Gorges Ithaca Half

Thanks for joining us. We’re really excited to bring you another year, and new course configuration of the Gorges Ithaca Half Marathon. For years we’ve wanted to use the Black Diamond Trail as a whole. This will be the year with runners bused (or getting dropped off) at a start at the awe-inspiring Taughannock Falls State Park. Runners will run the full length of the beautiful Black Diamond Rail Trail, a hard-packed gravel path descending 700’ over 8 miles back to Ithaca with micro-gorges and waterfalls bursting along the way. After the Black Diamond Trail descent, runners will cross the Inlet and run on the Cayuga Waterfront Trail to Stewart Park at the base of Cayuga Lake. From there it will be a fast final mile through the Fall Creek Neighborhood to a finish at DeWitt Park.

Note: Course configuration may change influenced by factors including a current nationwide shortage of bus-drivers. In the case we can’t secure enough drivers, we may shift to an out-back course such as that used in 2021, or a varied loop around Ithaca.


Ithaca, NY


Saturday, June 11, 2022

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Register Here

Registration fee includes:

  • Delicious post-race food in to-go format from Fittnell Farms Catering
  • Event tech-tee (only guaranteed to those registering before May 1st 2022)
  • Event finisher's medal and sport bottle
  • All else that goes into the event including your help in allowing us to donate back to multiple entities each year including high school teams, parks, and fire marshals

Entry Fees
Dates Price
11/15/21 – 12/31/21 $80
1/1/22 – 3/31/22 $95
4/1/22 – 5/31/22 $110
6/1/22 – 6/10/22 $120

COVID Considerations

With COVID continuing to rear its ugly head, we’ll monitor for updates and necessary local and national health protocol recommendations. These were protocols used for the 2021 running as possibilities pending the COVID status as we get closer.

Please read over this document with more complete details

  • Wave-Start Format based on projected finish time (4 waves, you picking the best fit – please keep to your projected finish wave as this keeps us spaced out and as sync’d with course marshals / aid stations)
  • Mask-requirement: masks required at check-in, while waiting in the starting area if close to others, when picking up food, if waiting in lines close to others
  • Encouragement of entrants to carry their own hydration to reduce aid station cross contact and interaction
  • Post-race food in to-go style format / container


Please volunteer by filling out our volunteer form.

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