, in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation- Central Region, the 7th annual
100 km & 50 km trail races
2013 GLER is OVER!
Saturday August 24, 2013
Affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America
While race day is usually in the low 70s Fahrenheit, a summer ultra in Central New York can be warm and humid. Runners need to manage their pace carefully. A lightning storm is another possibility on race day. Runners assume all risks associated with running in this event.
The shady lake-shore trails allow for quick running. The rolling meadows, nicknamed by local runners, "the Serengeti," may have hot sun. The rocks and roots of the steep upland forest trails can land you hard on the ground. The looped course will test your will to continue.
There is a $8 state park entry fee from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There is not an entry fee on race day for those entering the park before 8:00 a.m. There is an entry fee for those who leave and return to the park after 8:00 a.m.
There are two aid stations on the 7.77 mile (12.5 km) course.
Participants and crew can position bags, coolers, chairs & canopies (10'x10' max) beside the Main Aid Station and along the paved footpath that brings the participants to the Main Aid Station. This area will be clearly designated on race morning. Drop bags can NOT be brought to the Midway aid station.
Pacing is not allowed. A paced runner has an advantage, and pacing puts more runners on the park trails. An official sweep will accompany the trailing runner under the 87.5 km cut-off on the last lap.
The American Trail Running Association does not advise the use of headphones. "The wearer typically hears nothing around them to include approaching wildlife, and other humans." Quote from Rules on the Run.
Crews and spectators should supervise their children and dogs (6' leash policy) very carefully, especially near the Main Aid Station and Finish Line. Dogs, small children, and runners do not mix well . Thank you.
In August 2006, the Inaugural Green Lakes Endurance Runs were held. 50 runners were allowed to race on the lake trails. GLER 2006 was a success as a result of many dedicated volunteers that were motivated by their love of the park.
In 2007, it became apparent that more than 50 runners would be signing up to race. The Park Manager decided the field could be expanded if the course utilized more of the 20 miles or so of additional trails in the park. This would spread the runners out, minimizing the event's footprint on the busier lake trails. USATF certifier, Don Hughes, applied road certification standards as much as possible in the design and measurement of the current 12.5k course. The current course provides a true trail race competition with varied surfaces, grades and views, yet remains runnable.
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