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

Wednesday night group run opportunity 8/27/14

Happy hump day everyone! Hope your week is going well so far. Just a friendly reminder about the group run tonight at 515 at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse. For those of you not attending the fair or even if you are come out and burn some calories prior to indulging in some delicious fair food.

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

Wednesday night group run opportunity 8/13/14

Good afternoon! Happy Wednesday! Dont forget about our group run today. Meet at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater @ 515 for a nice mid week group run. The weather is nice and cool and will make for a good run. Who’s in?

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

Weekend run opportunities 8/9/14

Good morning runners!

For this week’s group run on Sat 09-Aug, we will have a slight departure from the norm and will simply use The Valley Nature Run/Walk Nature in the City 4-mi race as our group run. This course is a unique blend of roads and trails, which we previewed last month. The race is also one of the Syrathon series of races. If you haven’t signed up yet, online registration is closed, but you can sign up at packet pickup or on race day. This course starts at the Meachem Ice Rink and the address is 121 W Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, NY 13205.

Please note that there will NOT be a group run from OLP and the entrance to the new West Shore Trail extension this week. Apology for the confusion.

For planning purposes, our next set of group runs will be the following (subject to adjustment):
+ 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?

Valley Nature in the City 4 mile Run/Walk in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 8/9/14 @ 9am

Meachem Area Parks Association is sponsoring the 4th annual Valley Nature in the City Run. This 4 mile run starts at Meachem Field and will take you past and through some of the beautiful parks and green spaces located in the valley neighborhood of Syracuse. Most of the course consists of flat roadway, and approximately one mile is trail through a natural urban forest known as the Rand Tract.

Facebook Page Registration 2014

 

August 8, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 8/6/14

Hello All Happy Wednesday! Dont forget about the group run tonight at Inner Harbor @ 515 p.m. meet at the amphitheatre. We welcome all paces/ages/sizes/shapes! Come join us.

August 6, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 8/2/14

Good morning runners!

For this week’s group run on Sat 02-Aug, we will be previewing the run portion of the Inaugural XTerra Syracuse Off-Road Triathlon. The run course is a 10k trail run inside of Green Lakes State Park. Race day is Sun 17-Aug and their website is: http://www.xterrasyracuse.com/ This course starts at Green Lakes beach area where we will meet. There will be 2 other large groups of runners so look out for the Lake Effect Run Club banner. We are hopeful that someone from the race will be there to talk more about the event. 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. Not up to doing the 10k, just loop the lakes for a 3mi route.

For planning purposes, our next set of group runs will be the following (subject to adjustment):
+ 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?

The Bryan Place Memorial Manlius Mile & 5K in Manlius, NY on Saturday 8/2/14 Open Run 9am, Kids Run 9:30am, 5K 10am.

This a an event that was started in memory of Bryan Place. Bryan was an avid runner who unexpectedly passed away in 2010. Proceeds from this event go to give back to the CNY community that Bryan loved so much. This is a great family event with a park and a band. Leone timing will be timing this event.

Website 2014

5K Race for the Hunger in Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday 8/2/14 @ 9am

It’s the fourth year for the 5K Race for Hunger at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve in Seneca Falls, New York. The event will benefit the House of Concern, a very active, local food pantry that services hundreds of families in need. The unique features of this 5K are the stone dust path course and the surprisingly beautiful landscape of native plant species in this created wetland. This course is USTAF certified. First 100 pre-registered runners will receive t-shirts. Cash awards to overall and age group winners.

Website 2014 with link to download the registration form

TO REGISTER PLEASE CALL 315-539-5624 FOR A REGISTRATION FORM

Mad Cow 5K in Nelson, NY on Saturday 8/2/14 @ 9am

This is 1/2 way between Cazenovia and Morrisville. This one is brought to you by the “In your Pace” running club. It benefits and is a tribute to cow country and Madison County, abbreviated Mad. Co., Mad Cow….get it? Raffles occur after the race too!

Website 2014

Welch Allyn 5K and Family Fun Run in Skaneateles, NY on Saturday 8/2/14 @ 9:30am/9:00am

This is the 2nd annual Welch Allyn 5k & Family Run. The course starts and ends at the Welch Allyn State Street campus. There will be a water stop at mile 1.5. The course is run on scenic country roads and will close at 10:30am. The first 500 participants to register are guaranteed a t-shirt. There will also be awards for the top three overall male and female finishers and age group awards. This race benefits Clear Path for Veterans: Supporting the Journey Home. You can be a fundraiser for this race as well.

Website 2014

 

August 1, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run 7/30/14

Dont forget it is Wednesday. Meet at the Inner Harbor at 515  to break up your mid week blues with a nice run with the Lake Effect Run Club. Russ Wood is hosting tonight. If this will be your 1st time running with the group make sure to introduce yourself.  We have runners who run anywhere from a 7 min-13 min per mile pace and everywhere in between. Whos in!?!

July 30, 2014 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

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

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