Empire State Half Marathon


Empire State Half Marathon

Sunday October 1st, 2023 in Rockland Lake State Park (Congers, NY)

The Empire State Half Marathon and 5k are the flattest and fastest half marathon course on the East Coast. In just 4+ laps around Rockland Lake State Park, you'll walk away with a big shiny medal, a tech race shirt, and hopefully a shiny new personal best!

Race Schedule

8:00am - 5k Start

9:00am - Half Marathon Start

9:15am - 5k Awards

Noon - Half Marathon Award Ceremony


The course is a USATF-certified loop around scenic Rockland Lake.

Course Profile

As shown on the Rockland Lake Half Marathon Strava Segment, the course has 135' of elevation over the 13.1 miles. The difference between its highest elevation point (170') and lowest (155') is just 15', making it a pancake flat loop.


Runners will be put in corrals based on estimated seed times provided during registration.

Fueling Stations

There are water stations every mile with both water and Gatorade.

Elite Athlete Program (EAP)

The EAP provides a complimentary entry, personal water stations, preferred baggage claim, and for some, free lodging. Please email [email protected] your running resume for consideration.

Registration Here