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

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

Wednesday night group run opportunity-LOCATION CHANGE-7/22/15

Good evening runners! For tomorrow nights group run we will meet at Willow Bay in Liverpool, NY at 530 p.m. Tomorrow is the Clean Lake Party in the Park at Willow Bay sponsored by Believe in Syracuse. This is free and open to all. There will be free food/games/music/lake info and more. Scientists have deemed the lake clean enough to swim in and 2 of our members John Ferrini and Valley Nature in the City race director Brett Dumais have been invited to join a select group of people to jump in Onondaga Lake tomorrow. Come out to enjoy a nice run with the group and cheer on John and Brett in this epic event!

Who’s in !?!

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

Group run and Valley Nature Run/Walk info

The Lake Effect Run Club will host a Valley Nature Run / Walk practice on Sat., July 18th at 8 a.m. We will meet at Meachem Field, which is located at the corner of W. Seneca Turnpike and S. Salina St. You can find directions here: http://www.syrgov.net/parks/meachemFieldValleyPool.html

Anyone is welcome to join us and you don’t have to be signed up for the race to attend. The one mile of trails will be marked for us in advance. 
Afterwards, some of us will be attempting the Ferrini Challenge again this year. Ready to run to the top of the Turnpike and back?

SIGN UP BY THIS MONDAY TO GUARANTEE A TECH SHIRT.
www.getentered.com or print out a form at The Valley Nature Run/Walk on facebook. AGE GROUP AWARDS ARE BACK THIS YEAR – They will be awesome! ALL 4 MILE RUNNERS RECEIVE A HAND CRAFTED FINISHERS AWARD!

July 18, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weekend run opportunities 7/18/15

Hello runners!
For this weekends group run Saturday 7/18/15 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. That is a run up the giant hill to Broad Rd. toward Upstate Community Hospitall! This will give you an additional 2.75 miles but half of it is downhill smile emoticon
This is the last week to register for the Nature in the Valley Run to still get a t-shirt. 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 !?!

Holiday in Homer 5K run/walk in Homer, NY on Saturday 7/18/15 @ 8am

This is a flat and fast, out and back course that takes in the charm of the Village of Homer, NY. All proceeds benefit the Homer Education Foundation. Awards: First -Third Place Overall Male and Female, and Top 3 Finishers in each age group will receive a Race Bag Award. No Duplication of Awards.

Registration 2015

July 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Wednesday night group run 7/15/15

Good morning runners! Today Wednesday 7/15/15 we will meet at Freedom of Espresso in Franklin Square at 530 for our group run. We welcome all runners/walkers at any pace to join us for as many or as few miles as you wish. We will go through the Creek walk and the Inner Harbor. Hope you can join us!

July 15, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weekend group run opportunities 7/11/15

Good afternoon and happy Friday runners! This week 7/11/15 our Saturday group run will be some light easy miles out of Café @ 407 in Liverpool. The address is 407 Tulip Street. This will be good for all of you running the Boilermaker on Sunday. We have runners that run anywhere from a 6 min to 13 min per mile so you can almost always find someone to run with.

Who’s on !?!

Boilermaker 5K/15K in Utica, NY on Sunday 7/12/15 @ 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 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 . 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 2015 

Lavender 5K in Redcreek, NY on Sunday 7/12/15 @ 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 2015

July 10, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Wednesday night group run opportunity 7/8/15

Happy hot July Tuesday! We will be meeting at our summer run spot Freedom of Espresso Franklin Square in Syracuse tomorrow night at 530. Join us for as few or as many miles as you wish. We have many runners that run anywhere between a 7 and 13 minute pace. Come out and enjoy Franklin Square, the Creek Walk, and the Inner Harbor.

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

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