Looking for a well-supported run in a
spectacular setting with attractions for the whole family? Whether
your goal is to run a first ultra, conquer a challenging 50-miler,
or set a personal record, the Can Lake 50 is the race for you.
50 Mile - 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. Click
here for a 2-minute YouTube video from the 2011 race.
50K - 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
Peak fall foliage will create a scenic backdrop for
crew, pacers, friends, and family as they accompany you and your
fellow ultrarunners along the course to the finish.
After the race, why not extend your stay and explore
stunningly beautiful Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes Region? Art
galleries, museums, historic sites, boat cruises, winery tours,
shopping, and our regionally-famous grape pies are all options for
you, your friends, and your family to enjoy.
Pre-Race Dinner -
Pre-race dinner and packet pick-up Friday evening in
Eleven well-stocked aid stations featuring GU products. Coffee, juice and
donuts at the
start. Post-race feast presented by Wegmans. Special support for first-time ultrarunners
(96% of first ultra
runners have finished over the last six years). Free transportation to the 50K start. All finishers in both races receive a medal --
gold, silver, or bronze -- based on
in Victor, NY, provides specialized care for the
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Some Runner Comments
"Yeah for volunteers!
Everything was fantastic… everything from being able to talk to
other runners at the dinner on Friday night, to the aid stations
perfectly spaced, volunteers shouting to ask what you needed before
you even got to the aid stations, the medals, the feast afterward &
inviting my entire family to join me! Kudos for a well run
race!" -- Corrine Haynes, 9:14:53 for 50 miles
"Who would have ever thought that a
road ultra would be unique and rare compared to trail counterparts? But
this makes a wonderful entry for many with nearly unlimited access for crews and
family to support runners and a surface which all can specifically train on and
prepare for… This year would see the course record not just fall, but be
obliterated with a sub-6 hour finish. The real excitement, though, lies
within those who are achieving this distance for a first time which this race is
proud to help with… After my own finish with a little food and a tiny bit
of rest, I was delighted to go back out and run my good friend in for his final
-- Daven Oskvig - 6:33:35 for 50 miles
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