Cassadaga Lakes Running Festival

Sunday May 29th, 2022

Cassadaga, NY

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Marathon, Half Marathon,10K, 5K, and 1 mile races in Cassadaga, New York on Sunday, May 29, 2022

NO cut off times for any distance.  We will be there to cheer you in as you cross the Finish Line. 

Enjoy this challenging course as it rolls along the three lakes of Cassadaga.  Flat beginning and ending with a bunch of bumps in the middle for the longer distances.

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

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

*If you register and do not receive a confirmation email from RunSignUp your email is blocking it.  Please adjust as this is the best way for us to communicate with you pre-race. We also communicate through our Facebook Group Page regularly.

**Check out the Running Festival Bundle - we also produce a festival laid out the same as this race; the Amish Country Running Festival held on September 24, 2022 in Randolph, NY.  You can learn more about this race by clicking here to be directed to our website on a new page


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


FREE parking will be available 1/2 mile from the race site with shuttle bus offered. More information will be given as we get closer to race day.

 There will be no parking at the race site.


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.

Race day registration will be available until 7:30am only for $10 more than the last published price.  Cash or PayPal.  

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

8:00am - Race 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 turnaround 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.

Strava link to course: https://www.strava.com/routes/2809095280004059554


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, 5 year age groups, for each distance.


Race T-shirts & Finisher Medals

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

Fire Pit if it is a chilly day.

Catered food will be provided to all participants and volunteers by Super Duper Catering. Additional items will be available for purchase for your spectators.


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.  Manual entries are offered by contacting Tonia directly.

A full list of rules and regulations will be emailed to all participants.

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

A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the Village of Cassadaga fund to create the new bathhouse at the Cassadaga Beach.

Volunteers are always appreciated.  Free meals, beer zone and race t-shirts are provided.  Please ask your spectators to view the Volunteer job duties on this website and choose a spot that would work for them. 


There are several Airbnb & VRBO rentals in the area at a high demand.  We recommend booking early.  You can find a partial list on the Village of Cassadaga website.

There are hotels available in Fredonia, Dunkirk and Jamestown NY.   Camping is available at Lake Erie State Park and in Stockton, NY Fireman's Grounds.


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. 

Thank you for racing with us.

Produced by Wilson Endurance Sports, LLC.  Hosting 23 running, triathlon and multi-sport events in New York State and Connecticut.  Check out the entire list at   our website www.CoachMarkWilson.com

Interested in becoming a sponsor of this and/or other Wilson Endurance Sports events?  Please reach out to tonia at [email protected] or 716-353-1288.


Race Distances

Price Register
1 Mile $20.00 until Register »
5K $39.00 until Register »
10K $69.00 until Register »
Half Marathon $99.00 until Register »
Marathon $109.00 until Register »
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Start Location

Park Avenue, Cassadaga, NY

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