DATE: Saturday June 9, 2018Marathon Start: 8:30 AM 1/2 Marathon Start: 10:00 AM
Announcing the 2018 USATF Niagara Association Open & Masters Trail Championships!
The 2018 OSTR 1/2 Marathon will host the 2018 USATF Niagara Association Open & Masters Trail Championships. Additionally, the 1/2 marathon race will be a part of the 2018 USATF Niagara Runner of The Year Series. For more information please visit http://niagara.usatf.org. USATF Niagara will provide CASH prizes to USATF Members this year! However, to be eligible for a USATF award, you must be a current 2018 USATF Niagara Member. To become an USATF Niagara Member, click here. https://www.usatf.org/membership/application/index.asp
$$$ USATF Awards $$$
USATF Awards will be provided (in addition to our standard awards) for the 1/2 marathon as follows;
• USATF Niagara Open Men/Women 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50
• USATF Niagara Masters Men/Women 1st $100
• Medals for age group winners
ONLINE registration (1/2: $46, full: $56) opens at 8:00 AM, Saturday, December 3rd, 2017
A portion of every registration will be donated directly to the Finger Lakes Trail Conference to help protect, maintain, and foster responsible use of the trails we enjoy.
Goose Adventure Racing is excited to announce the fourth running of the Ontario Summit Trail Races. We will host a Spring trail 1/2 marathon and full marathon trail race at Ontario County Park – Gannett Hill on Saturday, June 9th, 2018. The trail marathon will start at 8:30 AM and the 1/2 marathon will start 90 minutes later at 10:00 AM.
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.
Plans change, so Goose Adventure Racing will provide withdrawal refunds on the following schedule;
before May 19, 2018 – 50% refund
- No refunds for withdrawals after May 19th.
NOTE: Refunds will only be for the race entrance fee; refunds will not include the Ultra Signup administration fee. There will be NO WAITLIST for the 2018 race.
Distance SwitchingYou may change your race distance at any time before June 2nd via Ultrasignup now!. Moving up to the marathon from the ½ marathon will require a payment of $10. There will be no refund for dropping to the 1/2 marathon from the marathon.
On race day, any marathon distance runner that drops out of the marathon after completing one complete loop will receive a finishing time and finisher award for the ½ marathon, but will not be eligible for overall or age group ½ marathon awards.
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.)