Date: May 20, 2017
Length: 26.3 Miles
Start Time: 7:45am
Location: Letchworth State Park - Mount Morris, NY (map)
"Dare to Experience" Sehgahunda!
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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!
If you're wanting to hang out with us all weekend but aren't sure about running both days, help your fellow athletes reach their goals!
Volunteers on day 1, will receive $10 off their registration for any single day 2 event, limited to first 25 people.
Volunteers on day 2, will receive $15 off their registration for any day 1 event, limited to first 12 people.
*Volunteers will receive a refund to the credit card used to register the week following the event.
To signup to volunteer for this event, click here.
SOLD OUT - Solo Marathon Participants: You are allowed to cancel your registration with a $25 service charge through RunSignUp up until April 1st.
SOLD OUT - Relay Teams: There are no refunds/cancellations
Solo Wait List: When the race hits it's cap, you will be able to sign up for a wait list. If someone cancels, the person at the top of the list will be notified and given 48 hours to register before moving on to the next person.
|EVENT||By April 1||April 2 - May 19||Race Weekend|
| 2 Person Relay Team
|3 Person Relay Team||$135||$175||N/A|
|4 Person Relay Team||$160||$200||N/A|
|Lower Falls 5K||$20||$25||$30|
|Middle Falls 10K||$25||$30||$35|
|Upper Falls 15K||$25||$35||$40|
*Includes all 4 races and the amenities from each.
26.3 Solo - 300
26.3 Relay - 150 people (not teams!)
Sehgahunda 72 - 25
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
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
|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|
Sehgahunda is a highly technical trail (ultra)marathon clocking in at just over the traditional marathon distance - 26.3 miles
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:
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.
Preview runs will all start at 9am, please see below for parking information!
Leg 1- March 25
Run #1 will begin at Mount Morris Dam. Distance is 6.1 miles. There is parking at the dam.
Leg 2 - April 9
We’re meeting at Relay Checkpoint 1 on River Road, between Nunda Rd & Ridge Rd. It’s a bit hard to find if you’re just driving by, but the team & associated cars will be there. This leg is approximately 9.3 Miles. No parking lot, just next-to-road parking.
Leg 3- April 23
START at Checkpoint 3 (Relay #2) - where the "out" portion of Preview Run #2 finished. Meet on River Road between Picket Line Rd. and Crossover Rd. There is a blue-blazed trail-head marked #22. Look for the team & associated cars. It's a bit hard to find if you're just driving by, but the team & associated cars will be there. This leg is approximately 6.5 Miles long. No parking lot, just next-to-rd parking.
Parking Request: When driving down River Road just before you get to CP# 3 turn left on Picket Line Road, then take your first right onto Crossover Road which is a small dirt road. Park on the right hand (north) side of Crossover near the intersection of River road. It is then about a 400 meter walk to CP#3.
This is the protocol on race day for all parking at CP#3 at the requirement of the NY State Park Police. River Road at CP#3 is narrow and this will keep everyone from standing in the middle of the road and playing dodge with cars.
Leg 4 - May 6
NEW - Start at Parade Grounds (in Portageville, at the finish), running back to Aide Station 6/Relay Exchange 3 at the intersection of River Rd & Dygert Rd (All parking is at the Parade Grounds). Mix of trails & dirt road – 4.4 miles one way.
Bonus Preview May 6: Check out the course for day 2 running as much or as little of the 5k, 10k and 15k course as you'd like. After we finish up the finish to CP#6 and back we will go over the day 2 out/back courses.
The Parade Grounds entrance to the park is off at Portageville Road in Hunt, NY. GOOGLE MAP for directions. Packet Pickup is at the Parade Grounds in Portageville. 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 go to the Parade Grounds to get your packet before heading to the Dam.
Parking is at the Parade Grounds, near the Packet Pick-Up point. 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.
2 Nights required (a 4 person cabin is $48.25/night, or you can rent a bed in a cabin with others for $12/night)- May 19 & 20, 2017
Location: Letchworth State Park, "E" Cabins - rustic, remote one room cabin (4 people maximum), central toilet building, no inside water, no heat.
Shower Facilities are available in Cabin Area “D” for your use. (3 mile drive)
You will need to bring bedding/towels and cooking utensils.
NO PETS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED IN CABINS OR CABIN AREAS (Including visitors)
NO ROLLER BLADING, SKATEBOARDING, ROLLER SKATING IN PARK, CABIN OR CAMPING AREA
ALL CABINS IN LETCHWORTH STATE PARK ARE NO SMOKING FACILITIES