Ontario Summit Trail Races

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Ontario Summit Trail Races Photograhy

Photos by iamLesher

Ontario Summit Trail Races Photograhy

Photos by iamLesher

Ontario Summit Trail Race Sponsors

DATE: Saturday June 27, 2020

Marathon Start: 8:30 AM

1/2 Marathon Start: 10:00 AM


ONLINE registration (1/2: $41, full: $51) opens at 12:01 AM, Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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 8th, 2019. The trail marathon will start at 8:30 AM and the 1/2 marathon will start 90 minutes later at 10:00 AM.

2020 Race Season Shirts

We are changing our approach to race shirts this year. Starting with the 2020 Muddy Sneaker (and our other trail races this year), you will NOT receive a race shirt as part of your registration fee. To compensate for this, we have dropped the price of each of our races by $5.00. But what if you really want a shirt? We are offering a super nice and durable Patagonia T-shirt as an add-on purchase at any of our races. The shirt is a higher quality shirt than we have ever offered, and at a price lower than what you would pay at the store. Add-on purchases can be made at the time of registration and will be available at packet pickup.


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 $41 for the half marathon distance and only $51 for the full marathon. Prices will increase by $10 after March 13, 2020.

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 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.

Time Cutoff

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 18, 2019 – 50% refund

- No refunds for withdrawals after May 18th.

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 2019 race.

Distance Switching

You 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 (1 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. Click Here for reservations. )

Ontario Summit Trail Races Course Information

Google Map of the 1/2 Marathon Course

More Course Information

This course includes sections that traverse private property. We have not included the private trails on the park map. Please respect private land owners and stay off of private land until race day! Use of portions of the Finger Lakes Trail (orange blazed trail) are restricted by Finger Lakes Trail Use Guidelines.