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. It's roughly 95% trail, 5% paved, and only a few miles where you'll overlap in out/back format with other entrants.
What you'll get....
Entrants will get to run a beautiful course supported by amazing volunteers, post-race food from Fitnell Farms, finisher's medal from Ragged Cuts in Connecticut, and a schwag apparel item (past items have included a Patagonia R1 or Sleeveless top or custom BOCO Bag and which we may use again).
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 so bring a silicone cup or something similar if hydrating with more than your bottles or bladder.
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.
Yes to crews though parking is limited so no additional crew cars permitted. Also note that the entry road to the staging area is tight and can get jammed, so if you'll have a crew in action have them park in the lower Park main lot, walking to / from the staging Pavilion (they need a workout too).
Entrants will be able to leave a drop bag at the Y Camp staging area (miles 10, 25, 35) and have one shuttled to Buttermilk (miles 15,20,40,45). Note: Buttermilk Drop bags will not be returned to the staging area until that aid station closes in the evening, though participants can go and retreive bags when they finish. Drop bags left behind will not be returned.
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 less than 30 days out from the race. No refunds or rollovers if notified within 30 days of the event.
Local time: 5:45 AM