Vale of Three Falls

Date: May 23, 2021

Length: 5K, 10K, 15K

Start Time: 8:00am

Location: Parade Grounds - Letchworth State Park - Portageville, NY (map)

Day 2 of the "Dare to Experience" Sehgahunda Weekend
Pronounced (Say-ga-hunda)

Update as of May 12, 2021:  The Official Athlete Guide - CLICK HERE.  Please read it carefully.

Update as of March 21, 2021:

There are athletes from 2020 that are looking to sell their Vale of Three Falls Slots.  This option ends April 4th, 2021.  Please read this note that was sent on Sunday, March 21st, 2021 to all participants on how this works - CLICK HERE  We are working with the NYS Parks and Livingston County Dept of Health on defining COVID-19 protocols based on where the State regulations are at that time.  However high level protocols are noted in the letter link above.

These protocols include but not limited to:

  • Masks must be worn at all times except during your run.  This means leading up to your start and immediately following your finish.
  • Grab n Go Food/Drink Bags post-race
  • No Congregating anywhere (finish, start, or checkpoints)
  • No Spectators
  • No Awards Ceremony - these will be mailed or emailed
  • Athletes must leave the area immediately upon completion of the event or their relay leg
  • More updates forthcoming

Please note this page is being updated regularly.

Join the Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay group Facebook page to stay up to date with all things regarding Lady Sehgahunda!

Vale of Three Falls - Enjoy Three Distances:

  • Lower Falls 5K
  • Middle Falls 10K
  • Upper Falls 15K
Do one or all three!  To qualify for all three, you must finish the first race before the next race begins.  The course is picturesque scenery with it's share of "inclines" to break up all the beautiful views!
All three events start and finish at the Parade Grounds.

Join the Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay/Vale of Three Falls group Facebook page to stay up to date with all things regarding Lady Sehgahunda & Vale of Three Falls!


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!


  • Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing including Net Time (The time from when the gun goes off until you cross the start line is subtracted from your official gun time to get your net time)  Note: As per USATF Rule 163 we do not use net times for awards, they are provided by us to you as an additional service only.
  • Post Race Grab n Go Bag at Finish Line
  • Day 2 - Short sleeve cotton t-shirt for each distance (they'll be different!)
  • Amazing scenery!

Volunteer sign up coming soon

Registration/Packet Pickup

 Please note: Depending on the number of registrants, if each race gets too high due to COVID-19 mass gathering protocol we will close registration.  In the meantime, currently there are people selling their current slots on the Sehgahunda FB Page through April 4th.  If interested please join here and see the top pinned post to see if you can buy a slot first.

Vale of 3 Falls 5K

Registration Closes Sunday, May 2nd

 0 - 50 Registered     
Vale of 3 Falls 10K
 0 - 25 Registered     
Vale of 3 Falls 15K
 0 - 25 Registered     




 Registration Closes May 2nd at 11:59PM


  • Thursday, May 20th from 10-7PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory - 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Friday, May 21st from 10-2PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory - 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Others can pick up your packet for you
  • Sunday, May 23rd starting at 7:30PM at Parade Grounds - It is NOT ADVISED to wait until race day


There is no Awards Ceremony.  You will be emailed your award certificate.

5K: Overall Male/Female, 1st place M/F in 10 Year Age Groups
10K: Top 5 Male/Female Overall
15K: Top 3 Male/Female Overall

Race Day Schedule


Please Note: Race Day Schedule is subject to change based on COVID-19 protocols at the time.  We may have an open start times or wave start.

7:30AM - Packet Pickup opens - it is NOT ADVISED to wait until race day
8am - 5K Start
9:05am - 10K Start
10:35am - 15K Start 

Run the 5k, 10k or 15k or run all 3!

If you register for multiple distances, and are not finished with one before the next starts, you will not be permitted to proceed on to the next race.

The course closes at 1pm.


All 3 distances are based at the traditional Sehgahunda finish line at the Parade Grounds.  Each distance is an out and back along East Parade Grounds Road. While the races take place on a road, it is mainly stone/gravel or Broken asphalt, and plenty hilly!  Features beautiful views of the Genesee River!

5K Course

10K Course

15K Course


Parking will be available at the Parade Grounds