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United Way 1/2 K

United Way 1/2 K Run


Not your average run. Not your average cause.
Beginning at the REAL Boilermaker finish line, you know, the back parking lot of the Saranac Brewery, this course goes ALL THE WAY around the corner to the Saranac Brewery courtyard, for a whopping total of 500-something yards!
We know that’s asking a lot of some, but don’t worry! There’s a pretzel and cider stop somewhere near the middle. It would be wise to rest there for a minute.
Once you finish licking salt from your fingers and wiping them on your bib, take on the last grueling minute of the race, stumble across the finish line and help yourself to a free adult B-vitamin complex known as beer.
Then get your barely-deserved, but deservedly cool, oval sticker letting everyone know that on a scale from 1K – 15K, you’re a 1/2K! At least as a runner.
As a citizen, you're a gold star! All proceeds will help individuals and families in the Mohawk Valley! 
So register now to take part in the second-best-Utica-bestest-shortest race EVER!

The 1/2 K Run Details

Location: Saranac Brewery, 811 Edward Street, Utica
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 am -10:59 am | Runner's Check-in
11:00 am | Run Begins!
After the Run | The After-Party starts immediately when you finish your run at Saranac's Octoberfest!

Please take note: Varick Street (between Court and Sunset St), Edward St, Washer Street and a portion of Columbia St will be closed before and during the run.
This event is 21 and older and will take place rain or shine!

Individual Runners

Cost:$25 per participant
Includes entrance into run and after-party at Saranac Octoberfest, one complimentary beverage and commemorative Half K Run sticker.
Get creative with your outfits for a chance to win the Best Individual Outfit Award!

Online registration for individuals will close at NOON (12:00 PM) on Friday, September 20, 2019.



Teams get a $25 discount for every 10 people! Each team member will get entrance into run and after-party at Saranac Octoberfest, one complimentary beverage and commemorative 1/2 K Run sticker.
Get creative with your team and your outfits! Team will have a chance to win the Best Team Outfit Award!

10 Person Teams | $225
20 Person Teams | $450
30 Person Teams | $675
Teams larger than 30 please contact Kristyn Bucciero directly at
Online registration for teams will close at NOON (12:00 PM) on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Guests not participating will be able to join in Saranac Octoberfest when the doors open at 12:00pm for $5.
A portion of this fee will benefit United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area!
Thank you SPONSORS
CNY Labor Council, Saranac Brewery
AIS, Mohawk Valley Builders Exchange, Ward Arcuri Law Firm,
McGrogan Design, Dean's Concessions, Mohawk Valley Hill Striders, T.C. Peters Printing
Utica Bagel, Nirvana Water, Northland Communications, Twin Orchards