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Western New York Ultra News  |  2015 Regional Ultra Calendar

bulletLaura Secord Memorial 100K - race date moved to July 4th.
bulletInaugural Twisted Branch Trail Run 100K - August 29th point-to-point trail race from Naples to Hammondsport on Finger Lakes Trail.
bulletRace Directors:  Please verify data in your listing. 
If your race is missing or data is incorrect, send a note to tperry01@rochester.rr.com

2015 Regional Ultra Calendar  (tan = single-track & technical trails; grey = roads and multi-use trails)
[Races listed are within 60 miles of at least one of the major cities in Western & Central New York, i.e., Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Ithaca.  If I have missed a race, please send me a note tperry01@rochester.rr.com.]
 

DATE DAY TIME RACE
January 24, 2015 Sat 10:00 am 6th Annual Beast of Burden Winter  (50 Mile & 100 Mile)
Lockport, NY.  Out & back 25 mile loop on historic Erie Canal towpath through inches or feet of snow.  Approximately 5-6 miles between aid stations.
Web: http://beastofburden100.com/home_winter.html
Contact e-mail:  Beastofburdenultra@gmail.com
April 26, 2015 Sun 8:00 am

19th Annual BPAC/BuffaloRunners 6-Hour Distance Classic
Amherst Bike Path at Amherst Northtown Center (the renamed Amherst Pepsi Center). Run & walk as far as you can; 3.25 mile scenic loop, paved, traffic free. Click for a
course map.  Click for Online Registration Click here for printable registration form.
Contact: Jeff John e-mail: 
BPAC6@BuffaloRunners.com

May 9, 2015 Sat 7:00 am 5th Mind the Ducks 12 Hour
Webster, NY.  Timed race on certified 1.012 mile paved bike path around North Ponds Park.  Runners have 12 hours to complete as many laps as they can.
Web:  mtd12hour.org

Contact:  Gil Robs e-mail: mtd12Hour@gmail.com
May 23, 2015 Sat 6:00 am 5th Annual Sehgahunda Trail Marathon*
Letchworth State Park, NY.  Point-to-point trail race along the eastern rim of the Letchworth gorge from Mt. Morris to Portageville.  Lots of gully & stream crossings make this a challenging race.
Web:  http://yellowjacketracing.com/events/sehgahunda-trail-marathon-relay-2/
Contact e-mail:  events@yellowjacketracing.com
*Honorary ultra status - winning times are slower than any road 50K and comparable to many trail 50K events.
May 23, 2015 Sat 8:30 am

16th Annual Highland Forest 1, 2, 3 (30 Miles)
Highland Forest Park near Fabius, NY. 30 miles (3 loops) on trails (10 & 20 mile options).
Web:
http://www.syracusechargers.org/highland123/index.html
Contact: Mark Driscoll e-mail: mdriscol@mailbox.syr.edu

May 31, 2015 Sun 6:00 am 3rd Annual Cayuga Trails 50
Lower Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca, NY.  40 miles trail & 10 miles park road. 6,500 ft. elevation gain/loss.
Web:  http://www.cayugatrails50.com
Contact:  http://www.cayugatrails50.com/Contact
June 20, 2015 Sat 7:00 am 23rd Annual Niagara Ultra Races (50K & 100K)
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.  Out & back on bike path following Niagara River Parkway to Niagara Falls and back.  Relatively flat and fast course.  7 hours time limit for 50k.  Also includes marathon, half marathon and 10K.  Event is part of the Ontario Ultra Series.
Web: http://www.welovetorun.com/events/niagaraultra.html
Contact:  Henri Ragetlie e-mail: sirius_runner@hotmail.com
July 4, 2015 Sat 6:30 am 27th Annual Finger Lakes Fifties (50 Miles and 50K)
Potomac Group Campground, Finger Lakes National Forest near Hector, NY. 50 miles (3 loops + 0.5mi baby loop), 50K (two loops) on forest trails, roads & pastures.
Web: http://fingerlakesrunners.org/wordpress/trail-runs/finger-lakes-fifties-trail-runs/
Contact:   Steve Shaum e-mail:  fl50s@fingerlakesrunners.org
July 4, 2015 Sat 6:00 am 2nd Annual Laura Secord Memorial (100K, 50K & 25K)
New 25K loop course.  Beautiful, hilly trail with lots of single track.
Web: http://www.laurasecord100k.com/
Contact: Diane Chesla e-mail: diane@dirtyrunnerproduction.com 
August 8, 2015 Sat 10:00 am 6th Annual Beast of Burden Summer 50 Mile, 100 Mile Ultra
Lockport, NY.  Out & back 25 mile loop on historic Erie Canal towpath.  Approximately 5-6 miles between aid stations.
Web: http://beastofburden100.com/home_summer.html
Contact e-mail:  kengenewick@gmail.com
August 29, 2015 Sat 6:00 am 9th Green Lakes Endurance Runs (100K and 50K)
Green Lakes State Park, Fayetteville, NY.  12.5 km trail loop course includes shaded shoreline, ascents through upland forest, and panoramic views from rolling meadows.
Web: gleruns.org Contact:  E-mail: tlh1058@gmail.com
August 29, 2015 Sat 5:00 am Inaugural Twisted Branch Trail Run 100K
Point-to-point trail race beginning at Ontario County Park in town of Naples, following Finger Lakes Trail to finish on the shores of Keuka Lake in Hammondsport.
Web:  http://twistedbranchtrail.com/
E-mail: 
info@twistedbranchtrail.com
September 6, 2015 Sun 6:30 am 26th Annual Virgil Forest Monster Marathon (42K)*
Virgil, NY.  Double out & back steep trails (half marathon option also).  5560 feet of climb.  Age/sex handicap staggered starts.
Web:  http://fingerlakesrunners.org/wordpress/trail-runs/monster-marathon-half-marathon-trail-runs/
Contact:  Karen Ingall e-mail: kag22@cornell.edu
*Honorary ultra status - 3:55:21 mean winning time is slower than any road 50K and comparable to many trail 50K events.
September TBD, 2015 Sat 7:00 am 50 Mile
7:25 am 50K
7:30 am 6 Hour
3rd Annual Chautauqua Ultras (50k, 6 Hours, 50 miles)
Mayville, NY.  Five mile loop course on rail-to-trail and village roads.  Start/Finish at Carlson Community Center in Mayville Lakeside Park.  80 feet of climb per lap.
Web:  http://chautultras.webs.com/
Contact:  Tom Summerville email:  chautultras@gmail.com
September 19, 2015 Sat 6:00 am 8th Annual Virgil Crest Ultras (50k, 50 miles, 100 miles)
Virgil, NY.  Hilly single track trail in Tuller Hill and Kennedy State Forests and Greek Peak Mountain Resort; 18,000 feet of climbing in 100; 9,000 feet in 50.  Includes 5-person 100 mile relay option.
Web:  www.virgilcrestultras.com/

Contact:  Ian Golden (607) 339-5897 before 10 pm; E-mail: ian@fingerlakesrunningcompany.com
October 10, 2015 Sat 7:30 am 50mi
10:00 am 50K
13th Annual Can Lake 50 Ultras (50 Miles and 50K)
Canandaigua, NY. 50 miles in one big lap around the most beautiful Finger Lake; 3500 feet of climbing including locally renowned Bopple Hill. 50K point-to-point over final 31 miles of 50 mile loop; 2200 feet of climbing including challenging Bare Hill.
Web: www.canlake50.org
Contact: Gil Robs e-mail: canlake50@gmail.com
November TBD, 2015 Sat 8:00 am 20th Annual Mendon Trail Runs (50K)
Pittsford, NY. Five loops on trails in Mendon Ponds Park (5K, 10K, 20K options). Course map.
Web:  http://roc.us.orienteering.org/mtr/
Contact: Brian Thomas e-mail: mendontrailrun@gmail.com

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