The winner was Fred Joslyn of Fremont with a final time of 1:06:30.
The first woman to cross the finish line was Trisha Byler of Rochester with a time of 1:23:13.
The 13.1-mile course started and ended at the Oncenter and wound through Armory Square, the Inner Harbor, Lyncourt and Eastwood.
Runners have been itching to race all winter and were glad to get the season started, even though it was only 31 degrees outside.
“We've been running almost all winter long so we're ready. Today's a beautiful day,” said runner Jamie Yarrow.Organizers decided to hold the event at this time, because they noticed a lapse in running events between the Shamrock Run and the first summer race in Central New York.
The Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau expects about $100,000 to be pumped into the local economy because of the race.
Organizers hope to make the Syracuse Half Marathon a "must run" for racers in the region.
Next year they plan to hold the race on Saturday so it doesn't interfere with church masses for Palm Sunday.
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