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Montezuma Half Marathon

$80 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after March 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma 10K

$55 8:45AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
85 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma 5K

$42.50 8:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
69 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma Half Marathon Virtual

$80 Price increases after March 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma 10K Virtual

$55
85 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Montezuma 5K Virtual

$42.50
69 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
2295 NY-89
Savannah, NY US 13146
Description

MONTEZUMA FESTIVAL OF RACES | 13.1 | 10k | 5k |

Sunday-June 4, 2023 (Run events)

Saturday-June 3, 2023 (Island 25/15 Bike event) Please visit Island 25/15 race website if you are interested in registering or learning more.

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. This series of races will take 5K, 10K and half marathon runners along country roads in low population density areas full of scenic views of rural Central New York. The Half Marathon course has changed for 2023, it will be on mostly paved roads with a couple miles on packed dirt trails that will have you running on the outskirts of  Howland Island.

 

The race will benefit the important work and efforts of the Friends of Montezuma and the the Savannah Fire Department.

RACE WEATHER

Savannah, NY typically sees warm weather at the beginning of June. There will be plenty of hydration stations along the on course routes, as well as medical professionals on site. It is recommended that runners also be prepared with hydration belts and plenty of fluids. Thank you for your cooperation!

RUN EVENTS

HALF MARATHON (13.1 MILES)


START TIME: 8:00 AM EST
START/FINISH LINE:  Montezuma Audubon Center
RACE RECORDS: Richard Powell (M) 1:17:07 (2016), Jessie Evans (F) 1:30:02 (2018)
THE COURSE:  A new 13.1 mile course for this year (2023) that will certainly give you a taste of Montezuma (Howland Island) but we have eliminated both the inner loop and the large stone gravel road section that leads to and from the inner loop trail. The new course should be much more "feet" friendly and faster without sacrificing to much of the scenic views of the Wetland Preserve. 

Course Map Half Marathon (13.1) Course Map

 

10K (6.2 MILES) 


START TIME: 8:15 AM EST
START/FINISH LINE: Montezuma Audubon Center
RACE RECORDS: Jasper Suhr (M) 39:32, Karyl Sargent (F) 43:11
THE COURSE: The 10K COURSE will take place mostly on country roads in Savannah, NY. .

Course Map 10K Course Map

 

5K (3.1 MILES)


START TIME: 8:45 AM EST
START/FINISH LINE: Montezuma Audubon Center
RACE RECORDS: Michael Dee (M) 17:38 (2018), Elizabeth Armitage (F) 23:10 (2018)
THE COURSE: The 5K course will take place entirely on country roads in Savannah, NY. 

Course Map 5K Course Map

 

PACKET PICKUPS

 

TBD

 

GETFIT SERIES
Take the challenge- Run 4 or more Half Marathons!


 
When you sign up for the GetFit Half Marathon series, not only are you awesome for running at least 4 half marathons (beastmode btw!) but you also get the Commemorative Glass for each event you do for FREE.

The Get Fit Half Marathon Series offers discounted registration, custom swag, and VIP status to runners who participate in 4 (or more) Willow Running Half Marathon events during the year. Registration is by mail: For more info and to register for the series, visit the Willow Running website.

Willow Running races included in the GetFit Half Marathon Series:

  • Earth Day Half Marathon
  • Thousand Islands Half Marathon
  • Montezuma Half Marathon
  • Keuka Outlet Trail Half Marathon
  • Tromptown Half Marathon
  • Old Forge Marathon Half Marathon
  • Finger Lakes Half Marathon
  • Jell-O Half Marathon
  • E-Race Cancer Half Marathon
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