Summer Around the Finger Lakes - Virtual Challenge

Date: June 1, 2020

Length: A premier virtual adventure around the Finger Lakes

Start Time: 12:00am

Location: Virtual (map)

It's the premier virtual adventure of the summer. "Summer Around the Finger Lakes" presented by Fleet Feet is the perfect opportunity to embark on a beautiful journey around each of the 11 Finger Lakes of Upstate New York. You choose between the virtual 5 lake journey (Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, Skaneateles, and Cayuga) or the full 11 lake virtual journey (5 lake journey plus Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, Honeoye, Owasco, and Otisco). Starting on June 1, 2020 you have 120 days to walk, run, cycle, or paddle the distance of each lake. You will receive your finishers medal via mail, and for each lake you virtually circumnavigate, you will receive a unique charm for that lake to attach to your medal! Your goal is to collect them all! *NOTE*: While COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, you are to complete your activities solo while practicing social distancing. Complete your activity solo, (as close to your home as possible), but anywhere you choose!

Note: We ARE NOT suggesting to travel to the area, this is purely a VIRTUAL event to be done near your home.

WHY the Finger Lakes?

The Finger Lakes are a must-see destination! The Finger Lakes are a group of 11 long, narrow, lakes roughly running North to South in an area informally called the Finger Lakes region in New York, From hiking and biking, to boating and fishing, there's something for everyone to enjoy. There are also a number of state parks with scenic beauty to behold. From the breathtaking views to the unimaginable amount of family fun, this is the perfect virtual event. The Finger Lakes area is also New York's largest wine-producing region. Over 100 wineries and vineyards are around Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua, Keuka, Conesus, and Hemlock Lakes. Because of the lakes' great depth, they provide a lake effect to the lush vineyards that flank their shores.

Follow us on social media as we will be posting fun facts and historical information about the lakes as you log your miles.

Lake Lengths/Mileage Below Under Maps/Course


  • Custom Summer Around the Finger Lakes shirt
  • Unique Finishers medal
  • Finger Lake charm to attach to the medal
  • Virtual Bib
  • Virtual Completion Certificate

  Your Summer Around the Finger Lakes Tee

Click here to download your printable bib!

Your medal is so unique with its specific charms, here is the creative art of it's concept and the final depiction.  A charm for each lake!!

Log Your Miles!

When the challenge starts, you will begin logging your miles directly in to RunSignUp. If you have any questions, please contact

  • Log into your RunSignUp account. You must be logged in to log your miles.
  • Go to "Results" on the main page and then "Submit Virtual Results". Enter the requested information, and click "Lookup Registration"
  • This will bring you to your information. Now you can click on "Submit Virtual Results"
  • Verify that you are who you say you are via email or phone number
  • You MUST enter the Date and Distance for your run/walk/bike/paddle. The comment box is optional and is for your reference only, we will not be reviewing info submitted in this field.
  • If you had multiple workouts in one day, you can add each additional workout by clicking "Add Another Activity". You can update your time and miles daily, every few days, or once a week, whichever is convenient for you.
  • Do not forget to click "Submit" when you're all done!

Additionally, you can download the PDF linked above, to track your miles. But please be sure to submit your results on RunSignUp as this is how we are officially tracking your challenge progress!

We will keep a list of each lake in the 5 Lake Challenge as well as the 11 Lake Challenge. As you submit your mileage, we will update our list and mail out medals/charms accordingly once they arrive in mid-July. The list will go from the shortest distance to the longest. EXAMPLE: On day 1, you complete 10 miles. Congratulations! You have circled Canadice Lake (7.9 miles) and are 2.1 miles around Otisco Lake (17 miles).

Registration/Packet Pickup

5 Lake Virtual Tour  $60
11 Lake Virtual Tour  $60 

The 5 Lake Virtual Tour is 292.5 total miles (~2.4 miles per day for 120 days!)
The 11 Lake Virtual Tour is 408.2 total miles (~3.4 miles per day for 120 days!)

Please be sure to register using the address where you receive mail from the US Post Office. Each time you complete a lake distance and properly submit your results, you will receive a custom charm to attach to your medal that will be sent to your mailing address.

Registration will remain open until July 1st, but signing up by June 1st gives you the full 120 days to complete your event!

Entry fees are not refundable/deferrable/transferable.


You will receive your finishers medal via mail and for each lake you virtually circumnavigate, you will receive a unique charm for that lake to attach to your medal! Your goal is to collect them all!  Plus you will receive a virtual completion certificate.

Race Day Schedule

Begin your Virtual "Summer Around the Finger Lakes" tour on Monday, June 1 starting at 9:00 A.M. and run, bike, walk or paddle up until September 30th at 11:59 P.M.

Tracking/Mileage Submissions:

Finer details will be presented on submitting your mileage, but it will be simple.  For your own personal tracking purposes we have created a "Finger Lakes Mileage Tracker" Chart you can color and record as you go as a keepsake.  Click Here for Downloadable PDF