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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 6/27/15

Hello runners!

For this weekends group run Saturday 6/27/15 we will be running out of Café @ 407 in Liverpool, NY. The address is 407 Tulip Street. You can choose to run the parkway or to change things up you can run on the streets through the village. We welcome all runners/walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7 min to 13 min per mile pace so you can almost always find someone to run with. Please show up for a prompt departure of 8am and to hear any pre-run announcements.

Who’s in !?!

Zero-The End Of Prostates Cancer 5K /1 mile in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 6/27/15 @ 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 2015. 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 2015

Ride and Run for the Rescue 5K @ Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 6/27/15  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 2015

Yellow Brick Road 8k Run/5K Walk in Chittenango, NY on Saturday 6/27/15 @ 9am

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

Registration 2015

“Tread for the Troops” Patriot Run 5K/1 Mile fun run in Central Square, NY on Sunday 6/28/15 @ 10am/9:15am

This will be the 5th annual “Tread for the Troops” Patriot Run. The race will be at Paul V. Moore High School stadium in Central Square. A scenic out and back course through the Village of Central Square. There is a kids fun run at 9:15am. 10 year age group awards. Once again, a portion of the proceeds will be used to support our adopted Fort Drum Soldiers, but this year the remainder will be used to assist local charitable works such as the Central Square Lions’ Club Annual Food Baskets Drive. This wonderful program has helped hundreds of families in the Central Square area by providing much needed food, gifts and clothing at Christmas time. We are proud to be able to help such a worthy effort but we need your help.

Website 2015

June 25, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DAY CHANGE: Tuesday night group run opportunity 6/23/15

Good morning runners!

Weekday group run DAY CHANGE:

This weeks group run is Tuesday night instead of Wednesday night. We will meet at the Inner Harbor Amphitheatre at 530 p.m. to join in on the creekwalk miles for the Syrathon series. This is just down the street from where we have been meeting. You don’t have to be part of Syrathon to do these miles just come out and join us for a run at any pace you choose!

Trying to get your SYRATHON miles in for 2015? EXTRA 3 MILES THIS TUESDAY.

Creekwalk/Strathmore Fun Miles
Miss a race in the series? Here’s your chance to add mileage to your Syrathon total with three FREE untimed fun runs along the City’s Creekwalk. Your run launches from the Inner Harbor parking area on Kirkpatrick Street and can earn you up to nine additional miles. Simply sign in with the staff on one of the dates below, any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. These runs are not required to complete the series, just an additional way to get out and run with friends.
The dates for the additional miles are as follows:

Tuesday, June 23, 5-7 p.m. at the Creekwalk
Saturday, July 25, 8-10 a.m. at the Higher Onondaga Park in Strathmore
Tuesday, August 25, 5-7 p.m. at the Creekwalk


Valley Nature Run/Walk: This 4-mile run begins in Meachem Field before passing through Valley neighborhoods and parks. Included is a unique 1-mile stretch of trails through an urban forest known as the Rand Tract. Benefits Meachem Area Park Association.
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 Time: 9 a.m. Distance: 4 miles, 2-mile family walk. 1-mile kids fun run.

Packet Pick Up details: Friday, August 7, 3 -7 p.m. @ Fleet Feet Sports Dewitt
Inner Harbor 5K: This late summer run launches from the beautiful Inner Harbor and visits Leavenworth Park and the Creekwalk. Proceeds benefit the Inner Wealth Initiative, a collaborative and grass-roots movement intended to enhance the mental health and wellness of children and families throughout our communities.
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 Time: 9:00 a.m. Distance: 5K (3.1 mi)

Packet Pick Up details: TBD
Strathmore Parks Run: Scenic course that includes beautiful Onondaga Park, lovely neighborhood streets and breath taking views from atop the Woodlawn Resevoir.
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015 Time: 11:00 a.m. Distance: 4 miles

Packet Pick Up at Fleet Feet Sports (Dewitt): Saturday, September 12
Eastwood Park-to-Park Autumn Run: Incredible fall colors round out your series with a trek along tree-lined neighborhood streets, before descending into Sunnycrest Park. Sure to be Syrathon’s fastest finish!
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015 Time: 10:00 a.m. Distance: 5 miles

Packet Pick Up at Fleet Feet Sports (Dewitt): Saturday, October 17 10-1 p.m.

June 22, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 6/20/15

Hello Runners!

This Saturday’s group run on June 20th, 2015 we will be meeting at Sims Store at the Camillus Canal Trail. Address is 5750 Devoe Rd. Camillus, NY. You can get anywhere from 2-20 miles running along the canal and local streets.
We welcome all runners/walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7 min to 13 min per mile pace so you can almost always find someone to run with. Please show up for a prompt departure of 8am and to hear any pre-run announcements.

Who’s in for some weekend running fun?!

Local races this weekend include:

Swamp Rat Runs girls/boys mile fun run  5K/10K in Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton, NY on Saturday 6/20/15 @ 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.
Website 2015

Father’s day 6K Run/Walk in Cortland, NY on Sunday 6/21/15 @ 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    Proceeds help benefit Lime Hollow Nature Center and the Cortland YMCA .

Brochure 2015

Summer Sizzle 5 Mile Road Race in Utica, NY on Sunday 6/21/15 @ 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 2015

Union Springs Academy 5K in Union Springs, NY on Sunday 6/21/15 @ 7am

This event is a 5K race and 1 mile fun run. The course is Certified to be accurate by USATF. 1 mile fun run $10 and does not include a T-shirt. (T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered 5K participants only) . The 5K is a USATF certified lollipop loop with rolling hills. The 1 mile fun run is an out and back and mostly flat.

Website 2015

June 19, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 6/17/15

Hello runners happy Tuesday! Its that time again…….our Wednesday night group run is tomorrow at 530 pm (sorry about the time error last week). We will meet at Freedom of Espresso Franklin Square to get in as many or as few miles as you would like. We welcome all runners/walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7 min to 13 min per mile pace so you can almost always find someone to run with.

June 16, 2015 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 6/13/15

Good afternoon runners!

This week’s group run for Saturday June 13, 2015 we will be running some flat, easy miles from Cafe @ 407 in Liverpool at 8am.We welcome all runners/walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7 min to 13 min per mile pace so you can almost always find someone to run with. Please show up for a prompt departure of 8am and to hear any pre-run announcements.

Who’s in!?!

Nate the Great Titletown Race 20K,5K, and kids fun run in Canastota, NY on Saturday 6/13/15 @ 8:15am,8:30am,9:45am
The Nate the Great Race is held in conjunction with the Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend. Proceeds from the race started out building the “dream” of a state of the art track facility, when that was accomplished, the race continued on for numerous other community efforts. The race currently supports; scholarships, summer conditioning programs, youth track meets, health & fitness classes, office of the aging, and numerous other community based programs. Additionally you can find the Canastota Running Club baskets at fundraisers whenever there is a time of need. This course is flat and fast!

Livestrong Triathlon in Green Lakes State Park in Syracuse on Saturday 6/13/15 @ 8:30am

Now in its 35th running. 800 Meters Open Water Swim, 20K (12.4 mile) Bike Course, 5K (3.1 mile) Run. Three Wave Start. 100% of the money raised supports the charitable work of the YMCA, particularly the YMCA’s free programs for cancer survivors.

Website 2015

Seven @ Seven Cross Country Challenge @ Green Lakes in Fayetteville, NY on Sunday 6/14/15@ 7am with a 5K @ 830 am

Register today for this challenging 7.77 mile cross country race starting bright and early @ 7am. Terrain includes trail,gravel, and grass. Do you have what it takes to finish this course? There will also be a 5K run @ 830 am for the non early risers.

Website 2015

Remembrance 8K Run/3K Walk for Hope in Marcellus, NY on Sunday 6/14/15 @ 9am

8k Run/3k Walk in Memory of a Loved one, Co-Worker, Classmate, or Friend. Bring a photo of your loved one. Free Tek Fabric Shirts for all registrants paid by 6/5.  Early registration fee is $25. Award Ceremony at conclusion of Run/Walk. All proceeds benefit HOPE of Bereaved, Inc. a non-profit organization that provides support and resources for grieving children and families.

Website 2015

Ithaca Twilight 5K Footrace on Wednesday 6/17/15 @ 7pm

This is put on by the Finger Lakes Runners Club. The interesting thing about this race is it takes place at night during mid week. This race begins and ends on the Ithaca High School Track, 1401 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY. The rest of the course is fast and flat, all on asphalt roadways. Runners will run one loop in Stewart Park at the foot of beautiful Cayuga Lake. There will be one water station near the entrance of Stewart Park which runners may use as they enter and exit the Park. The course is USATF certified.

Website 2015

June 12, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run time

Yesterdays email said we are running at 5 this is an error. We are running at 530 pm from Franklin Square. Hope to see you there.

June 10, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 6/10/15

Good afternoon runners! We will be meeting @ Freedom of Espresso Franklin Square tomorrow at 5pm for our group run. You can run as many or as few miles as you wish. We welcome all runners/walkers at any pace.

June 9, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunites 6/6/15

Hello Runners!

This weekend our official group run will be Paige’s Butterfly Run 5K Race in downtown Syracuse. Since the majority of the club seems to be running the race, it seemed logical to make this our weekend gathering. We will try to meet and get a group photo at 8:30am around the grassy area at the Hanley Federal Building where the pre-race gathering area is. The 5K race starts at 9:00am, the Caterpillar Crawl at 9:45am and the 3K walk/run at 10:15am. Following the race enter the raffle drawings for some great prizes, and hang around to take advantage of the Taste of Syracuse!

There are plenty of other race options this weekend. Take advantage of as many as you can!!

Oswego Little League 5K in Oswego, NY on Friday 6/5/15 @ 5pm

This race is to support the Oswego Little League team. The 1st 100 registered get a t-shirt. There will be awards to top 3 male and female finishers and top3 in each 5 year age group.

Facebook Page    Registration

23rd Annual Tortoise and Hare 10K+ Trail Run/Hike in Ithaca, NY on Saturday 6/6/15 @ 9am

This is put on by the Finger Lakes Runners Club. There’s also a 1 mile Fun Run. Borrowing from the fable this is a race for the slow as well as the fast. Speed alone is not the goal. The victory is in finishing the run. This is a good introduction to trail running (and to local trails ). The ONE MILE trail course is practically flat ; it can be completed by anyone regardless of age. The 10 K+ (10.8 km or 6.7 miles) is a trail run on a small scale (only ≈900′ of climb). It covers beautiful and varied terrain, the flat Larch Meadow Trail, the easy Bear Trail, the rolling Lake Trail, and only one long steep (400′ in ½ mile) hill.

Website 2015   Registration 2015

Munchkin Mile Kids Fun Run @ the Chittenango Firehouse in Chittenango, NY on Saturday 6/6/15 @ 11am

This is a mile fun (non-competitive) run for children 12 and under as part of the Oz-stravaganza! festival in Chittenango, NY. T-shirts to the first 50 registrants. Finisher ribbons to all participants.

Website 2015

Paige’s Butterfly Run 5K/Caterpillar Crawl in Downtown Syracuse on Saturday  6/6/15 @ 9am/9:45

Paige Yeomans Arnold was a student at Palmer Elementary School in Baldwinsville in the Spring of 1993 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. She was initially treated at what is now Syracuse’s Children’s Hospital. Sadly she died in 1994 at the age of 8. This race honors this little girl who loved butterflies and it raises funds to battle childhood cancer. It moved to the Federal Building Plaza downtown in 2008. It coincides with the Taste of Syracuse downtown which you can walk over to after the race, and enjoy the food/drink/music. The race has a great raffle afterwards with multiple prizes. Lots of kids activities associated with this one like crafts, face painting etc. It’s very well sponsored and you’re encouraged to fund raise if you’d like compete with prize levels. There’s also a 40 ft. kid’s caterpillar crawl for 5 and under at 9:45am. There’s also a 5K centipede division that’s a co-ed, tied to each other race with 5 of your friends.

Website 2015

23rd Annual AIDS Run 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run at Beaver Lake in Baldwinsville, NY on Sunday 6/7/15 both @ 10am

Beaver Lake is located in Lysander outside of Baldwinsville. They encourage you to fund raise if you’d like. In fact last year $185,000 was raised in Central NY. Currently in Upstate New York more than 32,247 people have been diagnosed with AIDS. Many do not have the resources they need to survive. Funds raised will help provide direct care to families and individuals living with AIDS, and help support ACR’s Adolescent Prevention Programs in area middle and high schools. ACR wantsto make sure that people living with HIV/AIDS have the basic things they need (like food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education) to enable them to live out their lives with dignity. This year you can become a Red Rockstar by doing both the RUNapalooza on Saturday 6/1/13 and the AIDS run.

Website 2015

Socci Stiletto Stampede and 5K  on Sunday 6/7/15 in Skaneateles @ 11am

There will be a 100 yard stiletto race so come dressed to impress and don’t forget your stilettos! This will be followed by the traditional 5K walk/run. This event raises funds for the Katie M. Socci Memorial Scholarship at Cayuga Community College School of Nursing. All proceeds will help fund a renewable Scholarship for a nursing student who demonstrates the compassion and caring Katie shared with her patients.  Awards to the 3 fastest overall in the race and the 3 fastest male and female finishers.

Website 2015

4th Annual “Why Not Tri” Team and Individual Triathlon on Sunday 6/7/15 @ 9am  (NEW**)

This triathlon is designed for beginners and can be done as an individual or team.  Teens 15 years or older up to adult can participate in this event.  Last year the participation doubled, so come help us raise the bar again this year.  The event features a 225 yd. swim, a 5 mile bike, and a 2 mile run.  This year showcases a brand new bike course!  All participants will receive a t-shirt for participating.  The  JCC is located at 500 Clubhouse Rd. Vestal, NY 13850.  

Website 2015 

Corporate Challenge 3.5 Mile at Onondaga Lake Park Liverpool, NY on Tuesday 6/9/15 @ 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 2015

June 4, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 6/3/15

Good afternoon runners don’t forget about our group run tonight @ 530 pm. We will meet at Freedom of Espresso in Franklin Square in Syracuse. You can run or walk as many or as few miles as you are up to. We welcome all runners/walkers of any pace. It is a beautiful day to get in some activity. :)

June 3, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 5/30/15

Hello Runners!

This week’s Saturday group run on May 30th, 2015 will be from Freedom of Espresso in Franklin Square. The address is 115 Solar St. Syracuse, NY 13204. We will be previewing the Paige’s Butterfly 5k route. The race is scheduled for 6/6/15. For anyone needing more mileage, you can do more than one loop, or include some other local roads to get the increased mileage.
We welcome all runners/walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7 min to 13 min per mile pace so you can almost always find someone to run with. Please show up for a prompt departure of 8am and to hear any pre-run announcements.

Who’s in!?!

Runapalooza 5K @OCC in Syracuse, NY on Friday 5/29/15 @ 7pm

This race takes place at the new  SRC arena at OCC. The course is a double 1.5 mile loop.RUNapalooza is Syracuse’s only music festival for runners. The event features bands along the 5k course with a music filled after party. This will be a great family event with kids zone complete with games and face painting. This is going  to be a great event put on by Fleet Feet. Take on the Red Rockstar challenge!  Complete both the RUNaplooza 5k on June 1st and the AIDS Walk/Run 10k run or 5k walk on June 2nd. All who do will be crowned a Red Rockstar.

Website 2015

Lemoyne College Dolphin Dash @ Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY on Saturday 5/30/15 @ 10:30am

The Dolphin Dash will be held on the Saturday of the Le Moyne College Reunion Weekend. The race starts and ends at the Henninger Athletic Center. Join alumni, parents and friends of Le Moyne College for the inaugural Dolphin Dash, a 5K run and one-mile walk, organized by the Le Moyne College Alumni Association Board. Proceeds from both events will support student scholarship at Le Moyne College.

Registration 2015

May 29, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


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