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 4/25/15

Good afternoon runners! This weeks group run for Saturday 4/25/15 will be at Café @ 407 in Liverpool @ 8am. You can get in miles on the parkway or around the streets of Liverpool. We are looking to be around 30 degrees tomorrow morning so dress accordingly. Hang in there a little longer next week is looking to climb back into the 60s.

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 and course directions.

This is the last week of Mountain Goat training runs before the race next weekend.

3rd Annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest in Deansboro, NY on Saturday 4/25/15 waves starting @ 8 am

The third annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at MKJ Farms in Deansboro, NY. The event features: a 5K mud run, a 1/2 mile kids adventure run, and a 5 mile timed 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 2015   Facebook Page

Finish the Course 5K in Pulaski, NY on Saturday 4/25/15 @9am

Finish the Course has many meanings. It could simply mean to finish the 5k course. It could also mean to finish your course in school work. Lastly it could mean finish the course of life and to do it strong. Providence Christian School in Pulaski invites you to join us in our 2nd Annual Finish the Course 5k Run/Walk Proceeds help to offset the cost of running our private non-profit school. This course will take you on a journey through the Village of Pulaski, down by the Salmon River, out into the countryside and back into the Village. The race will begin at the North Park and end at the North Park. Whether you are a seasoned racer or a casual walker, you can participate in this 5k Run/Walk.

Website 2015

Puddle Stomp 10K in Cortland, NY on Saturday 4/25/15 @ 9 am

Help Stomp Out Cancer!  Start and finish line for this race is at the Radiation Oncology Services in Cortland.  Race T-shirt if registered by April 5th. Age group awards for top 3 male and female and age groups up to 70+ and post race food including chili.  It benefits the Bella foundation and will be timed by Auyer Timing.

Website 2015

Paint Westvale Purple 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run in Westvale, NY on Sunday 4/26/15 @ 1045 am with kids fun run then 5K @ 11 am

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 2015

Save Our Switchback (SOS) 7.5K in Utica, NY on Sunday 4/26/15 @ 9am

Help support the South Woods Trails Project while you enjoy a course with a unique perspective! This race is Half a Boilermaker and goes along some of the same course. A one-of-a-kind road race through the beautiful wooded trails of Roscoe Conkling Park. The 2015 Save Our Switchbacks will take runners through the Utica Zoo for the very first time! Runners will race down African Alley before exiting out the Main Gate and heading down to the Parkway.

Website 2015

Make Tracks for Celiacs 5K X-Country Run/1 Mile Walk in Jamesville Beach Park on Sunday 4/26/15 both @ 11 am

If it seems like there’s a race for everything in Central New York, then you’re right!! This run also has a 1 Mile Walk. T-shirts to all who preregister. Gluten free goodie bags and plenty of raffles. They encourage team donations. Lot’s of fun stuff for the kids after, like balloons and games.  It may be the most common disorder you’ve never heard of with 1 of 133 people in the US having it, most don’t even know they have it. People with Celiac are intolerant to a protein called Gluten that’s found in wheat, barley and rye. So as you might imagine it severely limits what you can eat. However it’s becoming easier to find Gluten Free foods thanks to Wegman’s and other specialty food stores. This intolerance to Gluten causes an inflammatory reaction in multiple body systems ranging from mild symptoms all the way up to potentially fatal ones. The symptoms often can be vague and often are misdiagnosed, consisting usually of abdominal complaints. If you think you may have this disorder too, I encourage you to discuss it with your doctor and ask for the blood test.

Website 2015

April 24, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 4/22/15

Good afternoon runners! For our Wednesday night group run we will meet at Freedom of Espresso on Solar Street Franklin Square in Syracuse @ 530 pm. We will be running the Inner Harbor and Creek walk. The weather this week isn’t quite as nice as last week so dress appropriately. See you there :)

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

Monday night group run opportunity 4/20/15 Boston Strong

Hello runners! It’s The Boston Marathon big Monday Running Day. There will be a special Boston Strong remembrance Group Run tonight at the Salt Museum @ 5:30. We will honor all those effected by the Boston bombing and run a few miles in memory. All are welcome to join to run any distance at any pace you choose.

April 20, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 4/18/15

Good Afternoon Runners!

Saturday April 18th and Sunday April 19th, 2015 are PACKED with lots of running opportunities! For those NOT running a training run, or race listed below, we WILL have a group run and will meet at Cafe 407 in Liverpool at 8:00am on Saturday April 18th, 2015. Due to race scheduled this weekend, the turn out may be small, but we hope to see all of you not participating in any of the other events.

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 and course directions.

Springtime 10K in Jamesville, NY on Saturday 4/18/15 @ 8am

The 2nd Annual 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. Age Group Awards, Music and food following the event!

Website 2015

Tough Turtle in Ithaca, NY on Saturday 4/18/15 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 2015

16th Annual Muddy Sneaker 20K near Canandaigua, NY on Saturday 4/18/15 @ 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!

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Earth Day Half Marathon and5K n Baldwisville, NY on Sun 4/19/15 @830/845m

The Earth Day Half Marathon & 5K is a fun way to bring awareness to Earth Day while assisting various programs that help feed the youth in CNY. The Half Marathon Race is a loop course on low traffic country roads and will start and end at Emmi’s Farm property at the corner of Route 370 West & Vann Road. The 5K course is a combo road and trail loop course.

Website 2015

Spring 5K Run in Cortland, NY on Sunday 4/19/15 @ 9am

This is race is the 1st run in the  Cortland YMCA 2015 Fidelis 6 pack 5K series. $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!

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Seneca 7 Relay Race in Geneva, NY  on Sunday 4/19/15 @ 7am

Join us for a race inspired by good fortune and a deep body of blue. The Seneca7 will introduce you to the wonders of Seneca Lake: rushing inlets, crashing waterfalls, banks bathed in golden sunlight. All you (and your team) have to do is run around it.

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Boston Half/Full Marathon on Monday 4/20/15 @ 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 2015

April 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 4/15/15-Change of location

Good evening runners! For our group run tomorrow we will be meeting at Freedom of Espresso on Solar St. in Syracuse @ 530 pm. This week starts our Inner Harbor/creek walk runs back up. We will be meeting @ Freedom of Espresso each week instead of at the amphitheater.

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

Weekend run opportunities 4/11/15

Hello Runners! For this weeks Saturday group run 4/11/15 we will be previewing the Paint Westvale Purple course. This is a 5K course and the race raises money for the fight against Cancer. Here is the link to the website for more information:

David and Ellen Suarez have very graciously opened their home for us as a meeting place before and after the run. The address is 2701 West Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13219. With this being a 5K course it can be run 2 or 3 times for those preparing for the Mountain Goat.

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 and course directions.

Mountain Goat training runs started last week and run for 3 more weeks. The cost is $15. See the link below for more information and registration:…/tra…/training-run-schedule/

2nd Annual Good Samaritan 5K and kids sprint @ Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY on Saturday 4/11/2015 @ 10 am.  Kids sprint at 9:30am.

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. They were able to provide 500 affordable healthcare appointments in 2014 affecting over 200 individuals and families.  The Good Samaritan Run provided this opportunity.  The 2015 goal is to increase that to 1000 appointments. This year they have added a division for handicapped individuals called the “Buddy Wheelchair Racers”. 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.  If you register by March 11th you will recieve long sleeve moisture wicking shirt. There is race day registration.

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The DAR 5K @ Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY on Sunday 4/11/15 @ 930am

The 3rd Annual DAR Project 5K will be held at Green Lakes State Park. Proceeds benefit The DAR Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that helps better the educational future of children who live in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. All donations, which are tax deductible, help send Tanzanian children to college. The 1st 100 registrants receive a tech shirt. Following the race there will be raffles from Fleet Feet.

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34th Annual Skunk Cabbage Classic 10K/Half Marathon in Ithaca, NY on Sunday 4/12/15 @ 10:15am and Half at 10:10 am

This takes place at Cornell. Some rolling hills. The 10K starts on Garden Avenue and the Half Marathon starts on Campus Rd below Barton Hall.  Note the start times and start locations are different this year.  There are dressing/changing/shower facilities in Teagle Hall.   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 and limited to the first 250 online registrants only.  There is a medal for the first 550 half marathon finishers.

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6 legged 5K in Onondaga Lake Park Syracuse on Sunday 4/12/15 @ 9:30am

This run will benefit the CNY SPCA.You may have seen in 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 2015

April 8, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 4/8/15

Good afternoon runners! Despite the lovely weather we are having today there is still a group run today. We will run from Café @ 407 in Liverpool, NY @ 530 pm. Bring your rain gear and get your run on! What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger!

April 8, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 4/4/15

Hello Runners! For this weeks Saturday group run on 4/4/15 we will be meeting at Jamesville Beach Park @ 8am to preview the Springtime 10K course. The race takes place on Saturday 4/18/15. This is a hilly 10K (6.3 mile) course that  is a perfect training run for the Mountain Goat as well. There will be coffee and snacks following the run.

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.

Mountain Goat training runs also start this week and run for 4 consecutive weeks. The cost is $15. See the link below for more information and registration:

Fort to Fort 5K/10K in Rome, NY on Saturday 4/4/15 both @ 9am

This race is chip timed and the first 500 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.  Age group awards in 5 year increments.

Registration 2015

April 1, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 4/1/15

Good afternoon runners, happy Tuesday! Tomorrow night we are running from Café @ 407 in Liverpool at 530 pm. Also this weekend we will be running from Jamesville Park to preview the  Spring Time 10K @ 8 am.

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

Wednesday night group run opportunity 3/24/15

Good afternoon runners! Tomorrow night we will meet at Café @ 407 in Liverpool @ 530 for our group run. Hopefully we will soon be able to go back to the Inner Harbor. We want to wait a little longer for the weather to cooperate.

March 24, 2015 Posted by | Group Run opportunities | Leave a comment


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