Welcome to the Seneca7!
our 14th edition
The Seneca7 is a 7-person running relay around Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Starting and ending in Geneva, teams run the west side of the lake in the morning and the east side in the afternoon.
Join us for a race inspired by good fortune and a deep body of blue. The Seneca7 will introduce you to the wonders of Seneca Lake: rushing inlets, crashing waterfalls, banks bathed in golden sunlight. All you (and your team) have to do is run around it.
Changes in 2024
Some changes are planned for the 2024 edition of the Seneca7. We like to give plenty of advance notice so you and your team can plan accordingly.
The biggest change is that we will no longer allow a bike division due to safety concerns. Runners, spectators, and officials have indicated serious concerns over the ability of motorized and non-motorized teams to coexist on the course. Some of the bike teams themselves shared safety concerns.
As race directors we cannot ignore clearly expressed warnings from law enforcement, volunteers, and participants about safety hazards. While it pains us to do this and we know it will be a great disappointment to many of you, we will not be offering a bike option in the 2024 edition of the Seneca7. Going forward each team needs to use a single motorized vehicle for their travel around the lake.
In 2024 we'll bring back carbon offsets in attempts to address the environmental footprint of the event. This is not a perfect solution but it's one small way we can try to mitigate the effects of hundreds of motorized vehicles driving to and from Geneva, as well as around Seneca Lake, over the course of the weekend. The race will cover the cost of offsetting our carbon footprint.
Lastly, the registration fee will increase. We've tried to hold the cost steady over the years, but prices are rising for everything from food to portable toilets and this event needs to remain financially viable. The entry fee will increase $200 except for bike teams returning from the 2023 edition.