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Sat October 7, 2023 Cortland, NY 13045 US Directions
1200' incline in the first mile- then it's all down hill!



Greek Peak Mountain Resort
2000 NY-392
Cortland, NY US 13045


We probably should call this event the "Most Rewarding 5K" as the greater the challenge, the greater the reward! 

If you want to test yourself more than your typical 5K, consider joining us for the 4th Annual Toughest 5K (Between the ADK's and the Rockies) on Saturday October 7 in beautiful Greek Peak Mtn. Resort.  You will probably run your slowest ever mile (mile 1) and your fastest ever mile (mile 3) in this one single event.  

The time of year for this challenging 5K is splendid with cool temps and the beginning of the fall foliage season. 

This unique 5K isn't for everyone but it just might be the challenge you have been looking for. Hope to see you there!

Limited to 300 total participants.

Post Race Activities & Drawing

There will be plenty to do post race:

  • Live music
  • Food/drink specials for all participants
  • Beer/wine festival (starting at noon)
  • Ski/snowboard swap event that is one of the largest held in the Northeast!
  • DRAWING: 2 Lucky Winners! - VJ RUNNING SHOES (Registered participants random drawing). Drawing will take place at 11:00AM.

Packet Pickup


9:00AM - 9:45AM   Greek Peak Mountain Resort
2000 NY-392, Cortland, NY US 13045 


Under 30 minutes- GOLD certificate & custom cookie,

Under 45 minutes- SILVER certificate & custom cookie

Under 60 minutes: BRONZE certificate & custom cookie

Over 60 minutes: FINISHER certificate & custom cookie

Hops & Swaps Brewfest

Greek Peak has offered a $10 DISCOUNT for all registered runners. Use Promo Code: TOUGHEST5KHS23 for discounted tickets.


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