Looking for a well-supported run in a
spectacular setting with attractions for the whole family? Whether
your goal is to run a first ultra, conquer a challenging 50-miler,
or set a personal record, the Can Lake 50 is the race for you.
50 Mile - Run one big
road loop around the most beautiful Finger Lake in Western New York.
The course is mostly flat to rolling roads with several major climbs,
including locally-famous Bopple Hill. Click
here for a 2-minute YouTube video from the 2011 race.
50K - Run point-to-point over the final 31 miles of
the 50 Mile route. With significantly less climbing and descending
than the first 19 miles of the 50 Mile route, the 50K is more
friendly for first-time ultra runners and a logical step up from the
Ordinary Runners to do the Extraordinary
Over the last six years we have had
158 of 166
first-time ultra starters finish the full 50 miles around the lake and
120 of 123
first-time ultra starters finish the 50K. These numbers are no accident.
We provide extensive training info,
a very supportive
Facebook group and monthly e-mail updates to ensure first timers
have the information they need to prepare for the challenge.
On race day we have well stocked aid stations featuring GU products,
a well-marked course and roving marshals to ensure the "tail-enders"
have support to the finish.
Come for the Race and Extend your Stay
Peak fall foliage will create a scenic backdrop for
crew, pacers, friends, and family as they accompany you and your
fellow ultrarunners along the course to the finish. After the race, why not extend your stay and explore
stunningly beautiful Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes Region? Art
galleries, museums, historic sites, boat cruises, winery tours,
shopping, and our regionally-famous grape pies are all options for
you, your friends, and your family to enjoy.
Amenities / Bargain Entry Fees
Pre-race dinner and packet pick-up Friday evening in
Canandaigua. Technical race shirts for every runner.
Coffee, juice and donuts at the start. Eleven well-stocked aid stations featuring GU products. Post-race feast presented by Wegmans. Free transportation to the 50K start. All finishers in both races receive a medal --
gold, silver, or bronze -- based on
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