Race Info

Schedule of Events

Shuttle Service

The Twisted Branch Trail run is a point to point course. For a small fee we will be offering a shuttle service from the finish line area to the starting line evening BEFORE the event. There will be no shuttle service the morning of the event. The shuttle will leave Hammondsport High School around 7:00pm on Friday August 18th. If you are interested in the shuttle service you must purchase a ticket through ultra sign up. If you have already registered and need help purchasing a ticket please reach out to us.

Camping

Camping is free to all runners. On friday night free camping is located at Ontario County Park near the pavilion loop. We will send parking and camping maps out to all entrants as we near the event. Camping on Saturday night, after the race, will be at the Hammondsport Fire Hall. The Fire Hall property is adjacent to our finish line. We will help transport any camping gear you need from Ontario County Park to the Fire Hall.

You can make other arrangements with Ontario County Park as they do have campsites and cabins available. Those sites are not free.

Starting Line Map Finish Line Map

Race Cut off and Dropping Out

The race will have a 18 hour cut off. Cut off times will be enforced. Runners must leave the aid station ahead of the established cut off time. Aid Station Managers and/or Race Officials will enforce this policy. If you choose to drop out of the race for any reason, you or your crew must find and notify any aid station volunteer. It is critical that the race officials can maintain an accurate accounting of which runners are still on the course and where they are.

Failure to abide by either of the policies above will result in a lifetime banishment from this event.

Crew & Spectator

This is a great race for spectators. There will be several locations where you will have easy access to meet, support and cheer on the runners as they pass through the course. However, to be gracious guests, we ask that each crew limit themselves to one vehicle. We must stress that crew not try to gain access to non-crew aid stations. Our aid station locations are critical to our success. Unwanted traffic at these sites put those aid stations in jeopardy. We have had this problem in the past and will disqualify runners whose crew attempts to bend the rules.

If you are asked by a Race Official, aid station Manager or volunteer to relocate your vehicle, please listen! Aid station maps will be made available to help guide crews to aid stations.

Crew members are forbidden to support runners outside of the aid station areas. Runners caught receiving support outside those areas will be disqualified from the event.

Crew Route North Crew Route South

Pacers

Pacers will be allowed during the Twisted Branch.

  1. Pacers are allowed solely as a safety consideration for potentially fatigued runners.
    1. No physical aid may be given by the pacer to assist the runner
    2. No 'muling' or carrying items for the runner
    3. No aid (food, fluids, other supplies) can be given to the runner outside of normal aid station locations
  2. Pacers can only join in the race at two locations.
    1. Bud Valley Campground
    2. Urbana Aid Station
  3. Pacers starting at Bud Valley Campground are not allowed to park at the aid station. Parking can be found around the corner at the Prattsburgh Central School Ag Center and Athletic Fields located 1/2 a mile away. Address is One Academy Street, Prattsburgh, NY 14873
  4. Pacers may be running at night and therefore must have a headlamp or flashlight to stay on course.
  5. Pacers must register at the aid station they are starting at. Aid station volunteers will have you sign the waiver
  6. Pacers must be at least 18 years of age. Exceptions may be considered.
  7. Pacers must stay with their runners at all times.
    1. Pacers must meet runners at the a aid station areas and depart that aid station with their runner.
    2. Pacers may not continue on the course if the runner being paced is pulled, or drops out of the race.
    3. Pacers must arrive and depart from Aid Stations with their runner.
  8. Only one pacer is allowed to be pacing a runner at a time. Runners can utilize two different pacers during the event.

If you are looking for a Pacer or you are interested in pacing, please click the button below and complete the form.

Pacer Form

Facilities

At both the start and the end of the race you will have access to indoor bathrooms. Most of the aid stations will also be equipt with port-a-johns.

Medical Support & Runner Safety

While aid stations will be stocked with a basic first kit for your needs, the race will not provide any formal medical support for runners. We have a medical director on staff. We also work closely with local emergency organizations in preperation for the event. If there is an emergency, call 911 for help.

It is also very important that you stay on the trail. You will be running through very remote sections of Upstate NY. If you are feeling like you are lost, it is important that you stay where you are. Do not continue or wander off the trail. Wait for a fellow racer, or our staff, who will be performing a sweep of the course to make sure all runners have cleared the course safely.

Trail Maps &
Description

We have provided trail maps, and a course elevation profile with aid station locations. While you won’t get lost, we are pretty sure you will get worn out. With 10,000 feet of elevation gained/loss in the day, and no mountain to speak of, you’ll be climbing, and descending all day long.

Since we are following the FLT, we encourage you to stay tuned to current trail conditions, seasonal reroutes, and changes to the trail through the FLTC website.

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Aid Stations
& Drop Bags

There will be 11 fully stocked aid stations and a handful of quick-fueling stations along the course. We have worked carefully with the community, landowners, authorities, and the FLTC to locate these aid stations in the best possible locations.

We have provided you with a breakdown chart of all of the aid stations, and their locations and proximity to the starting line. Crew access and drop bags are not allowed at all of the aid stations. Also, don’t forget only one car per crew will be allowed!

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Travel
& Lodging

There is really no better time to visit the Finger Lakes region than in the late summer. There are hundreds of options available for you to find places to stay and enjoy the area. Bed & Breakfasts, Cottage Rentals, Hotels, Motels, and Camping.

Take your time to look around, and plan a trip to the area. There is so many things to do in the Finger Lakes. You'll be in the heart of the Wine trail, Keuka Pottery trail, and so much more. Check out our travel page for links and information.

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Volunteer
Opportunities

With a race this long we are always looking for anyone interested in volunteering to help make this event fun and safe for the participants. If you are interested in helping out, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We'll be glad you did!

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Register
@ Ultrasignup

Don't miss your chance to be part of the 2016 Twisted Branch Trail Run.

Entry to the race will be limited to 150 people, so we think it's a good idea to sign up now.

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Sponsors
Partners

This race couldn't be possible without the support from our sponsors and partners..

Check out who they are, and what they are all about. You'll find cool stuff, and ways to give back to the trail.

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