Cassadaga Lakes Running Festival

Marathon, Half Marathon,10K, 5K, and 1 mile races in Cassadaga, New York on Sunday, May 30, 2021.

This race is happening and is an in-person event.  No virtual options.  Covid protocols in place.

Enjoy this challenging course as it rolls along the three lakes of Cassadaga.  Flat beginning and ending with a whole lot of really big bumps in the middle.

The Mary E Seymour Memorial Free Library of Stockton & Cassadaga is in need of funds for a large construction project.  Grants have been obtained and the work should start soon but there is still a large amount of local funds needed.  This is a fundraiser event to help with those costs.

Race t-shirts, freshly catered meal, fully stocked aid stations, STBC Beer Zone, and fire pit.   

Did we mention that this course is hilly??  Train for the hills and challenge yourself with those steep ups and downs, especially for the Half and full Marathon.   The course is on paved roads the entire way.  No cut off times!  


Race start and finish at the Cassadaga Beach on Park Avenue, Cassadaga, NY


FREE parking available at the Firehall (across from race site) and at the E2CC Boces (1/2 mile walk).  There will be no parking at the race site.


Masks will be required pre and post event for all participants.
Masks will NOT be required as you run the race.
Masks and social distancing will be required by all spectators.
Extra hand sanitizer will be placed around the race site and at all aid stations.
Limit of 200 participants to follow state guidelines.  That number will increase if state mandates allow.


Saturday – 4p – 8pm – Packet Pick Up at race site (not mandatory)

Sunday – 6:30am-7:45am  Check-in open for all distances at the race site.

**Please note that there will NOT be race day registration to allow for Covid protocols.

7:45am –  Athlete meeting for all distances at the Start/Finish Line

8:00am – Marathon start

8:05am – Half Marathon start

8:10am – 10K start

8:15am – 5K start

8:20am – 1 mile start  


You are permitted to change the race distance that you have signed up for PRIOR to race day ONLY!  No refunds if going down in distance, rate difference for going up in distance.


If you are racing the Marathon – you are welcome to bring a bag that will be available to you at the turn around which will be at the Start/Finish Line.  There will be a drop off location near the check in table on race day.


Fully stocked aid stations roughly every mile with Hammer Nutrition products, water, candy, fruit, pickles and more.  

Portable restrooms will be available at the Start/Finish Line as well on the course at 3 different locations.


Start and Finish at the Cassadaga Beach. This is an out-and-back course with all courses traveling the same route.  Turn arounds will be marked for each distance.

It is your responsibility to know your distance and be aware of your turn around spot.

All turnaround spots will have volunteers marking down bib #’s.  Results will be verified before posted that all runners reached their designated turn arounds.

From the start line, travel along Park Avenue Left turn onto Dale Drive*1/2 mile turnaround spot for 1 milersRight turn onto Glasgow Road*1.55 mile turnaround spot for 5K’ers*3.1 mile turnaround spot for 10K’ersRight turn onto Darby Switch RoadLeft turn onto Spoden RoadTurn around #1 half way of hill and head back up towards Darby Switch RoadRight turn onto Darby Switch RoadRight turn onto Glasgow RoadTurn around #2 is near Fredonia-Stockton RoadStraight back along Glasgow Road to Dale DriveLeft turn onto Dale DriveRight turn onto Park AvenueFinish line for Half Marathon’ersTurnaround for Marathon’ers and Special Needs Bag locationMarathon participants will complete this entire loop twice. 

Strava link to course:


Large blue tents available at race site.  Dry bags can be dropped off and labeled at check in.


Top 3 Overall Male & Female for each distance

Top 3 M/F Age group winners, 10 year age groups, for each distance.

Due to Covid, no podium ceremony.  Winners will be announced and 

individualized certificates will be emailed to each winner in each category above.


Race T-shirts

Beer Zone supplied by Southern Tier Brewing Company (must be 21 years of age)

Fire Pit if it is a chilly day.

Food will be provided by Super Duper Catering.  All participants will receive a free meal and additional items will be available for purchase to you and your spectators.


Covid Protocols will be outlined in an updated Athlete Guide that will be published closer to race day.

Only registered athletes on the course. 

No offensive, intimidating, or dangerous behavior will be tolerated.

No dogs permitted.

Races held rain or shine. There is NO refund for this event or bib transfers. However, with ADVANCE notice, you may defer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event or next years race. You must speak with Tonia Wilson directly via email at [email protected] or 716-353-1288.

Any questions on the course or race please contact Race Director, Mark H. Wilson, via email [email protected] or 914-466-9214.


Thank you for racing with us and supporting our local library system.

Produced by Wilson Endurance Sports, LLC.  Hosting 25 running, triathlon and multi-sport events in New York State, including the Amish Country Running Festival in Randolph, NY in September.  Check out the entire list at


1. What if I am a really slow runner or need to walk most of the course.  Will you pull me out of the race?
A.   NO.  No cut off times. Period. 

2. What if I am not feeling well leading up to the race?

A. Please stay home.  We are doing all that we can to follow CDC, State and Local Health Dept. guidelines as it pertains to Covid-19.  Do your part and be considerate of others and just stay home if you do not feel well or have been exposed to someone that has Covid-19.  We will defer your registration to 2022 with notice.  No shows will not be deferred. 

3.  Is it ok if we bring our dog?

A.  Not really.  a.) The Park does not allow dogs and all of the activities will be within the Park.   b.) Out of the park is neighboring lawns and we don’t think it’s very nice to have your dog hang out in someone else’s lawn all day. c.) Dogs and other dogs don’t always mix.   d.) We love dogs, but this isn’t the venue for it.  Sorry.

4.   Can my friend run alongside me to pace my run and keep me company?

A.  NO.  No-one other than registered athletes on the course.

5.  Can I bring items I may need while out on the course?

A.  Yes.  Marathon participants can bring a Special Needs bag with whatever you think you may need.  It will be at the halfway point/turnaround for you and we will put a sticker with your bib# on it and a volunteer will be there to help you find it.

6.  Will you have aid stations on the run course?

A.  Yes.   There are 7 aid stations out on the course,  3 with port-a-johns.  They will be stocked with water, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Electrolytes, Heed (to mix in a water bottle), bananas, oranges, chips, cookies, granola bars, candy.    

7.  I may need to walk some of that run course.  Will the aid stations and finish line still be up?

 A.  Yes.  NO cut off time.  Period.  


May 30, 2021 (Sunday) - 08:00
26.2 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
Half Marathon
May 30, 2021 (Sunday) - 08:05
13.1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
May 30, 2021 (Sunday) - 08:10
6.2 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
May 30, 2021 (Sunday) - 08:15
3.1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
1 Mile
May 30, 2021 (Sunday) - 08:20
1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


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