Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay plus Sehgahunda 72

Date: May 18, 2024

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

Start Time: 7:45am

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

Pronounced (Say-ga-hunda)at Letchworth State Park"Dare to Experience"

Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay plus Sehgahunda 72
Letchworth State Park | Saturday, May 18th
7:45am | Start @ 6103 Visitor Center Road, Mount Morris, NY
Course closes at 4:00pm

Seeking Volunteers!! Interested - Click Here

2024 Participant Guide Must Read

Solo/72 Participants Wave List

2 Person Relay Participants Wave List

4 Person Relay Participants Wave List

Bus List


Participant Guide, Wave List and Bus List will be ready about 5-15 days before the event here - You are responsible to know everything in those documents!!


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 20th | 5K - 8:00am | 10K - 9:05am | 15K 10:35am
Course closes at 1:00pm



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


  • • Post Race food and drinks for all events
    • Event Shirt
    • Solo 26.3 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
  • 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 
    • Shirt guaranteed if registered by April 30th
  • 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
  • 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.

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.  Please Note: Insurance is available for purchase during registration for solo events

Registration/Packet Pickup

  Now - 1/1 1/2 - 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)

$195 $235 $250

Please note: Registration for Day 1 will close April 30th at 11:59PM due to planning purposes.  Day 2 will remain open until the May 16th at 5:45pm


  • Thursday, May 16th from 10-6PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory - 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Friday, May 17th from 10-1PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory - 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Saturday, May 18th from 7-7:30PM at Mt. Morris Dam Start Area for Day 1 Events Only - It is NOT ADVISED to wait until race day


We will begin Award Dissemination after 3PM.  Due to the waves it can be tricky to determine who the winners are.

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 will begin after 3PM.  It will not be an awards ceremony but a table you can some up to to get your award.  These awards are glass so they will not be mailed, but can be picked up at the Fleet Feet Armory location starting the Wednesday of the following week.  We need to unpack trucks first.  We can transfer award to Fleet Feet Buffalo but you need to send an email to the Monday after the event to arrange this.

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
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 

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.


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 9th.  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 9th.  Busses for Day 1 Participants ONLY!



May 18, 2024 | Letchworth State Park - Mt Morris Dam