Welcome to The Hottest Winter Road Race in The Northeast!

The 12th Annual Chilly Chili 5K will be held
January 24, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Our 2016 Sponsors

A special Thank You to all our sponsors for their continued support!
Proceeds Benefit Cazenovia Children's House

Food and Beverage Sponsors

Sample some of the area's tastiest chili recipes and wash them down with a variety delicious craft beers. Thank you to all our sponsors.


  • Cazenovia College
  • Cazenovia Pizzeria
  • Dave's Diner
  • Junior's Caz Bar


  • Lattè Da! Cafe & Bakehouse
  • Lincklaen House
  • Primo and Mary
  • Slide Hill Farmers
  • Strong Hearts Cafe


  • Subway of Cazenovia
  • The Foggy Goggle Restaurant & Sports Bar
  • Tops Friendly Markets
  • Ray Brother's BBQ

Beer Sponsors

  • Owera Vineyards
  • Empire Brewing Company
  • Henneberg Brewing Co.

Race Details

Everything you need to know about the 2016 Chilly Chili 5k Run/Walk.

The Days Lineup

Race Schedule

Where and when you need to be there...

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Race Schedule

Starting Line:
Cazenovia Middle School
31 Emory Avenue
Cazenovia, NY

Road Race Starting Time: 1:00 p.m.

Finishing Line:
Cazenovia Middle School
31 Emory Avenue
Cazenovia, NY

After Party:
Cazenovia College Athletic Center - Upper Gym
Liberty Street, Cazenovia, NY
Chili Cook Off featuring area restaurants

After Party Starting Time: 1:30 p.m. (After the race)

Packets Early Pickup:
Saturday, January 23, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fleet Feet
5800 Bridge Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057

RACE DAY REGISTRATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION BIB PICK UP NOW AT CAZENOVIA COLLEGE ATHLETIC FACILITY lower gym at the end of Liberty St. from 10 am -12:45 pm. DO NOT go to Cazenovia MS/HS Cafeteria. Participants can wait indoors at the lower gym in the athletic facility and they may also leave items there until after the race. CAZENOVIA COLLEGE AND CAZENOVIA CHILDREN’S HOUSE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS STORED IN LOWER GYM.

Note: Late registrants can register and purchase t-shirts while supplies last during the Early Packet Pickup.


Where to Run/Walk

Certified Race Route

The USA Track & Field Certified Course - NY-08067-JG

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Certified Race Route

Chilly Chili 5k Route

START: White paint markings and masonry nail driven through yellow plastic tape in the north edge of Emory Street. The start line is 1’ 1” east of the hydrant on the north side of Emory Street at Hurd Street intersection. Runners are eastbound at the start.

1km: White paint marks on the east edge of Sullivan Street at the center of the storm sewer grating on Sullivan Street at the northeast corner of Sullivan Street and Seminary Street.

1Mile: White paint marks on the East side of Sullivan Street 72’ 9” north of and opposite of utility pole NM9/AllTel0911006.

2km: White paint marks at the south edge of Ten Eyck Avenue 70’ 4” west of utility pole NM9/AllTel0603009

3km: White paint marks on the north edge of Syosset Drive, opposite the east edge of the front door of the home at 2028 Syosset.

4km: White paint marks on the east edge of Lincklaen Street at the center of the curb cuts for south end of the semi circular driveway of the home at 128 Lincklaen.

FINISH: Coincident with starting line on Emory Street.

Click Here For a Printable Map of The Course (PDF).

The course is unrestricted, and runners may legally run edge to edge for the entire length. For safety of participants, race officials should carefully monitor all intersections and points where runners will be crossing from one side to the other side of the road or street.

Parking Do's and Don'ts

Where To Park

Parking's available at the following locations...

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Where To Park

Parking is available at:

(1) On street parking throughout the villiage
(2) St James Church - 6 Green Street
(3) Cazenovia College Athletic Center - Liberty Street
(4) Village Municiple Parking lot
(5) High School Parking Lot

Note: Willowbank Yacht Club (will not be plowed) off Forman Street

For a Job Well Done


A Breakdown of Who Gets What...

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A Breakdown of Who Gets What...

1st and 2nd male overall
1st and 2nd female overall
1st, 2nd, and 3rd male for each 5 year age group
1st, 2nd, and 3rd female for each 5 year age group
Door Prizes will be announced throughout the After-Party.

Unclaimed prizes will be available for pick-up at Cazenovia Children's House until February 12, 2016 at 2757 Route 20 East • Cazenovia NY 13035 • Trush Park - Dielectric Entrance.

Major Prizes are Donated by:
Ralph Montforte and Cazenovia Jewelry

Important Information

Safety Information

Hey, let's be careful out there...

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Safety Information

The race route follows state, town and village roads that are not entirely closed to traffic. There may be snow, ice, and sleet, etc. The course has some rolling hills with the run to the finish line being slightly downhill. Roads will be plowed by state, town, and villiage highway departments as close to race time as possible.


• Children may register and participate in the run at the discretion and of their parents/guardian
• Strollers must remain at the back of the race
• No headphones allowed
• Dogs are not permitted on the race course
• No headphones
• Volunteer road marshals will have safety vests and flags to aid in staying on track
• Use of walkie - talkies and cell phones will be in play by road marshals

There will be a water station on the race route. Cones will be used to section off partially closed roadways including Rt 20. CAVAC medical services will be on hand in the event of a medical emergency. The local police and area sheriff departments have been notified of and are involved in this race.

A chance to rehydrate and put the feedbag on...  

Finish Party/Chili Cook-off

After the race, registered participants are invited to the Chili Cook-Off Party in the Upper Gym at the Stephen M. Schneeweiss Athletic Complex located on Liberty Street. The Chili Cook-Off Party boasts some stiff competition from a variety of the finest establishments in Central New York. “The People’s Choice Award” for the best chili along with “The Best Chili in Town Award” as determined by a panel of judges will both be given during the party.

Please Note: Admission to the Chili Cook-Off Party is free to run/walk registered participants. Guests of registered participants will be charged a $5.00 party entrance fee. Please be aware that space is limited and registered participants have priority admission.

Chili Cook-Off Party hosted by Cazenovia College at the Athletic Center after the race.

2016 Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk Food & Beverage Sponsors Restaurants
• Bella's Cafe
• Brae Loch Inn
• Cazenovia College
• Cazenovia Pizzeria
• Dave's Diner
• Lattè Da! Cafe & Bakehouse
• Lincklaen House
• Pewter Spoon Cafè and Eatery
• Strong Hearts Cafe
• Subway of Cazenovia
• The Foggy Goggle Restaurant & Sports Bar
• The Purple Salamander Cafe
• Tops Friendly Markets

Beer Sponsors
• Empire Brewing Company
• Henneberg Brewing Co.

INPORTANT NOTICE - ***ID will be required for beer tasting***

Live music entertainment by "Just Joe."


2757 Route 20 East
Cazenovia, New York 13035
(315) 655 5437