Sunday, September 4, 2016 • Geneseo, NY • Course Map
A mixture of paved and dirt roads await runners at the Oak Tree Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk. Since 2005, this annual Sunday of Labor Day weekend race has been a great way to get in shape, test yourself, and have fun in a beautiful setting all while supporting the conservation efforts of the Genesee Valley Conservancy (GVC).
The course tours the small village of Geneseo, a National Historic Landmark, and extends out into the countryside roads surrounded by the Nations Road Grasslands, identified as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society.
Runners pass the majestic Oak Tree savannahs of the Genesee Valley, featuring trees over 300 years old. Geneseo is located 30 minutes south of Rochester, N.Y., and is located on the western edge of the Finger Lakes wine region.
The Oak Tree features live musical groups along the course to add a unique flavor to this small town race, certainly one you are not soon to forget. Over 2,800 acres of land visible from the race course are permanently protected open space by GVC.
Runners finish at the Geneseo Central School’s track and field facility, the location of the 5K finish, Kids Fun Runs, post race food, and awards ceremonies.
Unique awards cap off this event, from the handmade ceramic finisher medals to the Oak tree prize, local food products, and other awards that you won’t find at other events — tech shirts are provided with entry, and cotton shirts for 5K runners. Visit our race website for further details, hotel and travel information.
By Benjamin Gajewski, Genesee Valley Conservancy
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the banks of the Genesee River in the Finger Lakes region of western New York state, about 30 miles south of Rochester, Geneseo typically sees some of its warmest weather of the year in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 27°F (in 1984) and as high as 98°F (in 1955).
On race day (Sept. 4), the average low is 53ºF and the average high is 75ºF.
- 2015 Oak Tree Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Oak Tree Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Oak Tree Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Oak Tree Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Oak Tree Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 8:15 AM – 5K
See race website
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of Geneseo’s Oak Tree Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk, visit the event website shown below.
Official Race Website
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