Delta Lake Half Marathon

Sunday, September 18, 2016 • Rome, NY • Course Map

runsignup-blueOne of upstate New York’s smaller road races with a field of around 150 finishers each year, the Delta Lake Half Marathon is set for its 10th annual running as summer is giving way to fall, on a course that takes runners on a counter-clockwise loop around the Delta Lake reservoir, from the starting and finish line area at Delta Lake State Park.

Most of the race route is run on paved surfaces around the lake, running through the small communities of Westerville and Lee Center around the lake, along stretches of Townline Road, County Road 53, Turin Road and County Road 60 before bringing runners back around to the state park for the race finish.

Several stretches unfold through the residential neighborhoods along the lakeshore, giving runners plenty of views of many of the gorgeous homes along Delta Lake.

Organized by the locally based Roman Runners’ Club, the race features rolling hills with some challenging stretches, especially near the end of the route that brings runners up a hill near the lake’s Delta Dam, between Golf Course Road and Westerville Road. Once runners make it past this hill, there’s just over a mile left before runners head back into the state park to cross the finish line.

The race starting time is scheduled for 9:00 AM, and runners can pick up their race packets (and even register) on the morning of the race.

Runners also should note that while sections of the course will remain open to traffic during the race — and there are stretches where runners will need to move toward the side of the road — traffic typically is very light around the lake.

Participants can know that their race entry fees will go toward a great cause, as a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Believe 271 Foundation.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in central northern New York state, just over 45 miles northeast of Syracuse and roughly 250 miles northwest of New York City, Rome typically sees its wettest month of the year in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 27°F (in 1991) and as high as 91°F (also in 1991).

On race day (Sept. 18), the average low is 49ºF and the average high is 70ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Delta Lake Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 9:00 AM


See race website


To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of the Delta Lake Half Marathon, register online at here.


Official Race Website


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

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1 comment… add one
  • Ann Meisenhelder September 6, 2016, 9:55 pm

    I am race director for the Delta Lake Half Marathon. Thank you for including our race on your web site! Just a few changes, the race isn’t totally flat. there are rolling hills and a few challenging hills between miles 3 and 7. there isn’t a community Elmer Hill, but it is Lee Center. the race route isn’t on Townline Rd . the proceeds from the race go to a different community need each year. this year it will be the Believe 271 foundation.
    the races website is Thank you!!


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