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.
EVENT: 1/2 Marathon
The Half Marathon course will combine country roads (2/3) and a wildnerness trail (1/3) though Howland Island’s Wildlife Refuge Area. The race will start and finish at the beautiful Montezuma Aububon Center affectionately known in the region as “The MAC”
START TIME: 8:15 AM EST
END TIME: 12:00 PM EST
PRICE: $60.00 Race Fee + Processing Fee
The new 5K course will take place on the trails behind the MAC that will both challenge and reward the senses.
START TIME: 8:30 AM EST
END TIME: 12:00 PM EST
PRICE: $35.00 Race Fee + Processing Fee
Race Weather and Climate
Located in western Upstate New York, about 140 miles east of Buffalo and roughly an hour’s 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).
MONTEZUMA HALF & 5K…
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET:
- Entry into the 2017 MONTEZUMA HALF MARATHON & 5K
- Performance Race Shirt
- Snowy Heather fabric is a polyester knit with high mechanical stretch
- Men’s-sleeveless and Women’s- racerback
- Custom Montezuma Headband
- Custom Montezuma Bib
- (5) Hydration Stations
- PortaJohns at start/finish & along the course
- Safe/Secure Course
- Professional Medical Support
- 2017 Finisher Medal– Half Marathon & 5K Finishers
- POST RACE FEST at the Montezuma Audubon Center
- Free, No-Hassle Parking
Packet Pick Up and In-Person Registration:
Friday, June 23rd from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters. 3400 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, NY or on race day at Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 NY Route 89, Savannah, NY.
Register now using the coupon code “MEDVED17” for a 15% discount on either race.