Take a listen to "A Roving Party"! Chris from “Running Inside Out Podcast” sits down and talks with Jackie Merrit, Daven Oskvig and Kendra Chamberlain about the upcoming Twisted Branch Trail Race. Be sure to check other podcasts too!

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Life in the Finger lakes

Outdoors, Photography

In the world of trail running there are 5k’s, 10k’s, and then there is the Twisted Branch Trail Run 100k. This brand new ultra-marathon trail race begins in South Bristol, NY and winds its way along the Finger Lakes Trails to the finish line in Hammondsport, NY. A distance just shy of 64 miles. On August 29th this year, runners will only have 18 hours to complete the course. The event was conceived out my own personal adventures along the Bristol Hills Branch Trail.....Read More

Ultrarunning Magazine

Homepage, Race Calendar

11/04/2015:The thimble shape of the Pleiades hinting of winter to come hung low in the eastern sky. With headlamps blazing under an softly illuminated archway, anxious runners wished upon those stars for the energy to face what lied ahead. Then, they setoff by the glow of a superman hanging in the predawn darkened woods. Many had established this date with the trail long ago, dreaming, longing and even dreading its final arrival. Now here, they would creep into this day step-by-step and ultimately no matter what the outcome see it from this beginning to its close.....Read More

10/29/2015: There sat 17-year-old David Hedges, smack in the lead pack at the Twisted Branch Trail Run, a 100k race on the Bristol Hills Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail in NY. As he ran, surrounded by veterans of the sport, past winners of ultras and consistent hometown favorites he patiently waited. So did the grizzled veterans of the sport. They were sure this young hot shot was going to blow up at any time. They figured he would blast up a hill like he’d been doing all day and his legs would drain out.....Read More

Trail Maps &

We have provided trail maps, and a course elevation profile with aid station locations. While you won’t get lost, we're 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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& 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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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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@ Ultrasignup

Do not miss your chance to be part of the inaugural Twisted Branch Trail Run.

Entry to the race will be limited to 150 people, so it is a good idea to sign up now.

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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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