Celebrate Life Half Marathon

Sunday, March 12, 2023 • Rock Hill, NY • Course Map

Several hundred runners and walkers cross the finish line each year at Rock Hill’s Celebrate Life Half Marathon, a half marathon race event that serves as a fundraiser for the locally-based charity organization Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer, which works to help cancer patients with their financial needs and challenges.

From the starting line just off Highway 17 near the Holiday Mountain Ski Area, the race takes runners on an out-and-back course that features loops around the shorelines of the lakes just south of town, including Wolf Lake, Treasure Lake and Lake Louise Marie.

Run on paved surfaces throughout its 13.1 miles, the race route was modified in 2009 to eliminate the hill around the mile 10 point of previous years and to give the race a downhill finish, to the finish line at The Lodge at Rock Hill.

Open to both runners and walkers, the race starts promptly at 10:00 AM, with two early starts — 8:45 AM for the walkers and 9:30 AM for the slower runners (those who expect to take more than 2 hours, 30 minutes to finish).

In 2014, the race added a 2-person half marathon relay for the first time, to join the individual half marathon run/walk.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in southern New York state, roughly 100 miles northwest of New York City, the town of Rock Hill typically experiences weather that can still be quite cold during the time of year the race is held, with snow or other frozen precipitation a possibility.

On the day of the race (March 12), the average low is 19ºF and the average high is 40ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Celebrate Life Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:45 AM – walkers’ start
  • 9:30 AM – early start
  • 10:00 AM – regular start

Walker Friendly?

Yes, the half marathon is open to walkers and runners.


$60 – $80 for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of Rock Hill’s Celebrate Life Half Marathon, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website



Ever run in the Celebrate Life Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

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4 comments… add one
  • joanna spano October 21, 2017, 9:31 pm

    I WANT TO RUN !!

  • joanna spano October 21, 2017, 9:18 pm

    I really can’t afford this ! but I want to be a part to help1

  • joanna spano October 21, 2017, 9:05 pm

    Being a cancer survivor makes me want to continue running and helping when I can!

  • Thomas Bogursky February 8, 2016, 7:21 pm

    Please contact us about the race in Rock Hill 843-434-0549 Home 856-701-2200 cell


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