Empire State Half Marathon



Empire State Half Marathon

5k, 10k, Other


The Empire State Half Marathon (ESHM) is the flattest and fastest half marathon course on the East Coast.  In just 4+ laps around Rockland Lake State Park, you'll walk away with a big shiny medal, a tech race shirt, and hopefully a shiny new personal best!

Race Schedule

8:00am - 5k Start

9:00am - Half Marathon Start

9:15am - 5k Awards

Noon - Half Marathon Award Ceremony


The course is a USATF-certified course 4+ laps around scenic Rockland Lake.


Runners will be put in corrals based on estimated seed times provided during registration.

Water Stations

There are water stations every mile with both water and Gatorade.

Elite Athlete Program (EAP)

The EAP provides a complimentary entry, personal water stations, preferred baggage claim, and for some, free lodging. Please email empirestatehalfmarathon@gmail.com your running resume for consideration.


5k: AG Medals (5 year divisions)

HM: AG Medals (5 year divisions)

Empire State Challenge: Completing both the 5k and HM


Open Prize Money

$500 - First male/female  $300 Second male/female.  $200 Third male/female


Masters Prize Money (Age Graded)

$500 - First male/female  $300 Second male/female.  $200 Third male/female

Partnership with Garden State 10 

Both the Empire State HM and Garden State 10 are presented by the Garden State Track Club, a 501c3 non-profit organization. In addition to offering discounts on both races in 2023, runners have the chance to earn the oversized GW Bridge Medal.

GW Bridge Medal

Any runner finishing both the Garden State 10 Miler and Empire State Half Marathon will receive the GW Bridge medal at the awards at the conclusion of the ESHM.


Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Nanuet (425 NY-59, Nanuet, NY 10954): 845-623-6000

Element Spring Valley (90 Spring Valley Market Place, Spring Valley, NY 10977): 845-694-8200

Hilton Garden Inn (270 W Route 9, Nanuet, NY 10954): 845-623-0600



Sunday, October 1, 2023


962 S Route 9W
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