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2020 Announcements

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We are excited to kick off 2020 and have a lot of information regarding some new fun events for 2020

Special Event!!!

The Filthy Formal – We are partnering with Rochester Running Company to bring you a black tie gala! We want you out of the woods and on to the dance floor. Think valet parking, awards ceremony, red carpet, fancy food, drinks, photography and more! Stay tuned for details and ticket sales! This is a great chance to get dressed up and help us raise funds for a huge local trail project! 100% of proceeds will go towards some really great projects!

Races: We will offer 3 races this year.

  1. Race For The Rock: June 6th 2020. New this year!. A knock out style hill climb tournament.
  2. Webster Trail Classic:    September 5th 2020. The classic returns with a 10 mile and 3.5 mile option and some new swag!
  3. Winter Trail Festival: Back for it’s 8th year, WTF will remain the same with 5, 10, or 15 mile options and the long sleeve tee makes a comeback

Group Runs:

  1. Sunday TLC runs return – Andrea Lynch will take over for 2020 and will continue an offering for new and learning trail runners!
  2. Tuesday Trail Workouts – Sheila and Eric continue our 6pm hill repeats or speed work to help you get used to running hard – all speeds welcome.
  3. Wednesday Morning Crew – Jeff McBeth leads a Wednesdays at 6am. 3-4 miles on eastside trail early in the morning.
  4. Trail Mix – Jim Moragne will lead on Wednesday evening runs and hikes. A little slower, and unapologetic about it.

Swag: We have an online store – It ships direct to you. Check out your options here

Tech: Our app is constantly being updated and is in use by thousands of runners. If you don’t have it yet download it and see what it can do for you!

Advocacy: We are committed to defending and protecting open space and public lands in the region. We will work with land managers, governments, races, and other organizations to continue to promote sustainable, responsible use of our local trails. Our trail coordinators Todd Beverly and Katie Gailey will announce soon some really exciting and meaningful projects for the 2020 work year. Join us and give back!

Happy New Year – We can’t wait to get out on the trails (and the dance floor) with you all in 2020!!

Changes are coming

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A few months back we announced there would be some changes to the #TrailsRoc leadership team and the general direction of the organization. It took us some time to make sure we got it right, but we are finally ready to let you know what this looks like.

 

WHO IS STAYING?

Eric and Sheila: This is the surprise here after our earlier announcement that they would be stepping down – Eric and Sheila have decided to stay on in their capacity and are excited to see many of you out in the woods with our group runs, races, and trail work days. They will continue to lead group runs, Co-Direct our races, and introduce new folks to the joys of dirt.

Jeff McBeth: Mr. Code himself is sticking around to offer up the support of our app and all things that go beep-boop in the night. Jeff is instrumental in our web design, scoring of the TROY series, helping out at every single event and supporting runners in the best possible ways. We are excited to spend more time in the woods with Jeff!

Michael Valone: Back for another trip around the sun with us supporting all of the runners he has come to love over the years. Valone will manage our merchandise which will include a newly launched store front as well as day of sales of some of our classic orange shirts. You can purchase our classic #TrailsRoc orange shirts directly from him at any event his is selling, and other gear will be purchased from our new store front!

WHO IS LEAVING?

Laura Howard: Our Special Events Coordinator. Laura was responsible for raising the funds that got us our amazing trailer, organized TROY, and managed our sponsored runners. Laura will remain involved in so many other events in the area so she will never stray far from us and we are sure we will see her at some group runs and races in the future! Thank you Laura for all you have done for us.

Amy Lopata: Our Trail Learning Crew coordinator. Amy has been responsible for showing so many new runners the joys of trail running every Sunday. It has been so great to have her with us. She will be missed, but we have a feeling you will see her volunteering at road crossings, rocking aid stations, mixing up some soups at WTF,  and out enjoying time out on the trails. Thank you Amy, your energy will be missed!

Dave Storie:  Our Trail Steward Coordinator. Dave is responsible for miles of new trails and so many bridges and walkways, making otherwise non-passable locations into beautiful, sustainable systems. Dave has led projects in Powder Mill, Ellison, Black Creek, Durand, Letchworth, and more. If you run trails locally, chances are Dave was part of the building or maintaining of that trail. Dave is leaving a legacy that will span generations, thank you Dave for all you have done, we know we can count on you to join us in the future for projects.

 

INVITATION: We would like all of you to join us at our Winter Trail Festival in Powder Mills Park as we thank Laura, Amy, and Dave for all they do before the start of our 15 mile race. The community is better for having them in it and we would love to give a large thank you from a sold out race for them. Join us December 7th – Sign up here

 

WHAT IS NEW OR STAYING?

Advocacy – We will begin to focus a lot of our efforts into educating trail runners about proper and sustainable use while advocating for public lands to always remain public. This will mean working with land managers to only allow sustainable races and hopefully move all race organizations towards a model that includes volunteer trail maintenance on the systems they run on.

Races – We will continue to offer the Webster Trail Classic in the fall and the Winter Trail Festival in December. These events will be the cornerstone of our fundraising. We believe joining us for these is one of the best ways to help build and maintain trails in the area. The Trailfecta Series will go away at the end of this year as we will only have 2 races next  year.

Trail Work Coordination – We will continue to build new trails, maintain existing ones, and develop plans to ensure that trails are sustainable and usable in all seasons. We, as always need and appreciate your volunteer service on these projects. We will grow our partnership with organizations already committed to these events and hopefully can begin to develop more trail runners in to trail builders as we go.

Speaking of Trail Work– – – Katie Gailey has signed on to be one of our new Trail Steward Coordinators. Katie has been at a number of our work days over the years and spent time in South America with the organization Conservation Volunteers International learning how to build sustainable, quality trails in Chile, specifically in Patagonia.  We are excited to have Katie join us and can’t wait to see what plans our new stewards come up with!

 – – Todd Beverly – a staple at our trail work events and a  Golden Axe award winner has also joined our team. Todd  brings some serious skills as a wood worker – bridge builder – and trail maintainer to the board and we cannot wait to see the new projects he thinks up for us!

Tuesday Trail Workout – A group run open to all levels of runners. We are either doing speed work or hill repeats. These will stick around and anyone is welcome to learn how to run fast with us

Wednesday Morning Club– An early morning east side of the town group run. Get those miles in and be refreshed before heading off to work!

Trail Runner Of the Year series – TROY will be back and scored again. Look soon for an announcement on what races are part of the series.

The App – People love it, we love it, it will still help you find trails, learn trails, and stay safe on trails!

Merchandise– We will be moving almost everything online https://shop.spreadshirt.com/trailsroc/all and items will ship directly to your house. This will include hoodies, tech shirts, tanks, many color options, and even race shirts if you want them. Our classic orange t-shirts and sleeveless shirt will be sold on site during our races. We will only take credit for these items so come prepared!

Aid Stations: You will still see us at Cayuga Trails 50, Twisted Branch, and more as we volunteer our best people to make sure you finish that goal race you trained so hard for!

 

 

WHAT IS GOING AWAY

0SPF – But don’t you worry, the race will live on. Robin Hood Racing and the Rochester Running Company are going to take the mantle and run with it. This event has been around a long time and we wanted to ensure it continues. Look for information very soon from RRC regarding events that we have abandoned.

Ready Set Glow – It was already moonlighted (see what we did there)….. but Rochester Running Company has plans to bring it back. Pay attention for those details soon.

Our Ambassador program – We have helped 20 runners compete at races out of their comfort zones over the years. From Prem running all the way across Haiti to Scott winning the War Hammer 100. We will leave the adventure recaps on our website, but will be focusing that cash and energy into our local trails and races around here. Thanks to all of our ambassadors for all you did to highlight our organization.

Some group runs – Since our start, this community has spawned group runs that cover every single day of the week for every single pace of runner around. We are all about this community and want to see you all engaging in those other runs and bringing that energy to support our local stores and groups.

 

So there you have it – Some changes, but we will still be the same trail focused organization that we have been for almost a decade now. As we head into our 9th year this gives us a bit more sustainable approach while still allowing us to have a large focus on the trail community around us. Thanks for being along for the ride, we can’t wait to see where it goes next!

 

 

Trail closures and advocacy

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We think Spring is finally here. It was a long wet winter for our local trail systems and they are in pretty rough shape in some places. We urge you to all take consideration with where you run and what the conditions are like. If you are leaving footprints, it’s a good idea to find a drier place to run. This is also a good time to remind everyone to stay on approved trails when out and about.

Locally, at least 3 places have recently lost trail space.

  1. The Doc Lilac Trail in the Crescent Trail system is no longer public access. We have removed it from our app and there will be signs placed to let runners know where the private property begins. Much of the Crescent and Seneca trails are on private land that needs property owner permission. In this case, they decided to revoke the permit for the trail on their land.
  2. The backside of a route in Ellison Park known as the “Coyote 4X4”. The section of trail that was used for this route was never on public land and the new land owner is very serious about runners and hikers not trespassing on the land. Signs and even barriers have been in place on this route educating us as to where public lands end. Please respect the land owner and stay only on public lands on actual trails when at Ellison Park.
  3. The Finger Lakes Trail  Letchworth branch south from Access K-Closed due changing conditions, with major portions of the hillside slumping toward the gorge It has become too dangerous. Explorations are proceeding, but for now we have no trail route down to access L at the river bridge in Portageville.
    To reach trail south of the park, from Access K walk uphill on the paved road to NY 436; turn right onto 436 and drop down to river level to use the bridge, which has NO SHOULDERS. On the south end of the bridge, continue straight past the immediate intersection, then very soon veer left onto the old railbed/towpath and the Genesee Valley Greenway. This is roughly 1.5 miles.
    This section of the Letchworth Trail also appears on map M7.

    These are all great reminders that we must be good stewards of the lands that we run and race on. If we abuse, ignore rules, liter, and in general disrespect the lands, it is likely we will continue to lose them.

    #TrailsRoc is more than just trail running though, we are also a trail advocacy organization. When we can, we work to keep lands open and available to the public. It is important that we respect rules and boundaries if we want to save, or even grow our available outdoor spaces. We really, truly, need your help.

With that in mind – Consider joining us for some trail work days this season! We have at least 5 projects planned for this work season that can all be seen here https://trailsroc.org/trail-stewardship/

 

Thanks for listening, and we will see you out on the trails!

 

 

#TrailsRoc Trailfecta Series

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Good morning – We have a big announcement that some of you may have already seen on facebook!

NEW THIS YEAR – A #TrailsRoc Series – The Trailfecta!

Run all 3 of our races and earn a hoodie at the completion of WTF –

You have 3 options:

The Long Series 0 SPF 1/2 Marathon – Webster Trail Classic 10 Miler and the WTF 15 Miler
The Mid Series   0 SPF 1/2 Marathon – Webster Trail Classic 10 Miler and the WTF 10 Miler
Short Series        0 SPF 1/2 Marathon – Webster Trail Classic 3.5 Miler and the WTF 5 Miler

The cost for the series is just $75.00. This includes all 3 races and the hoodie at the end!

Dates:

0 SPF July 13 –

Webster Trail Classic September 7th –

WTF December 7th-

As most of you know our main focus with these races (other than putting on some pretty epic events) is to raise money to continue to build and improve the trails in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region.  The series gives you an opportunity to earn some swag, but also to allow us to continue to raise these funds.

 

You can register for the series here https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=64654

Join us – Summer, Fall, and Winter and let’s raise some money and earn those hoodies!

 

 

 

Not interested in the entire series? You can sign up for individual races at the links below

0SPF https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60358
WTC https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60356
WTF https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=64328

Winter Trail Festival

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Just a quick reminder that registration will close soon for the Winter Trail Festival http://www.trailsRoc.org/wtf

If you would like to receive a shirt, you must sign up by Monday November 26th. 

Description: A Winter Trail Festival at Powder Mills Park – With the options of running 5ish, 10ish, or 15ish miles – The course will be a single 5 mile loop taking you on beautiful single track in Powder Mills Park  – Each loop will start and finish at Wadhams Lodge which will be our “home base” for the weekend. Your cost to race? $25 no matter the distance

 

The 10 miler will again be run in the name of former champion Jill Jackett

The 5 mile race will be renamed, and run to Honor Lisa Valone.

 

It would be an honor if you could run with the spirit of these wonderful women during our event this year!

 

Get in while you can – https://trailsroc.org/wtf/ and let’s have some fun out there!

Protect the Land and Water Conservation Fund

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On September 30th the Land and Water Conservation fund is set to expire. Since 1964 this bipartisan program has funded many projects in the geographical region that we run, hike, and play in.

 

This program has allowed our area to become one of the nation’s best outdoor regions. We have hiking, running, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing . We have trail-heads, and paved paths for those who can’t go off-road. We have playgrounds, parks, ice rinks and the list goes on.

 

None of this has happened without fierce advocating for our outdoor spaces and we need your help now to renew the fund and continue to create and conserve our amazing outdoor spaces.

 

The Land and Water Conservation fund is paid for by reinvesting royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling into recreation and conservation projects across the country.

 

We are copying in a link from our friends over at the International Mountain Bike Association which will allow you to quickly send a letter to your representative asking them to continue funding this resource.

 

Please support #TrailsRoc and other local outdoor organizations by contacting your representative! 

 

Thank you!

 

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND

 

Below is a list of some of the projects that locally have been funded through this fund.

 

12 – XXX HAMLIN BEACH STATE PARK ENCON MONROE NY $54,425.75 1966 1971 Development
25 – XXX WEDGEWOOD BOWL TOWN OF HENRIETTA MONROE NY $12,495.00 1967 1969 Development
28 – XXX SCHLEGEL ROAD PARK TOWN OF WEBSTER MONROE NY $67,608.00 1967 1969 Acquisition
43 – XXX POWDER MILLS PARK SKI AREA MONROE COUNTY MONROE NY $25,000.00 1967 1967 Development
77 – XXX CHURCHVILLE PARK MONROE COUNTY MONROE NY $27,649.59 1968 1969 Development
153 – XXX HARRIS WHALEN PARK TOWN OF PENFIELD MONROE NY $121,300.00 1971 1973 Development
170 – XXX ADELINE PLAYGROUND TOWN OF GREECE MONROE NY $19,576.12 1972 1973 Development
189 – XXX PARK ADDITION TOWN OF CHILI MONROE NY $14,600.00 1972 1974 Acquisition
219 – XXX RIVERTON PARKS TOWN OF HENRIETTA MONROE NY $643,343.00 1973 1975 Combination
316 – XXX NORTH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER-PHASE CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $110,150.55 1975 1977 Combination
339 – XXX UPPER FALLS PARK CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $104,817.07 1975 1980 Development
342 – XXX SCHOOL #9 REC. AREA CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $111,541.00 1975 1980 Development
446 – XXX HAMLIN BEACH ST. PARK GENESEE SPRC MONROE NY $23,000.00 1976 1980 Development
461 – XXX GENESSEE GATEWAY PARK CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $555,821.17 1976 1980 Development
463 – XXX LIONS PARK TOWN OF GATES MONROE NY $25,000.00 1976 1979 Redevelopment
480 – XXX ADAMS STREET REC. AREA CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $117,894.84 1976 1980 Development
535 – XXX EAST ROCHESTER SWIM POOL VILLAGE OF EAST ROCHESTER MONROE NY $112,500.00 1977 1979 Development
628 – XXX GENESEE VALLEY PARK WEST CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $868,936.68 1978 1980 Development
632 – XXX SOUTHEAST NEIGHBORHOOD PARK TOWN OF PITTSFORD MONROE NY $196,500.00 1978 1980 Development
640 – XXX MARELLA PARK TOWN OF GREECE MONROE NY $150,000.00 1978 1980 Development
670 – XXX LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD ACQUISITION MONROE COUNTY MONROE NY $32,527.98 1978 1983 Acquisition
672 – XXX CANAWAUGUS PARK VILLAGE OF SCOTTSVILLE MONROE NY $2,364.83 1978 1983 Development
675 – XXX RUSH STONEY BROOK ROAD PARK TOWN OF RUSH MONROE NY $15,000.00 1978 1983 Development
720 – XXX EXPRESSWAY PARK TOWN OF BRIGHTON MONROE NY $75,758.00 1979 1983 Development
739 – XXX PONT DE RENNES CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $475,000.00 1979 1983 Development
762 – XXX HENRIETTA VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK II TOWN OF HENRIETTA MONROE NY $27,540.15 1979 1983 Development
777 – XXX GREENWOOD PARK TOWN OF PENFIELD MONROE NY $124,500.00 1979 1983 Combination
802 – XXX DAVIS PARK TOWN OF CHILI MONROE NY $150,000.00 1979 1984 Development
809 – XXX GRANDVIEW PLAY IMP. TOWN OF GREECE MONROE NY $100,000.00 1979 1984 Development
854 – XXX GEORGE BADGEROW PARK TOWN OF GREECE MONROE NY $246,166.86 1980 1985 Development
864 – XXX TURNING PT. PK. CITY OF ROCHESTER MONROE NY $111,345.18 1980 1985 Development
867 – T N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #4 TOWN OF MENDON MONROE NY $28,000.00 1980 1985 Development
867 – E1 N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #4 BROCKPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL DIST. MONROE NY $47,000.00 1980 1985 Development
929 – XXX SLATER CREEK FISH ACCESS ENCON MONROE NY $41,920.00 1981 1985 Development
942 – XXX SPENCERPORT OGDEN PARK SPENCERPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL DIST. MONROE NY $26,156.90 1981 1985 Development
956 – XXX GREECE CANAL PARK I MONROE COUNTY MONROE NY $200,000.00 1981 1985 Development
1038 – XXX PITTSFORD THREE SITES TOWN OF PITTSFORD MONROE NY $136,500.00 1983 1984 Development
1048 – A HANDICAPPED PARKS GENESEE SPRC MONROE NY $18,113.80 1983 1988 Redevelopment
1086 – XXX EDMUND LYON PARK VILLAGE OF EAST ROCHESTER MONROE NY $66,937.00 1985 1988 Development
1195 – XXX DEVIL’S NOSE AREA NEW YORK STATE MONROE NY $109,810.00 1997 1998 Development
1264 – XXX Hilton Village Park Enhancement Project Village of Hilton MONROE NY $182,834.00 2004 2007 Development
1276 – XXX Meridian Centre Park Expansion Town of Brighton MONROE NY $150,000.00 2005 2008 Development
546 – XXX SULLIVAN PARK POND & DAM RESTORATION TOWN OF SULLIVAN MADISON NY $19,164.20 1977 1979 Redevelopment
873 – XXX VET’S MEMO. PARK AND POOL CITY OF ONEIDA MADISON NY $85,000.00 1980 1985 Development
922 – XXX CHITTENANGO FALLS BLDG. CENTRAL SPRC MADISON NY $41,536.80 1981 1985 Development
70 – XXX CONESUS LAKE INLET ENCON LIVINGSTON NY $36,643.75 1967 1970 Acquisition
375 – XXX PARKLAND ACQUISITION VILLAGE OF DANSVILLE LIVINGSTON NY $12,500.00 1976 1978 Acquisition
450 – XXX STONY BROOK COMFORT STATION FINGER LAKES SPRC LIVINGSTON NY $11,512.55 1976 1979 Development
638 – XXX GENESEE STATE PARK GENESEE SPRC LIVINGSTON NY $30,775.34 1978 1980 Development
729 – XXX DANSVILLE PARK IMPROVEMENTS VILLAGE OF DANSVILLE LIVINGSTON NY $100,000.00 1979 1983 Development
867 – Z N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #4 VILLAGE OF GENESEO LIVINGSTON NY $9,057.61 1980 1985 Development
868 – XXX LETCHWORTH RD. REHAB. GENESEE SPRC LIVINGSTON NY $81,542.66 1980 1985 Redevelopment
953 – XXX CALEDONIA PARK IMPROVEMENTS VILLAGE OF CALEDONIA LIVINGSTON NY $13,539.20 1981 1985 Development
1033 – XXX RICKY GREEN PARK CITY OF CONESUS LIVINGSTON NY $75,884.76 1983 1984 Development
1084 – XXX BELLAMY MEMORIAL PARK VILLAGE OF MOUNT MORRIS LIVINGSTON NY $59,253.00 1985 1988 Development

 

374 – XXX VILLAGE PARK IMPROVEMENT VILLAGE OF GAINESVILLE WYOMING NY $3,450.00 1976 1978 Development
471 – XXX LETCHWORTH ST.PRK. IMPROVE. GENESEE SPRC WYOMING NY $75,000.00 1976 1980 Development
674 – XXX CASTILE TENNIS COURT RENOVATIONS VILLAGE OF CASTILE WYOMING NY $5,000.00 1978 1983 Redevelopment
881 – XXX LETCHWORTH ROADS GENESEE SPRC WYOMING NY $65,936.99 1980 1985 Redevelopment
959 – D CONSOLIDATED GRANT #9 GENESEE SPRC WYOMING NY $5,041.68 1981 1985 Redevelopment
1016 – XXX LETCHWORTH ROAD REHAB 83 GENESEE SPRC WYOMING NY $55,352.17 1983 1988 Redevelopment
1101 – XXX PERRY VILLAGE PARK IMPROVEMENTS VILLAGE OF PERRY WYOMING NY $60,356.00 1986 1988 Redevelopment
1156 – XXX LETCHWORTH STATE PARK NEW YORK STATE WYOMING NY $295,413.94 1991 1993 Redevelopment
1207 – XXX SILVER LAKE COMFORT STATION Genesee SPRC WYOMING NY $75,000.00 2000 2002 Development

 

1209 – XXX LONG PATH ACQUISITION ENCON GREENE NY $185,850.00 2000 2002 Acquisition
68 – XXX TONAWANDA GAME MANAGEMENT AREA ENCON GENESEE NY $24,000.00 1967 1970 Acquisition
152 – XXX GENESEE COUNTY PARK & FOREST GENESEE COUNTY GENESEE NY $10,900.00 1971 1973 Development
381 – XXX GENESEE CTY PARK & FOREST–PHASE III GENESEE COUNTY GENESEE NY $36,375.00 1976 1979 Development
526 – XXX WILDWOOD PARK AND PRESIDENTIAL ACRES VILLAGE OF LEROY GENESEE NY $124,702.00 1977 1981 Development
760 – XXX BATAVIA MINI PARK TOWN OF BATAVIA GENESEE NY $49,326.65 1979 1983 Development
845 – XXX DARIEN LAKES SEWAGE TREATMENT GENESEE SPRC GENESEE NY $91,229.60 1980 1985 Development
867 – V N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #4 GENESEE COUNTY GENESEE NY $25,000.00 1980 1985 Development
887 – C N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #6 GENESEE SPRC GENESEE NY $26,873.40 1981 1985 Redevelopment
946 – XXX DARIEN LAKES SHOWER GENESEE SPRC GENESEE NY $94,320.00 1981 1985 Development
999 – XXX DARIEN LK C.S. GENESEE SPRC GENESEE NY $24,710.11 1981 1986 Developmen

 

11 – XXX SENECA LAKE STATE PARK ENCON ONTARIO NY $277,845.62 1966 1968 Development
139 – XXX GANONDAGAN STATE HISTORIC PARK FINGER LAKES SPRC ONTARIO NY $30,750.00 1971 1978 Acquisition
323 – XXX D/MARON BEGGS MEMORIAL PARK CITY OF CANANDAIGUA ONTARIO NY $362,700.00 1975 1980 Development
368 – XXX COMMUNITY PARK VILLAGE OF MANCHESTER ONTARIO NY $35,000.00 1976 1979 Development
467 – XXX GENEVA ICE RINK CITY OF GENEVA ONTARIO NY $586,605.00 1976 1980 Development
476 – XXX MARINA CIRCULATION CHANNEL FINGER LAKES SPRC ONTARIO NY $10,000.00 1977 1979 Development
604 – XXX NORTH FARMINGTON PARKLAND ACQUISITIO TOWN OF FARMINGTON ONTARIO NY $11,253.15 1977 1980 Acquisition
771 – XXX SHORTSVILLE VILLAGE PARK VILLAGE OF SHORTSVILLE ONTARIO NY $38,500.00 1979 1983 Development
867 – G N.Y.S. CONSOLIDATED GRANT #4 TOWN OF FARMINGTON ONTARIO NY $81,000.00 1980 1985 Development
976 – XXX CANANDAIGUA LAKE RECONSTRUCTION I FINGER LAKES SPRC ONTARIO NY $182,080.00 1981 1985 Redevelopment
1121 – XXX GENEVA LAKEFRONT REC. PROJECT CITY OF GENEVA ONTARIO NY $187,425.00 1987 1991 Development

 

Join us at the Webster Trail Classic

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On September 8th join us for the Webster Trail Classic – A beautiful run through 3 amazing parks near the shores of Lake Ontario.

Register here: 

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=59359 

 

With 2 options, a10 mile tour of the parks or a 3.5 mile tour of Webster Park  there is an option for everyone-

 

Both races start and finish at the same point.

 

Please join us and help us raise money for the Friends of Webster Trails and the Webster Volunteer Ambulance company.

 

www.trailsroc.org/wtc

 

Join us for our Earth Day Event

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#TrailsRoc Trailgiving day to celebrate Earth Day

THIS SUNDAY – 4/22 From 9am-noon – Open house style

Black Creek Park!

Every time we talk with folks we hear ” Let us know when the next trail work day is” Well you are in luck, we have one scheduled to celebrate Earth Day this Sunday!

Please join us in celebrating Earth Day with a day of events at Black Creek Park:

9:00am Group run/Family hike and fairy 🧚‍♀️ house making – We have some supplies, but feel free to bring your own materials to build your own Fairy House for the occupants of our trail

10:30am Trail work – Bring gloves and clippers, we have everything else for the projects. We will have projects as simple as trail clipping and cleaning to as complex as walkways/bridge building. You can choose when you arrive.

12:30 tailgate potluck lunch – We will hang out in the open air shelter and share our stories and you can hear about all of the amazing things #TrailsRoc has planned this year!

Afternoon of trail work will be offered as needed

Please come and go as you are able. We will meet at the open air pavilion path finder shelter.

 

This event is replacing our spring race as we felt it was time to let the trails recover and heal after a few harsh springs and race seasons. This is our way of giving back. Please join us and help us continue to create beautiful outdoor spaces for all to enjoy!

How to find us on Facebook

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Facebook has changed the way you see posts from a page. As a 501c3 Not For Profit, we are not in the position to pay them for you to see what is going on so we likely will not be in your news feed.

You can however be sure to get our posts in your feed by simply opening our page – clicking “following” – and then checking “see first” We have attached a screen capture with some fancy circles and arrows to help you out.

In short – If you want news from us, you might want to do this.

 

In other news in case you missed it (Thanks, Facebook) – We have a few fun events planned this spring.

 

  1. March 3rd  – It’s our birthday!!!  Come join us for a 9am group run celebrating 6 years of trail love! We will meet at the Beach Lot (Mendon Ponds Park) for a 1 hour run and then have a potluck breakfast party in the pavilion, bring a dish to pass. Board member and tech guy McBeth reports the 6th celebration is the year of candy, and we won’t complain if that is what you bring!
  2. April 22nd Earth Day Event – Join us in celebrating Earth Day with a day of events at Black Creek Park:

    9:00am Group run/Family hike and fairy 🧚‍♀️ house building for the Fairy House Trail we built
    10:30am Trail work  – It’s our chance to give back!
    12:30 tailgate potluck lunch – Bring something fun to share
    Afternoon of trail work as needed/motivated to get on with.

As always – Our races are open for registration and our group runs are free and fun. Information can always be found right on our website

 

Thanks everyone –

October 2015 Newsletter

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Welcome to October! We haven’t had a chance to write for a while, between ultras, mountains, trail builds, and group runs we have been really busy this summer. I do want to take a minute to let everyone know about some changes to our Board of Directors though.

Ron, one of our founders has left the board and is taking his photography to another level with the Ascend Collective.  We are sad to see Ron go and we want to thank him for his service to the trails over the past few years. He was so important in the launching of this organization and we would not be who we are today if it were not for Ron. So thank you, Ron. You will be missed!

Joining us in his place is a well deserving trail runner. Someone who embodies everything we as an organization stand for. We want to officially welcome Michael Valone as the new Vice President of #TrailsRoc!

Michael will be as valuable an asset to this board as he has been to the trail community as a whole here in Rochester. We are excited to see where we go in the future with “Colonel Valone” on board and we encourage you to welcome him with us.

There is much going on in the world of trails – We are bringing you the film “Run Free” We have races coming up and of course, as always trail work days. We encourage you to find some time as the colors change to get out with us and enjoy some time off of the pavement!

Meet us on the trails,

Eric and the #TrailsRoc crew

-An Intro From Colonel Valone-

Hello TrailsRoc members,

It is with great pride and excitement that I am able to serve as the newest board member of an organization that I absolutely love. Many of you already know me and we have run miles and trails together.

If you are new or just getting started in trail running, I hope to meet you soon. Please let me welcome you into what I promise will be a group that you can grow with, laugh with, and learn from.

TrailsRoc is the perfect example of what I feel a community should be about. As Eric, Ron, Sean, and Ben have always said, it’s about people and trails. Very simple, yet also at the same time very much needed.

I am thrilled beyond belief to be able to serve in this capacity and cannot wait to see you all out there. We hope to put these newsletters out on a monthly basis so you can keep up with all the news and happenings. See you soon.

Michael

-TRAIL NEWS-

We are happy to announce we are bringing the film RUN FREE- The True Story of Caballo Blancoto Rochester. -The story based on the book Born To Run and its central character Caballo Blanco. Tickets are $12 in advance at www.imathlete.com/events/runfree or $15 at the door the night of the show.

Clean up:

We have partnered with the county and adopted 2 parks and will be announcing major projects in both of them:

1. Black Creek Park host of Mess The Dress, Cast A Shadow, a new Dirt Cheap and a few XC races. We have already designed some beautiful new single track that we use in our races and we are sure you will use in future events n the park. Stay tuned for work days coming up

2. Durand Eastman Park host to our Winter trail running kick off and completion picnics as well as home to this years Dirt Cheap. We have assessed the sustainability of trails at Durand – Rerouted a few trails and have planned a major trail building project to add miles of new single track in one of the most scenic parks in the county.

Both of these parks are vulnerable to overuse and/or poor trail use etiquette. Please remember to stay on trail, especially during races, and consider joining us as we repair damaged trails, build new sustainable trails, and create parks you will love to be in for years to come!

 

Group Runs: Always fun – Always free!

Tuesday Trail Trots – 6:00PM. An easy 4-5 miles. You should be able to run 4-5 miles consistently and we will lead you through the parks. We always have at least 2 pace groups available. Check our website for more details.

Wednesday Morning Runs 6:00AM. We will post the schedule on our facebook page each week and the website is updated as we go.

Wednesday Evening Run 6:30pm This is the SAS – Night Time Crescent Trail Project. Check out details on the site.

SAS – Slow and Steady – These runs are on Sundays and are for those who are just learning to run. We go, as the name says,  Slow and Steady. We have groups from walkers all the way through to ultra runners getting “time on feet”. Check the website for information.

 

Races:

# TrailsRoc READY – SET – GLOW – See all you registrants October 10th for a low-key, 5-mile trail run in the dark on the winding trails of Dryer Road Park. Trails will be marked with glow sticks and things that go bump in the night.  Finish the race and celebrate with a glow necklace/bracelet, food, and a blacklight party where you can decorate your shirt with highlighters! PACKET AND SHIRT PICKUP AT MEDVED FRIDAY OCTOBER 9th from 5 to 8 pm.  The waiting list is still still open and registration closes on October 7th. http://www.trailsroc.org/readysetglow/   Better yet, sign up to Volunteer. Contact us here and let us know if you can help.

# TrailsRoc O degree WTF – A Winter Trail Festival at Powder Mills Park – With the options of running 5ish, 10ish, or 15ish miles – The course will be a single 5 mile loop taking you on beautiful single track in Powder Mills Park  – Each loop will start and finish at Wadhams Lodge which will be our “home base” for the weekend. Your cost to race? 1 dollar per mile! Registration Open Now!!!!!!! http://www.trailsroc.org/wtf/ 

 

 

 #TrailsRoc: The App:  An android version now available and fully updated – We know plenty of iphone users have found the app to be extremely easy to use and often very helpful!

Know a good trail that is not in our database? Send us your GPX data and allow others to share that trail with you. Contact TrailsRoc@Gmail.com with GPX or comments.

 

-OCTOBER RUNNER(S) SPOTLIGHT – 

THE LACEYS

 

 

Each month we will highlight you. A local trail loving runner (or runners). Every other site seems to be highlighting the stars, we want to highlight OUR stars!

This month we spotlight two local runners who are near and dear to us. Jen and Pete Lacey who have a unique and personal (both to them and TrailsRoc) story to tell:

 

Jen:

 

I’m having trouble finding the words to adequately express the enormity of gratitude and love I feel for TrailsRoc. There is a Danish word, Hygge, for which there is no English translation, but it means a kind of cozy well-being. Like the warm atmosphere created when you mix good friends, good food and good times. Also, something about candles (I’m a little fuzzy on that part). I’ve never been to Denmark but I’m pretty sure I’ve experienced Hygge right here in Rochester. And that is in the community of awesomeness that is TrailsRoc.

 

My life has been forever changed and infinitely improved by the experiences and especially the people I’ve met through TrailsRoc. I found the most inspiring, encouraging and straight-up badass friends. Without TrailsRoc, I wouldn’t have found my awesome roommate/friend, Danielle nor my life & adventure partner, Pete. Funnily enough, both of those things happened due to lost keys. I had met Danielle through TrailsRoc runs and races, but I really got to know her during one Saturday run at Mendon when she lost her car key in the woods and we got lost together trying to find it. We didn’t find her key that day, but we did find kindred spirit tree climbers in each other. I met Pete through the TrailsRoc group runs and volunteering at the TrailsRoc 0spf half marathon. After a preview run for the Mess The Dress race, Pete “accidentally” locked his keys in his trunk, so I gave him a ride home to get his spare key and then back to Black Creek Park to get his car. He bought me ice cream from a gas station. Mess The Dress 2014 was our first date. He asked me to be his girlfriend during the Flower City Half and to be his wife at Crater Lake in Oregon after we’d run 42 miles on the Rogue River trail. We just got married on September 6th at Powder Mill Park, site of the TrailsRoc WTF race.

 

In my very humble opinion, The Secret To Life, is this: fresh air & good company. And I’ve found both of those things in TrailsRoc. It’s a community of people who challenge themselves and others to test their limits and push past them, who are there to celebrate the good times and give you hugs during the bad times, who always have time for one more hill. Meaningful relationships are the true riches of life. And I hit the jackpot when I joined TrailsRoc.

 

So the legendary Michael Valone asked me what TrailsRoc means to me. It means good friends, good runs, good times. It means a community of people who live as if no dream is too big and nothing is impossible. It means the world to me.

 

 

Pete:

 

I knew immediately and very powerfully the very first time I ran on a trail through the woods that this is where I belonged.  I love the smell and peacefulness of nature and the experience of trail running and I am not alone.

What Traisroc does is bring people who love the trail running experience together to form a community of shared values and desires.  We all can forget about both our differences and similarities and just run the trail.

I believe and have witnessed that with Trailsroc everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. Running trails with Eric, Shelia, Steven(s), Todd, two-n-Jenn, Bob, and Alison and the rest of the Trailsroc community is how I met my wonderful wife Jen, without whom I wouldn’t have the desire to be better and better together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

-TROY NEWS –

The 2015 season is more than underway – Troy standings are currently on the interwebs HERE>>>>>  http://www.trailsroc.org/troy/ 

You still have two chances to sign up for TROY races:

GVH Mudslog XC 12k is coming up on October 25th  –  A great chance to run a brilliant local obstacle and off road race!!!!! Registration ends 10/21. Information and Registration can be found HERE >>>>> http://www.gvh.net/mudslogxc/

Mendon 50k is coming up on November 7th – Great local home grown ultra with options for 10,20,30 and yes 50k. Looped course with tons of support all at Mendon Ponds Park. Registration ends 11/3. Information and Registration can be found HERE >>>>>   http://roc.us.orienteering.org/mtr/

 

-PHOTO OF THE MONTH- 

We are looking for the best photos of the trails- Send us yours –

Colin Bailey is our current merchandise elevation holder at 13,120 feet during the Imogene Pass Run from Ouray to Telluride. Colin decided to forego the shirt and wear the new signature buff. Way to rep Colin!!!!!!

colin