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The Great Race 44 is slated for August 14th, 2022 at 9:30 AM. It's Auburn's Summer Classic race!

With the delivery of vaccines moving swiftly, we are anxious and as excited as ever to get back to our always anticipated "in person" running of The Great Race! While the 2021 date will not be workable, we are greatly optimistic that the renewal of the race will be as great as ever in 2022!

5 fun Team Relay Races 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!

The "in person" Great Race 44 has been postponed to August 14th, 2022. We are all anxious to get our favorite race back!

New Kayak Family Category! for both the long and short courses. Children from the same nuclear family with at lwast one parent or grandparent are eligible.

Register your team today! Online Registration is currently open

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!!

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.

New Rule For Bikers: Take Note! The bike course closes at noon. ALL bikes must be back to the changeover zone by noon! See bike rules

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


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 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.

New Rule For Bikers: Take Note!

The bike course closes at noon.

ALL bikes must be back to the changeover zone by noon! See bike rules

Don't forget the waiver!

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

Sign the Waiver

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 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.

Donate to the race

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

Here are other fun events put on by friends of the Great Race:

2019 and earlier Photos from Pat Hendrick photography
Race location
Location Map
Location via Google Maps.

Our generous sponsors:

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