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Results are up!!  Thank you for another CLASSIC year!  http://yellowjacketracing.com/results

Scenic views, beautiful neighborhoods, enthusiastic crowds.

This race is destined to become a Classic.

Join us on May 22nd, 2016
for the Canandaigua Classic
Half Marathon & 5k

Presented by UR Medicine Thompson Health

Pre-Registration is now closed!

In person registration will be available at Packet pick-up (see below for packet pick-up dates & times-cash and check only on Saturday- credit cards also accepted on race day!)


Run 3 or 13 miles through Canandaigua's beautiful historic neighborhoods and along Canandaigua Lake.  Proceeds to benefit the booster clubs and activities at Canandaigua Academy.

Thank you to our title sponsor for making this event possible:

Sign up with a team of 5 or more & save $5-per person on registration!

Join us at the beautiful New York Wine & Culinary Center for a post-race party featuring a light breakfast buffet and mimosas- included in your registration fee!

Pre-race pasta dinner hosted by Brownstone Physical Therapy is also FREE and includes an injury seminar!

Please note that online registration will close on Wednesday at noon.  Registration will re-open during packet pick-ups and beginning at 7am on race day.


Registration Fees


Sep 2 - Dec 31 $60.00
Jan 1 - Feb 29 $65.00
Mar 1 - May 1 $70.00
May 1 - May 20 $75.00

Half Marathon- Team Member

Teams of 5 or more

Sep 2 - Dec 31 $55.00
Jan 1 - Feb 28 $60.00
Feb 29 - May 1 $65.00
May 1 - May 20 $70.00


Sep 2 - Dec 31 $20.00
Jan 1 - May 20 $25.00

5k- Team Member

Teams of 5 or more

Sep 2 - Dec 31 $17.00
Jan 1 - May 20 $22.00

5k - Student

For students 18 and younger

Sep 2 - Dec 31 $10.00
Jan 1 - May 20 $15.00

Getting to the Race/Parking

Race Start

The race begins at Canandaigua Elementary School (96 West Gibson St., Canandaigua).  Parking is off West Gibson Street behind the school, or at the shuttle lot at Baker Park.  Registration is inside the school, the race start is on the other side of the school from the parking lot.


From Buffalo & Rochester:  Take the thruway to exit 44 (Canandaigua) and head South on Rt. 332.  Turn Right onto West Gibson Street, parking is 1/2 a mile down on the right, just after the railroad tracks.

From Syracuse & the East:  Take the thruway to exit 43 (Canandaigua Schortsville) and head South on Rt. 21.  Follow into Canandaigua, and go straight across Main Street onto West Gibson St.  Parking is 1/2 a mile down on the right, just after the railroad tracks.



Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

Wegmans * West Lake Hearing Center * Nothnagle Realty * Finger Lakes Dental Care

Brian Rheude Orthodontics * Anytime Fitness

Timing provided by:

  Yellow Jacket Racing

Post Race Party Presented by:

Pre-Race Pasta Dinner Presented by:

To download the sponsorship form for 2016, click here!
For more information on becoming a Sponsor, contact Taryn Windheim, Race Director by email at tarynwindheim@gmail.com or by phone at 585-451-1173.

Post-Race Party


What is a great race without a great post-race party?  Join us beginning at  10:30am at the New York Wine & Culinary Center for a light breakfast with free mimosas! 







 Still hungry?  Head inside for the NYWCC's famous Sunday brunch.  You can find the menu (and other details about this beautiful spot) at www.nywcc.com.

Pre-Race Pasta Dinner

The Brownstone Physical Therapy pre-race pasta dinner & injury seminar will return on Saturday night! 


Pasta Dinner and Injury/Training Q&A Seminar

Saturday May 21st, 2016

4:30 – 6:00pm

401 S. Main St

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Hosted by: BrownStone Physical Therapy, Finger Lakes Bone and Joint and Finger Lakes Sports Institute

( 2 tickets to each entered runner!)


Limited to the first 200 RSVP’s- to save your spot e-mail brownstonept@gmail.com

Come and enjoy a complementary, carbohydrate-loading pasta dinner while listening to the area’s most knowledgeable coaches, trainers, and Doctors! Need a new training strategy? Got questions about injuries? Stretching? Strengthening? Here’s your chance to get the right answer from the right source!

Packet pick-up also available from 6-7pm.

Have questions before the event? Contact a member of BrownStone Physical Therapy at (315) 986-4655 or brownstonephysicaltherapy@gmail.com

Swag & Packet Pick-up

Half Marathon Participants


All 1/2 Marathon participants registered by May 10th receive a long-sleeved tech tee and a custom finisher medal.  (don't worry, as of May 20th we still have plenty of shirts!)

Top finishers in each age group will receive a gift certificate from Fleet Feet Sports.  Top 3 finishers in each age bracket will receive a Canandaigua Classic 13.1 car sticker.


5k Participants

All 5k participants registered by May 10th receive a cotton tee and are eligible for age-group awards at the 9:15am 5k awards ceremony.

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pick-up will be held at the following locations:

Fleet Feet Sports @ The Armory (155 Culver Rd.)

Friday, May 20th from 11am-7pm

Saturday, May 21st from 10am-5pm

Pre-race Pasta Dinner @ Brownstone Physical Therapy/Finger Lakes Bone & Joint (401 South Main Street, Canandaigua)

Saturday, May 21st from 6-7pm

Day-of pick-up beginning at 7am


1/2 Marathon Course Map



 Join us for a beautiful run through Historic, tree-lined streets, down Canandaigua's charming Main Street, along beautiful Canandaigua Lake, and through spacious city parks.  We like to think that we're hitting all of the great places that make Canandaigua so beautiful! 




 The race begins at Canandaigua Primary School where there is ample parking (and plenty of rest rooms!).  Runners will run through Baker Park and the neighborhoods of Canandaigua's North side before heading South and enjoying a steady decline towards the lake.  It's a quick jog over to West Lake Road and then up a short incline up to Middle Cheshire Rd.  Runners may be cursing the hill at first, but will be thankful to be headed down Butler Road instead of heading in the other direction! After a run along the lake it's back into town, up the steady but slight incline of Pearl Street,  then on to the finish! 




  Although there are some hills on this course, organizers have taken great care in avoiding the steepest or most difficult routes.  We think it will be easy to forget the miles you're traveling surrounded by the beauty of the streets and the lake that make up this course.




  Please Note:  The course will only be secured until 11:00am.  After 11am water stations will remain open but runners will be asked to run on the sidewalks. 
  Runners may need to stop at intersections to wait for
crosswalks to clear before proceeding.




  Water stations will be located at miles 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12.


Gu is located at mile 6


  Bathrooms are located at the start/finish line, miles 1, 4 & 10.




 For a larger map, or to zoom in, check out the map at:  http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1055137325

*The Route is subject to change based on police,city or town requirements, or construction or road work that would impact the planned route*

5k Course Map

The 5k mimics the 1/2 marathon route through Baker Park and Old Brookside.  Parking is available at the Primary-Elementary School off West Gibson St.

Thank you for Supporting us!

Have friends who are runners?  Get together 5 or more people and create a team.  Half Marathon team members save $5 per person on registration!  (5k participants save $3 per registration)


Interested in supporting Canandaigua Boosters AND another great non-profit organization?



Finish MS allows you to do just that! Challenge yourself to participate in an endurance event in 2016 and fundraise in conjunction with that event through FinishMS.org. Not only will you be racing for your personal goals, but you are also racing on behalf of all those moving to put an end to MS! It’s easy to get started: pick any endurance event, register at FinishMS.org, then start training and fundraising with the help of our online platform.  Finish MS participants receive support from Finish MS Teams and save $5 on registration fees.




Proceeds from this event support the many booster clubs and activites at Canandaiuga Academy.  Each mile of the course is supported by a booster club and their students, coaches, and parent supporters.

Participating groups:


 Canandaigua Boys Lacrosse

 Canandaigua Hockey

 Canandaigua Soccer Boosters

 Canandaigua Cross Country

 Canandaigua Track & Field

 Canandaigua Baseball

 Canandaigua Basketball

 Class of 2017

 Student Government

 FIRST Robotics

 Canandaigua Volleyball

 Canandaigua Softball

 Canandaigua Boy Scouts- Troop 30


*Please note that we are NOT able to process refunds on race registrations.  We do have the ability to defer or transfer regsitrations based on medical/other emergencies up until the date online registration closes.  Please e-mail us for more information *

Register for more races and SAVE!


Sign up for multiple events and save- sign up at www.fingerlakesracingandevents.com for multi-race discounts


Canandaigua Classic Half Marathon & 5k – May 22nd, 2016 in Canandaigua – benefitting the athletic booster and activity clubs at Canandaigua Academy

KTrain 5k- June 11th, 2016 in Penn Yan - benefitting the KTrain Kindergarden Literacy program in Penn Yan

The Super Hero 5k - June 4th, 2016 in Clifton Springs - Benefitting Our Children's Place

The Twilight 5k & 10k – July 21, 2016 in Victor – Benefitting the American Red Cross

Paddle Keuka 5k - August 8, 2016 on Keuka Lake- launching from Branchport – Benefitting the Finger Lakes Museum

Keuka Lake Relay Rally- September 25th around Keuka Lake - benefitting the Arc of Yates

Fall Foliage 5k –October 2, 2016- Bristol Mountain Resort - benefitting Ontario County Historical Society


Hair of the Dog 5k - January 1st, 2017 in Geneva - benefitting Literacy Volunteers Ontario Yates

Event Schedule

  • May 22 08:00 AM EDT - Half Marathon Start

  • May 22 08:15 AM EDT - 5k Start

  • May 22 09:30 AM EDT - 5k Awards

  • May 22 10:30 AM EDT - Half Marathon Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

96 West Gibson Street, Canandaigua, NY, United States

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