FAQs

GENERAL

What is the date of the race? 

The date of the race is September 14, 2021. 

What time does the race start?  

6 P.M.

How early should I arrive? 

It is recommended that participants arrive at least 45 minutes prior to race start.

Can I walk the race? 

Yes! Runners and walkers are both welcome, you will just need to enter in the back of the corral.

Is the race timed? 

Yes, results will be posted as they come in. Team scores will be released 2-4 weeks after the event.

Where should I park? 
Parking will be in the Griffin Visitor Center Parking Lot for all participants.

How will I get to site?  

Please plan to carpool or drive to Onondaga Lake Park.

Is there a bag check? 

No, there is no bag check. 

Can I exchange my t-shirt? 

T-shirt exchanges are subject to availability. 

Is there water along the course? 

Yes, there is one water stop near the midpoint on the course. 

Are baby strollers or bikes allowed in the race? 

No, for your safety and the safety of all participants, neither is allowed in the race.

Are pets allowed in the race? 

No, pets are not permitted on the racecourse.

Is there a lost and found? 

Please see staff at the Information Tent for assistance. 

Who is the event beneficiary? 

Rescue Mission Alliance – check out their great work HERE.

Why is it necessary for me to wear my bib? 
Bibs are our way of identifying you on the course and contain any medical as well as personal information in case of emergency. 

Your bib also contains a chip which times you during the race. 

Where should I place my bib? 
Your bib must be placed on the front of your torso on your outermost layer.

What if I lose or forget my bib?  

Bibs are personalized and cannot be replaced.

If I cannot run can I transfer my bib? 
No, all bibs are personalized and are non-transferrable and non-refundable. 

 

When is Packet Pickup?

All participants, either Individual or members of a Corporate Team, must pick up their own bib on Event Day. Check-In will start at 12 Noon on site at Onondaga Lake Park in between the Griffin Visitor's Center and Wegman's Playground.

Can individuals pick up their race bibs? 

Please see answer above for Bib Pickup information.

Does the event follow any Covid Protocols?

The event follows the State of New York Guidelines.

How can I volunteer? 
Contact us at Info@SyracuseWorkForceRun.com. 

Who can I contact if I want to be a sponsor of the event? 
Contact us at Info@SyracuseWorkForceRun.com.  

Any General questions regarding the event, please send to Info@SyracuseWorkForceRun.com

 
 
 

REGISTRATION

What is the registration fee?  
The registration fee is $38 per runner.
A Team Creation fee of $25.00 also applies.

 

How can my company enter?  
Please click here to sign up as a captain and register your team. 

As a Team Captain, am I already registered for the race? 

No, Team Captains still need to register for the event if they wish to participate as they need to sign the waiver. 

Can we change team captains? 

Certainly – send us an email and we will be sure to change the captain of your team.

Can our team have more than one captain?
Yes, captains have the ability to set and work with co-captains.

If my team captain has registered my spot, do I need to register myself? 
Yes, each runner must register with their team and sign the waiver themselves for legal and safety purposes. 

Can my family members register for the event?
Yes, family members are eligible to register based on company preference.
Note: family members are not eligible for team awards.

 

Can I register as an individual? 
Yes, the race welcomes both company teams and individual runners.

Are wheelchairs permitted in the race?

Please contact us at Info@SyracuseWorkForceRun.com for more information about wheelchair participation. 

 

Is my entry fee tax-deductible? 
No. Entry fees are paid to the event owner, not directly to the beneficiary.  The event owner, not the participant, makes the donation to the beneficiary. 

 

What are the payment options for teams?

There are two options: companies can pay for their participants or have their participants pay for themselves. If companies pay for their participating runners, they can elect to pay the full amount or a portion of the registration fee. Companies can pay via credit card or check. Checks should be written to "Barwick Group" and mailed to:

 

319 Nottingham Road

Box #157

Syracuse, NY 13210

Are there refunds on registration? 
The Syracuse Workforce Run is a rain or shine event, so no refunds will be issued.
Event owners reserve the right to delay, postpone, cancel, or not officially time the race in the event of adverse weather conditions or conditions beyond control. The determination of what constitutes adverse weather conditions is reserved solely to the event's owners and entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable, even in the event of cancellation.

Is race day registration an option? 
No, we will update you on when registration closes.

Any questions regarding Registration, please send to Info@SyracuseWorkForceRun.com

TEAM GATHERING

Can my team gather at the Syracuse WorkForce Run?

The event will provide a complimentary location, table and sign for your team 

to gather before/after the race.

Is Hospitality offered for the Syracuse WorkForce Run?

Not for 2021. Hospitality will return in full force for the 2022 event. 

 

Can we bring our own tent, tables, chairs, grills, etc.?
No. Our permit does not allow for companies to bring their own items.

Can we bring our own food and beverages?
The event provides water and post race carbohydrates for 2021.

Please do not bring any additional water or food to event site.

 

Are food trucks allowed? 
Food trucks are not permitted at the event site. No

Any questions regarding Hospitality, please send to Info@SyracuseWorkForceRun.com

 

AWARDS

When is the awards ceremony? 
The Top Three Male & Female finishers and Fastest Male and Female Captains will be recognized as they come across the finish line. 
Team awards will be sent out once they are scored and verified approximately 2-4 weeks post race. The Most Creative T-Shirt Award will be presented during the Start Ceremony on Race Night.

 

How can I get my individual results?
Unofficial individual results will be available live on race night. Official results will be updated within 48 hours of the event. Team results will be available once scoring teams have been submitted and verified. 


I have a question about my results – who should I contact? 
If you have any questions about your results, please email Info@SyracuseWorkForceRun.com with your full name and bib number as well as issue and we will look into it and get back to you. 
 

How does scoring work?

A company must enter a minimum of 3 men or 3 women in order to be included in the Company Team Scoring. Company teams will be scored in finishing order, utilizing their official race times, in both the Men's and Women's team scoring divisions. The top 3 male finishers from each company team will be automatically combined to score as that company's Men's team. The top 3 female finishers from each company team will be automatically combined to score as that company's Women's team. Companies may enter as many team members as they wish. Only employees of the company are eligible for scoring teams; interns, contract employees, and family members are not eligible for team scoring.
 

How will awards and results be compiled? 
The top 3 Overall Male and top 3 Overall Female finishers and Fastest Male and Female Company Captains will receive awards on race night.
The top 3 Men’s and Women’s Teams will also receive awards once all information has been verified approximately 2-4 weeks post race. ​

 

How can my company enter the Most Creative T-Shirt Contest?
For more information on the T-Shirt contest click here.

 

Any questions regarding Awards, please send to Info@SyracuseWorkForceRun.com