Mighty Mosquito Trail Race & Relay
The Mighty Mosquito Trail Race and Relay is Western NY’s only 100-mile solo trail race.
This race weekend also includes TWO 50K distance options and a 99-mile relay race with teams of up to 6 people.
All proceeds from this race benefit the Blue Foundation, a charity organization in Canandaigua, NY. For more information visit https://bluefoundationny.org
Please note- after July 19, we cannot guarantee shirt sizes or availability. We will have other options available.
99-mile Relay Teams
Looking for a fun way to challenge yourself with friends? Relay teams, consisting of up to 6 team members, will complete 6 laps of each course. The course is run relay-style, with one runner on course at a time while the other members relax, camp and enjoy the festivities at the start/finish line.
All relay teams are required to provide a volunteer! (see below)
Relay Cutoffs: start lap 6 by 7:00pm, start lap 12 by 5:00am, finish by noon.
100-mile Solo runners begin at 6:00am on Saturday, with a 30 hour time cutoff.
50K solo runners begin at 9:00am on Saturday. New in 2023- the 10 hour cutoff has been eliminated! 50k runners will have until noon on Sunday to finish the race, as long as they do not leave the course.
Relay teams begin at 12:00pm on Saturday with a 24 hour time cutoff.
All loops begin and end at the Canfield Woods Shelter at Mendon Ponds park.
plenty of parking at the Beach Lot
-park bathrooms available for the duration of the event
-camping allowed in the area surrounding the shelter
100 Mile Solo Runners
This challenging event will put ultrarunners to the test! Solo runners begin at 6am with a 30-hour time cutoff. Runners will traverse 2 10-mile loops in a figure-8 fashion, with an aid station located about 5 miles into each loop and crossing through the main pavilion in the center.One final mile awaits you at the end of this race to complete the course. Those runners finishing under 30-hours will be awarded with a beautiful Mighty Mosquito belt buckle.
Solo Cutoffs: TBD
Mini Mosquito 50K Solo Runners
This race will challenge runners to take on 2 laps of each course for a total of 33-ish awesome miles! This race starts at 9:00am, and NEW in 2023- no 10 hour cutoff! 50k runners will have the same cutoff as the 100 milers, with the stipulation that they do not leave the course. Stopping for breaks is permitted, but leaving the park will result in a DNF. A fully stocked aid station will be provided at the end of each loop located at the start/finish line.
Mystical Mosquito 50K Solo Runners
****NEW THIS YEAR****
This year we are adding a nighttime 50K option. Starting at 9pm runners will take on the challenge of 3 loops of the 100 mile course in an A-B-A fashion. On these loops runners will find a stocked aid station and experience the all the sights, sounds and joys that running through the night will bring. Runners will have till 12:00pm on Sunday to finish the race. While napping and rests are permitted, leaving the park will result in a DNF (same as the Daytime Mini Mosquito).
We opted for the 10 mile loop as a way to introduce runners to the next step in our 100 mile race!
This is a large event that spans more than 30 hours. As a result, volunteers are critical to keep all runners safe and on course and to help the event run as smoothly as possible.
All relay teams, regardless of size, are required to bring 1 volunteer who is available for the duration of the event. Volunteers will be on a schedule, and that schedule will be published in advance so everyone is on the same page. Number of shifts and length of shifts will vary depending on the number of teams we get. Duties include but are not limited to: road crossing marshals, directing runners on course, aid stations & more.
Thank you in advance for your understanding!
This event is to raise funds for the Blue Foundation, thus there are no refunds. We apologize for the inconvenience but keep in mind you're helping a great cause!
Event's current local time: 4:28 AM ET