Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay

Date: May 20, 2023

Length: 26.3 | 2 Person Relay | 4 Person Relay | Sehgahunda 72

Start Time: 7:45am

Location: Letchworth State Park - Mt Morris Dam (map)

SEHGAHUNDA TRAIL MARATHON & RELAY plus VALE OF THREE FALLS
Pronounced (Say-ga-hunda)at Letchworth State Park"Dare to Experience"

Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay plus Sehgahunda 72
Letchworth State Park | Saturday, May 20th
7:45am | Start @ 6103 Visitor Center Road, Mount Morris, NY
Course closes at 4:00pm

 

What is Sehgahunda 72? This is where a solo participant registers for both Sehgahunda Trail Marathon AND all 3 Vale of Three Falls Races



Vale of Three Falls - View Race Website Here
Letchworth State Park Parade Grounds
Sunday, May 21st | 5K - 8:00am | 10K - 9:05am | 15K 10:35am
Course closes at 1:00pm

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!

* Start Time Based on Projected Finish Time

Includes:

  • • Post Race food and drinks for all events
    • Event Shirt
    • Solo 26.3 The North Face x Sehgahunda Hoodie
    • Relay 26.3 Sehgahunda Long Sleeve T-Shirt
    • Vale of 3 Falls - Short Sleeve T-Shirt (each race gets their own specific shirt)
      • Do all 3 distances and get all 3 shirts
    • Sehgahunda 72 Participants receive the Hoodie plus all 3 VO3F Shirts
  • Sehgahunda (Solo and Relay)
    • 26.3 miles of awesome trail
    • 8 stocked aid stations/check points
    • Handmade arrowhead finisher medal
    • Amphipod 7-ounce reusable Race Lite Cup courtesy of Fleet Feet
  • Vale of 3 Falls (Lower Falls 5k, Middle Falls 10k, Upper Falls 15k) - View Registration Website Here
    • Each course is an out and back on a seasonal gravel road. It definitely has a hill
    • 5k has 1 aid station
    • 10k has 3 aid stations
    • 15k has 5 aid stations 
    • Amphipod 7-ounce reusable Race Lite Cup courtesy of Fleet Feet
  • Sehgahunda 72
    • You get 72 kilometers of fun
    • You get all the SWAG plus the Sehgahunda 72 handmade "Put a Nail in Me, I'm done" finisher plaque 
    • You run all 4 races over 2 days
    • Amphipod 7-ounce reusable Race Lite Cup courtesy of Fleet Feet
  • Amazing scenery at Letchworth State Park!

Both days of race weekend feature cup free aid stations. Sehgahunda 26.3 participants are required to carry hydration with them while on course. All participants for both days will also receive an Amphipod Race Lite 7-ounce cup as part of their registration courtesy of Fleet Feet (1 per person).


By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated.

Registration/Packet Pickup

  1/1 - 1/31 2/1 - 3/31 4/1 - 4/30
Solo 26.3 $100 $120 $130
2 Person Team $125 $140 $155
4 Person Team $200 $225 $250

Sehgahunda 72

(Solo 26.3 + Day 2)

$200 $235 $250

Please note: Registration for Day 1 will close April 30th at 11:59PM due to planning purposes and supply chain challenges.  Day 2 will remain open until the May 18th at 5:45pm

Packet Pickup - PLEASE GO TO EARLY PACKET PICKUP AND DO NOT WAIT UNTIL RACE DAY

  • Thursday, May 18th from 10-6PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory - 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Friday, May 19th from 10-1PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory - 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Saturday, May 20th from 7-7:30PM at Mt. Morris Dam Start Area - It is NOT ADVISED to wait until race day

Awards

No Awards Ceremony

Solo Awards

  • Custom finisher's medal to all who complete the course! 
  • 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 3 teams, combined.

Award Distribution TBD - this based on if we can get volunteers to help at the finish line

Race Day Schedule

*Some start times subject to change

  • 7AM - 7:30AM - Day of Packet Pickup at Mt Morris Dam - This is NOT ADVISED
  • * Start Time Based on Projected Finish Time - List wiil come out week of event if not before
DISTANCE   CUMULATIVE   CUT OFF/TIME OF DAY 
Start to Checkpoint (CP) 1 6.1 Miles 6.1 Miles 9:40am
CP 1 to CP 2 2.5 Miles 8.6 Miles 10:20am
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

You need to maintain less than 17:30 min/mile.

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 7-8 check points/aid stations along the route
  • Prepackaged foods/water only will be available at all check points/aid stations. 
  • 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

Race Parking

Parking is at the Parade Grounds. You can be dropped off at the Start too at Mt  Morris Dam, but NO PARKING at the DAM.  RELAY PARTICIPANTS, please stay tuned on this.

Shuttle buses will be available for $10 before the start of the race from the Parade Grounds (finish) to the Mt. Morris dam (start) for Day 1 participants only by May 15th.  Your Bus will be assigned once your start wave is determined. You can purchase a bus pass during the registration process.  Bus ticket purchase ends May 15th.  Busses for Day 1 Participants ONLY!

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