Course general description
Cayuga Trails has often been referred to or named as one of the most scenic courses in the country. It offers miles of singletrack, the pasing of dozens of waterfalls as it winds through gorges, signature historic stone stairs, and mixed eastern forests. The course format was modified in 2020 per COVID, and we'll repeat the format. It's roughly 95% trail, 5% paved, and only a few miles where you'll overlap in out/back format with other entrants.
You can find the aid station layout here: http://rednewtracing.com/CayugaTrails/Logistics
And the Course Maps and Elevation Profiles here: http://rednewtracing.com/CayugaTrails/Course
What you'll get....
Entrants will get to run a beautiful course supported by amazing volunteers, and post-race food from Fitnell Catering, and a a finisher's medal, and a custom Patagonia R1 Cap Daily Zip Neck (retails at $99, supply and sizes not guaranteed if registering after May 1, 2022).
Prizes from sponsors - if we get some in and in the form of logo cards will be scattered throughout the course in lieu of traditional age group / podium prizes.
Portions of each entry will go to support the Finger Lakes Land Trust, Finger Lakes Trail Conference, and State Parks Heritage Trust for local trail and park projects.
We'll again be a cupless event. If you don't already have one, or lost in in the interim, and need one, you'll have the option to add one to your entry for $5 (cost). I realize the cupless format is a pain for some but hopefully you get the benefit.
Poles, Pacers, and Crews
Yes you can use poles. However, our climbs are not that long and only a couple steep in parts. It's not the greatest fitting course for poles.
No to pacers.
Traditionally we've welcomed crews and it's a very accessible course in that regard. Per COVID precautions, we'll again unfortunately not be able to have crews on course.
At this point we're still operating under similar COVID modifications as we had in place for 2020. Entrants will be able to leave a drop bag at the Y Camp staging area only (miles 10, 25, 35).
We realize things come up, whether injury or family plans. While we have a no-refund policy, we will roll entries into another RNR event this or next year if notified no more than 30 days out from the race. No refunds or rollovers if notified within 30 days of the event.
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