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THE GREAT RACE XLVI, Aug. 11, 2024


Note: Registration for Great Race 46 is now open !!

The 46th running of Auburn's Summer Classic race will happen on August 11th, 2024 at 9:30 AM.

This is a Team Relay event of Runners, Bikers, and Paddlers (Canoe, Kayak, or Paddleboard)

What's new with the Great Race

August 14th, 2022 marks the 44th edition of our race!! Don't miss it!

We are finally racing again! Great Race 44 will be on August 14th, 2022. We are all anxious to get our favorite race back!

Register your team today! Online Registration is currently open

All new solo category: At long last, we will have a one person category in the race.

Liability Waiver: Don't forget that all your team members need to sign the liability Waiver. If your team still has a member that hasn't signed, have them sign to avoid packet pick-up delays.

If you need to make a change to your team roster, follow these Team Roster Change Rules


Canoe Teams

Runner - 4 miles
Biker - 12.4 miles
2 person Canoe - 2.5 miles


Kayak Teams

Runner - 4 miles
Biker - 12.4 miles
1 person Kayak - 2.5 miles


Tandem Teams

Runner - 4 miles
Biker - 12.4 miles
Both must Canoe - 2.5 miles

Course/Location Maps

New Category! Solo Division -

In response to interested racers, we now offer a Solo Division. Run/Bike/Paddle
(kayak, canoe, or paddleboard)

K-2 Team division

4 Person teams: Runner, Biker, and 2 Paddlers with a 2-Person Kayak.

Standup Paddleboard Division -

3 person Paddleboard Teams, no age groups.

The Great Race

... on the northern end of Owasco Lake. Join us as we renew Auburn's annual tradition of fun, competition, and celebration. Hundreds of 2, 3, or 4 person teams begin with a runner (4 miles) who hands off to a biker (12.4 miles) who then hand off to their kayaker 2 canoeists, or paddlebparder (2.5 miles). Young or old, serious racers or beginners, compete for glory or the pursuit of fun and fitness.

Looking for a team?

Use our message board

Use it to make yourself available to join a team or use it to find that last team member you need.

Kid's Fun Run

1 Mile - Finisher's ribbons for all

The Dave Schardt Memorial fun run starts along with the Great Race. No entry fee.

Become a Great Race Sponsor!

Help keep the Great Race great!

Sponsor Information

Does your Team need to make a Roster Change?

Follow these Team Roster Change Rules


All participants, families and guests are invited to join us after the race for the annual Great Race celebration. All participants and volunteers will be treated to snacks and liquid refreshments after the race. Additional food and beverages are available for guests and spectators. Feel free to enjoy the day at beautiful Emerson Park, with all your fellow Great Racers.

Donate to the race

If you wish, you can make a tax deductible contribution to the Great Race here:

Our generous sponsors:


Bo-Mer Plastics site AMR site
Cayuga Lake National Bank Beautiful Smiles
Home Depot Visit prison city.com
Tessy Plastics Byrne Dairy




Finger Lakes Radio Group

Great Race 2023 photos from Pat Hendrick photography
Race location
Location Map
Location via Google Maps.