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Welcome to the beautiful lakeside community of Cassadaga, NY. Just off of I-90, one hour south of Buffalo, NY and 1 hour north of Erie, PA.
A NO FRILLS ultra-running event, in its fourth year, for those of you that just LOVE to run! And, it's 100% a fundraiser event. All proceeds will go to the Chautauqua County Fire Police and the Cassadaga Food Pantry.
NO CUT-OFF TIMES
When we say this is a casual event; we mean it.
Sign up and whatever distance you feel like completing on race day is what you do.
The lake loop is a perfect 5K. 1 loop, up to 10 loops, and anything in between is acceptable.
Yep, you read that correctly.
We welcome you to bring your dog(s) to run around the lake with you.
They must be registered participants and we will give a prize to the doggy that does the most laps.
Please register them separately when registering yourself.
What is a Ruck?
A ruck is short for rucksack (military slang for a backpack.) It can also mean the action of rucking or going on a ruck march. For example, you might say: “I rucked 10 miles yesterday with a 20lb weight in my backpack.”
You can "ruck" with any amount of weight with a minimum amount of 20 pounds.
Rucking Tips – The basics:
1. Grab a backpack
2. Load it up with at least 20 lbs of weight; can be bricks, dumbbells, plates, anything to get the 20 lbs.
3. Move - the distance and the pace is totally up to you.
Only rule - you have to keep the weight on for your entire distance.
The 3.1 mile loop around the lake will begin at the Cassadaga Beach.
Left turn onto Dale Drive
Left turn onto Frisbee Road
Left turn onto Maple Avenue
Left turn onto Park Avenue
You are always running against traffic. There will be directional signs at the turns.
Stocked aid station with Hammer Nutrition products; Heed and Gels, ice and water.
Open at 6am closing at 6:50am
Race day registration is available for $30 per person/$5 4 legged runners. Cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
Saturday, August 5th
6:50am - Pre-race meeting
7:00am SHARP - Race start
When we say NO FRILLS, we mean it! No medals, no t-shirts.(Unless some amazing sponsor wants to step in and provide…hint, hint)
**UPDATE to the NO FRILLS ~ we’ve added some frills. We just couldn’t help ourselves.
DIVISIONS & AWARDS:
No awards. Just bragging rights. We will name and announce the Top 3 Finishers Male & Female that complete the full 50K.
Results will be posted on CoachMarkWilson.com
This is solely a fundraiser and ALL of the proceeds will be donated to the Chautauqua County Fire Police.
ONLY ONE LOCATION FOR PARKING!
LOCATED NEXT TO THE CASSADAGA CEMETERY OFF OF MAPLE AVENUE 1/2 MILE FROM THE BEACH. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING IN ANY OTHER LOCATION.
YOU CAN WALK OR RIDE A BIKE. PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE ONTO PARK AVENUE AND DO NOT PARK ON THE ROADWAYS OR IN FRONT OF ANY BUSINESSES.
ALL participants begin at the same time at the gun start at 7am. Early or late starters will not be included in the results.
No race bibs will be given.
You must check-in at the table next to the Start/Finish
Once you complete your race, you will report back to the same table.
Your finish time is taken as a gun time. All bathroom breaks, walking time, naps, beer stops, hot dog eating, etc will be included in your time.
Race is held Heat Wave, Rain or Shine.
Only registered participants are allowed on the course, please.
You can take as many breaks as you’d like. Your finish time will include them all.
A full set of rules will be included in the Athlete Guide.
YOU MUST STAY ON THE SHOULDER OF THE ROADWAY AT ALL TIMES.
DO NOT INTERFERE WITH TRAFFIC AND STAY OUT OF THE ROADWAY PLEASE!
These rules are for your safety and that of our community. Anyone not following these rules will be asked to leave.
Wilson Endurance Sports strives to bring you a fun, challenging event in beautiful settings all around New York State and one in Connecticut. We host a full calendar that can be viewed on the Races & Events page of our website. Grass-roots, Athlete centered racing is what we are all about.
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We will be following protocols established by the State of New York and will adhere to whatever the State and County require us to do as of race date 2023. We WILL ask that you practice common sense. If you are feeling sick or showing symptoms of COVID, please refrain from participating.
There is NO refund for this event. However, with ADVANCE notice, you may defer to 2024. You must communicate with Tonia Wilson directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Please see REFUND POLICY
Any questions on the course or race please contact Race Director, Mark H. Wilson, via email CoachMarkWilson@gmail.com or 914-466-9214.
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SPONSORS: Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a sponsor of this event or other Wilson Endurance Sports races? Please view and download the sponsor information or contact Tonia Wilson at email@example.com or 716-353-1288
If you have fun at this one you will most definitely want to put the Frozen 50K on your calendar for next February. Same idea, same course. Only differences are that we start and finish at the Cassadaga Community Room/Fire Hall and we serve fresh pancakes and sausage.
Thank you for racing with us.
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