Twisted Branch Trail Run
The Twisted Branch Trail Race is scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 19th 2017.
The race is a point to point 100k set in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The race begins in the town of Naples, NY at Ontario County Park, and finishes on the shores of Keuka Lake in Hammondsport, NY.
The course follows the Bristol Hills Branch trail south from Ontario County Park to its southern terminus in the town of Wheeler, NY. From this point you will pick up the main FLT trail heading south-east towards Hammondsport, NY where you will reach the finish line at the Hammondsport highschool and Hammondsport Fire Department grounds.
The trail is made up of single track, logging roads, groomed trails, dry stream beds, abandoned roads, dirt roads & paved roads. In total there will be roughly 5 miles of total paved road running with the largest sections being no more than 1.5 miles long.
You will pass through 3 counties, ten towns, and cross 33 different roads. You'll pass through county parks, state lands, FLTC land, and hundreds of private properties.
Estimated Distance: 100k+
Estimated Elevation: 10,000G/11,000L
Aid Stations: 11
Shuttle Service & Camping
Shuttle service will be offered on Friday night ONLY. Leave your car at the finish line and it will be there for you on Saturday when you arrive at the Finish. The shuttle service option is available for an additional $10.00 at the time of checkout. Shuttle time will depart early evening on Friday.
Camping is FREE. Friday night at Ontario County Park.
Camping will be open on Saturday night at the finish line at the Hammondsport Fire Hall ground (right next to our finish line area). Camping is FREE!! While there is no charge for camping but you MUST register.
We will haul your camping gear from Starting line to Finish line.
The FLTC has a great history of designing, creating, maintaining, and protecting nearly a thousand miles of trails in New York State. Without their hard work, dedication to both the land, and the relationships they have built with the generous public and private landowners that make up the FLT, these trail systems would simply not exist. We have planned this event carefully, keeping our goals in step with theirs, and ensuring our impact on the trail and landowners is a positive one.
Local time: 12:02 PM
It is our mission is to provide a supported, safe, and challenging ultra-marathon event which showcases the Finger Lakes Trail System, the beautiful forests of upstate NY, and communities that surround the trail. We are committed to protecting the health of the Finger Lakes Trail system, as well as our relationship with the Finger Lakes Trails Conference, the NYS DEC, surrounding communities and the private landowners who make this trail and event possible.