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)
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
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.
|1/1 - 1/31||2/1 - 3/31||4/1 - 4/30|
|2 Person Team||$125||$140||$155|
|4 Person Team||$200||$225||$250|
(Solo 26.3 + Day 2)
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
Award Distribution TBD - this based on if we can get volunteers to help at the finish line
*Some start times subject to change
|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.
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.
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!