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Swain Mountain Race
The Suffer Fest known as Swain Mountain Race is Back on August 6th!!!  SMR is a mountain/trail race that will cover approximately 6.5miles up and down the Swain Ski Slopes with nearly 2500ft of elevation gain.  This race won’t be easy but we can promise it will be epic with lots and lots of steep climbs and descents!!!   The race course consists of 2 Loops, the first loop is approximately 1.8miles and climbs mile sweep.  The second loop is approximately 4.5 miles and ascends up some of Swains most challenging climbs including Clark and finishing at the top Upper Robinson.

USATF Niagara Mountain Championships     Swain Mountain Race will serve as the 2022 USATF Niagara Open and Masters Mountain Association Championships.  The race will also be part of the 2022 USATF Niagara Runner Of The Year Series and Team Grand Prix Series.  Due to the sanctioning of this USATF event and hosting the Association Championship Hiking poles are prohibited.  Any 2022 USATF member will receive a $10 discount when you use your membership number when pre-registering online.

Covid 19:   Almost 2 years later, covid-19 continues to be problematic, if you unvaccinated please be respectful and where a mask

February 12th – 14th
Registration:  $35

February 15th – July 17th
Registration: $45

July 18th – 31st
Registration: $50

August 1st – 4th
Registration: $60

Packet Pickup
Race Day at the swain ski resort
630am – 8:15 am

Race starts at 8:30am!!!

USATF Niagara Overall Awards (Must be a 2022 USATF Niagara Member)   
Overall (M/F)
1st:  $200
2nd: $150
3rd: $100

Masters (M/F)
1st:  $75

USATF Niagara Teams
The winning USATF Niagara teams top 5 scoring members will receive free entry in the 2023 Swain Mountain Race.  Team divisions:  Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men, Masters Women (open teams will be scored by time, masters teams will be scored by age grading)

Swain Mountain Race Age Group Awards
Top 3 (M/F):  19 & U, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Association Medals will be awarded for overall and age group winners competing in the 2022 USATF Niagara Mountain Running Championships!

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