Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves 2024 presented by Utica First Insurance will return on Sept. 22nd for the 50th anniversary!

Sign-ups will begin after the Boilermaker - you can sign up NOW through our UR 4-Pack: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Utica/THEFOURRACECHALLENGE

2023 Results can be found online: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Utica/FALLINGLEAVESROADRACE

The fall classic is back once again this September! Join the Utica Roadrunners for the downtown 5k or the scenic switchback 14k. The 14k returns as home to the New York State Road Runners Club 14k championship race! See you at the start line!
You can follow along with updates and connect with other runners through the Facebook page and Facebook event.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be at the Sneaker Store (24 Genesee Street, New Hartford, on the Corner of Genesee Street & Campion Road) on Saturday, Sept. 21st, from 10-4.

You can also pick-up your packets Sunday morning before the race beginning at 7am at the Radisson Hotel, 200 Genesee Street, Utica, NY.

Race Details:

8:15 AM - Kid's Kilometer Fun Run

  • The annual Kids Kilometer run up and down Genesee returns for 2023. Can't wait to see the kids and families before the big show!

9:00 AM - 5K and 14K start

  • Both races start and end at the Delta Marriot Hotel
  • The 5K takes runners up Genesee St, around the bend, and down Oneida back to Genesee
  • The 14K heads up Genesee to Oneida, then turns onto Memorial Parkway, turns left into the Valley View golf course and along the trail and into the Switchbacks. Runners leave the switchbacks and head up Steele Hill Rd to Master Garden, before heading back down to the Parkway, Oneida, and Genesee.

You can follow updates on the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/fallingleavesutica/

5k Awards
Awards will be presented three deep in the following male and female divisions:

  • Overall
  • Under 13
  • 13-17
  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+

Wheelchair: First overall male and female.

14k Awards
Awards will be presented three deep in the following divisions:

  • Overall
  • Under 18
  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+

Previous Results

2021 Results

Course Records

5k

Male 14:19 Alene Reta 2006
Female 16:37 Alisa Hill 1997

14k

Male 42:56 Leonoid Shvetsov 1995
Female 49:01 Megan Hogan 2013