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

Weekend run opportunities 8/29/15

Hello Runners!

For this week’s group run on Saturday August 29th, we will be running from Cafe 407. The address is 407 Tulip St. Liverpool, NY. Remember not to park right in front of the Cafe so we leave spots for the regular Saturday morning customers.

We welcome all runners/walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7 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 !?!

5K Race for the Hunger in Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday 8/29/15 @ 9am

It’s the fifth 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 2015 with link to download the registration form

Inner Harbor 5K in Syracuse on Sunday 8/30/15 @ 9am

2015 is the 7th annual. There’s also a kids 1 mile fun run. To benefit “It’s about childhood and family’s inner wealth initiative”. They fund mental health and wellness services for CNY families. The course is fast and flat and goes through Franklin Square. Time prizes and even some mid-packer prizes! Collect at least $150 in pledges and be eligible for other prizes. This is the 5th race in the Syrathon Series.

Website 2015

The 18.12 and Half-Marathon Challenge in Sackets Harbor, NY on Sunday 8/30/15 @ 7 am for both races

The 18.12 Challenge and 1/2 Marathon run will welcome runners from all over the North Country and the United States to both the Watertown, NY and Sackets Harbor, NY area for an exciting race weekend. The Battle of 1812 was the first of two major battles that  took place in Sackets Harbor during the war.  As a way to honor the large military presence in our area (Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division), commemorate the anniversary of the battle, and promote distance running, we will be hosting the 3rd annual 18.12 Challenge (18.12 mile run)  and ½ Marathon (13.1 mile run).  The race will be capped at 812 runners to ensure that all runners have a great race experience.  Each race participant will receive a medal and a  dri-fit t-shirt.  The 18.12 Challenge and 1/2 Marathon will be giving out $1812.00 in prize money.  The first male and female to complete the 18.12 Challenge will each win $500.00.  The first male and female to complete the 1/2 Marathon will each win $406.00.  There will also be individual awards presented.

Website 2015

Bubble Blast Run at the State Fair Grounds Syracuse, NY on Sunday 8/30/15 @ 930 am

A bubblicious, fun way to raise funds for an amazing local non profit! Join ACR Health for a squeaky, clean 5K fun run. Run through our “human washing machine”, “slip and slide”, “laser” bubble blasters and make your way through bubble bootcamp, all while viewing the Great New York State Fair!

Website 2015

August 27, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 8/26/15

Hello runners just a reminder of our Wednesday night group run tomorrow 8/26/15. We will meet at Freedom of Espresso in Franklin Square in Syracuse. We will run the Creek Walk and the Inner Harbor. All runners at any pace are welcome to join us for as many or as few miles as you like.

Who’s in !?!

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

Weekend group run opportunities 8/22/15

Hello runners happy Friday! For this weeks group run Saturday 8/22/15 we will preview the Inner Harbor 5K in Syracuse. We will meet in the parking lot on Van Rensselaer St.by the amphitheater for a departure of 8 a.m. We welcome all runners/walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7 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.

The Inner Harbor 5K race is on Sunday 8/30/15 at 9 am. This race is part of the Syrathon series through Fleet Feet. For more information here is a link to their website: http://www.iacaf.org/inner-harbor-5k/

Whos in!?!

Loop Around the Lake 5K/15K in Fulton, NY on Saturday 8/22/15 both @ 8:30 am

The Fulton YMCA puts this one on. They also have a  Kid’s Fun Run @ 8 am. The 15K loop goes all the way around Lake Neahtawanta (spell that 10X FAST!) I used to swim in this lake as a kid…..until everything that went in, never came out. NO SWIMMING ALLOWED! The 5K runs away from the Lake and covers some city streets. Be prepared for the wind that comes off the lake. This is a small race, but a nice short get away.

Website 2015

Turning Stone Races 5K in Verona,NY on Saturday 8/22/15 5k @ 5pm

5th annual Turning Stone races. This weekend long event features 3 races, all of which are held at Turning Stone Resort-Casino. This event kicks off on Saturday 8/22/15 with the 5K event followed by an evening of entertainment at Turning Stone.

Website 2015

Monster Races Half/Full Marathon in Virgil, NY on Sunday 8/22/15 @ start times vary by age/gender

This is the toughest marathon course in the East with 5560 ft of total climb. No one will ever qualify for Boston here, but the beauty of this section of the North Country National Scenic Trail and the Finger Lakes Trail is worth the effort (and the fun!). The course consists of two identical out-and-backs of 13.1 miles each. Well-stocked aid stations will be spaced 3 to 4 miles apart. The sponsor is the Finger Lakes Runners Club. There will be free food and drink after the race! NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

Website 2015

Lucifer’s Crossing 10K in Ithaca, NY on Saturday 8/22/15 

An absolutely beautiful course. Runners will head up Treman’s Gorge Trail past Lucifer’s Falls, around the historic Old Mill, cross a creek, and close w/ a slick and fast single track descent on the FLT back to the staging area. The hope is to have people camp/cabin that weekend in the park to celebrate the community which trail running is on one of the last weekends of summer. We’ll have the pavilion rented for post party/gathering, and one of the finest swimming “holes” in the country just upstream.

Website 2015

Turning Stone Races 10K/Half Marathon in Verona, NY on Sunday 8/23/15 Half-Marathon@ 8am, 10k@ 8:30am

This weekend long event features 3 races, all of which are held at Turning Stone Resort-Casino. This event kicks off on Saturday 8/22/15 with the 5K event followed by an evening of entertainment at Turning Stone.  The weekend wraps up on Sunday 8/23/15 with a 10K and a half marathon. The half marathon starts and finishes on the grounds of the resort. The course leads in and around the resort and along the scenic wooded and farmed landscape of Upstate New York. The course is relatively flat and fast with small rolling hills.

Website 2015

Chris Thater 5K in Binghamton, NY on Sunday 8/23/15 @ 10am  (other racing events take place on 8/22 and 8/23)

This race is dedicated to Chris Thater who was killed by a drunk driver. $20,000 in cash prizes for the running race. Presented by Stop DWI of Broome County, NY. It takes place at Recreational Park. It’s a running and cycling event over 2 days (you can do either or both). 2015 marks the 32nd annual. World class athletes come from all over the world to race this one. There’s an Expo and free concert both Saturday and Sunday.

Website 2015

August 21, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 8/15/15

Hello Runners!

For this week’s group run on Saturday August 15th, we will be running from Cafe 407 into OLP. The address is 407 Tulip St. Liverpool, NY. Some needing a last long run will be starting at 7am if you want distance. Remember not to park right in front of the Cafe so we leave spots for the regular Saturday morning customers.

We welcome all runners/walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7 to 13 min per mile pace so you can almost always findsomeone to run with. Please show up for a prompt departure of 8am and to hear any pre-run announcements.

Local races this weekend include:

Willow Bay 5K Run and Fitness Walk for Women on Saturday 8/15/15 @ 9am

Fun, flat and fast women’s race on a closed USATF certified course in Onondaga Lake Park.  Awards for the top 3 finishers overall and in age groups, plus family team awards.  Plenty of door prizes and refreshments! Come join the fun.  Besides the usual awards, there will be awards for each of the following family teams: Mother-Daughter, Sister-Sister, Grandmother-Granddaughter and Aunt-Niece. Any woman who completes the 5k course in less than 1/2 of her age wins a special prize.  As an example, a woman 60 years old, who completes the course in less than 30 minutes would win the challenge. As always, all women 65 or better are entitled to register by paper application free of charge.  Attractive t-shirts to the first 300 entrants. Refreshments will be provided for all runners and walkers following the race.

Website 2015

Catharine Valley Half Marathon in Watkins Glen, NY on Sunday 8/16/15 @ 8:30am

This is an out and back flat, fast, beautiful fall half marathon run in the gorgeous lake and wine country that is upstate New York. The race passes through historic Montour Falls. 85% is run on the rails-to-trails and cindered Catharine Valley Trail.

Website 2015

Who’s in?!

August 14, 2015 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 8/12/15

Good evening runners! Happy Tuesday! Our Wednesday group run will be tomorrow night at 530 pm. We will meet at Freedom of Espresso in Franklin Square in Syracuse. Come join us for as few or as many miles as you wish. We have runners from a 7 – 13 minute per mile pace so you can almost always find someone to run with.

Who’s in!?!

August 11, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 8/8/15

Hello Runners!

For this week’s group run on Saturday August 8th, we will be running the Valley Nature Run/Walk (or working it)!! There IS race day registration. The race starts at Meachem Field/Rink at 9:00AM. The address is 121 W. Seneca Tpke. Syracuse, NY 13205. Additional parking is available at Clary Jr. High (behind Meachem). Bring your friends and come enjoy this beautiful 4 mile course that includes a small portion of hilly trail. Volunteers are always needed, so bring a friend to cheer you on and be a helper too! Hand made medals await you at the finish line!

Who’s in?!

August 7, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Valley Nature Preview Run for tomorrow morning

Good afternoon!

Friendly reminder: there will be a practice run tomorrow Saturday, August 1st @ 8 a.m. of the 4-mile Valley Nature Run course hosted by the Lake Effect Run Club. We will meet at the Meachem Ice Rink start line @ Meachem Field. Anyone is welcome to join us. You don’t have to be signed up for the race or be part of the LERC. Some of us will participate in the “Ferrini Challenge” after, which is a run up to Dunkin’ Donuts at the top of West Seneca Turnpike and then back down (the better 1/2). This run is free for anyone who wants to join us. Most of us will be running at an enjoyable “practice” speed and we’ll make sure no one is left behind on the course. Hope to see you tomorrow!

July 31, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 8/1/15

Hello runners!

For this weekends group run Saturday 8/1/15 we will be previewing the Nature in the Valley 4 Mile race course. We will meet at Meachem Field/Ice Rink. The address is 121 W. Seneca Tpke. Syracuse, NY 13205. Following the 4 mile course anyone interested can join us for the Seneca Turnpike Challenge aka the “Ferrini Challenge”. That is a run up the giant hill to Broad Rd. toward Upstate Community Hospital! This will give you an additional 2.75 miles but half of it is downhill  :)
You still have time to register to run the race. Don’t miss out!!
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 !?!

The Bryan Place Memorial Manlius Mile & 5K in Manlius, NY on Saturday 8/1/15 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 2015

Mad Cow 5K Race in Nelson, NY on Saturday 8/1/15 at 9am

7th Annual Mad Cow Race run though scenic downtown Nelson.  Proceeds will benefit the Community Action Partnership of Madison County and other LOCAL charities.

Registration 2015

Welch Allyn 5K and Family Fun Run in Skaneateles, NY on Saturday 8/1/15 @ 9:30am/9:00am

This is the 3rd 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 400 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 2015

Forge the Gorgeous Trail Run 7 miles in Fillmore Glen State Park in Moravia, NY on Thursday 8/6/15 @ 6pm

This is a mid week night run. The official race course is two partially overlapping scenic loops that work out to be 7 miles (3.5 each loop). Both loops start near the park entrance allowing anyone who doesn’t want to run the full distance to finish after the first loop and relax with family and friends. Beautiful trails and scenery follow the one big hill near the start! The route is mostly shady and on wooded trails with a short distance on a quiet Park road.

Website 2015

Tromptown 5K/Half Marathon in DeRuyter, NY on Thursday 8/6/15 @ 5:45pm/6:00pm and fun run at 5:15pm

It’s associated with their Tioughnioga (I have no idea how to pronounce that) Fireman’s Fair next door. Bring along the kids, they have a well organized Fun Run and the Field Days are fun too. They also have multiple family team categories. The 5K has a HUGE hill about 1 mile in (South Hill), but then it’s literally all downhill thereafter. Interesting history of the Village and Race on their website.

Website 2015

July 30, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run 7/29/15

Happy Wednesday we will be running a few this evening meeting at Freedom of Espresso at Franklin Square at 5:30pm. It will be the Hottest Day of the year so please take caution and hydrate well if you plan on joining, all are welcome. We have runners that run between a 7 and 13 min. per mile pace.

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

Weekend group run opportunities 7/25/15

Hello Runners!

This week’s Saturday group run 7/25/15 will be held at Onondaga Park in Strathmore on the west side of the city – not to be confused with OLP (Onondaga Lake Park). The address is 500 Summit Ave. Syracuse, NY. We will meet near the Fire Barn which is at the top of the loop. Note that the park loop road will be closed, so you should arrive by way of West Colvin Street to get to that side of Summit Ave. This run is held in conjunction with the Syrathon series extra miles. We will run the 4 mile Strathmore race route and/or you can run the loop around the park as many times as you’d like for less or extra miles.

NOTE from SYRATHON: Remember the next Fun Run for Bonus Miles is scheduled for Saturday July 25th in Higher Onondaga  Park (500 Summit Ave). Be sure to sign-in at our table near the Fire Barn between 8:00am and 10:00am!
To earn up to 3 additional bonus miles, participants will complete up to 3 loops of the closed park road.

We welcome all runners/walkers to join us. We have regulars that run anywhere from a 7 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?!

24th Annual Oswego Y Harborfest  5K/10K Run and 5K Walk in Oswego, NY on Saturday 7/25/15 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 2015

Filmore  5K in Moravia, NY on Saturday 7/25/15 @ 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 2015

Honor America Days Parade Run in Rome, NY on Saturday 7/25/15 @ 830 am

Refreshments and awards immediately follow. 5k race directly preceding the City’s Honor America Days Parade. Closed roads, parade spectators in place. Flat and fast, out and back. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male and female. Age group awards 10-year age groups. Kids fun Run at 8:00am.

Registration 2015

Otisco Lake Watershed Shuffle 4 mile Run/2 mile Walk in Marietta, NY on Saturday 7/25/15 @ 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 2015

Montezuma Half Marathon & 5K in Savannah, NY on Sunday 7/26/15 @ 830 am

This race will benefit the important work and efforts of the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. The Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex support habitat restoration & public use at The Montezuma Wetlands Complex in upstate New York. Runners will be bussed from the Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) to the Howland Island Refuge (3.4mi.) for the ultimate nature and wildlife endurance event in NYS. The entire half marathon course takes place on Howland Island trails. The trails are dirt roads with a mowed grassy center.

Website 2015

Fay-Man race of Champions and Muddy Hornet Challenge @ Fayetteville-Manlius High School on Sunday 7/26/15 @ 9/10am

This will be a 5K race and a 1K fun run and a muddy hornet challenge. 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 2015

 

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

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