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 Half Marathon & 5K in late June this year. A race that will take runners along country roads and the grassy trails into the Howland Island Unit of the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area (about 1/3 of the race course).
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).
2018 MONTEZUMA HALF & 5K… HERE’S WHAT YOU GET:
Entry into the 2018 MONTEZUMA HALF MARATHON & 5K
Custom Race ShirtTultex fabric is a polyester knit with high mechanical stretch
Crew neck- men’s sizing and V-neck- women’s sizing
Montezuma Stemless Wineglass for Half Marathoners
Custom Montezuma Bib
(5) Hydration Stations
PortaJohns at start/finish & along the course
Professional Medical Support
2018 Finisher Medal– Half Marathon & 5K Finishers
POST RACE FEST at the MAC- Live music, food and farmers’ market vendors
Free, No-Hassle Parking
EVENT: Half Marathon 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) 1:35:42 (2016)
EVENT: 5K START TIME: 8:30 AM EST
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. RACE RECORDS (New Course in 2017): Hunter Brignall (M) 19:48 (2017), Caitlin Loehr (F) 23:39 (2017)
JOIN A REGIONAL TEAM & BRING HOME THE CUP!
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.
PACKET PICK-UPS & IN-PERSON REGISTRATION
Thursday, June 21st, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Fleet Feet Sports- Market Fair North 4136 NY-31, Clay, NY 13041
Friday, June 22nd, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Medved Running & Walker Outfitters 3400 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 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 24th 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.