THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
This is a USATF-sanctioned and insured event. This race is happening with approval and permission from the NYS DEC, Finger Lakes Trail Conference, Private Landowners, the ADK-Onondaga trail chapter, and SUNY ESF. We are very privileged to have this race happening and it would not be possible without the previously listed partners, so a huge thank you to all of them!
This race will be utilizing much of the Morgan Hill State Forest, Heiburg Forest and will be run on the Finger Lakes Trail system. This race is named the Morgan Hill Meat Grinder for a reason, it will chew you up.....if you let it! No matter the distance you choose to run, your legs will be ground up but your spirit will have been forged and stronger than ever with the knowledge and experience of having conquered some of the most gnarly trails in Upstate NY!
We're working hard to make this a premier event and are very excited to see you on race day!
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The race offers three distances:
- 50 mile
All race distances will start and finish at Highland Forest County Park at the Community Shelter.
Elevation Gain for the races are as follows:
- 50 mile - 8397'
- Marathon - 4771'
- 25k - 2190'
As this race helps to support the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, once you've registered, there will be no refunds granted.
FLTC - Donation
When registering for this event you will have the opportunity to donate additional money to the FLTC - Finger Lakes Trail Conference. A percentage of your registration will go directly to FLTC however, you do have the opportunity to donate additional funds. This race would not take place if it were not for organizations like the FLTC and we would like to support them as best as possible.
Please consider signing up and becoming a member!
The Morgan Hill Meat Grinder is a big event to plan and support! We are most in need of volunteers in the following areas:
Event's current local time: 9:35 AM ET
- Aid Stations - There are a number of aid stations throughout the course so we need several dedicated teams to operate them. If you have a group of creative friends that enjoy making runners smile, reach out to the RD at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. It's a great way to get your organization's name out there!
- Packet Pickup - self-explanatory
- Medical - While not expected to provide medical aid, it's nice to have some first-aid-minded folks along the course to help keep track of runners and ensure their safety.
- Course Marking/Sweeping - It's critical to mark the course properly to ensure runners are going the correct way. Even more, so that we leave the trail in better condition than we found it!