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suggested trail races in New York? (Read 31 times)


running under the BigSky

    I had a lot of fun running w/ my brother in NC this year and we thought we would get together again next year in NY to visit relatives and take in another race.

     

    Preference would central/northern NY, but would certainly consider others.  Distance would have to be in the 1/2 to 20-ish mile range, I think a 50k is probably outside my brothers range (at this juncture anyways).  Trail race, no road races Smile

     

    Thanks in advance!

     “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”                                                                           

    DigDug2


      The Finger Lakes 50s (July) in upstate NY have received rave reviews (check out lace up's blog for a good description), and have the benefit of having 50M, 50K and 25K options (one, two or three times on a 16M loop).  The North Face Bear Mountain races (early May) are well organized and on great trails - shorter races can be a little crowded, but the longer ones should be OK.


      Occasional Runner

        I love the Finger Lakes races. We always camp in the park that weekend and have always had a lot of fun.

         

        I did the 50M in 2011 and the 50K in 2012 because I was battling the Lyme in July and I felt like crap.

         

        I wasn't writing my blog until after the 2011 race, so I don't have an archived RR. But here is 2012.

         

        http://www.slippingslowlyintopain.blogspot.com/2012/07/finger-lakes-50-race-report.html


        running under the BigSky

          thanks guys- those both look awesome Smile  lace-up great rr as usual- that recovery burger sounds absolutely tremendous! Big grin

           “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”                                                                           


          Le professeur de trail

            Look at the site for Escarpment http://escarpmenttrail.com/

             

            Not sure where it is in relation to what you are looking for but I have heard it is a tough/technical trail.  It's 30k so maybe a good distance for your bro.


            running under the BigSky

              ^ that looks like a dandy!  unfortunately I don't think my brother would be able to meet the qualifier though, might be one I look at in the future Smile

               “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”                                                                           

              FurShirtFlyer


                You might try the Highladn Forest 1-2-3.

                 

                http://www.syracusechargers.org/highland123/

                 

                It's usually around Memorial Day. 10-mile loop and you can choose the number of laps you want to do. I haven't run it but have heard great things about it.

                 

                Here is a small-ish write-up with elevation profile: http://www.wny-ultra.org/highland-forest/index.htm


                running under the BigSky

                  ^ thanks, that looks like a good possibility too- we have relatives in Syracuse Smile

                   “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”