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Hello Central New York Runners!

Welcome to Lake Effect’s Web Site!

Have a search around to see what we’re about.

On these pages expect to find out information about the local run scene, and how to get yourself motivated to join up with us no matter what your fitness goals are.

Hopefully while you’re browsing you’ll catch a little run bug and commit yourself to your next run journey with us. But first don’t forget to grab a run partner or 2 or 6!! That’s what we’re all about!!

If you’re not currently getting our e-mails you may sign up where it says “E-mail Subscription” in the lower right sidebar. Then you’ll get an e-mail when there’s an important new post to this web site about our next group run or Club activity. This will officially put you on our run list (welcome to the Club!). Of course your address will remain confidential and you may opt out at any time.  

Feel free to leave Comments or questions on our Facebook Page . This is a FREE Club, however the more active you are on here, the more we all benefit!

Also be sure to check the Race Calendar Tab often. It’s Central New York’s most comprehensive Race Calendar!

And don’t be surprised if we spot you at a race and capture your photo in our photo site.

Our Club is growing by leaps and bounds so come ride the wave with us and we’ll see you out there!

boilermaker group pic

Some of the Lake Effect Runners at the 2013 Boilermaker

November 13, 2008 Posted by | Fitness Tips, Group Run opportunities, Lake Effect Updates, Polls, Post Race Reflections, Post Run Analysis, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Weekend run opportunities 4/19/14

Hi everyone,

For this week’s group run on Sat 19-Apr, we feature our 3rd run of our 4-week series to prepare our runners for the Mountain Goat Run! Members have two choices, join the official Mountain Goat Training runs and run portions of the course following the directions of the Mountain Goat team. Please note that there is a $10 fee for this and the run departs at 7:30am from the MOST. The second option is the LERC hill series for those wanting an alternative. We have some serious hills we will tackle in the Camillus / Fairmount area for this series that are tougher than the hills on the goat course. Additionally, there is no charge for our runs and we will have free post-run refreshments including coffee available to our participants. We will gather at the Camillus Applebees located at 5241 W Genesee St, Camillus, NY 13031. Please park in the parking lot area between the restaurant and Bon Ton. We will have a main group departure of 8am, so please arrive early to hear announcements. Our week 3 route mileage will be ~9.3mi, feature TWO significant hills and TWO waterstops! A 5.5mi shorter distance option is available by turning at the top of the first hill. We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace. Please feel free to make arrangements to meet early if you need to.

We will again have 2014 Lake Effect Half Marathon merchandise for sale. Long sleeve tech shirts are $20ea.

Please note the next group run will be:
+ 26-Apr – LERC mapped hilly course / route to prep for MGR, meet at Camillus Applebees

Last week we had almost 40 runners! Who’s in for our Saturday group run?

Springtime 10K in Jamesville, NY on Saturday 4/18/14 @ 8am

The inaugural Springtime 10K is here to give athletes a quality 10k race set in the Jamesville Countryside. The Springtime 10k was formed to give athletes a chance to preview the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse course, a tune up race for the Mountain Goat run in May, and just as another reason to keep active in the spring.

Website 2014

Tough Turtle in Ithaca, NY on Saturday 4/19/14 1st wave starts @ 9am

A 5k route along the beautiful Cayuga Waterfront and Black Diamond Trails on the south shore of Cayuga Lake, with a fifteen challenging, homegrown obstacles with Ithaca flair. Designed to push racers, regardless of age or physical fitness. Individuals or teams, and all levels welcome! All proceeds support the Ithaca Children’s Garden: Healthy kids, healthy planet.

Website 2014

Muddy Sneaker 20K near Canandaigua, NY on Saturday 4/19/14 @ 9am

This race is a trail run to the max in the High Tor Wilderness Area in the Finger Lakes. Their web site has pictures of prior racers crawling over huge logs and creek jumping. It looks really cool. They limit the race to 150 participants.  If you are interested sign up early this one sells out quickly!

Website 2014

Boston Half/Full Marathon on Monday 4/21/14 @ 9 am

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification).

Website 2014

April 18, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 4/12/14

Hi everyone,

For this week’s group run on Sat 12-Apr, we feature our 2nd run of our 4-week series to prepare our runners for the Mountain Goat Run! Members have two choices, join the official Mountain Goat Training runs and run portions of the course following the directions of the Mountain Goat team. Please note that there is a $15 fee for this and the run departs at 7:30am from the MOST. The second option is the LERC hill series for those wanting an alternative. We have some serious hills we will tackle in the Camillus / Fairmount area for this series that are tougher than the hills on the goat course. Additionally, there is no charge for our runs and we will have free post-run refreshments available to our participants. We will gather at the Fairmount Wegmans located at 3325 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13219. Please park in the Wegman’s lot area towards the Five Guys corner. We will have a main group departure of 8am, so please arrive early to hear announcements. Our week 2 route mileage will be ~8mi, feature TWO significant hills and ONE waterstop! A 5mi shorter distance option is available by turning at the water stop (2.5mi). We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace. Please feel free to make arrangements to meet early if you need to.

We will again have 2014 Lake Effect Half Marathon merchandise for sale. Long sleeve tech shirts are $20ea.

Please note the next two group runs will be:
+ 19-Apr – LERC mapped hilly course / route to prep for MGR, meet at Camillus Applebees
+ 26-Apr – LERC mapped hilly course / route to prep for MGR, meet at Camillus Applebees

Last week we had almost 50 runners! Who’s in for our Saturday group run?

Good Samaritan 5K @ Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 4/12/2014 @ 9 am

Christian Health Service of Syracuse, INC. is reaching out to the CNY area .Christian Health is determined to bring affordable primary healthcare to the community.  The Good Samaritan Run will ensure that kind of assistance. There will be awards to the top 3 finishers in each age group. This is sure to be a fun family event to help a good cause.

Website 2014

Colgate Habitat for Humanity Home Run 5K/Half Marathon in Hamilton, NY on Saturday 4/12/14 @ 11 am/10 am

All proceeds raised from the event benefit Madison County’s Habitat for Humanity chapter. T-shirts to the first 100 registrants. Refreshments, music and awards after.

Website 2014

6 legged 5K in Onondaga Lake Park Syracuse on Sunday 4/13/14 @ 9:30am

This run will benefit the CNY SPCA.You may have seen the news that the CNY SPCA has been in financial trouble in the past. (The story in the Post-Standard can be found here.) A lack of donations and an increase in surrendered animals threatens to force the organization to close down if they are unable to raise money.The Six Legged 5k was established in 2009, as a way to bring awareness and support to the CNYSPCA, which was in danger of closing its doors. Over the past 5 year’s, this event has raised over $28,000 for the local animal shelter. The 3.1 mile event is an out and back untimed course on East Shore Trail at Onondaga Lake Park, starting and finishing at the Saw Mill Creek Pavilion.  Many people like to run with their dogs, but most races discourage or disallow it. The Six-Legged 5K is your chance to run or walk a 5K event with your best canine friend at your side. Of course you don’t need a dog to come out and run or walk. Registration will take place at the Saw Mill Creek shelter near Willow Bay. Participants can park in the Willow Bay parking area. 100% of your entry fee will go directly to the SPCA.

Registration 2014

GLCC 5K/10K For Play in Geneva, NY on Sunday 4/13/14 @9am/915am

The 10K is new this year. GLCC 5K/10K for Play and 1 Mile Fun Run are to benefit/raise funding to purchase new toys, books and supplies to create the best learning environment possible for the children. Geneva Lakefront Childcare center is a non-profit center. For some of the children, this facility is their only opportunity to read, play and have planned learning projects.

Website 2014

Spring 5K Run in Cortland, NY on Sunday 4/13/14 @ 9am

This is race is the 1st run in the  Cortland YMCA 2013 Fidelis 6 pack 5K series. This race was a new addition to the series last year. $1 from each registration will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. I have done races in these series before and they are very family oriented and a lot of fun!

Brochure 2014

April 11, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 4/5/14

Hi everyone,

For this week’s group run on Sat 05-Mar, we will begin our 4-week series to prepare our runners for the Mountain Goat Run! Members have two choices, join the official Mountain Goat Training runs and run portions of the course following the directions of the Mountain Goat team. Please note that there is a $15 fee for this and the run departs at 7:30am from the MOST. The second option is the LERC hill series for those wanting an alternative. We have some serious hills we will tackle in the Camillus / Fairmount area for this series that are tougher than the hills on the goat course. Additionally, there is no charge for our runs and we will have free water, coffee and post-run refreshments available to our participants. We will gather at the Camillus Applebees located at 5241 W Genesee St, Camillus, NY 13031. We will have a main group departure of 8am, so please arrive early to hear announcements. Our week 1 route mileage will be ~6mi. We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace. Please feel free to make arrangements to meet early if you need to.

DON’T FORGET YOUR TUTU!!!

We will again have 2014 Lake Effect Half Marathon merchandise for sale. Long sleeve tech shirts are $20ea.

Please note the next set of group runs will be in preparation of the Mountain Goat Run:
+ 12-Apr – LERC mapped hilly course / route to prep for MGR
+ 19-Apr – LERC mapped hilly course / route to prep for MGR
+ 26-Apr – LERC mapped hilly course / route to prep for MGR

Who’s in for our Saturday group run?

Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest in Deansboro, NY on Saturday 4/5/14 waves starting @ 8 am

The second annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at MKJ Farms in Deansboro, NY. The event features: a 5K mud run, a 1/2 mile kids adventure run, and an elite 5 mile mud run. Runners will be challenged on hills, wooden obstacles and water. Athletes will also have the chance to compete in a traditional Highland event: the “Farmer Carry.” This event is always entertaining and demonstrates great acts of courage.  Daniel Barden, 7, was one of the first graders killed in the Sandy Hook, CT tragedy in December 2012. A niece of organizers of this event was inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School that day. She escaped physically unharmed. Her dear friend and next-door neighbor, Daniel, did not. Proceeds benefit charities including the Sandy Hook Promise.

Website 2014   Facebook Page

Fort to Fort 5K/10K in Rome, NY on Saturday 4/5/14 both @ 9am

This race is chip timed and the first 400 registered get a moisture wicking shirt. There’s also a 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run @ 830 am. It’s to benefit the American Red Cross Rome Chapter. The race gets it’s name because the 10K is to Fort Stanwix and back.

Registration 2014

Paint Westvale Purple 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run in Westvale, NY on Sunday 4/6/14 @ 10 am with kids fun run then 5K immediately following

We want participants to have fun on this slightly challenging course, while raising money for the fight against cancer. Decorating the entire route in Purple will raise awareness of the American Cancer Society’s Mission and create awareness of the Solvay-Geddes-Westvale Relay For Life. Please wear something purple, the color chosen to represent all cancers.

Website 2014

33rd Annual Skunk Cabbage Classic 10K/Half Marathon in Ithaca, NY on Sunday 4/6/14 @ 10am

This takes place at Bartells Hall at Cornell. Some rolling hills. New this year both races will start at 10 am with different bib colors. Skunk cabbages at 1/2 way point of the 1/2 marathon. Post race refreshments and plenty of awards. If you want a shirt for this one they are an extra $15.

Website 2014

April 4, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | 1 Comment

Wear a tutu at this weeks group run

Good morning. It’s Hump Day!

In the media lately there has been a story about a lady named Monika Allen  who was asked by Self Magazine if they could use a photo of her that was taken at the LA Marathon in their magazine. Monika was dressed as Wonder Woman and was wearing a tutu. She was excited when she got the email (as many of us would be). What Monika didn’t realize is what article the picture was being used for. The picture was in a section called the “BS Meter” which  basically makes fun of women’s outfits.

I think we would all agree that no matter what you wear running all that matters is that you are out there being healthy and enjoying what you do. The reason this story is special is because what the magazine didn’t know about Monika is that this was her first marathon running with brain cancer.  Here is more about the story:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Magazine-Makes-Fun-of-Cancer-Survivors-Tutu-252560451.html

Monika has a company called Glam Runners which makes tutus and donates the money to Girls on the Run which is a charity that sponsors exercise and confidence-building programs for young girls.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/glamrunner

Twitter is currently taking donations via Selfies.  Take a selfie while running in a tutu and use the hashtag #tutusrock and a donation will be made to an organization of Monika’s choice.

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23rockthetutu&src=hash

We would like to make this Saturday’s group run tutu themed. I know we have a lot of guys who run but this is for a good cause. This group is based around running, being fit, and having fun. We would like to see as many people as possible wearing a tutu. Here is a link that shows you how to make one.

 http://veryirie.blogspot.com/2011/07/adult-tutu-diy.html

Details of this weeks group run to follow. Hope to see many of you out there!

 

 

 

April 2, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | 1 Comment

Weekend run opportunities 3/29/14

Hi everyone,

For this week’s group run on Sat 29-Mar, we will preview the CNY Springtime 10k route…get ready for some hills! This route starts and ends inside of Jamesville Beach Park. Please enter the main gate (Gate 1) and park by the beach area. The creator and race director Ken Hammond will be there to greet us and tell us about the race. If you haven’t registered yet, an extra incentive to show up for our group run…details given at the group run. We will have a main group departure of 8am, so please arrive early to hear announcements. And stay afterwards for coffee and refreshments. We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace. Please feel free to make arrangements to meet early if you need to.

Lets get more members / runners to sign up for this inaugural race: http://www.cnyspringtime10k.com/

We will again have 2014 Lake Effect Half Marathon merchandise for sale. Long sleeve tech shirts are $20ea.

Please note the next set of group runs will be in preparation of the Mountain Goat Run:
+ 05-Apr – TBD hilly course to prep for MGR
+ 12-Apr – TBD hilly course to prep for MGR
+ 19-Apr – TBD hilly course to prep for MGR
+ 26-Apr – TBD hilly course to prep for MGR

Who’s in for our Saturday group run?See More

InStride Sports – CNY Springtime 10k
The CNY Springtime 10k – Jamesville, NY

Puddle Stomp 10K in Cortland, NY on Saturday 3/29/14 @ 9 am

Not a whole lot of information regarding this race. It looks to be the 1st year. It benefits the Bella foundation and will be timed by Auyer Timing. There will also be a 3K untimed fun walk/run.

Website 2014

School House to the White House 5K in Pulaski, NY on Sunday 3/30/14 @ 1 pm fun run @ 1230 pm

This one is to support the Pulaski Marching Band and their trip to D.C. to play in the Independence Day parade. They are shooting for at least 266 runners @ 3.1 miles = 820 miles, the distance to D.C.. Starts at the Pulaski Fire Hall at 12 Lake Street and goes right through the Village. There also is a Kids Fun Run at 1230 pm. After there’s snacks and prizes at the Fire Hall.

Website 2014

March 28, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 3/22/14

Hi everyone,
For this week’s group run on Sat 22-Mar, we will preview the Paint Westvale Purple 5k route. Get ready for some hills!  We will gather at the race directors house located at 2701 West Genesee St (Corner of West Genesee St and Cherry Road) which is one block from the start/finish area of the Cherry Road School (201 Cherry Rd).  Please park on the street or at the school.  We will have a main group departure of 8am, so please arrive early to hear announcements.  And stay afterwards for coffee and refreshments.  Huge thank you to Dave & Ellen Suarez!!  We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace.
Lets get more members / runners to sign up for this 2nd annual race:  http://paintwestvalepurple.com/
We will again have 2014 Lake Effect Half Marathon merchandise for sale.  Long sleeve tech shirts are $20ea.
Please note the next group run will be:  29-Mar: Springtime 10k preview in Jamesville.
Who’s in for our Saturday group run?

Homer Elks Club March Madness 3K in Homer, NY on Saturday 3/22/14 @ 9 am

Homer Elks 3K is set in the beautiful village of Homer.  All proceeds to benefit cerebral palsy and ENF which allows for scholarships. There will be 1st,2nd, and 3rd place for overall male and female along with top 3 in each 10 year age group.

Website 2014

Syracuse Half Marathon in Syracuse, NY on Sunday 3/23/14 @ 8 am

Syracuse’s Premium Road Race The Syracuse Half Marathon quickly became one of New York’s premier road races in just its first year!

Website 2014

March 21, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Weeken run opportunity 3/15/14

Hi everyone,
For this week’s group run on Sat 15-Mar, we will gather at the Café at 407. The cafe is located at 407 Tulip St in Liverpool, NY and offers easy access to Onondaga Lake Park, a nice 2mile loop in the village or some rolling hills to/from Baldwinsville. We ask that you park across the street and down the street near the library to allow parking access for other customers. Please show …up for a prompt departure of 8am, or make arrangements here for an earlier departure and join us for coffee after. We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace.
Stay afterwards for some coffee, water or nice breakfast items that the Cafe offers.
Please note the next two group runs will be: + 22-Mar: Paint Westvale Purple 5k preview + 29-Mar: Springtime 10k preview.
Finally good luck to our full/half marathoners tackling the VA Shamrock or DC Marathons this weekend, some of whom will be their first time at the distance!  Travel safely and have a great race.
Who’s in for our Saturday group run?
 

Run for Dennis 5K in Oswego, NY on Saturday 3/15/14 @ 10am

This will be the 2nd annual for this race. This race is in remembrance of Dennis Pacheo and is to help raise money for bladder cancer research. This run winds you through the beautiful city of Oswego.

Website 2014

March 14, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | 1 Comment

Weekend run opportunity 3/8/14

Hi Everyone,
This week our group run on Sat 08-Mar, will be the Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run.  Race time is at 11am.  The Shamrock Run is the first of the Syrathon series of races, online registration is closed but you can sign up at packet pickup at Fleet Feet or on race day.  More info is on their website: http://www.tipphillrun.com/
We will have a table inside the Ice Rink that will have 2014 Lake Effect Half Marathon shirts available for exchange or purchase as well as the fantastic race related merchandise for sale from Top Stitch, with some items marked down by 30%. http://www.topstitch.com/LakeEffect
Not up for the Shamrock Run, please feel free to make arrangements on our facebook page to meet for a run, such as Cafe at 407.  I’m guessing that some that will be doing long runs will be doing so on Sunday Mar 9th.
Who’s in?

Shamrock Run 4 miles Tipperary Hill, Syracuse on Saturday 3/8/14 @ 11am kids fun run @ 10am

2014 will be the 9th annual. Registration is now open! They’re expecting a big crowd,the first 2,500 registered will get their choice of a tech shirt or a pint glass. There were 2994 runners that finished this one in 2013. Better pre-register (an inexpensive $20) as race day registration will cost you 50% more. This race takes you past many of Tipp Hill’s favorite landmarks, including the world famous “Green-On-Top” traffic light, and of course, its popular pubs. If you’re planning to run the Mountain Goat, its hills will provide the perfect training run. It’s also a fun and healthful way to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The staging area will be at Burnet Park8 p.m. from Burnet Park Fieldhouse

Website 2014

March 7, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 3/1/14

Hi Everyone,
For this week’s group run on Sat 01-Mar, we will once again be previewing the Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run course. We will gather at Colemans Authentic Irish Pub Inc located at 100 S Lowell Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204. Please note …that the main group start time will be 8:30am, but if you need more time/miles please make arrangements to meet ahead of time. We will then head up to the Start Line adjacent to Burnet Park and run the entire course, returning afterwards to Coleman’s. They will open their doors for us at 9am and will have some water and coffee available. If we tip them well enough, they may cook up some breakfast pizza! We welcome ALL runners or ANY pace to come join us for our group runs. We have regulars that train between a 7min pace and a 13min pace, so there will be someone of a similar pace for you to run with. The Shamrock Run is the first of the Syrathon series of races and you can register online here: http://www.tipphillrun.com/
We will have 2014 Lake Effect Half Marathon shirts available for exchange or purchase.  Also a reminder that we have race related merchandise for sale at our online store, with some items marked down 30%!  http://www.topstitch.com/LakeEffect
Who’s in?

February 28, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | 1 Comment

   

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