Strathmore Neighborhood to Host 4 Mile Parks Run

Race is 4th part of SYRATHON Race Series and showcases historic neighborhood.

The Greater Strathmore Neighborhood Association (GSNA) announces it will be hosting the 4 Mile Parks Run on Sunday, Sept. 27. The race will showcase Syracuse's Strathmore neighborhood and is a fundraiser for the Greater Strathmore Neighborhood Association and Sarah House.

"This event is a great opportunity for both runners and walkers to come out, get some exercise, experience the beautiful Strathmore neighborhood, and support some special local causes", said Tony Martin, Strathmore resident and race coordinator.

This race is unique in that it combines road racing with cross-country elements. The race starts in picturesque Upper Onondaga Park (near the Crossett Street entrance) in Syracuse, and includes streets in the Strathmore neighborhood. A few years ago, the race was expanded to include the Woodland Reservoir and the water tower, which was once part of the Mountain Goat race and has panoramic views of the city. The annual race began in 2001 in memory of Jim Dwyer, Jr., a lifelong Strathmore resident that died prematurely of cardiac failure at the age of 31.

The Parks Run is part of the Syrathon Race Series, a series of 5 road races through beautiful city parks and along charming city streets, designed to encourage healthful physical activity year-round while promoting the sights and sounds of city life! Run them all 26.1 miles worth and earn the right to call yourself a Syrathoner. Complete at least 3 of the 5 races and become eligible for some great prizes, including Technical Shirts, gift certificates, and even a Flat Screen TV! Also, there will be random drawings following each race for more great prizes, including Brooks Running shoes (just register at the Syrathon Fleet Feet booth on race day).

Part of the proceeds from the race will be donated to Sarah House, located in the Strathmore neighborhood, and the Greater Strathmore Neighborhood Association. The festivities also include a Kids Fun Run.

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