Virgil Crest Ultras

Staging Location

Hope Lake Park
2245 Clute Rd
Cortland, NY 13045


  • Saturday February 13
  • Registration opens on UltraSignUp
  • Sunday August 1
  • Cutoff for guaranteed schwag sizes
  • Friday September 10
  • 4:00 - 9:00: Check-In at Trax Pub and Grill, Greek Peak Alpine Resort, 2000 NY-392, Cortland, NY 13045
    • Pre-Race Dinner (optional / not included in registration fee)
  • Saturday September 11
  • 04:30: Check - In Begins for 50M, 100K, 100M Hope Lake Park, 2245 Clute Rd, Cortland, NY 13045
  • 06:00: Race Start for 50M,100K, 100M
  • 06:00: Check-In Begins for 50k, 100M Relay
  • 08:00: Start of 50k, 100M Relay
  • 21:00: Cutoff for 100M Relay to be out of Hope Lake Park
  • 23:20: Cutoff for 50M Finish, 100k & 100M to be out of Hope Lake Park
  • Sunday September 12
  • 03:00: 100k Cutoff
  • 12:00: 100M Relay Cutoff
  • 18:00: 100M Cutoff / Course Closure

Drop Bags?

50M, 100K, 100M solo runners will be permitted drop bags (clearly marked with BIB# and Aid Station Name) for transport to Hitching Post and Tenkate's Fix Aid Stations. Drop bags are to be left in the corresponding / labeled bins in Hope Lake Pavilion by 06:00 race morning. Entrants are permitted to retrieve them from Aid Stations after they finish, but volunteers will not bring them back in to Hope Lake until after that Aid Station closes down. Drop Bags not retrieved will not be returned.




Yes, but for 100 mile solo runners only (not Relays). 100 milers may pick up pacers anytime at or after 50 miles, but pacers can only check in / out at official Aid Stations.

Aid Station Provisions

Aid stations will provide water, and electrolyte drink, and an assortment of foods ranging from pretzels, to sandwiches, to hot foods if cold and/or at night.

Course Marking

A combination of mining reflectors on pigtails with pink flagging and surveyors flags. Occasional signs / arrows and fork intersections, and ground chalk.


We're hoping to allow entrants / crews to tent at Hope Lake Park. Please know this isn't a formal campground. Just ample lawn space with a bathroom. First come first serve on finding a patch of level grass.