Glen Iris 5K

Castile, NY

Letchworth State Park
The "Grand Canyon" of the East

Please join us on Sunday September 11, 2022 for the Glen Iris 5K Run/Walk in support of the Cordelia Greene Library in Castile. This event will take place entirely inside Letchworth State Park and features breathtaking views of the park and Genesee River Gorge known as the Grand Canyon of the East! 

In 2016 the park was voted as the #1 New York State Park and in 2017 it was voted the #1 attraction in New York State! Participants are encouraged to visit the official park website learn about all the great things happening at Letchworth.

The USATF Certified Course will start near the Trout Pond inside Letchworth State Park. The scenic route proceeds along the park road adjacent to the Genesee River Gorge before turning back into a wooded back road leading to the finish line at Trailside Lodge.

Letchworth State Park
Trailside Lodge (via Castile Entrance)

6699 Denton Corners Road
Castile, New York 14427

Online registration will remain open until Saturday 9/10/21 at noon. Paper registration only on race day because of poor internet connection inside the park. Packet pickup will take place at the Trailside Lodge from 7:30 am right up until the start of the race at 9:00 am. Register by September 1st to guarantee your shirt/size on race day. A small quantity of extra shirts will be ordered and distributed on a first-come, first -serve basis until they are gone.

5K Registration
Early Registration through 7/31/22 ..... $30
8/1/22 through race day .................. $35

5K Virtual Registration (Includes mailing of shirt)
Registration Fee ..... $30

NEW! Virtual Registration Option
We are also offering a virtual registration option for those of you who do not wish to run with us on race day. For the virtual option you choose when and where to run your 5K and then enter your results online from September 11th at 9am through September 30th. We will automatically mail your race t-shirt by September 20th (Continental USA Only)

Mail-in Registration Option

If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download both the race waiver and appropriate USATF liability waiver below and mail to the address shown. You must complete and mail BOTH waivers to the address shown on the waiver along with your check payable to iRunWNY.

>Glen Iris 5K Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver (required)

With Covid restrictions lifted, the post race celebration will take place at Trailside Lodge. Letchworth State Park will be open for visitors throughout the weekend.  Runners will be provided with a complimentary food/snacks compliments of the Glen Iris Inn along with bottled water at the finish line. Participants over the age of 21 are welcome to bring adult beverages for personal consumption in the park.

Custom trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers. Age group gifts will be awarded to the top 3 male and female runners in each age group shown below. All participants will be also able to download and print custom finisher certificates showing their individual race stats and rankings. Finish line photos will also be available on the results page after the race.

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and older.

All participants should plan on entering the park via the Castile Entrance on the west side of the park. If you arrive before 9am there will be no charge to enter the park. Once you pass the toll booth and enter the park, turn right (south) and drive past the Visitor Center. There is plenty of parking at the Trailside Lodge adjacent to the finish line.


For additional information on the race please contact Paul Beatty at 716-998-5777 or via email at For sponsorship opportunities please select the "SPONSOR" button at the top of this page.

There will be no refunds. In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, Covid restrictions, etc), we reserve the right to postpone/reschedule the event at our discretion or offer a 100% virtual alternative if necessary. 

Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

When & Where

Sep 11, 2022


9:00 AM

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The Glen Iris Inn

Genesee River Gorge

Trout Pond (Start Line Location)

Trailside Lodge (Finish Line Location)

Humphrey Nature Center

Cordelia A. Greene Library
Castile, New York

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