Can Lake 50 Ultra


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14th Annual CANLAKE50 Results



15th annual CanLake50

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Please note that this tentitive and yet to be confirmed by race partners


3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424

50 Mile early start - 6:30AM

50 Mile start - 7:30AM

50 KM start - 10AM

Finish closes at 7:30PM for all courses



The Adventure

Looking for a well-supported run in a spectacular setting with attractions for the whole family?  Whether your goal is to run a first ultra, conquer a challenging 50-miler, or set a personal record, the Can Lake 50 is the race for you.


50 Mile - Run one big road loop around the most beautiful Finger Lake in Western New York.  The course is mostly flat to rolling roads with several major climbs, including locally-famous Bopple Hill.

MapMyRun 50M CanLake50 Race Course


50K - Run point-to-point over the final 31 miles of the 50 Mile route.  With significantly less climbing and descending than the first 19 miles of the 50 Mile route, the 50K is more friendly for first-time ultra runners and a logical step up from the marathon.

MapMyRun 50Km CanLake50 Race Course


Enabling Ordinary Runners to do the Extraordinary

Over the last six years we have had 158 of 166 first-time ultra starters finish the full 50 miles around the lake and 120 of 123 first-time ultra starters finish the 50K. These numbers are no accident. We provide extensive training info, a very supportive Facebook group and monthly e-mail updates to ensure first timers have the information they need to prepare for the challenge. On race day we have well stocked aid stations featuring GU products, a well-marked course and roving marshals to ensure the "tail-enders" have support to the finish.


Come for the Race and Extend your Stay

Peak fall foliage will create a scenic backdrop for crew, pacers, friends, and family as they accompany you and your fellow ultrarunners along the course to the finish. After the race, why not extend your stay and explore stunningly beautiful Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes Region? Art galleries, museums, historic sites, boat cruises, winery tours, shopping, and our regionally-famous grape pies are all options for you, your friends, and your family to enjoy.

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection



Premium Race Amenities / Bargain Entry Fees

Pre-race dinner and packet pick-up Friday evening in Canandaigua. Technical race shirts for every runner. Coffee, juice and donuts at the start. Twelve well-stocked aid stations featuring GU products. Post-race feast presented by Wegmans. Free transportation to the 50K start. All finishers in both races receive a medal -- gold, silver, or bronze -- based on age-graded standards.


Benefiting Serenity House

Serenity House in Victor, NY, provides specialized care for the terminally ill, their families and loved ones. Serenity House is a place where residents can gracefully live out the remaining days of their lives. It is a place of hope and love where families and friends can learn to cope with their loss.




5:30AM - Race pocket pick-up;

6:30AM - Early start for 50M course;

7:70AM - 50M start for 50M course;

8:45AM - loading into bus heading to 50K start;

9:00AM - Bus leaves for 50K start;

10:00AM - 50K start from Boat Launch

7:30PM - Finish closes