Lake Effect Run Club

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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

nd run opportunities 7/26/14

Good morning runners!

For this week’s group run on Sat 26-Jul, we will be previewing the The Valley Nature Run/Walk Nature in the City 4-mi course. This course is a unique blend of roads and trails, that you don’t want to miss out on. Race day is Sat 09-Aug and you can sign up here: https://www.getentered.com/Search/event.aspx?id=27404. This course starts at the Meachem Ice Rink and the address is 121 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13205. Please show up for a prompt departure of 8am, or make arrangements here for an earlier departure and join us after. We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace.

For planning purposes, our next set of group runs will be the following (subject to adjustment):
+ Sat 02-Aug: X-Terra Race Preview at Green Lakes
+ Sat 09-Aug: OLP West Shore Trail Extension
+ Sat 16-Aug: Inner Harbor 5K Preview (meet at Saunacuse)
+ Sat 23-Aug: Strathmore Run Preview
+ Sat 31-Aug: Beaver Lake trails
+ Sat 06-Sep: Vineyard 5K Preview
+ Sat 13-Sep: Fabius Bread Run Preview

Reminder that we have a mid-week group run option Wednesday’s at 5:15pm starting from the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.

Who’s in for our Saturday group run?

24th Annual Oswego Y Harborfest  5K/10K Run and 5K Walk in Oswego, NY on Saturday 7/26/14 both @ 8:30am

This is put on by the Oswego YMCA.This is held in conjunction with Oswego’s Harborfest which is Oswego’s free waterfront festival. The 10K is “undulating and will take you along Lake Ontario and through Oswego State University. The 1/4 mile and 1 mile fun runs for the kids are at 8am and are very well done, and all the kids will get a race number, a ribbon, and a goodie bag. Also the first 100 kids registered will receive a nice T-shirt. There is no race day registration. You can register in person at the Oswego YMCA or call them at 315-343-1981.

 Registration 2014

Filmore  5K in Moravia, NY on Saturday 7/26/14 @ 9am

The 5K goes through the Village and surrounding rural area, and over a creek – pretty! The Fun Run occurs entirely on the school track. This supports the Moravia Central School’s Music Boosters Club.

Website 2014

Otisco Lake Watershed Shuffle 4 mile Run/2 mile Walk in Marietta, NY on Saturday 7/26/14 @ 8am

Come enjoy either a spirited 4 mile run through the rolling hills adjacent to Otisco Lake or stroll 2 miles along one of Central New York’s valued Finger Lakes. The event includes a bib number raffle until all prizes are gone! Come support this fundraiser for Otisco Lake Preservation Association (OLPA) to keep Otisco Lake, a primary source of Syracuse drinking water, pristine. Let’s preserve one of Central New York’s treasures.

Website 2014

Fay-Man race of Champions and Muddy Hornet Challenge @ Fayetteville-Manlius High School on Sunday 7/27/14@ 9/10am

This will be a 5K race and a 1K fun run and a muddy hornet challenge. T-shirts to all runners registered by 7/15/13. Run the same roads as the National Champion FM runners. All proceeds will benefit the FM All Sports Booster Club General Fund to keep kids playing.

Website 2014

 

July 25, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Wednesday night run opportunities

Happy Hump Day to everyone!!! Tonight we have some other run options than usual. Russ Wood will be at Nottingham High School Track @ 515 pm doing relays and there is also the Mid Summer Nights Dream 5K trail race at Longbranch Park in Liverpool men run @ 620 pm and women @ 7pm. There is not an official host for Inner Harbor but anyone is welcome to meet up and run. Have a great night! Stay hydrated!!

July 23, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 7/12/14

Good afternoon runners!

For this week’s group run on Sat 12-Jul, we will be running in the Strathmore area of Syracuse. We will get an early preview of the Strathmore Run 4-miler (http://www.strathmoreparksrun.com/) with options to do less or more miles. Let’s all meet at the old firehouse in Upper Onondaga Park (not to be confused with Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool). The address is 501 Summit Ave; Syracuse, NY for those that like to use their GPS. That block of Summit Ave or the 100 block of Arlington Ave border the park and have street parking. From there, it’s an easy walk to the fire house. 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.

Please thank the Strathmore Neighborhood Association who will be providing bagels and beverages after the run in connection with their Strathmore Saturdays!

For planning purposes, our next set of group runs are the following:
+ Sat 19-Jul: FayMan Preview
+ Sat 26-Jul: Valley Nature in City 4-mi Preview

Reminder that we have a mid-week group run option Wednesday’s at 5:15pm meeting at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.

Who’s in for our Saturday group run?

Salt City Walk for Epilepsy in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 7/12/14 @ 10am

This will be the 2nd annual Salt City Walk for Epilepsy. The race will be held at the Willow Bay Shelter, Onondaga Lake Park. The walk supports the Epilepsy foundation of Rochester-Syracuse-Binghamton. Registration is at 9:30 am, walk will commence at 10 am.

Website 2014

Boilermaker 5K/15K in Utica, NY on Sunday 7/13/14@ 7:15am/8am

Where you come to a party and a race breaks out! Some call this the best 15K in the country. They draw world class runners for this one. This year there will be a race cap of 13,000 for the 15K and 4,000 for the 5K so make sure you register early. The 1 miler is invitation only. This is the most amazing race we’ll ever see around here. Almost $50,000 in prize money, over 20 water stations, over 50 entertainment spots along the way (bands, dancers, jugglers etc.), thousands of volunteers, a great expo before the race, and an amazing post race party with free beer/food/jet flyover/band (Nick and the Nice Guys). My advice….read the race brochure thoroughly and plan well as 12,000 other runners will make your morning logistically difficult. Going to the Expo before will give you a chance to drive around the area to make a plan of attack and see where you can catch the shuttle buses. 4 areas of Utica compete for your vote as the most enthusiastic area so folks are lined up cheering you on the whole way. Don’t expect to go for your 15K personal best with this one as you’re elbow knocking the whole way there’s so many other runners. I ran this for the first time in 2008 and it took me 11 minutes after the gun to even cross the start line there were so many runners backed up.

Website 2014

Lavender 5K in Redcreek, NY on Sunday 7/13/14 @ 8am

Four years ago Redcreek incorporated their Annual 5k Lavender Fun Run/Walk. In the past the run raised money for a scholastic award and was given to a student planning to attend an accredited college to study agriculture or environmental studies. This year the proceeds from the run will go to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Registration 2014

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

Wednesday night group run 7/9/14

Good afternoon all, reminder that our mid-week group run is tonight at the Syracuse Inner Harbor Amphitheater. Start time is 5:15pm. Looks like great weather tonight. Come on down and run a nice daily base run along the Creekwalk! Who’s in?

July 9, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 7/2/14

Hello everyone! Hope you are all surviving this wonderful weather that we were wishing for a few short months ago. Just a friendly reminder about our Wednesday night group run at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse @ 515 pm tonight.  Make sure to hydrate all day long. The heat doesnt scare us…..bring it on!!!!

July 2, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 6/28/14

Hi everyone,

For this week’s group run on Sat 28-Jun, we will be previewing the Teal There’s A Cure 5k route (race day is Fri 04-Jul). The course is a nice slight rolling hill 5k that starts and ends at Marcellus Park. We will gather at the Upper Parking Lot area of the park located at 2443 Platt Rd, Marcellus, NY 13108. The main group departure will be at 8am, but make sure to arrive early. We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace. For more info on the race, check out their race website: http://www.gracesgarden.org/5K.html

For planning purposes, our next set of group runs are the following:
+ Sat 05-Jul: Onondaga Lake Park, Meet at Cafe at 407
+ Sat 12-Jul: Strathmore neighborhood
+ Sat 19-Jul: FayMan Preview
+ Sat 26-Jul: Valley Nature in City 4-mi Preview

Reminder that we have a mid-week group run option Wednesday’s at 5:15pm meeting at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.

Who’s in for our Saturday group run?

Ride and Run for the Rescue 5K @ Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 6/28/14 5K @ 930am

At the Rescue Mission,they are going to great lengths to end hunger – and now, you can too. Join for Ride & Run for the Rescue at Long Branch Park in Liverpool. The event will feature bike rides ranging from 2 to 62 miles, a 5k run, activities and entertainment, with all proceeds helping to feed the hungry here in our community. In 2013 the Rescue Mission provided 286,953 meals to hungry men, women and children. Help us end hunger by registering today.

Website 2014

Yellow Brick Road 8k Run/5K Walk in Chittenango, NY on Saturday 6/28/14 @ 9am

Starting and ending at the Chittenango Fire Barn. Free Fun Run for Youths Under 16. T Shirts and Refreshments For All Runners.

Website 2014

 

June 27, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run 6/25/14

5:15pm Tonite…….John Ferrini will be “hosting” the group run @ the Ampitheater @ The Inner Harbor. You can run any distance @ any pace you prefer. It looks like a crazy weather day so keep an eye in the sky. @ 5:00 there will be an 80% chance of rain, it will be 77* with a 70* dew point and 82% relative humidity. Now, he’s not sure what that all means but if your going to run tonight, drink a lot of water and get ready to sweat your hiney off !!

June 25, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 6/21/14

Hi everyone,

For this week’s group run on Sat 21-Jun, we will be running on the newly expanded West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake Park. We will gather at the South Entrance to the trail located across from the NYS Fairgrounds. You can park in the Orange parking lot of the New York State Fairgrounds, near the Onondaga Lake Visitor Center, off of Route 690. The main group departure will be at 8am, but make sure to arrive early. The route will be an out-and-back format, you choose the distance. Please note that there are NO bathrooms or port-o-potties here. We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace.

For planning purposes, our next set of group runs are the following:
+ Sat 28-Jun: Teal There’s A Cure 5k Preview
+ Sat 05-Jul: Onondaga Lake Park, Meet at Cafe at 407
+ Sat 12-Jul: Strathmore neighborhood
+ Sat 19-Jul: FayMan Preview
+ Sat 26-Jul: Valley Nature in City 4-mi Preview

Reminder that we have a mid-week group run option Wednesday’s at 5:15pm meeting at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.

Who’s in for our Saturday group run?

Zero-The End Of Prostates Cancer 5K /1 mile in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 6/21/14 @ 840 am

This race is part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge – the premier men’s health event series in America – coming to more than three-dozen cities across the nation in 2014. This tight-knit community activity brings together athletes, doctors, cancer survivors and those who care about them to end prostate cancer. They aim to accomplish their goal by funding research and providing free testing and education. Lace up your sneakers and join Associated Medical Professionals at the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk .

Website 2014

June 20, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Wednesday night run opportunity 6/18/14

It is that time of the week again…….you know the time where it is the middle of the week and you need to relieve some stress!!! Come on out and join us for our group run at Inner Harbor @ 5:15 pm. See you there :)

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

Weekend run opportunities 6/13/14

Hi everyone,

For this week’s group run on Sat 14-Jun, we will be previewing a brand new race to Central NY…The Zero Prostate Cancer Run (race day is Sat 21-Jun). The course is a 5k and is in an area that we haven’t run as a group. We will gather at Clay Central Park (Clay Central Park Drive; Clay, NY, 13090) located near the North YMCA. The main group departure will be at 8am, but make sure to arrive early. We are expecting someone from the race to meet us with some flyers and talk a little about the race/event. We welcome ALL runners to join us, we have regulars that train at 7min to 13min per mile pace. For more info on the race, check out their race website: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1092582

We will be working out the next several group runs in the coming week, so stay tuned for more info on that.

Also,  we now have a waiting list for the Lake Effect Boilermaker Bus. And finally, we have a mid-week group run option Wednesday’s at 5:15pm meeting at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.

Who’s in for our Saturday group run?

Swamp Rat Runs girls/boys mile fun run  5K/10K in Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton, NY on Saturday 6/14/14 @ 8:30am/8:50am/9:10am/10am

This one is administered by the CNS Cross Country team and the Syracuse Chargers. It also has boys and girls 1 mile fun runs with ribbons to all the kids. It’s fast and flat and scenic. It’s an out and back course along Oneida Lake. Plenty of free gifts and post-race refreshments after.
Joe LaGuardia Amyloidosis 5K @ Inner Harbor Syracuse, NY on Saturday 6/14/14 @ 9am

Joe lived in Syracuse, NY with his wife Carol of almost 39 years. Joe has 3 children: Joe Jr. and his wife Christine, Lori and her husband Scott, Stephen and his fiance Melissa and 3 beautiful grandchildren, Jacob, Giada and Anthony. At the age of 62 Joe was diagnosed with Amyloidosis and later passed. This race is dedicated to giving to the charities that helped Joe attempt to fight this terrible disease.

Website 2014

Fathers Day Chase @ Willow Bay in Liverpool, NY on Sunday 6/15/14 @ 9am

 

Many members of the local running community know Rick Simon. He’s an avid runner and has offered great support to many other runners. Rick is married to Sara, who also runs. Together they have two children, Chase and Wayne. Wayne is heavily involved in sports and is extremely bright. Chase has an infectious smile and a great sense of humor that reminds you to appreciate the simple things in life. Chase also has autism. Chase has been given the opportunity to move to the best facility in the country for a child with autism. He will live in Baltimore, Maryland.This move will require many trips to Maryland for the Simon family and may result in a permanent move there. As parents, we all do what is best for our children by putting our children’s needs in front of our own. Rick and Sara are doing just that.Join us on Sunday June 15th at 9am, for a unique fundraising group run/walk starting at Willow Bay!  We will be selling special T-shirts for the event and there will be beverages and refreshments!  You may donate at the run or you can donate through paypal .  All profits will go to assist the Simon family (Rick, Sara, Wayne and of course Chase)!  You can get more information by going to the following link:

Information Page 2014

Father’s day 6K Run/Walk in Cortland, NY on Sunday 6/15/14 @ 9am

This race is put on by the Cortland YMCA. This year there is a NEW COURSE:  Race will be starting  at the First National Bank of Dryden on Route 13. The course will measure closer to 6K due to the route change, and will be ¾ road ¼ trail.  Full Race route available online at www.cortlandymca.org    Proceeds help benefit Lime Hollow Nature Center and the Cortland YMCA .

Brochure 2014

Summer Sizzle 5 Mile Road Race in Utica, NY on Sunday 6/15/14@ 830am

The course is a spectator-friendly modified figure-8 pattern through the SUNY-IT campus. The majority is on the paved campus roads and picturesque walkways with the final section utilizing a portion of the college’s cross-country course, and a fast but gentle downhill finish. Nike technical tee-shirts available to the first 180 registrants male and female cuts available but sizes are not guaranteed.

Website 2014

Corporate Challenge 3.5 Mile at Onondaga Lake Park Liverpool, NY on Tuesday 6/17/14 @ 6:25pm

This run is by far the largest race in Syracuse, and Syracuse is the smallest city to participate in this world wide event. Annually over 6,000 runners participate in this race. A lot of companies carve out tent space in the park and hold their Summer outings in conjunction with the race. You’ll see all types of people and smell all types of food. There’s a lot of walkers in this run so don’t expect a good time. In fact you have to kind of guess your time because it’s not chip timed and it takes a while to even cross the start line after the gun. First held in 1982, the event has become such a staple in community that all four local television stations broadcast the 6:25 p.m. race start live. The live coverage actually began at dawn, with Channel 9 out at the park interviewing runners. JP Morgan Chase who holds this race all over the world donates a considerable amount of money to local charities from this event every year. There’s a lot of side competitions involving this race like team awards for time and CEO competitions and best t-shirt contests. They encouage you to park at Carousell Mall and shuttle to the park because parking is sparse near the race. You have to be listed on a “Team” to participate, and your company “Team” has to consist of at least 4 people.

Website 2014

 

June 13, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

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