CanLake Ultras 50 miles/50Km and Virtual MiniCan 25Km

Sat October 10, 2020 Canandaigua, NY 14424 US Directions

50M Regular Start

6:30AM EDT - 7:30PM EDT

50 Km

10:00AM EDT - 7:30PM EDT

MiniCan 25 Km - Virtual

1:00PM EDT - 7:30PM EDT
The 2020 CanLake Ultras is canceled

Sadly, the 2020 CanLake Ultras is canceled. We could not secure the necessary permits soon enough to proceed with the race, even with adjusted race procedures considering COVID restrictions.

Since it is uncertain how long the COVID restrictions will last, we will not offer deferral to the next year's race or transfer to another race.

All the registered participants will be offered the following options:

  • Full refund minus processing fees;

  • Donate the entry fee to the race's charity Serenity House of Victor

  • Donate %50 of the entry fee or any other amount to the race's charity Serenity House of Victor, refund the rest;
    • Email to specify the percentage or amount you'd like to donate to the Serenity House of Victor;

Please make your decision by the planned race day, October 10, 2020, by replying to this survey or emailing Race Director at

Here Are Your Options:

The race's charity is the Serenity House of Victor;

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Dr
Canandaigua, NY US 14424

Global pandemic Disclaimer

As you are aware, we live in unprecedented times in 2020 due to the global pandemic. The Race Director and CanLake Ultras parent organization The Greater Rochester Track Club reserves the right to adjust the rules, start times, and anything else required to comply with the most recent issued by the government and to ensure the safety of race participants, volunteers and others involved in the race. Please note that in 2020, canceling the race at the last minute is a possibility. We promise to make our best effort to organize the race in 2020, but it may not be up to us at the end of the day.

All things considering, we are offering an option to participate at the Virtual CanLake Ultras. Virtual races will be scored separately from the regular races.


In 2020, race participants will be required to wear a mask at the start, at the finish, at the aid stations, and while passing other participants.

CanLake Ultras

Where: Finger Lakes Community College 3325 Marvin Sands Dr, Canandaigua, NY US 1442

When: Saturday, October 10, 2020

Start Times for regular races

  • 50 Mile race starts 6:30 AM
  • 50 Km starts at 10:00 AM

No 25 Km race in 2020

Finish closes at 7:30 PM for all courses.

Virtual CanLake Ultra races

We are offering the following virtual races:

  • Virtual 50 Miler
  • Virtual 50 Km
  • Virtual 25 Km

Virtual races will be scored separately from regular CanLake Ultra races. Once you sign up for the virtual CanLake races, you cannot transfer back to the regular race.

Rules for the virtual CanLake Ultra races:

  • You must start and complete your virtual race on the same day as the regular race on October 10, 2020.
  • Email or submit your virtual race result at

Virtual race participants will receive the race t-shirt via mail after the race.

CanLake Ultras 50 Miler

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.

50M Race Course

CanLake Ultras 50Km

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 marathon.

50Km Race Course

MiniCan 25Km

Only a virtual MiniCan 25Km will be offered in 2020

Run point-to-point over the final 14.5 miles of the 50 Mile/50 Km route after running short out-and-back starting on and using South Lake road. The time limit is 6 1/2 hours. The minimum average speed to complete the 25Km race is 2.07 miles per hour or 25 minutes per mile. Please note that the 25Km race does not allow pacers.

MiniCan 25Km Race Course


Personal Handler

Having a personal handler at CanLake Ultras is a privilege and perk that we are happy to provide. However, with this privilege comes the responsibility of learning and following the safety rules of the race. Make sure that your personal handlers follow the safety rules, or your result will be disqualified. The waiver you will electronically sign includes the following text.

PERSONAL HANDLER WAIVER. (For runners that plan to use personal handler at the CanLake Ultras) I accept full responsibility for the actions of the personal handler(s), that personal handler(s) will familiarize themselves with and follow all safety rules outlined in the Race Handbook. Failure to follow safety rules by the personal handler(s) -intentional or unintentional - will result in DISQUALIFICATION of the runner

  • $60 until 08/10/2020
  • $40 until 09/10/2020
  • No refunds after 09/10/2020

No Deferrals and No Transfers 

Join the CanLake50 Facebook group at where you can pose questions to other race participants.

Race Presented by The Greater Rochester Track Club (GRTC). Become a GRTC member and receive $5,- discount when signing up for the race.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

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