A celebration of the great state of New York

Sat October 14 - Sun October 15, 2023

This weekend of races starts at the Chevy Court on the New York State Fairgrounds and passes through a series of beautiful tree lined trails with magnificent Fall colors and crisp fresh air around Onondaga Lake. The weekend kicks off the morning of Saturday October 14th with the 5k and 10k runs. Then continues the morning of Sunday October 15th with the full and half marathon's. All courses are certified and the marathon is a Boston Qualifier.

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5K Race


9:00AM EST

10K Race


9:00AM EST

Half Marathon


8:15AM EST

Great NYS Marathon


8:00AM EST - 2:30PM EST

5k with Marathon Excelsior Challenge


10/14 - 10/15

5K with Half Marathon Excelsior Challenge


10/14 - 10/15

10K with Half Marathon Excelsior Challenge


10/14 - 10/15

10K with Marathon Excelsior Challenge


10/14 - 10/15

Excelsior Challenge

Test your endurance and achieve New York State acclaim! When you complete both a Saturday and Sunday race (5k/10k and half/full marathon) you'll earn the prestigious Great New York EXCELSIOR Challenge Medal - in addition to your 5k/10k finisher and half/full marathon medals.

Sign up for one of our Excelsior Challenges and hit the trifecta of medals!

Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest

For a post race party, we have partnered with the CNY German American Society to host the Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest! We will have traditional German food and music. Imported German beer as well as domestic favorites. Local wine selection. Vendors including German apparel and decor. There will be raffles, Stein hoist contest, the Bier Puppet, and a variety of activities, vendors and more! Traditional Oktoberfest music and dancers provided by Syracuse Oktoberfest!

Admission is included if you sign up for one of the Great NYS Marathon Weekends races! Additional tickets for guests of runners can be purchased at the door or in advance below! Proceeds from admission go towards the German American Society to fund its scholarship program for students of German and Kelleigh's Cause to fund rare disease research.

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The New York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY US 13209

The New York State Fairgrounds hosts hundreds of events throughout the year, drawing an estimated 1 million people to an incredible variety of non-fair attractions.

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Meet Our

Charity Partner

Kelleigh's Cause

Kelleigh’s Cause, Inc is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization founded in Central New York. Our charity is set up to raise awareness for rare diseases, provide family resources, and fund research in the search to find a cure for arteriovenous malformation (AVM).

Funds raised are used to support translational research in the field of vascular anomalies. Money is needed to pay for the tests that analyze proteins, test new and repurposed drugs, and develop and test quantitative imaging tests for patients.

We are currently supporting educational programs for Syracuse area families and doctors. Our primary research funding includes "The Kelleigh Gustafson Accelerated AVM Research Fund" at Boston's Children's Hospital.