Area Trail R*nning | Drinking Practice

So, uh Utica area doesn't have a ton of trail r*nnng options but here is what we know about and some road trips that might be of interest  If we are road tripping to any of these we put them in meatup and facebook , and try to update the front page!

Actual R*nning Clubs:
  • Albany Running exchange - trail and road r*ns in Albany area (link)
  • Finger Lakes Runners Club - Trail Runs Galore in Ithaca Area (link)
  • Toepath Trekkers - Boonville (link)
  • Utica Roadrunners - all the local running events ever, with May-Sep Weds Night Dev Runs on the Parkway, Winter->July Sat AM Boilermaker training (link)
Mohawk Valley Trail R*nning Locations
  • Deerfield Wilderness Park (link - but doesn't have trail map)
  • Sherill Brook Park in New Hartford (link - trail maps)
  • Black River Canal Towpath Trail (Pixley Falls has parking and away you go)
Trail R*nning Events (except where otherwise noted):

  • Jan 1 - Boonville Toepath Trekkers Hangover Run 5k/10k. Snowy and paved but there is alcohol on course (link)
  • TBD - Super Frosty Loomis (Snowshoe), Hammond Hill (2 hrs from Utica - link)
  • Sat Apr 7 - English's Ridge Rumble at Green Lakes (1 hr from Utica - link)
  •  Sat / Sun May 5/6:  North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain (3 hrs from Utica - link)
  • Sat May 13: Thom B Trail Runs, Hammond Hill (2 hrs from Utica - link)
  • Sat May 20 2017:  (Oneonta Area) Rat Snake Trail Race or Reverse Tri (1 hr from Utica - link)
  • Sat June 3: Cayuga 50s, Robert Treman State Park, Ithaca (2 hr from Utica - link)
  • Sun June 4:  Tortoise and the Hare 10k, Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca (2 hr from Utica - link)
  • June 16-17:  Ragnar Trail (Relay) New England, Northfield MA (3 hr 15 mins from Utica -- link)
  • Sun June 18:  Tanglewood Nature Center Tanglefoot 5k/10k/20k Trail Race, Elmira (2 hr 45 from Utica - link)
  • Sun Jun 25:  Clark's Reservation Table Rock Trail Challenge Last Man Standing (Jamesville, 1 hr from Utica - link)

  • Sat July 9: Ellenville Mountain Running Festival (2 hrs 45 mins from Utica - link)
  • Sun Jul 16: Forest Frolic in Kennedy State Forest (1 hr 45 mins from Utica - link)
  • Thurs Aug 3: Forge the Gorgeous, Fillmore Glen State Park (1 hr 45 mins from Utica - link)
  • Aug 11-12: Peak to Brew Relay: Road relay from Whiteface Mountain to Saranac Brewery in Utica (link)
  • Sat Aug 19:  Monster Marathon / Half, Robert Treman State Park, Ithaca (2 hr from Utica - link)
  • Sun Aug 20: Lucifers Crossing, Robert Treman State Park, Ithaca (2 hr from Utica - link)
  • August 27: Thacher Running Festival (1 hr 30 mins from Utica - link)
  • Date TBD - Deerfield Skeleton Run (Actual local trail race! - link)
  • October 7:  Danby Down and Dirty, Danby State Forest (2 hr 15 from Utica - link)
  • October 13-14: Ragnar Trail Wawayanda (3 hr 15 mins from Utica -- link)
  • October 29: Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon / Squirrelly Six Miler at Thacher State Park (1 hr 30 mins from Utica -  link )
Drinking Practice - Events

  • Utica Roadrunners Happy Hour First Friday of the Month - Bar rotates, and you can talk about road r*nning to your hearts content. Join Utica RR FB group for invites.
  • I Love Utica Pub Crawls (link
  • Saranac Thursday and other Events to Hear Music While Drinking Utica Club (link)
  • Munson-Williams First Friday Happy Hour on the Steps (link)
Drinking Practice / Locations That Have Been Awesome to Us:

  • Gerbers Tavern (link)
  • Nail Creek (link)
  • That Pizza Place in Oriskany
  • Marcy Tavern
  • Salty Shamrock (Herkimer)
  • 99 in New Hartford