Vale of Three Falls

Date: May 21, 2023

Length: Lower Falls 5K | Middle Falls 10K | Upper Falls 15K

Start Time: 8:00am

Location: Letchworth State Park - Parade Grounds (map)

Vale of Three Falls
Letchworth State Park Parade Grounds
Sunday, May 21st

Lower Falls 5K - 8:00am | Middle Falls 10K - 9:05am | Upper Falls 15K 10:35am
Course closes at 1:00pm

 

Sehgahunda Trail Marathon & Relay + Vale of Three Falls - a whole weekend of historic Letchworth State Park adventure
Pronounced (Say-ga-hunda) at Letchworth State Park "Dare to Experience"

View Sehgahunda Trail Marathon | Relay & 72 Website Here

The definition of Sehgahunda is 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!

Vale of Three Falls offers three distances (Lower Falls 5K, Middle Falls 10K, Upper Falls 15K) on an out and back course with many scenic overlooks, plenty of challenges and overall beauty of Letchworth State Park.  The course is a wide dirt(ish) service road. 

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!

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) - View Registration Website Here
    • 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 (5k, 10k, 15k)
    • 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 - View Registration Website Here
    • 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

  Now - 2/28 3/1 - 4/16  4/17 - 5/19
Lower Falls 5K $25 $30 $40
Middle Falls 10K $30 $40 $50
Upper Falls 15K $35 $45 $55

Sehgahunda 72

(Day 1 + Day 2)

$200 $235 $250

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
  • Sunday, May 21st from 7:15AM - 10AM at Parade Grounds Lodge - It is NOT ADVISED to wait until race day. This time frame is subject to change and is based on staffing ability of packet pickup

Awards

There is no Awards Ceremony. 

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

Award Distribution TBD - this is based on if we can get enough vounteers to help

Race Day Schedule

7:15AM - 10AM - Packet Pickup open - it is NOT ADVISED to wait until race day
8am - Lower Falls 5K Start
9:05am - Middle Falls 10K Start
10:35am - Upper Falls 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.

Course/Maps

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

Directions/Parking

Parking will be available at the Parade Grounds.  Please note the start and finish are right there and within walking distance of each other

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