Swain Mountain Race

Sat August 5, 2023 Swain, NY 14884 US Directions


Swain Mountain Race

$45 8:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after July 23, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT


2275 County Road 24
Swain, NY US 14884


Swain Mountain Race
The Suffer Fest known as Swain Mountain Race is Back on August 5th!!!  SMR is a mountain/trail race that will cover approximately 6.5miles up and down the Swain Ski Slopes with nearly 2500ft of elevation gain.  This race won’t be easy but we can promise it will be epic with lots and lots of steep climbs and descents, so embrace the challenge.  The race course consists of 2 Loops, the first loop is approximately 1.8miles and climbs mile sweep.  The second loop is approximately 4.8 miles and ascends up some of Swains most challenging climbs including Clark and Upper Robinson.  

Post race cheer in runner with pizza and beers. 

USATF Niagara Mountain Championships     Swain Mountain Race will serve as the 2023 USATF Niagara Open and Masters Mountain Association Championships.  The race will also be part of the 2023 USATF Niagara Runner Of The Year Series and Team Grand Prix Series.  Due to the sanctioning of this USATF event and hosting the Association Championship Hiking poles are prohibited.  Any 2023 USATF member will receive a $5 discount when you use your membership number when pre-registering online. 

February 5th
Registration:  $35

Packet Pickup
Race Day at the swain ski resort
630am - 8:15 am

Race starts at 8:30am!!! 

USATF Niagara Overall Awards (Must be a 2023 USATF Niagara Member)   
Overall (M/F)

Masters (M/F)

USATF Niagara Teams
The winning USATF Niagara teams top 5 scoring members will receive free entry in the 2024 Swain Mountain Race.  Team divisions:  Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men, Masters Women (open teams will be scored by time, masters teams will be scored by age grading)Swain Mountain Race Age Group Awards

Top 3 (M/F):  19 & U, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Robinson Climb:  The Robinson Climb consists of Upper and Lower Robinson which is the race final climb and is one of Swains most challenging climbs.  We will have split mats down at the bottom and top of the climb.  The Fastest Male and Female that runs this climb will win a pair of trail shoes from Topo.  Robinson is approximately .35miles with 500ft+ of gain, its average grade is 25%.  Not the hardest and steepest climb in the world but it will be a challenge!! 

Association Medals will be awarded for overall and age group winners competing in the 2023 USATF Niagara Mountain Running Championships!

USATF Niagara 
Rochester Running Company
Bergen Elite
Once Again Nut Butter






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This year we are giving away a logoed beanie for all runners for mountain adventures in the future!

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