Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay

Date: May 18, 2019

Length: 26.3 Miles, Relay

Start Time: 7:45am

Location: Letchworth State Park - Mount Morris, NY (map)

"Dare to Experience" Sehgahunda!
Pronounced (Say-ga-hunda)

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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!

Includes

  • Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing including Net Time (The time from when the gun goes off until you cross the start line is subtracted from your official gun time to get your net time) and splits at each of the relay exchange points. Note: As per USATF Rule 163 we do not use net times for awards, they are provided by us to you as an additional service only.
  • 8 aid stations along the 26.3 mile course providing food and water/electrolyte drink.
  • Plenty of food and drink will be available at the finish line for runners and volunteers. 
  • 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.
  • All participants that register prior to midnight on April 15, 2019 will receive a custom bib with their name printed on it.
  • Distance specific custom finisher medal to all finishers, with an additional medal for the Sehgahunda 72!
  • Day 1 - Hoodie to all 26.3 solo registrants, long sleeved cotton shirts for the relay team registrants
  • Day 2 (Vale of Three Falls)- Short sleeve cotton t-shirt for each distance (they'll be different!)
  • Amazing scenery!

To signup to volunteer for this event click here

Registration/Packet Pickup

To signup to volunteer for this event click here

 26.3 Trail Marathon
 0 - 100 Registered   101 - 200 Registered   201 -300 Registered 
$100 $110 $120
Relay Teams
   By Dec. 1   Dec. 2 - May 17 
 2 Person Relay Team   $120   $140 
 4 Person Relay Team   $180   $220 
 Sehgahunda 72 
 $190

Registration Caps
26.3 Solo - 300
26.3 Relay - 25 Two Person Teams, 40 Four Person Teams
Sehgahunda 72 - 25 

Packet Pickup

  • Thurs, May 16th from 10am-7pm and Fri, May 17th from 10am-2pm at Fleet Feet @ The Armory
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
  • On Race Site, Sat, May 18th at the Mount Morris Dam Visitor's Center Parking Lot in Mount Morris from 6:30am-7:30am ***Parking is ONLY available at the finish line at the Parade Grounds in Portageville, NOT at the start line!

Awards

Solo Awards

  • Custom finisher's medal to all who complete the course!
  • LARGE antlers to overall Male and Female
  • Awards to Top 3 Male and Female in 10 year age groups (19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & up)

Relay Awards

  • Top 5 teams, combined.

Race Day Schedule

6:30am - Packet Pickup Opens at the Mount Morris Dam Visitor's Center
6:45am - Bus 1 leaves Parade Grounds for the Start Line
6:55am - Bus 2 leaves Parade Grounds for Start Line
7:05am - Bus 3 leaves Parade Grounds for the Start Line
7:10am - Bus 4 leaves Parade Grounds for the Start Line
7:30am - Packet Pickup Ends - Don't be late! 
7:45am - Solo Women Start
8:00am - Solo Men Start
8:30am - All Relay Teams Start

**Please plan accordingly.  The final shuttle bus gets very busy and packed so to avoid lines come early!!!

Time Cut Offs
The course will close promptly at 4:00pm. There are time cutoffs at each of the aid stations. All cut off times are FINAL! There is no early start.

   DISTANCE   CUMULATIVE   CUT OFF/TIME OF DAY 
Start to Checkpoint (CP) 1 6.1 Miles 6.1 Miles None
CP 1 to CP 2 2.5 Miles 8.6 Miles None
CP 2 to CP 3 6.8 Miles 15.4 Miles 12:30pm
CP 3 to CP 4 2.3 Miles 17.7 Miles 1:13pm
CP 4 to CP 5 1.7 Miles 19.4 Miles 1:46pm
CP 5 to CP 6 2.5 Miles 21.9 Miles 2:34pm
CP 6 to CP 7 1.3 Miles 23.2 Miles 3:00pm
CP 7 to CP 8 1.0 Miles 24.2 Miles 3:20pm
CP 8 to Finish 2.1 Miles 26.3 Miles 4:00pm

Course/Maps

Sehgahunda is a highly technical trail (ultra)marathon clocking in at just over the traditional marathon distance - 26.3 miles 

Course Map (North Section)    Course Map (South Section)

Relay Distances are as follows:
Leg #1 - 6.1 miles
Leg #2 - 9.3 miles
Leg #3 - 6.5 miles
Leg #4 - 4.4 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. It has:

  • 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 3,000 and 4,000 feet of climbing
  • There are 8 check points/aid stations along the route
  • Water, hydration, ice, gels, watermelon, oranges, chips, pretzels, flat cola, and PB&J will be available at all check points/aid stations. 
  • 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.

Directions/Parking

Directions to Race

The Parade Grounds entrance to the park is off at Portageville Road in Hunt, NY. GOOGLE MAP for directions. Packet Pickup is at the start line located at the Mount Morris Dam Visitor's Center. There will be a bus to shuttle participants to the start (Mt. Morris), if they so choose.  Buses leave the Parade Grounds between 7:00am and 7:15am  All participants that do not attend pre-race packet pickup, will need to pick up their packet in the parking lot at the Mount Morris Dam Visitor's Center.

Race Parking

Parking is at the Parade Grounds. Buses will transport runners from the registration point to the start at Mt. Morris Dam. There will be three buses leaving the Parade Grounds between 7:00am and 7:15am. RELAY PARTICIPANTS (except those running the first leg of the relay) will need to take their own vehicles to their respective exchange points along the route on River Road. Buses will NOT be transporting runners to and from exchange points.

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