Bond Lake MAY Trail Races

Ransomville, NY



Please join us on Sunday May 23, 2021 for inaugural Bond Lake Trail Run! With so many races being cancelled or postponed, we thought it would be fun to put together a professionally managed, low-cost event to encourage runners to get out and enjoy some of the great parks and trails found throughout Niagara County.

If you have yet to run at Bond's Lake Park you're in for a real treat! We have designed a great 5K course that takes runners along groomed trails, through the orchards, and past three of the beautiful lakes found on park property. If you choose the 10K option you will complete two loops around the course. CLICK HERE to view iRunWNY safety protocols during COVID.


The race will start and finish at Shelter #2 along the edge of Bond Lake.  We will start runners individually to allow for proper social distancing on the trails. As of 5/22/21 (the night before the race) the trails were in GREAT shape! There is one section (between markers 22 and 31) that is a little wet but lots of options to go around without getting muddy.

May Trail Races: Sunday May 23, 2021 
June Trail Races: Sunday June 27, 2021 (Visit Event Page/Register)
July Trail Races: Sunday July 18, 2021 (Visit Event Page/Register)

Bond Lake Park
2571 Lower Mountain Rd.

Ransomville, New York 14131

Online registration will be open right up until 1pm on race day. Please note that there will be no paper registration. Our socially distanced packet pickup service will take place at Shelter #2 from 12:30 pm right up until the start of the race at 2:00 pm. Participants who have had a Covid vaccine do not have to wear a mask. Participants who have not been vaccinated should wear a mask and/or follow social distancing guidelines before and after the race or when moving around the park property. You may remove your mask when seated and/or if you are properly socially distanced (6 feet) from other persons.

5K Registration: $15 through race day

10K Registration: $20 through race day

This is a public park with lots of room to spread out before and after the run. All race participants are welcome to bring a lawn chair and enjoy a socially distant post race celebration on your own at the park with family and/or friends. Bring your own food and beverages. We will provide bottled water and fruit/snacks at the finish line. We will also rent a portable toilet and have it placed near the start/finish line for your convenience. There is a second portable toilet located at the entrance to the lake.

There will be plenty of free parking on the grass close to the start/finish line and additional parking across the street at the main lodge parking lot. The start/finish line is a short 3 minute walk from the main lot.

Trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers in both races. Age group rankings will be published on this page and participants will have the ability to print out custom finisher certificates from home after the race.

Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and older.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Paul Beatty at 716-998-5777.

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, etc), we reserve the right to postpone/reschedule the event at our discretion or offer a virtual alternative if necessary. 

Individual 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 (not during Covid)
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor (not during Covid)

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!

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May 23, 2021


2:00 PM

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