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The Captain Myles Keogh Paddle, Wheel, & Run

On August 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM, The Great Race, Auburn's Summer Classic, begins

5 Team Relay Races of Runners, Bikers, and Paddlers (Canoe or Kayak)

Results of The Great Race 40

Thank you to all Volunteers and Sponsors!
List of 2017 Awards winners
Photos of the racers

What's new with the Great Race

This is our 40th race!! We're working to make this year the greatest ever!

Hope to see you next year! You can register super early for Sunday, August 12, 2018.

Packet Pick-up Is at the Auburn Y on Saturday the 12th. Teams can also pick up their packets at Emerson Park on Sunday.

We are inviting Stand-up Paddleboards to this year's Great Race! Both the long and short courses will have a Paddleboard Division!

We are also introducing K2 Divisions to the long and Short races. Your 2 person kayaks can now be a part of the Great Race!!

Our office is now open. From 10 AM to 2:30 PM during July. Teams will be getting their official team numbers soon after registering.

Liability Waiver: Don't forget that all your team members need to sign the liability Waiver.

Here's a new article from the Auburn Citizen.

Need a paper entry form? Get it here.


Canoe Teams

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


Kayak Teams

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


Tandem Teams

Long Course Only
Runner - 10 kilometers
Biker - 20 miles
Both must Canoe - 4 miles

New for 2017!! Standup Paddleboard Division -

This year, 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 (check out the news story below), 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.

This year is Great Race 40!

This year is Great Race 40!

Our goal this year is to make 2017 the tear of the Greatest Race ever!
Here's an article from the Auburn Citizen with more.

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.

Packet Pick-up!

Is at the Auburn Y on Saturday and at Emerson Park on Sunday.

Procrastination Station

After online registration closes, in-person registrations will be accepted during packet pick-up on Saturday and Sunday.

Don't forget the waiver!

Team captains: Remember that all members of your team need to sign!

Sign the Waiver (closes at 5 PM)

Become a Great Race Sponsor!

Help keep the Great Race great!

Sponsor Information


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.

2017 Photos from Pat Handrick photography
Race location
Location Map
Location via Google Maps.

Our generous sponsors:

Bo-Mer Plastics site Nucor Auburn
Cayuga Lake National Bank Beautiful Smiles
All Storage web site Rural Metro site
  Stoda site
Summit Cars Visit michelob.com
Finger Lakes Radio Group Byrne Dairy
Coburn Design Home Depot