NEW THIS YEAR - Get your custom Sehgahunda Technical Tops from the store!
If you wish to volunteer for the Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay, please email Ellen: Ellen@fleetfeetrochester.com
THE SEHGAHUNDA TRAIL MARATHON & RELAY
at Letchworth State Park
"Dare to Experience"?
Saturday, May 23rd
The Solo Marathon is capped at 225 entries so be sure to register early! - The Solo is sold out!!
Teams will also be limited to 250 participants! (individuals not 250 teams)
You are allowed to cancel your registration with a $25 service charge through RunSignUp up until April 15th.
When the race hits it's cap, there will be a waitlist available on RunSignUp to sign up for, that will automatically select the person on the top of the list and give them 48 hours to register before moving on to the next person.
WHY “SEHGAHUNDA”? WHY LETCHWORTH STATE PARK?
The Sehgahunda Valley (“Vale of Three Falls”), which encompasses the portion of the Genesee River Valley, was comprised of several villages settled by the Seneca People. The locations of these villages make up the current boundaries of Letchworth State Park.
Letchworth State Park spans over 14,000 acres, with miles and miles of trails - all with varying degrees of technicality to challenge both experienced runners and casual hikers. Many of the trails that make up this race are the very trails used by the Seneca Indians to access the Genesee River, which bisects this valley, giving rise to its nickname “The Grand Canyon of the East.”
We dare you to experience the beauty, history, and challenge of this unique event!
Race Day Agenda
6:00AM - Packet Pickup Opens
7:00AM - Bus 1 leaves Parade Grounds for the Start Line
7:07AM - Bus 2 leaves Parade Grounds for Start Line
7:15AM - Bus 3 leaves Parade Grounds for the Start Line
7:15AM - Packet Pickup Ends - Don't be late!
7:45AM - Solo Women Start
8:00AM - Solo Men Start
8:30AM - All Relay Teams Start
TIME CUTOFF: 4PM with checkpoint cutoffs at aid stations. All cut off times are FINAL
Miles Cumulative Cut off time of day
Start to CP 1 6.1 6.1 None
CP 1 to CP 2 2.5 8.6 None
CP 2 to CP 3 6.8 15.4 12:30 pm
CP 3 to CP 4 2.3 17.7 1:13 pm
CP 4 to CP 5 1.7 19.4 1:46 pm
CP 5 to CP 6 2.5 21.9 2:34 pm
CP 6 to CP 7 1.3 23.2 3:00 pm
CP 7 to CP 8 1.0 24.2 3:20 pm
CP 8 to Finish 2.1 26.3 4:00 pm
Solo Marathon $90 Sold Out! Sign up for the wait list here!
2 Person Relay Team $110 by 4/12, $125 after 4/12
3 Person Relay Team $135 by 4/12, $175 after 4/12
4 Person Relay Team $160 by 4/12, $200 after 4/12
NO DAY OF REGISTRATION!
Pre-Race Packet Pickup
Available at Fleet Feet Sports (155 Culver Road, Suite 110, Rochester, NY 14620) on Friday, May 22nd from 11 -7 or race day starting at 6:00 AM at the Parade Grounds.
Day of Packet Pickup
Race day packet pick up is at the Parade Grounds/finish line area in Portageville from 6:00 am – 7:15 am (this is not the same as the start line)
Sehgahunda is a highly technical trail (ultra)marathon clocking in at just over the traditional marathon distance - 26.3 miles
The course starts at the Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center, and runs along the Finger Lakes Trail, taking in some of the best views Western NY has to offer, eventually winding it's way down to the finish area at the Parade Grounds in Portageville.
Over 100 gullies to descend and climb
Lots of rocks, roots, ruts, leaves, and gullies to manuever over, under, and around.
Short climbs, long climbs, very few flats
Between 3000 and 4000 feet of climbing
There are 8 check points/aid stations along the route
Water, Fluid Hydration, ice, Honey Stinger Organic Gels, water melon, oranges, chips, pretzels, flat cola, and PB&J will be available at all check points/aid stations.
Honey Stinger Organic Chew will be located at CP# 3 and CP# 6
Honey Stinger Waffles will be located at CP# 2, CP# 4 and CP# 6
Red Bull will be located at CP# 3, CP# 6, CP# 7 and CP# 8
The main trail that you will be running (The FLT) is marked with yellow blazes
Most trails heading out to the check points are marked with blue blazes
All turns from the main trail onto the check point trails and from the check point trails back onto the main trail will be marked with arrows and small flags.
A MapMyRun course map can be found here
Note: this is not an official map, just one taken from a GPS watch which can be inaccurate over the long distances, sharp turns, and steep inclines.
Chip timing including Net Time, and splits at each of the relay exchange points.
8 aid stations along the course providing food and fluid. A Recovery Zone will be Provided by Pittsford Performance Care at the end of the race!
Plenty of food and drink will be available at the finish line for runners and volunteers. This year’s post race feast is being catered by Questa Lasagna from Mount Morris. Hang out, enjoy some food, listen to some music and cheer on your fellow survivors as they come across the finish line. Feel free to bring your own favorite recovery beverage.
Hoodies to all registered for the Solo event, Long-sleeved cotton T-Shirts to all relay participants.
LARGE antlers to overall Male and Female winners
Antlers to top 3 in age groups 19&Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards to top relay teams in the all-male, all-female, and mixed categories
NOTE: 3-person teams, and any team with either 3 males and one female or 1 male and 3 females do not qualify for relay team awards.
Custom finisher's medal to all who complete the course!
More info can be found at YellowJacket Racing
Portageville, NY US 14536
Are you interested in training for the Sehgahunda Trail Marathon but don’t know how? Are you looking for a group to do those long trail runs with? Are you up for an amazing challenge? Did you participate in the Sehgahunda Trail Marathon last year, and want to do better this year? Were you part of a relay team but looking to complete the whole race on your own? Were you a dedicated observer who wants to join in? Have you just heard of the craziness that is Sehgahunda and know that it is right up your alley?
Sehgahunda is the REAL DEAL. It may just be one of the hardest trail marathons in the east. It’s 26.3 miles of single track trails, over 3000 feet of climbing, with more than 100 gullies that need to be traversed--and an 8 hour cut off. This program will help runners prepare physically for the event, while providing educational and emotional support along the way.
More information can be found here!
Events for this Race:
Sehgahunda Training Program Participants
2-Person All-Male Relay
4-Person All-Male Relay
2-Person All-Female Relay
4-Person All-Female Relay
2-Person Mixed-Gender Relay
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?