Twisted Branch Trail Run
The Twisted Branch Trail has everything you are looking for in an ultra running experience. This is a classic, old school point to point trail that’s rooted in the Finger Lakes region of NY. Wind your way through some of the most brutal & beautiful places you can find. This is the perfect summer destination race. Bring your family and explore the trails, parks, wineries, breweries & lakes. You know you want to run long, now it’s time to get Twisted.
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Trail Work Requirement
All runners must complete 4 hours of trail maintenance in order to race. Maintenance hours can be completed any time up to August 1st. Maintenance can be performed on the Finger Lakes Trails or any trail system nearest you. There is a trail-work buy out option. Simply donate and provide the receipt for a $200 donation to the Finger Lakes Trails Conference.
Complete Work Form
20 HOUR CUTOFF!!
All Finishers - UTMB Qualifier - 4 Points
Western States Qualifier (Under 19 hours)
The Twisted course follows the historic Bristol Hills Branch trail, a nearly 60 year old trail stretching between 2 of the coolest small lake towns you can find anywhere in the world. This is the kind of race you bring your family to. The kind you can build a vacation around. There’s no nicer place to be in August than in the Finger lakes.
This race is hard. Do not let its course profile fool you. While this is a runnable trail, this is not a groomed park trail. This unforgiving course challenges the strongest of runners both mentally and physically. Sections that appear to be flat on the elevation profile may be the hardest miles you do all day. Don't underestimate how difficult it will be to finish this race.
The trail is nearly 95% single track, winding its way through some of the most wild places you can find. Places you didn’t think existed in New York.
Estimated Distance: 100k+ (feels like 65 miles)
Estimated Elevation: 10,000G/11,000L
Aid Stations: 11 (fully stocked) 7 with EASY access for your crew.
Volunteers: The very best in the business.
Shuttle Service & Camping
We offer a shuttle service to get you to the starting line. Shuttle service is on Friday night ONLY this year. Leave your car and it will be there for you on Saturday when you arrive at the Finish. With 20 hours, you WILL finish!! The shuttle service option is available for an additional $10.00 at the time of checkout.
Local time: 2:29 AM
Camping is FREE both nights. Friday night at Ontario County Park (starting line)
Camping will be open on Saturday night at the finish line at the Hammondsport Fire Hall grounds (right next to our finish line area).