On August 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM, The Great Race, Auburn's Summer Classic, begins
5 Team Relay Races of Runners, Bikers, and Paddlers (Canoe or Kayak)
What's new with the Great Race
August 12th, 2018 marks the 41st edition of our race!! Don't miss it!
You can register early and lock in the 2017 rates.
Paddleboards! Both the long and short courses will have a Stand-up Paddleboard Division!
The new K2 Divisions to the long and Short races will be back. Your 2 person kayaks can now be a part of the Great Race!!
Long Course Runner - 10 kilometers Biker - 20 miles 2 person Canoe - 4 miles
Short Course Runner - 5 kilometers Biker - 10 miles 2 person Canoe - 2 miles
Long Course Runner - 10 kilometers Biker - 20 miles 1 person Kayak - 4 miles
Short Course Runner - 5 kilometers Biker - 10 miles 1 person Kayak - 2 miles
Long Course Only Runner - 10 kilometers Biker - 20 miles Both must Canoe - 4 miles
New Category! Standup Paddleboard Division -
In response to some interested paddleboarders, we are offering a 3 person Paddleboard Team Division
in both the Short and long Courses.
Another new addition - K-2 Team divisions
in both the long and short courses. 4 Person teams: Runner, Biker, and 2 Paddlers with a 2-Person Kayak.
The Great Race
... on the northern end of Owasco Lake. Join us as we renew Auburn's annual tradition of fun, competition, and celebration.
The Great Race is the nation's largest team only run, bike and paddle triathlon.
Hundreds of 2, 3, or 4 person teams begin with a runner (5k or 10k) who hands off to a biker (10 or 20 miles) who then hand off
to their kayaker or 2 canoeists.
Young or old, serious racers or beginners, compete for glory or the pursuit of fun and fitness.
After the race, the annual post-race celebration begins.
Racers and spectators alike are in for the fun, food, and refreshments.
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.
Don't forget the waiver!
Team captains: Remember that all members of your team need to sign!
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 lunch 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. A live band will be on stage providing fine entertainment.
Here are other fun events put on by friends of the Great Race: