After much consideration and giving consideration to trail sustainability, there will be no pacers allowed during the event. Crew information is below.
The first half of this race is VERY spectator friendly, with multiple points along the way to see your runner, cheer them on, and see some fantastic views. There will be 5 official aid stations.
Crew directions are below: Some mileages may be off – please pay attention to street signs
|Driving Directions||Bathroom?||Aid Station?||Approximate driving miles|
|From the start to the Overlook Waterdrop. Head out towards damsite road. Turn left on damsite road. Go 1.1 miles to route 408 Mount Morris-Nunda road. Turn left on 408 and go 1.6 miles to main street. Turn left on Main Street and go 1.22 miles to the Mount Morris entrance to Letchworth State Park (park road). Turn left on to park road and the overlook waterdrop is 1.4 miles on your left at the visitor center parking area. There is parking.
Now heading to AID 1. From the Dam Overlook, make head (south) onto Park Road. Head south to the Camping Check-In lot (on the left) and runners’ first aid station. You may not enter the camping area – only the parking lot.
|Make another left (south) onto Park Road to the second trailhead for trail #15. This will be on your left. Viewing spot only. Parking allowed only in designated areas – please pay attention to signs.||2 miles|
|Go left (south)onto Park Road again to the St. Helena Picnic Area on the left. Park in the parking area (Using upper st helena road) – This would be a runner hello – not an aid area – runners only pass through||X||4.2 miles|
|Go left (south) onto Park Road to Tea Tables area. This is where our 2nd aid station is – Plenty of parking in the lot, aid station in the pavilion||X||X||.5 miles|
|Go left (south) onto Park Road to Wolf Creek area.||X||.25 miles|
|Go left (south) onto Park Road to the Great Bend Overlook.||.9 miles|
|Go left (south) onto Park Road. Go 1.4 miles, make a left onto Lower Falls Road.
Stay right at the bottom of lower falls road and park in the upper lot with Nature Shoppe. The Octagon Shelter is adjacent the playground in the picnic area.
|If you would like a great place to see your runner, there is a 1/2 mile hike down to Lower Falls viewing platform with stunning views. To get there head south along the race route/lower falls trail, take the 127 steps down to the viewing platform. We require that crew/spectators stay off the bridge so that runners can cross quickly and safely. Please be advised that once you hike down the steps, you have to go back up them!||**1/2 mile hike|
|To get to the next aid station, exit the parking lot Leave the lot and head back up the hill.
Stay straight at the first fork (.1 miles out of the lot.
At 1 mile, turn left at the fork and head towards upper park. At the stop sign, make a slight left onto park road.
Pass the visitor center and stay straight past the Humphrey nature center. Pass inspiration point.
At .6 miles at the fork go left towards the Portageville exit. Pass council grounds, the Glen Iris Inn and the museum.
Stay right at .5 miles.
At 1 mile, turn left on 436 east. At .3 miles turn left to stay on 436.
Stay on 436 for 4.5 miles (follow signs). Make a left onto Oakland road. (road sign is tucked in a little bit, so pay attention)
Follow for about 3.1 miles to River Road. Here is an access point to your left. Parking is facing to the north on Oakland road only. Please do not park on the dirt road or river road
Parking to aid station It is about a .4 mile hike down the blue trail to the yellow blazed FLT.
Turn right onto the yellow blazed trail and the aid station is another .1 miles at the lean-to on your left.
PIN DIRECTIONS TO LEAN TO AID STATION
***PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE PARKING SIGNS ON THE ROAD HERE THEY WILL TICKET AND TOW***
|Leave the aid station and continue North onto River Road. Take River Road for 3.6 miles to an access point trail E (also trail 16 on maps).
On your left is a big grassy parking area to our final aid station. You will hike almost .22 to a fork in the trail. At the fork go left. Hike .15 mile to this aid station. (.37 miles total). This is VERY tight in here and you need to give room for runners and the aid station crew. Please be considerate.
|Leave the lot and turn left (north) on River road. Go 2.4 miles to Mount Morris/Nunda Road. Turn left.
Go .6 miles to Visitor Center Road (big Mount Morris Dam sign) Turn left here.
Go 1.6 miles to the entrance to the Dam and the finish line!
|X||X|| 4.6 miles
Your total drive mileage should be 35 miles. Less than your runner runs!