Development Runs

The 2021 Development Run Season has ended! 

Thanks for another great year!


  • Everyone will have to sign the waiver to participate in the 2021 Development Runs. You can sign the waiver ahead of time. This link takes you to a version you can print from online or click here for a downloadable Word document.
  • In person registration will take place at 5:30 by the Start/Finish Line in the upper parking, not in the Rec Center itself. Look for the Roadrunners tent!
  • All participants must register and have a signed waiver on record.
  • Everyone will receive a new Development Run registration number upon registration that will be good for the entire 2021 season - including previous runners and Utica Roadrunners members. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Entry Fee

Start Times

  • Runners completing the 2 mile, 5K, or 10K will now all start together on the Parkway at 6:00PM
  • The 2.5 mile walk will begin at 6PM
  • The Kids Fun Runs (2/10 mile and 1/2 mile) start at 5:45PM

COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • Only 50 people will begin at a time, and participants must remain distanced from each other before, during, and after the run. Masks are required at the start line, but can be removed once you begin running and have moved away from others.
  • The road will not be shut down, and all runners must begin on the sidewalk and be aware of traffic.
  • No restrooms will be available.


  • The 2/10 mile Kids Fun Run will take place on the lawn near the finish line of the 5K and 10K runs.
  • The 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run will run up the Memorial Parkway sidewalk to the Utica Zoo entrance and back.
  • The 2 mile, 5K, and 10K will start on the sidewalk near the Memorial Parkway and travel up into Roscoe Conkling Park. See the course map below.


  • There will be one water station, at the 2 mile turnaround.
  • Water will also be available at the finish.
  • Please try your best to throw out your cups.

T-Shirts and Medals

  • Medals will be awarded to children ages 2 – 18 participating in 10 of the 20 weekly events.
  • T-shirts will be awarded to anyone who participates in 15 of the 20 weekly runs.



Looking to get your 1,000 Mile Red Jacket? Want to just help out and be a part of the community? We are always looking for volunteers to help with registration, water, set up, and clean up. Members will receive credit towards earning their 1,000 Mile Red Jacket. Go to our volunteer page and fill out the form to connect you with all the volunteer opportunities.

Check out the course map!

course map for development runs