Wakely Dam Ultra

We are getting close!!

We will again be hosting a pre-race meal!! Come catch up with some old Wakely friends and meet some new ones. Bring a chair and put your feet up. The meal includes: pasta with marinara sauce that is vegetarian friendly, bread, a variety of baked goods, soft drinks and water. We will also have some cold Saranac on ice if that is how you choose to carb up!

Door prize drawings will start around 6:15pm.

It will be held at the Piseco Airport from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Dinner is included in your registration fee. Guests are $3.00 or $6.00 per family.

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Mark your calendars...

The date has been set: Saturday July 19th!

Registration will open: Saturday March 1st at 12:00pm!

The race will again begin at the Wakely Dam and finish at The Piseco Airport.

Further details to follow...stay tuned!



Congratulations to all 2013 Wakely Dam finishers!


The state of New York may be able to limit the quantity of runners we can let sign up and run the Wakely Dam Ultra, but it's obvious they can't stop the flow of quality, bad ass runners and more importantly, the just plain high quality of folks that we are lucky enough to have show up each year for Wakely weekend. We had a great time from beginning to end...it was great to reconnect with friends from previous years and make new friends who joined our race for the first time.
Our overall winner was Adirondacks High Peaks legend Jan Wellford, with 2nd place going to Wakely veteran Courtenay Guertin, and 3rd place going to first time Wakely runner David Mitchell.
Our female champion was Christine Tokarz. 2nd place went to Canada's Sara Montgomery, and third went to New Hampshire's Emily Wynes.
Most importantly we enjoy seeing the looks of accomplishment (whether it be for a new PR or simply a finish), happiness, relief, and pain (yes, we like to be reminded it wasn't easy out there) that we see with each and every finisher. Thanks to all of you who took the time to register, train for, and travel to participate in our little trail run in the Adirondacks.
We'll never be the biggest or baddest ultra around but when it's all said and done, if we and our kick ass team of volunteers (yes, we all know volunteers are the backbone of any race) gave you a experience worthy of your race fee than we couldn't be any happier.



Who said all good things must come to an end??

After a 10 year "run" under the directorship of RDJim we have been given the privilege of taking over the Wakely Dam Ultra.· It is a huge responsibility for sure, but anyone that has participated in this incredible event would agree that every step had to be taken to make sure it stayed alive and well.· Jim did a fantastic job growing this race from the ground up and we simply plan on maintaining the one-of-a-kind experience that this race has provided in the past.· As we embark on this journey any ideas, suggestions or input that you may have is always welcome.·

We look forward to seeing you all out on the trail.

The Wakely Dam Ultra is a 55K (34 miles) ultra marathon through the Adirondack Park wilderness of New York State.· It takes place along a remote section of the Northville Placid Trail between the Wakely Dam and Piseco Lake.  The race is totally self supported, all runners will provide their own aid.· It is a technical trail race with 7,381 feet of total elevation change.· There are no cross roads, when you enter at the trail at the Wakely Dam there are only two ways out;· emerge at the trailhead in Piseco or return from whence you came.· Adding your name to the list of nearly 300 runners who have conquered Wakely will take a fair amount of fitness, planning, toughness, and maybe even a little bit of luck.