2021 Lake Effect Half Marathon

Fri October 30 - Sat March 20, 2021 Directions

Q1: What are the event options for 2021?  Answer:  We are offering events for everyone!  New this year will be 2 different Multi-Week Challenges ("Run Like There's SNOW Tomorrow" and "SNOW Goals"). Virtual Half Marathon and Virtual Quarter Marathon (new for 2021).  Diligently planning for a LIVE Half Marathon and LIVE Quarter Marathon (registration opens on January 7th at 10am ET) to be conducted on Saturday March 20th.

Q2: What is included in my registration?  Answer:  It depends on your event chosen.  Virtual and Challenge events include a giveaway item (short sleeve shirt or upgrade to ultra-premium jacket), medal/coin and a virtual bib.  LIVE events include the same items plus a physical high-quality bib.

Q3: Tell me more about the Giveaway Options!  Answer: Included in your registration is a short sleeve blended shirt. Participants may opt out of the shirt if they select "No Shirt - Please Donate Cost" or they may choose to UPGRADE to our Ultra-Premium Jacket (a $65 value) for an additional $20.

Q4: When does the Multi-Week Challenges Start?  Answer:  Participants will start logging running or walking miles starting on Oct 30th 2020 to simulate "when the snow flies" in Syracuse, NY!

Q5: Tell me more about "Self-Service Registration Changes"!  Answer: You will be able to make your own changes to your registration.  Example include:  A) Switching from VIRTUAL to LIVE event once we open up and have capacity  B) Switching from Half Marathon to Quarter Marathon  C) Switching from LIVE event to VIRTUAL D) Deferral to 2022.  Please note that any addition registration fees will be paid to process the change.

Q6: Is there a cost to Upgrade from the Virtual to the Live (once opened)?  Answer: Yes, the difference in the registration fee for the Live event and the registration fee paid for the Virtual event, plus credit card processing fees. The upgrade option is a win-win for everyone. Athletes will have "locked in" their shirt/jacket size during the Virtual registration and will also be among the first to know the expected timing of when Live registration will be opening.

Q7: Finisher Coins are new to me, how can I display them?  Answer: Similar to traditional finisher medals there are a wide range of products available to display coins. Developed for coin collectors and our military service members there is a wide range of products (and pricing) out there. Do a quick search for "Coin Display Stand" or "Coin Display Box" and you'll find plenty of options! Almost as many options as "Medal Displays".

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