Frickin' Hot 50K

Park Avenue
Cassadaga, NY 14718

Running > 5k, Fun Run, Ultra

Event Description

Welcome to the beautiful lakeside community of Cassadaga, NY.   Just off of I-90, one hour south of Buffalo, NY and 1 hour north of Erie, PA.  

A NO FRILLS ultra-running event for those of you that just LOVE to run!

The Lower Lake in Cassadaga hosts a perfectly distanced 5K loop and this event will have you run or walk one to ten loops, depending on what you feel that day. 




When we say NO FRILLS, we mean it!  No medals, no t-shirts.(Unless some amazing sponsor wants to step in and provide…hint, hint)


 Results will be posted on 



There will be a $10 entrance fee, ALL of which will be donated to the Chautauqua County Fire Police and the Cassadaga Food Pantry.


**UPDATE to the NO FRILLS ~ we’ve added some frills.  We just couldn’t help ourselves.

  • Restrooms available
  • Take a break or enjoy post race: 
    • beer zone provided by our awesome sponsors at Southern Tier Brewing Company
    • Hotdogs grilled by Coach Mark beginning at 8:00am until the last runner finishes.  No limit.




Check-in opens at 5:45am

Pre-registration is appreciated to adhere to COVID protocols.

Want to save the on-line fee?? Register directly with Tonia Wilson and pay with a check or PayPal - contact Tonia at 716-353-1288 (text is best) or

Registration, to comply with Covid protocols, will be available and modified race morning.  You will need to provide your email address and city/state and payment can be made by a personal check (made out to Wilson Endurance Sports), PayPal account or cash.  Waiver will need to be signed.

If you pre-register on-line or with Tonia directly you just need to check in and let us know that you are there on race morning. 


FREE parking in several locations within a very short walk to the race site. 

22 Mill Street - Please do not block the fire department doors.

25 Maple Avenue, Park Church



Saturday, August 7th

  • 5:45am - Check-in opens at the beach
  • 6:50am - Pre-race meeting at the start line
  • 7:00am SHARP - Race start



The 3.1 mile loop around the lake will begin at the Cassadaga Beach.

Left turn onto Dale Drive

Left turn onto Frisbee Road 

Left turn onto Maple Avenue

Left turn onto Park Avenue

You are always running against traffic.  There will be directional signs at the turns.

 Stocked aid station with Hammer Nutrition products; Heed and Gels and water.



ALL participants begin at the same time at the gun start at 7am.

You will check in at the table inside the Fire Hall when you are finished to report how many loops you completed.  Your finish time is taken as a gun time.  All bathroom breaks, walking time, naps, beer stops, hot dog eating, etc will be included in your time. 


No awards.  Just bragging rights.  We will name and announce the Top 3 Finishers that complete the full 50K.



Race is held Rain or Shine.  

Only registered participants allowed on the course, please.  

Anyone that brings dogs(not recommended) or strollers we ask that you stay to the back of the pack at the Start to allow the serious runners ample space and safety.

You can take as many breaks as you’d like.  Your finish time will include them all.

There is NO refund for this event. However, with ADVANCE notice, you may defer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event or next years race. You must speak with Tonia Wilson directly via email at or 716-353-1288.

Any questions on the course or race please contact Race Director, Mark H. Wilson, via email or 914-466-9214.

If you have fun at this one you will most definitely want to put the Frozen 50K on your calendar in February.  Same idea, same course.  

Wilson Endurance Sports strives to bring you a fun, challenging event in beautiful settings all around New York State and one in Connecticut.  We host a full calendar that can be viewed on the Races & Events page of our website at   Athlete centered, grass-roots racing is what we are all about.


Volunteers are always needed and appreciated!

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