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Great Hill Ultra

July 8, 2023


This 62 mile trail race is sure to become a Finger Lakes classic. It traverses 54 miles through hills and valleys scratched by glaciers to the Great Hill, sacred birthplace of the Haudenoshonee people. The final 8 miles climb and descend the gully rim trails around the hill to finish this 100k romp. Peppered with challenging terrain, unknown trails and exceptional views, this course meanders through swamplands and hilltops with a jaunt through charming downtown Naples. We’ve linked together our favorite Naples area trails ending in the West River Valley in the shadow of the Great Hill. These are our favorite areas packaged up for you in one spectacularly challenging run.

This race highlights trails in our neighborhood that aren't usually available to the public. Starting in Honeoye Valley at the Muller Field Station and ending in the shadow of the Great Hill, with long challenging climbs and steep downhills in between, this race has a little bit of everything. It'll challenge you to the very end.

Race Specs

Distance: ~62 miles (~100km) 

Race Route: Point to point

Start: Muller Field Station (Honeoye Valley)

Finish: West River Valley (Middlesex, NY)

Elevation: +9366', -9457'

Terrain: 84% Trail, 3% Gravel, 13% Pavement

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Our Partners

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Our partners help make this all possible! Check out their beautiful properties!

The Details

The most recent addition to the Ironwood Adventure Works collection of races, the course is spread across a substantial area in the heart of the Finger Lakes. The base of operations will be in the shadow of Great Hill in the West River Valley at the finish zone.

Buses to the start zone leave from the finish zone.

Participants are encouraged to join us for camping Friday night before the event and Saturday after our event. We will be providing meals for participants Friday evening and on Sunday morning during our race awards. Participants will have the opportunity to share experiences and stories in a beautiful camping venue. Participants will be bussed to the start, allowing for your vehicle to be waiting at the finish. 




July 5
5:00pm: Online race registration closes

​July 7
Noon: Camping access at our finish zone opens 

4:00pm: Packet Pick Up begins

6:30pm: Pre-race safety meeting, and event introduction at the main tent

July 8


5:00 AM: Busses to start zone begin loading at the finish area

~5:40: busses arrive at start area

6:00am: RACE START!


July 9



(See runner handbook for aid station details and cutoff details.)

IMPORTANT: All race participants must check in Saturday morning so we know you are starting the race and can account for you, even if you picked up your packet Friday night.




All runners are encouraged to ride the bus from the finish area. There is very limited parking at the start. If you want to be dropped off at the start you need to contact us ahead of time for details.


Runners are allowed crew support at several locations on the course. Please see full runner handbook for crew directions and details.



Due to parking limitations, spectators are only allowed at our finish area, the aid station at Cumming Nature Center, and the Naples Brewing Co aid station. Please be respectful of our neighbors and do not park throughout the course, or at any other aid stations. 

Aid is only allowed at aid stations.

If you must drop, please notify a race official at the start/finish area ASAP so we don't go looking for you!

This event follows Ironwood Adventure Works Rules for Competition and Policies and Procedures.

2023 Entry Fees 

$250 After 5/31

280 After 7/1


Race Registration will close 7/5. There will be no

day-of registration.

Refund policy: We will be happy to refund your entry fee, less a $75 service fee if you notify us by June 30. After July 1, no refunds will be issued. 

All runners will receive an event shirt, a race packet, and post race grub. Camping is included in your registration for both Friday and Saturday nights. 

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st-3rd place overall male and female winners.

Finisher's award: TBD


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