Cayuga Trails 50 Is "Gorges"
Ithaca’s Cayuga Trails 50 will host 2014 USATF 50-Mile National Championship
Start of the 2013 Cayuga Trails 50. Photo by Steve Gallow
Within the first few miles of the Cayuga Trails 50 Miler, runners know exactly what they are in for. When race director Ian Golden blows his traditional Norwegian ram’s horn to signify the start of the race, runners follow the Gorge Trail for two miles and emerge from the woods at the first aid station, nestled above Lucifer Falls, located near an old rustic mill.
The on-course waterfall—one of many—is aptly named, as the Cayuga Trails 50 is a devil of a course. Tucked away in the beautiful trail town of Ithaca, New York, with almost 10,000 feet of elevation change, the Cayuga Trails 50 is serving as the United States Track and Field (USATF) 50-Mile National Championship race this year. This means runners have the opportunity to compete with some of the giants of the sport of trail ultrarunning.
Photo by Steve Gallow