Gorges Ithaca

A run through the forests, rail trails, ravines and waterfalls of New York's Finger Lakes

Gorges Ithaca Half Marathon

Ithaca, N.Y. | Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021

A land filled with forests, rail trails, lakeside stretches and plentiful waterfalls — that’s what awaits runners at this half, which shifts from its usual June running to September this year on a course organizers describe as “one of the fastest and most scenic half marathons you’ll ever run. Period.” The out-and-back route for the race begins in downtown Ithaca, N.Y., which if you’ve read your Homer you will remember Odysseus — the hero of the epic poem The Odyssey — who hails from the Greek island of Ithaca and from there he spent the entire story trying to get back. After that, you’ll run along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail, where the scenery changes from farmland to towering canopies of trees, as well as the sounds of water falling through the numerous ravines and waterfalls you’ll see along the way.

$105 and up

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