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Frozen 50K

Saturday February 5th, 2022

Cassadaga, NY

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Welcome to the beautiful lakeside community of Cassadaga, NY.   Just off of I-90, one hour south of Buffalo, NY and 1 hour north of Erie, PA.

Register here for two fundraiser events; the Frozen 50K and the I-Scream Polar Dip. 


A NO FRILLS ultra-running event for those of you that just LOVE to run!  And, it's 100% a fundraiser event.  All proceeds will go to the Chautauqua County Fire Police. 

The Lower Lake in Cassadaga hosts a perfectly distanced 5K loop and this event will have you run or walk one to ten loops, depending on what you feel that day. 



Yep, you read that correctly.  We welcome you to bring your dog(s) to run around the lake with you.  They must be registered participants and we will give a prize to the doggy that does the most laps.  Please register them separately when registering yourself.  Dogs must be on a leash the entire time they are at the race site and on the course.  YOU MUST BRING BAGS TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR ANIMALS AND DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.

No frills means no frills.  No finisher medal, no race shirts.  (You are able to purchase a long sleeved shirt during registration for $15)

 Results will be posted on CoachMarkWilson.com 

Held in conjunction with the Cassadaga Winter Festival activities and produced by Wilson Endurance Sports.

This is solely a fundraiser and ALL of the proceeds will be donated to the Chautauqua County Fire Police.  In 2021 we were able to donate a total of $1260.00


$10 now - January 1, 2022

$15 January 2 - 29

$20 January 30 - February 4

$25 race day - Cash or PayPal

Canine rate: $5.00

If you want to register directly with Tonia Wilson please contact her via email at [email protected] or 716-353-1288

**UPDATE to the NO FRILLS ~ we’ve added some frills.  We just couldn’t help ourselves.

  • Warming center in the community room at 22 Mill Street with coffee and hot cocoa 

  • Restrooms available

  • Bring your bags inside to keep them warm

  • Take a break or enjoy post race: 
    ~beer zone provided by our awesome sponsors at Southern Tier Brewing Company
    ~pancakes made fresh by Coach Mark beginning at 8:30am until the last runner finishes.  No limit.


Doors open at 7am (we will be there at 6:30am)


FREE parking in several locations within a very short walk to the race site. 

22 Mill Street - Please do not block the fire department doors.  DO NOT park on anyone's lawn or the roadways.

25 Maple Avenue, Park Church

Park Avenue at the Cassadaga Beach


Saturday, February 5th

        6:30am - Fire Hall doors open for check-in
        7:50am - Pre-race meeting outside the doors of the Fire Hall
        8:00am SHARP - Race start


The 3.1 mile loop around the lake will begin at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Mill Street, right next to the lake.

Left turn onto Park Avenue

Left turn onto Dale Drive

Left turn onto Frisbee Road 

Left turn onto Maple Avenue

You are always running against traffic.  There will be directional signs at the turns.

 Stocked aid station with Hammer Nutrition products; Heed and Gels and water.



ALL participants begin at the same time at the gun start at 8am.  No race bibs given. 

You will check in at the table inside the Fire Hall when you are finished to report how many loops you completed.  Your finish time is taken as a gun time.  All bathroom breaks, walking time, naps, beer stops, pancake eating, etc will be included in your time. 


Award for the Top 3 Male/Female finishers of the full 50K.

Award for the the Top 3 dogs that complete the most laps.


Race is held Snow, Blizzard, Rain or Shine.  

Only registered participants allowed on the course, please.  

You can take as many breaks as you’d like.  Your finish time will include them all.

There is NO refund for this event. 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.

If you have fun at this one you will most definitely want to put the Frickin’ Hot 50K on your calendar for August 6th  Same idea, same course.  Only differences are that we start and finish at the Cassadaga Beach so that you can jump in the lake and cool off, and hot dogs will be grilled instead of pancakes.  

Wilson Endurance Sports strives to bring you a fun, challenging event in beautiful settings all around New York State and one in Connecticut.  We host a full calendar that can be viewed on the Races & Events page of our website at www.CoachMarkWilson.com   Athlete centered, grass-roots racing is what we are all about.


We will be following protocols established by the State of New York and will adhere to whatever the State and County requires us to do as of race date 2022. We do not expect the State of New York to require proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the event. We WILL ask that you practice common sense. If you are feeling sick or showing symptoms of COVID, please refrain from participating. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask before, during, or after the event we support you. If you do not wish to wear a mask, we support you. Let’s just respect each other and be courteous.


I-Scream Polar Dip

Be brave and go for a dip in the Lower Cassadaga Lake from the Cassadaga Beach. 

Sponsored by The Red House

The event will be supervised by the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department and by the Chautauqua County Cold Water Rescue Team to ensure Dipper’s safety.  The Cassadaga Recreation Department will be providing the facilities and our community residents will be enthusiastically cheering on the brave participants.

All proceeds will benefit the Chautauqua County Cold Water Emergency Team and the Cassadaga Beach.

$20.00 pre-registration


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Start Location

Maple Avenue, Cassadaga, NY

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