October 15th 2023 8am-
A #TrailsRoc and Rochester Running Company Collaboration. Welcome to the most scenic race on the East Coast as we take you on 20 miles of waterfalls, overlooks, and peak fall foliage.
Letchworth State Park
Ranked as the #1 State Park in the nation and known as the Grand Canyon of the East – One of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs–as high as 600 feet in some places–surrounded by lush forests. Families can enjoy the Humphrey Nature Center and learn the history of the park at the Native Council Grounds. There is something for everyone at Letchworth
Registration: $75.00 and capped at 200 runners
DISTANCE DISCLAIMER: This is trail route – The course measures around 20 miles (details coming soon)
Aid Stations: There will be 2 aid stations along the route at Mile 6 and Mile 14 (exact mileage coming soon)
We need volunteers! Needs:
- Tea Tables Aid capt
- High Banks Aid capt
- Finish line help
Race Questions: Email the RD Eric Eagan at email@example.com
Race swag – Finisher shirt Fall Festival Food celebration: More to come
Refund Policy – #TrailsRoc has a more than fair refund policy – Check it out here and follow the instructions.
Awards: Info coming soon
Address of Park: Start Line here Portageville Rd, Hunt, NY 14846 https://goo.gl/maps/Mv8MN3NkwaFZ8hba7
Finish line: https://goo.gl/maps/59RxdAyJkJ6SCkHu7
Shuttle Information: Must pre-register to ride. Leaves High Banks at 7:00am sharp
Packet Pick information: Rochester Running Company – Details TBA
Start: Parade Grounds entrance
Run down the park road
Turn left on trail 6a
Take Trail 6a to the footbridge Trail
Continue down the steps and across the footbridge
Once across take 127 stone steps back up out of the gorge
Take the lower falls pathway towards the Adventure Calls parking area
Pick up Trail #1 the gorge trail and begin to work your way North
Pass Wolf Creek – eventually working your way along the Gorge to your first Aid Station
TEA TABLES AID STATION
Continue North on trail #1 passing through overlooks and St. Helena.
At the bottom of St Helena you will pick up Trail #13 and climb back out of the gorge again
At the top of trail #13 you will cross the road, pick up Trail #11 and continue to head North
Once you have completed Trail #11 you will make a left on Park road – Crossing to the newly built, and not yet numbered Trail
This trail will take you 3 miles to Trail #15. Take a right and head down the LONG trip back in to the gorge.
Trail 15 Eventually merges with Trail #17 which begins the climb out of the gorge stopping at the next aid station
HIGH BANKS CAMP AID STATION
Leaving High Banks – Take the camp road down to trail # 18 – At the bottom of Trail #18 you will cross the Silver Creek Outlet (We will divert if water is too high for the weather conditions)
Pass the old CCC encampment and pick up Trail #19- This trail winds you around and eventually merges to Trail #19B.
Take 19B and once again climb out of the gorge picking up trail #20
Trail #20 is beautiful single track which will take you all the way back to the High Banks Recreation area where you will run one loop around the field finishing at our lodge for the weekend!
COURSE CUT OFFS
We have a course cut off at the first aid station – You must cover the first 6 miles within 2 hours. This is a 20 min mile pace
You then have 3 hours (1pm) to clear the next aid station (8 miles) This is a 22:30 min mile pace