Important Notice **** Bridge construction on the Bike Course ****

The Great Race Team Relay - Run, Bike, and Paddle Triathlon


August 9, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Emerson Park...

... 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. Check out this video to see more.

For a true inspirational story, check out this article from the Aubutn Citizen.
We at the Great Race are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of long time Great Racer Brad Wilson.

Our Flagship Event: The Championship Course

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4 Person teams
Runner - 10 kilometers
Biker - 20 miles
2 person Canoe - 4 miles

3 Person teams
Runner - 10 kilometers
Biker - 20 miles
1 person Kayak - 4 miles

2 Person teams
Runner - 10 kilometers
Biker - 20 miles
Both then Canoe - 4 miles

Also, our popular Short Course

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4 Person teams
Runner - 5 kilometers
Biker - 10 miles
2 person Canoe - 2 miles

3 Person teams
Runner - 5 kilometers
Biker - 10 miles
1 person Kayak - 2 miles



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. Feel free to bring your own refreshments and enjoy the day at beautiful Emerson Park. A live band will be on stage providing fine entertainment. This year's band is Chief Big Way.

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Race Photos

2015 Photos will be available soon after the race!

2013 Race Photos

2014 Race Photos

Last week to sign up!

Online registration is available until 5 PM Friday.
After that you must use one of the last minute options.

Need Teammates?

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We have a Message Board where racers can find that last team member they need or join up with a completely new team. .

Race Week schedule

Important dates and times for Volunteers (and racers too!).
Volunteer Meeting
Team Packet pick-up

Our Generous Sponsors:

Bo-Mer Plastics site Nucor Auburn Hammond and Irving site Cayuga Lake National Bank Beautiful Smiles Byrne Dairy All Storage web site Rural Metro site Visit Home Depot Angel Flight Northeast Summit Cars Excellus Blue Cross / Blue Shield site Auburn Party Rental The Citizen Time Warner Finger Lakes Radio Group