2023 Cassadaga Lakes Running Festival...CANCELLED


Marathon :
: Run 26.2 Miles
Half Marathon :
: Run 13.1 Miles
10K Run :
: Run 6.2 Miles
5K Run :
: Run 3.1 Miles
1 Mile Run :
: Run 1 Mile
  • Race Date: Saturday, May 27, 2023
  • Start Time: 8:00 am
  • Location:Park Avenue
  • City/State/Zip:Cassadaga, New York 14718
  • Country: USA

_ The 2023 Cassadaga Lakes Running Festival:

Marathon, Half Marathon,10K, 5K, and 1 mile races in Cassadaga, New York on Saturday, May 27, 2023.   Join us for the third annual race and see why this event is becoming loved as one of the most challenging yet beautiful marathon courses around. NO cut off times for any distance.  We will be there to cheer you in as you cross the Finish Line.  Enjoy this challenging course as it rolls along the three lakes of Cassadaga.  Flat beginning and ending with a bunch of bumps in the middle for the longer distances. Race t-shirts (if registered prior to 30 days from race day)  freshly catered meal, fully stocked aid stations, Finisher Medals, STBC Beer Zone, and fire pit.    Did we mention that this course is hilly??  Train for the hills and challenge yourself with those ups and downs, especially for the Half and Full Marathon.   The course is on shaded, paved roads the entire way.  No cut-off times!   *If you register and do not receive a confirmation email from RunSignUp your email is blocking it.  Please adjust as this is the best way for us to communicate with you pre-race. We also communicate through our Facebook Group Page regularly. **Check out our other running festival in the Fall - we also produce a festival laid out the same as this race; the Amish Country Running Festival held on September 24, 2022, in Randolph, NY.  You can learn more about this race by clicking here to be directed to our website on a new page LOCATION: Race start and finish at the Cassadaga Beach on Park Avenue, Cassadaga, NY PARKING: FREE parking will be available 1/2 mile from the race site with shuttle bus offered.   There will be no parking at the race site or ANY OTHER LOCATION.  ALL PARKING IS AT THIS LOT ONLY.  NO EXCEPTIONS. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Friday - 4p - 8pm - Packet Pick Up at race site (not mandatory).   Saturday - 6:30am-7:40am  Check-in open for all distances at the race site. Race day registration will be available until 7:30am only.   7:45am -  Athlete meeting for all distances at the Start/Finish Line 8:00am - Race start CHANGING YOUR DISTANCE:  You are permitted to change the race distance that you have signed up for PRIOR to race day ONLY!  No refunds if going down in distance, rate difference for going up in distance. MARATHON SPECIAL NEEDS BAG: If you are racing the Marathon - you are welcome to bring a bag that will be available to you at the turn around which will be near the Start/Finish Line.   DRY BAG DROP OFF: One location near the medical tent to drop off your dry bag for post-race.  Not monitored, please no valuable as we cannot be responsible for items.  Stickers and markers are available at check-in to mark your goodie bags.  ON COURSE SUPPORT: Fully stocked aid stations roughly every mile with Hammer Nutrition products, water, candy, fruit, pickles and pickle juice, and more.   Portable restrooms will be available at the Start/Finish Line as well on the course at 3 different locations. COURSE: Start and Finish at the Cassadaga Beach. This is an out-and-back course with all courses traveling the same route.  Turn arounds will be marked for each distance. It is your responsibility to know your distance and be aware of your turnaround spot. All turnaround spots will have volunteers marking down bib #’s.  Results will be verified before posting that all runners reached their designated turnarounds. Strava link to course: https://www.strava.com/routes/2809095280004059554 DRY BAG DROP OFF & MEN/WOMEN CHANGING TENTS: Large blue tents available at race site.  Dry bags can be dropped off and labeled at check in. DIVISIONS & AWARDS: Top 3 Overall Male & Female for each distance Top 3 M/F Age group winners, 5 year age groups, for each distance. POST RACE: Race T-shirts & Finisher Medals Beer Zone supplied by Southern Tier Brewing Company (must be 21 years of age) Fire Pit if it is a chilly day. Catered food, breakfast and lunch items will be provided to all participants and volunteers by Super Duper Catering. Additional items will be available for purchase for your spectators. RULES: Only registered athletes on the course.  No offensive, intimidating, or dangerous behavior will be tolerated. No dogs permitted. Races held rain or shine. There is NO refund for this event or bib transfers. However, with ADVANCE notice, you may defer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event or next years race. You must speak with Tonia Wilson directly via email at [email protected] or 716-353-1288.  Manual entries are offered by contacting Tonia directly. A full list of rules and regulations will be emailed to all participants. Any questions on the course or race please contact Race Director, Mark H. Wilson, via email [email protected] or 914-466-9214. A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County or CAP.  You may also make an additional donation to this very important organization during registration.  Volunteers are always appreciated.  Free meals, beer zone and race t-shirts are provided.  Please ask your spectators to view the Volunteer job duties on this website and choose a spot that would work for them.  SPONSORS: Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a sponsor of this event or other Wilson Endurance Sports races?  Please view and download the sponsor information at this link  (thru the end of 2022 these rates will apply, plus you will get a full year of promotion) contact Tonia Wilson at [email protected] or 716-353-1288 VOLUNTEERS:  We love and appreciate all of our volunteers. If you have someone that is coming with you to the event we ask that they look over our volunteer list and choose a task and time that would work for them.  When volunteers register early they will receive a race day t-shirt.  They will also receive FREE food from our caterer as well as entry into the STBC Beer Zone.   Thank you. LODGING: There are several Airbnb & VRBO rentals in the area at a high demand.  We recommend booking early.  You can find a partial list on the Village of Cassadaga website. There are hotels available in Fredonia, Dunkirk and Jamestown NY.   Camping is available at Lake Erie State Park and in Stockton, NY Fireman's Grounds. COVID-19 We will be following protocols established by the State of New York and will adhere to whatever the State and County require us to do as of race date 2023.  We WILL ask that you practice common sense. If you are feeling sick or showing symptoms of COVID, please refrain from participating. Deferrals will be given.  Thank you for racing with us. Produced by Wilson Endurance Sports, LLC.  Hosting 20 running, triathlon and multi-sport events in New York State and Connecticut.  Check out the entire list at   our website www.CoachMarkWilson.com    


Cassadaga Beach:
• Cassadaga Beach
• Park Ave, Cassadaga, NY
• 14718

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Previous Results:

2021 Results at coachmarkwilson.com: 1 Mile / 5K / 10K / Half Marathon / Marathon 

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