Half Marathon

  • Date
    September 3, 2017
    (Sunday of Labor Day weekend)

    Start Time
    8:00am

    Cost
    June 1-30: $48
    July 1-31: $50
    Aug. 1-26: $55
    Aug. 27-Sept. 2: $60
    Race day: $80

    Register (Starting June 1)
    Online (No extra fees!)
    Online closes Aug. 31, 11:59pm

    By Mail
    Download brochure and mail to:
    Genesee Valley Conservancy
    PO Box 73
    Geneseo, NY 14454

    In-Person
    -During packet pickup

oaktree race half marathon

The Oak Tree Half Marathon is the premier distance running race in the region. Over 300 runners complete the half marathon. Run through the National Historic Landmark District of Geneseo and head into the Genesee Valley past Oak Grove savannahs, sheep pastures, and horse farms. Pass thousands of acres of permanently conserved landscapes, protected by Genesee Valley Conservancy.

The course features some of the most spectacular scenery in western New York. The event has a small town feel but includes all of the amenities you would expect at a big city race.

With live music on the course, historic aircraft flyovers, and hand-made finisher medals, the Oak Tree is a unique half marathon that showcases the beauty of the Genesee Valley.

Our course is Certified to be accurate by USATF #NY16114KL.  The elevation profile is found on the Course Map.

Start & Course 

This 13.1 mile course runs on paved (40%) and dirt (60%) roads. The majority of the course is closed to traffic during the race.

oaktree race course map

  • The start is a .3 mile walk from the Geneseo Central School on Route 39, near Westview Crescent
  • Start by heading south into the Village on Main Street
  • Circle the fountain downtown and return north on Main Street
  • Continue north on Route 39, passing the starting line and 5k runners, continue north and take a left onto Nations Road
  • Turn right onto Roots Tavern Road until end,
  • Turn left on Route 39 to Houston Road,
  • Turn left onto Houston Road until end,
  • Turn left on Nations Road and continue to Route 39,
  • Turn right on Route 39 and south toward the Geneseo Central School,
  • Turn right onto the school driveway, turn right to enter the track, and turn left onto the track and complete a ¾ loop to finish.

View half marathon course on Google maps

Walkers are welcome, but if you do not expect to finish before the course closes (3hrs 15min), you must take the early start at 7am. Please notify us when you register. All early starters will have a minimum 3hr time. The early start is not available to runners.

Course Closure: The course closes at 11:15. For safety, we cannot leave participants on the course after this time.

View half marathon course preview on our video page

Course Aid

Aid Stations: Seven stations on the course with water and five also with Gatorade.

Restrooms: Located at the starting line, mile 1.5, 4, 11, and the finish.

Medics: Personnel will be roaming the course on an ATV with basic medical supplies, a defibrillator, and water.  EMS personnel will be staged at the finish line.

Lead vehicle: The Livingston County Cycling Club provides a biker to lead runners.

Awards & Goodies

Registrants:

Surplus shirts will be sold at the event: $10 current year, $5 past years

Finishers:

  • Commemorative Oak Tree reusable plastic cup
  • Hand-made pottery medal featuring an Oak Tree from Hog Shed Studio and custom printed lanyard
  • Post race food and drink at the school supplied by GioVanna’s Pizza & Pasta.  Including pizza, fruit, bagels and more!

Awards:  

Overall male and female Oak Tree grown from a Genesee Valley acorn
Masters male and female (40+)  Photo of a Geneseo Oak Tree
Course Record $100 cash
Fastest in Geneseo (male/female) Geneseo Champions Trophy
13th Finisher (race anniversary) Genesee Valley Conservancy mug
Age Groups (1st, 2nd, 3rd) <19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ Once Again Nut Butter, Monks Bread
Random drawings For those present at the awards ceremony!