10th Annual Delta Lake Half Marathon
10th Annual Delta Lake Half Marathon: race description
A 13.1 mile course that circles Delta Lake starting and ending at Delta Lake State Park just a few miles north of the city of Rome, NY.
The race route consists of rolling hills, a few challenging, and follows rural country paved roads. The race runs through the towns of Westernville and Lee Center and offers beautiful views of the lake and nice residential neighborhoods along the lake shore. A view of Delta dam, a dam over a 100 years old, gives runners a boost for the “,Dam Hill”, before the last downhill mile to the finish.
The Roman Runners running club and devoted volunteers are stationed for water stops every 2 miles. Water, Gatorade, and “,treats”, are available with encouraging cheers and support for helping the runners.
The course is well marked. The roads are open to traffic but typically the traffic is very light around the lake. The course runs counter clockwise around the lake so the runners won't have to cross any intersections.
Preregistered runners are guaranteed a t-shirt and all finishers receive a medal. Hand crafted awards made locally are given in ten year age groups
Packet pick up is on race day. Bathroom and showers are available at the park as well as plenty of parking.
A non-profit race, proceeds go to local organizations for helping with sports and activities for kids.