The good folks at GOOSE ADVENTURE RACING have been kind enough to offer members of The Medved Endurance Project $5.00 off at The Ontario Summit Trail Races. Just another reason to sign up for our new and exciting program.
The Ontario Summit Trail Races
You can expect to enjoy some amazing wooded trails that you might not have experienced before. The course consists of a high percentage of rolling tree-covered single-track located mostly around the summit of Gannett Hill, the highest point in Ontario County. You will run on nearly every trail within Ontario County Park, as well as a few trail surprises. There will be rocks, roots, wooden bridges, and some awe-inspiring views. The Ontario Summit Trail Races will be capped at a maximum of 250 racers (individual events are not capped).
What to expect
Like any of Goose’s events, don’t expect to achieve a trail PR on this course. The Half-marathon course will consist of a full 13.1 miles of one-way running with no two-way traffic. The Marathon will be two loops of the half marathon course. The race course is incredibly spectator friendly, so expect to be cheered on by friends and family throughout the race, not just at the start and finish. We are excited to present these races at a great value of $46 for the half marathon distance and only $56 for the full marathon. Prices will increase by $10 after April 15, 2018.
Runners will be supported during the race with 3 fully-stocked aid stations, every 3-4 miles along the course, with water, electrolyte drinks, gels, salty snacks, ginger ale and Coke.
All participants will receive a gender-specific shirt and a generous post-race picnic banquet. Finishers will receive a custom finisher award.
A full course map and elevation profile are provided below. Did you hear about the Gell Center Hill? We offer some serious elevation change on privately-owned trails for the mountain goats out there.
The trail marathon is two loops of the ½ marathon course. Runners must complete the first lap within 3 hours and thirty minutes to be able to proceed onto the second lap (16 minute/mile pace). Runners not meeting the time cutoff will not be permitted to continue racing, but will be recognized and rewarded as a ½ marathon finisher.
The ½ marathon will not have a time cutoff.
Awards will be presented separately for both race distances. Award Categories for both men and women will be as follows, with no double-dipping;
• Overall M/F (3 deep)
• Overall Masters M/F (1 deep)
• Age Groups in 10 year increments M/F (2 Deep)
Amazing Amenities available at Ontario County park
• Indoor flushing toilets!
• Shower facilities!
• Indoor seating for food and awards if needed (We will be utilizing both Watkins and Wilson Lodges
• Parking is semi-limited (So we very much encourage car-pooling! We will be directing traffic the day of the race.)
• Overnight camping available either with or without power (At your own cost. You must make reservations with Ontario County on or after January 1, 2018.)
The list of race discounts members of The Medved Endurance Project is growing:
Sloppy Fools 4-Mile Trail Run : Saturday, March 31 – Get ready for April Fool’s Day with the Sloppy Fools 4-Mile Trail Run benefiting the Monroe Community College Foundation in support of MCC’s Healthy Hero Summer Camp. The camp offers academic, professional, and physical development programs for city school students. Camp activities include basketball, swimming, rope courses, cooperative games, math, literacy, and music education and is designed to help reduce summer learning loss in students. 20% Off for MEP participants!
Medved Madness: Sunday, May 6 – This trail race’s course consists of three very distinct loops, designed by three members of our store. The first 300 registered runners will receive a technical t-shirt from The North Face. We will host a catered chicken barbecue after the race. All runners receive a free meal. $10.00 off for MEP participants!
Mind The Ducks 12-Hour: Saturday, May 12 – Run, Walk, Crawl as many miles as you can in 12 hours! The looped course ensures that you are never more than a mile away from an aid station and your own gear. Individual and team options available. (This race is sold out. Currently forming a waitlist.) $5.00 off for MEP participants!
Medved 5k to Cure ALS: Sunday, June 17 – This Rochester Father’s Day tradition features a scenic downtown course that finishes behind home plate on Frontier Field. Performance Tech Shirts for the first 300 registered 5K participants. Free race entry to anyone who raises $60 or more in contributions to ALS (see our website for details.) $10.00 off for MEP participants!
Candlelight 12-Hour Overnight Ultra and Relays: Saturday, July 21 – Just like Mind the Ducks, Candlelight has you running in circles for 12 hours to see how far you can go. The difference? This one starts in the evening and is run on trails. A great way to challenge yourself and see what you are made of. $5.00 off for MEP participants!
A Midsummer Night’s Madness: Saturday, August 25 – Similar to our popular spring Medved Madness event, this trail race allows you to run the course solo or as a team of three. The three loop course will take you through different parts of Mendon Ponds Park covering a little over 13 miles. We will serve a catered meal after the race. $10.00 off for MEP participants!
Oak Tree Half Marathon and 5k: Sunday, September 2 – The first Oak Tree Race was held in 2005 to raise money to support the conservation work of the not-for-profit Genesee Valley Conservancy. The event has since grown into a regional attraction and a premier event in Western New York with over 750 runners. The race continues to raise funds for conservation each year. The event consists of a Half Marathon, 5K, and free kids fun runs. Registration opens June 1, 2018. 10% off for MEP participants!
Can Lake 50 Ultras 50m/50k: Saturday, October 13 – Enabling Ordinary Runners to do the Extraordinary. One of the oldest ultras in the area, this beautiful race takes you around Canandaigua Lake. Abundant aid stations make the success rate of this race very high. This is a great, achievable goal to train for in 2018. $5.00 off for MEP participants!
Feast of Burden 5-Miler : Thursday, November 22 – Get ready for your Thanksgiving feast by running 5 miles through downtown Rochester. The race starts outside the Blue Cross Arena and ventures toward the University of Rochester campus. This out and back course is flat, fast and fun for the whole family. $10.00 off for MEP participants!
Even more races will be offering special discount to members of The Medved Endurance Project. Sign up today and start saving on your races, training, and gear.
Do you need help getting ready for the 2018 race season? We have groups available for 5k and 10k , half and full marathon , and a Learning the Trails beginning trail runner program. All MEP participants receive 25% off on our training groups!