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)
What's new with the Great Race
This is our 40th race!! We're working to make this year the greatest ever!
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!!
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 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.
Places in the changeover zone are assigned in the order that teams register.
Get a better spot in the zone by signing up early! Register
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.