Winter Warrior Half Marathon & Relay

Date: January 6, 2018

Length: Half Marathon, Relay

Start Time: 4:00pm

Location: Rochester Technology Park (map)


We have made adjustments to this weekend's (1/06/18) event due to the weather forecast.  Please click here to read the changes in detail for BOTH SOLO and RELAY PARTICIPANTS.

Click here for the 2018 Participant Guide

There is a 4 hour time cutoff for both the Half Marathon and the Half Marathon Relay (18:20 per mile pace). The course will close at 8pm.

All Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay participants must start their final lap before 7pm. Any participant not starting their final lap by 7pm will not be allowed to run the remaining lap.


  • The first 850 registrants will receive a super cool winter hat! Once the hats are gone, registrants will receive a different piece of Winter Warrior apparel.
  • All Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay participants that register prior to midnight on December 10, 2017 will receive a custom bib with their name printed on it.
  • Chip timing - with splits and net time. (The time from when the gun goes off until you cross the start line is subtracted from your official gun time to get your net time). Note: As per USATF Rule 163 we do not use net times for awards, they are provided by us to you as an additional service only.
  • Live text and email results as you finish (sign up for results notifications to track a runner here)
  • Finish line video integrated into the results in the following week
  • Finisher medals to all finishers
  • Access to a 3000 square foot warm tent where registration, results and post-race food will take place.


Volunteer Opportunity

We are seeking volunteers to help at Registration, Finish Line, Food Area, Road Marshals, & Water Stops.  CLICK HERE to sign-up to volunteer at the Winter Warrior.

Registration/Packet Pickup

Event  Through November 15   November 16 - January 3   January 4 - Race Day 
Half Marathon $60 $70 $80
 Half Marathon Relay  $75 $90 $100

Click here to register!

All registrants will receive a super cool winter hat!

There are NO PROCESSING FEES when registering online for YellowJacket Racing events! All entries are non-transferable and non-deferrable, no exceptions.

Packet Pickup

  • Thur, Jan. 4th and Fri, Jan. 5th from 10am-7pm at both Fleet Feet Sports locations:
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
    • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626
  • Race Day, Sat, Jan. 6th, beginning at 2pm at Rochester Tech Park inside the large white tent
  • Please note all relays must pick up at the Armory location or on race day!

Relay Teams:

Teams for the Half Marathon Relay should consist of 2 or 4 people. There will be 3 team categories: all female, all male and mixed.

Each Relay Team member will receive a bib with your team name on it. None of these bibs will have the timing chip attached to it. Your team will also receive ONE bib with the word “TIMING” on it. This timing bib has a timing chip attached to the back and it will be attached to a belt. This belt will have to be passed & worn by each member of the team while running their respective legs. For example, if you are running “Leg 1″, you will wear the belt with the timing bib and after you are done with your leg, you will then pass it to your team member who is running “Leg 2″, etc. Whoever is running the final leg needs to be wearing this belt to be sure that your team time registers at the finish line.


Half Marathon Awards
  • Cash prizes to Top 3 Overall Male/Female ($250, $150, $100).
  • Age Group Awards to Top 3 in Male/Female 5 year age groups. (19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up)
Half Marathon Relay Team Awards
  • Top Overall Team in each category: All Male, All Female, and Mixed Team
Claiming Your Award

There will not be an awards ceremony on race day.  Overall Winners, Age Group Winners & Relay Team Awards can stop at the awards table once results have been posted to claim your award. Awards will also be available for pick-up after the race at Fleet Feet Sports @ The Armory between January 9th - 23rd.  Awards will not be mailed.

Race Day Schedule

2:00pm - Registration/Packet Pickup Opens
4:00pm - Race Start
7:00pm - All participants must start their final lap
8:00pm - Course Closes


The Half Marathon course will be made up of 4 loops at approx. 3.3miles each.  The course will be open to (limited) traffic. The Winter Warrior Half Marathon is a certified course. (Map)

Bathrooms and the water stop will be located at the start/finish area.  The relay exchange point will be just past the start/finish area. 

There is a 4 hour time-cutoff for both the Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay. (18:20 per mile pace)

The course will close at 8pm.

All Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay participants must start their final lap before 7:00pm. Any participant not starting their final lap by 7:00pm will not be allowed to run the remaining lap.

This is an evening event. The course will be lit, but headlamps are strongly recommended.


Parking is available in the large lot next to building 2 at the Rochester Tech Park.

Please note the roads are still open to traffic as there are still some businesses in operation during this time.