Finger Lakes 50s Trail Races -- 25K, 50K, 50Miles
Race registration opens on January 1 at 10:00am EST. The races fill fast, but get on the wait list - your chances of getting in are good (but obviously not guaranteed). Race day is Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Local time: 9:38 PM
Races consist of 25K (16.5 miles), and ultras of 50K (32.9 miles) and 50Mile races in the Finger Lakes National Forest, Hector, NY. All three races are part of the Finger Lakes Runners Club Trail Circuit, and the 50K and 50Mile races are scoring events for the USATF Niagara Ultra Series.
All three races will use the same loop course, starting and finishing at The Potomac Group Campground located off Potomac Road within the Finger Lakes National Forest. The course is a 16.5-mile loop covering single-track trail (85%), grassy pastures (5%) complete with grazing cows and cow pies, and dirt and paved roads (10%). There is 1292 feet of climb per loop. The 25K runners complete a single loop, the 50K runners do two loops, and the 50 milers complete three loops plus a half-mile baby loop. 50K and 50Mile races start at 6:30am and 25K race starts at 8am. Runners will encounter 6 aid stations on the course. For more info go to the race website: http://fingerlakesrunners.org/trail-runs/finger-lakes-fifties-trail-runs/