The Genesee Valley Hunt Point-to-Point Race
The GVH Point to Point was first run in 1885 and has developed into the oldest continuously run Point-to-Point, and has remained an old fashioned, go-as-you-please cross country steeplechase for 137 years. Currently, entries are limited to subscribers of the GVH over the age of 16. The race is usually between 4 and 6 miles over hunting terrain. The competitors are informed of the start location at noon on the day of the race, but they are only informed of the check points, if any, and the location of the finish at the start. This year’s Point to Point will be on Saturday, November 4, 2023 – Starting point to TBD – call 585-243-2606 at 12 pm for location.
The GVH Whiskey Race
In the early 1960's, what is now called the Whiskey Race, and was then called the Bacchus Relay, was a hotly contested annual event. Held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11am - Little & Nations Rd - Geneseo, NY , teams of three race in a relay format against other teams over a jumping course carrying a flask which must be emptied through consumption before the last team member crosses the finish line. Held before the start of a regular hunt, tradition has it that the winning team does not receive their trophy unless they are all able to stay out until the hunt is completed.