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Western New York Ultra News  |  2014 Regional Ultra Calendar

bulletNew date for BPAC 6 Hour - race is moved to April 13th, two weeks earlier than usual date.  Paper registration form is available now.
bulletNew Regional Ultra - April 5, 2014 Laura Secord Memorial 100K
New race out & back on the main Bruce Trail within the Niagara Region (Canada).  Beautiful, hilly trail with lots of single track.  Minimum qualifier is a 50K Trail Race.
bulletJune 1st Cayuga Trails 50 is the 2014 USATF National 50 Mile Trail Run Championship.
Race will also be the USATF Niagara Association Championship. 
USATF membership is required for championship awards.  Membership is not required to enter the race.
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

2014 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 18-19, 2014 Sat 10:00 am 5th Annual Beast of Burden Winter  (50 Mile & 100 Mile)
2014 Results:
27 finishers in 100 Mile, 37 in 50 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:  kengenewick@gmail.com
April 5, 2014 Sat 6:00 am Laura Secord Memorial 100K
New race out & back on the main Bruce Trail within the Niagara Region (Canada).  Beautiful, hilly trail with lots of single track.  Minimum qualifier is a 50K Trail Race.  Field Limit: 100
Web: http://www.laurasecord100k.com/
Contact: Diane Chesla e-mail: heydiane@dirtyrunnerproduction.com 
April 13, 2014 Sun 8:00 am

18th Annual BPAC 6 Hour Distance Classic
USATF Niagara Ultra Series Event
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 (PDF).  Web: http://www.wny-ultra.org/bpac/
Contact: Sue Devlin / Jeff John e-mail: 
BPAC6@BuffaloRunners.com

May 10, 2014 Sat 7:00 am 4th Mind the Ducks 12 Hour
Race still has some open slots.
USATF Niagara Ultra Series Event

Webster, NY.  Timed race on one-mile paved footpath around North Ponds Park.  Runner have 12 hours to complete as many laps as they can.  Field Limit:  150
Web:  mtd12hour.org

Contact:  Gil Robs e-mail: mtd12Hour@gmail.com
May 24, 2014 Sat 6:00 am 4th 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.  Field Limit: 225
Web:  http://www.yellowjacketracing.com/sehgahunda-trail-marathon-relay
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 24, 2014 Sat 8:30 am

15th 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

June 1, 2014 Sat 6:00 am 2nd Annual Cayuga Trails 50
USATF Niagara Ultra Series Event; USATF 2014 50 Mile Trail Championship; USATF Niagara Association Ultra Championship
Lower Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca, NY.  40 miles trail & 10 miles park road. 6,500 ft. elevation gain/loss.  $10,000 cash purse.  Entries Opened at USATF:  12/7/13
Web:  http://www.cayugatrails50.com
Contact:  http://www.cayugatrails50.com/Contact
June 14, 2014 Sat 7:00 am 22nd 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 5, 2014 Sat 6:30 am 26th Annual Finger Lakes Fifties (50 Miles and 50K)
Sold out.  Wait List is Open.
USATF Niagara Ultra Series Event
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 (one loop 25K option).  Event Limit: 250 - Event sold out in 9 days last year.  Registration opens Jan 1st.
Web: http://fingerlakesrunners.org/wordpress/trail-runs/finger-lakes-fifties-trail-runs/
Contact:   Steve Shaum e-mail:  fl50s@fingerlakesrunners.org
August TBD, 2014 Sat 10:00 am 5th 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 23, 2014 Sat 6:00 am 8th Green Lakes Endurance Runs (100K and 50K)
USATF Niagara Ultra Series Event 
Registration opens Feb 1.

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:
admin@gleruns.org
August 31, 2014 Sun 6:30 am 25th 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 20, 2014 Sat 7:00 am 50 Mile
7:25 am 50K
7:30 am 6 Hour
2nd 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 20-21, 2014 Sat 6:00 am 7th Annual Virgil Crest Ultras (50k, 50 miles, 100 miles)
USATF Niagara Ultra Series Event
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 11, 2014 Sat 7:00 am 50mi
10:00 am 50K
12th Annual Can Lake 50 Ultras (50 Miles and 50K)
Sold out.  Wait List is Open.
USATF Niagara Ultra Series Event
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.
Event Limit: 200
Web: www.canlake50.org
Contact: Gil Robs e-mail: canlake50@gmail.com
November 1, 2014 Sat 8:00 am 19th Annual Mendon Trail Runs (50K)
USATF Niagara Ultra Series Event
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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