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Can Lake 50


Oct 11 2014


Canadaigua NY

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The Adventure 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 marathon. 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 Canandaigua. Amenities - 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 age-graded standards. Serenity House of Victor, New York, USABenefiting Serenity House Serenity House in Victor, NY, provides specialized care for the terminally ill, their families and loved ones. Serenity House is a place where residents can gracefully live out the remaining days of their lives. It is a place of hope and love where families and friends can learn to cope with their loss.

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