There are two ways how to participate at CanLake Ultras for free:

  • Overall male and female winners registration fees will be refunded
  • Sign up for the race, refer a friend or friends, receive $5 refund per referred registration. See Registration page for details how.


Where: Finger Lakes Community College

3325 Marvin Sands Dr,
Canandaigua, NY US 14424

When: Saturday, October 10, 2020
50 Mile starts at 7:30AM
50 Mile early starts at 6:30AM
50Km starts at 10:00AM
25Km starts at 1:00PM
Finish closes at: 7:30PM

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.

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.

25Km - Not ready to run ultra yet? Try 25Km instead! Run point-to-point over the final 14.5 miles of the 50 Mile/50 Km route after running short out-and-back starting on and using South Lake road. Time limit is 6 1/2 hours. Minimum average speed to complete 25Km race is 2.07 miles per hour or 25 minutes per mile. Please note that 25Km race won't allow pacers and handlers.

Canandaigua Lake in the morning

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.

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

CanLake50 - Mile 15

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.