  • Free Parking
 
RACE EVENTS
EVENT: HALF MARATHON & 10K    START TIME: 8:15 AM EST

The HALF MARATHON COURSE will be a combination of country roads (2/3) and nature trail (1/3) at Howland's Island. Click on link to see course in Map My Run RACE RECORDS: Richard Powell (M) 1:17:07 (2016), Jessie Evans (F) 1:30:02 (2018). 

EVENT: 10K  START TIME: 8:15 AM EST

The 10K COURSE will take place entirely on country roads in Savannah, NY. The 10K runners will follow the Half Marathon runners for the first 2.7 miles then will turn left onto No. 39 Road to Carncross Rd. to Mead Rd. to Bixby Woods Rd. back to the Montezuma Audubon Center. Click on the link to see the 10K course map with elevation 10K COURSE MAP

EVENT: 5K   START TIME: 8:30 AM EST

The 5K COURSE will take place entirely on country roads in Savannah, NY. The 2019 5K road course will be a down and back with a turn around at where the American Bald Eagle stands (or sits depending on temp's for that day). RACE RECORDS (New Course in 2017): Michael Dee (M) 17:38 (2018), Elizabeth Armitage (F) 23:10 (2018)

 

EVENT: 2 MILE TRAIL WALK/RUN (No Cost) - TRAIL COURSE WILL OPEN FROM 8:30 AM UNTIL 1:00 PM

The grass and wooded trails behind the Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) - The 2 Mile Trail course will be open to the public.  Non-runners, spectators and family members are welcome to enjoy the trails and bird watching during the race event while runners can recover from a hard run with a gentle walk through the Marsh Lands that surround the MAC. No give-aways are associated with this.

 
PACKET PICK-UPS & IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

Friday, June 28nd, 2019
11:00 am – 1 pm
Core Life Eatery Taft Rd. North Syracuse, NY 13212

Friday, June 28nd, 2019
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Medved Running & Walker Outfitters
3400 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

Saturday, June 29, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 NY Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146

RACE DAY Packet Pick Up and In-Person Registration
Sunday, June 30th 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 NY Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146

 

RACE DAY PARKING

Montezuma Audobon Center (MAC), 2295 NY-89
Savannah Fire Co, 1770 NY-89 or Highway Dept.
Vehicles will be directed to the MAC first. After that parking lot fills, vehicles will be directed to the Savannah Fire Co. or Highway Dept. Buses will be available to shuttle runners from the Savannah FD to the MAC (race site) and also to shuttle 15K runners to the entrance of Howland's Island

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