The Montezuma Half Marathon & 5K is a unique race event in the Finger Lakes Region of CNY that takes runners on a journey along country roads and trails at the Howland Island Unit of the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area. The race will start and finish at the Montezuma Aububon Center (MAC) on RT 89 in Savannah.
The HALF MARATHON COURSE will be a combination of country roads (2/3) and nature trail (1/3) at Howland's Island. The 5K COURSE will take place entirely on the trails behind the MAC. Take in beautiful nature as you run on grassy trails through open fields and dirt paths through the wooded area.
In 2018, at registration, we invite runners to sign up for Team Syracuse, Team Rochester or Team Finger Lakes to battle for the "Challenge Cup" that will go to the city/area with the best average time (top 5 female & top 5 male in each team) for the Half Marathon event.
A festival like atmosphere will greet all runners when they cross the finish line with good food/drinks, music, vendors and more.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will again benefit the Friends of Montezuma, a 501(c)-3 dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge.