Hosted by the Syracuse Chargers Track Club, this is a women-only event that was created in 1993 as part of the Women’s Distance Festival Series that was, at the time, being promoted throughout the country. The motivation for the series was to get a Women’s 5K Race into the Olympic games as up until then, it was thought that a 5K was too long of a distance for women! Event takes place at Saw Mill Creek Shelter in the Willow Bay area of Onondaga Lake Park.