The summer race season is heating up with events throughout Central New York that will challenge the best runners, swimmers, bikers and beyond. Remember to fuel up, stay hydrated and dress right to beat the heat for these warm-weather races.
Green Lakes Triathlon.
Saturday, June 7. 8:30 a.m. Green Lakes State Park.
$75 individual, $125 for a team.
Get into the swing of triathlon season with a half-mile swim in Green Lake, a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-kilometer run on the trail around both lakes. This race offers it all: a chance to test the tri muscles early in the season, a scenic trail run (feels better on the body, too) and individual and team options.
Paige’s Butterfly Run.
Saturday, June 7. 9 a.m. Franklin Street.
This 5K, 3K and 40-foot Caterpillar Crawl (a fun scramble for kids 5 and under) helps raise money and awareness of pediatric cancer in memory of Paige Yeomans Arnold.
7@7 Altitude with Attitude.
Sunday, June 8. 7 a.m. Green Lakes State Park.
$40 for 7.7-mile; $30 for the 5K.
If your lucky number is seven, this race was made for you. A challenging (and unusual) 7.7-mile distance, this cross-country race weaves through trail, gravel, grass and hills. For those who prefer the 5K distance, that’s also offered at 8:30 a.m.
Swamp Rat Runs.
Saturday, June 14. 8 a.m. Brewerton.
With 5K, 10K and fun run options, this versatile race offers options for runners. Both courses are scenic, fast, flat and paved and run along the Oneida Lake. The races are also in honor of runner Christopher Taddeo.
Father’s Day 5K.
Sunday, June 15.
9 a.m. Lime Hollow Nature Center, Cortland.
Give dad the gift of fit with this challenging, but beautiful course through the nature center trails.
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge.
Tuesday, June 18. 6 p.m. Onondaga Lake Park.
This enormously popular road race has attracted more than 5,000 participants each year since 1996. The 3.5-mile team run/walk will host dozens of CNY businesses and their employees.
The Yellow Brick Road Race.
Saturday, June 28. 8:30 a.m. Chittenango.
$20 in advance, $25 day of.
Enjoy a 5K or 8K run through scenic Chittenango.