Half Marathon

Race Day Schedule | Registration Fees | Awards | Course | Pace Groups | Amenities

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 7:30am Start

Following the first 12 miles of the full marathon course, the Rochester Half Marathon takes you on a 13.1 mile journey of the north side of the City of Rochester. You will traverse over four different bridges, with the historic Genesee River - and its breathtaking views - as a major highlight!

  • A point-to-point course that starts at Maplewood Park and finishes at Frontier Field.
  • The course is runner and walker friendly
  • Capped at 2,000 participants
  • USATF certified

Race Day Schedule

5:00am - 7:00am Free shuttle buses from the the finish line at Frontier Field to the start line at Maplewood Park

5:30am - 7:15am Day of Registration & Packet Pick-Up located near the start line at Maplewood Park

7:30am Start time for the Rochester Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay

2:00pm Course closes

Registration Fees

*There are NO PROCESSING FEES when registering online!

Through June 15, 2019 $80
June 16, 2019 - August 15, 2019 $90
August 16, 2019 - September 22, 2019 $100

Registration for the half marathon is capped at 2,000 participants.

Referral Program: Participate in our Rochester Marathon referral program and earn cash back! After you register, share your personal referral link with friends & family and you can earn money off your registration fee. For every 3 people that register using your personal referral code, you will get a $15 refund (max of $45).  It's super easy, and there's nothing to lose!


Cash awards will be presented to first five overall male and first five overall female finishers of the half marathon.

1st Overall Male/Female $500
2nd Overall Male/Female $400
3rd Overall Male/Female $300
4th Overall Male/Female $200
5th Overall Male/Female     $100

Age Group Awards will also be presented to the top three male and female finishers in five year age groups: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and over. There will be no duplication of awards.


If you're looking for a breathtaking course that takes you alongside a gorgeous river, complete with 3 waterfalls, includes views of Lake Ontario, and winds itself through a heck of a lot of history that created our great city, this course is for you! Just for fun, we've also thrown in 4 bridges, 2 scenic parks, and a couple of hills to provide the perfect mix of elevation change to challenge you along the way. Click here to view course maps and information.

Prepare yourself for overwhelming support from spectators and volunteers along the course - especially from the neighborhoods along St. Paul and the high school athletes powering you up Brewer Street Hill. Not to mention, the pure excitement of the crowds along Morrie Silver Way as you make your way to the finish line outside Frontier Field.

This course is runner and walker friendly. The finish line will close at 2pm.

Half Marathon Course Records:  Male 1:07:31   Female 1:20:25

Pace Groups

Pace groups led by experienced pacers for a variety of times will be provided and organized by Fleet Feet Rochester. Running with a pace group will help you have a more successful half marathon experience by helping you to your goal time. Anyone can use this service, there is no charge for it. We plan to have pace groups for the following finishing times for the half marathon:

  • 1:45 
  • 1:55 
  • 2:00 
  • 2:10 
  • 2:15 
  • 2:30 


  • Gender Specific Long-Sleeve Technical Shirt. Sizing will be guaranteed to all participants registered by August 15, 2019. Anyone who registers on or after August 16, 2019 will still receive a gender specific long-sleeve technical shirt, however, sizing will be available on a first come basis during the Fleet Feet  Health & Wellness Expo on September 20 & 21, 2019.  Shirts are available to try on for sizing at the Fleet Feet Armory store location!
  • Custom Race Bib. Participants who are registered by August 15, 2019 will have their name pre-printed on their bib.
  • Finishers Medal will be awarded to all finishers as they cross the finish line.
  • Post Race Party. There will be a live band and a fun, family zone with inflatable fun for the kids.
  • Drop Bags. Fleet Feet will be providing athlete drop bags at the Fleet Feet Health & Wellness Expo. They will also be available on race day near the start line.
  • Fleet Feet Recovery Zone. Local chiropractors and massage therapists will be offering complimentary treatments after you cross the finish line.
  • Post Race Food. Participants will have access to plenty of post race food following their run.

The Rochester Half Marathon is sanctioned by the USATF.