INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Half Marathon set for August 14, benefits YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Sarah Heieck, organizer of the Geneva Half Marathon, which begins at 8 a.m. on August 14 at the Visitors Center on the Seneca Lakefront.


The event is a family affair, run by Sarah, her husband Eric, and their kids, Sophie and Max. Like many events of its kind, it was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic but is back this year for its fourth running. There are two options, to run the entire 13.1-mile course or enter as a two-person team, with one running 5.7 miles and the other 7.4. The course is certified by USA Track and Field, so it attracts both serious half-marathoners and fun runners.

The run raises money for the Geneva Family YMCA and the Geneva Boys & Girls Clubs. There are water and Gatorade stations along the course and snacks and a get-together for participants after the event at the Visitors Center. Red Jacket Orchards is the main sponsor.

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You can sign up to run here.

There are still spots open for “rock star volunteers” to help with the event. A reception for the volunteers will be held on August 12.


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