The Newcomer’s Guide to Running in Ithaca

New to Ithaca? Read our guide to running in Ithaca and request additions in the FLRC Forum!

FLRC Clothing Available for Purchase

Looking for FLRC-branded gear? The FLRC Store has club shirts in fitted (women's) and straight (men's) styles, baseball caps, and other race swag. Order online and pick up at the running store within a week.

FLRC Photo Library

Pics or it didn't happen! Visit our community-driven photo library to see (and contribute) race photos.

Upcoming Races

January 2023 Indoor Track Meet
9:00am Sun Jan 15
Barton Hall, Cornell University | Track

Test your fitness while staying warm and dry in FLRC’s indoor track meets at Cornell’s Barton Hall.

Hartshorne Masters Mile 2023
9:00am Sat Jan 21
Barton Hall, Cornell University | Track

Numerous American age group records have been set in this venerable race, where everyone who enters is treated like an elite.

Super Frosty Loomis 2023
10:00am Sun Feb 12
Hammond Hill Road parking lot, Dryden NY | Trail

Strap on your snowshoes and conquer the cold on Hammond Hill in the Ithaca area’s only snowshoe race.

March 2023 Indoor Track Meet
9:00am Sun Mar 12
Barton Hall, Cornell University | Track

Test your fitness while staying warm and dry in FLRC’s indoor track meets at Cornell’s Barton Hall.

Skunk Cabbage Classic 2023
10:00am Sun Apr 02
Barton Hall, Cornell University | Road

FLRC's marquee road race sends up to 1,000 runners coursing through Ellis Hollow just as the spring shoots start to emerge.

Thom B Trail Runs 2023
7:00am Sat May 20
Hammond Hill State Forest, Dryden, NY | Trail

Enjoy the spring leaves while running one, two, or three loops at the Hammond Hill State Forest.

Twilight 5K 2023
7:00pm Wed Jun 14
Allan H Treman State Marine Park | Road

Run along the scenic shores of Allan H. Treman State Park and Cass Park as the sun sets over Cayuga Lake.

Finger Lakes 50s 2023
6:30am Sat Jun 24
Hector, NY | Trail

Go long (25K), longer (50K), or longest (50M) in this internationally recognized ultramarathon at the Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector, NY.

Tortoise & Hare Trail Run 2023
9:00am Sat Jul 08
Buttermilk Falls State Park | Trail

Stay close to Ithaca in this Buttermilk Falls State Park trail run with its slow climb and jackrabbit-fast descent to the finish.

Fillmore 5K 2023
9:00am Sat Jul 15
Moravia, NY | Road

Savor the summer in Moravia while enjoying the flat course and relaxed atmosphere of this small-town race.

Trackapalooza 2023
6:00pm Sat Jul 22
Ithaca High School | Track

Join youth, adult, and elite runners at FLRC's newest track extravaganza!

Forest Frolic 2023
9:00am Sat Jul 29
Virgil, NY | Trail

Spend a fun summer morning running with friends through the Kennedy State Forest trails above Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

Ithaca 5&10 2023
9:15am Sun Sep 10
Ithaca High School, 1401 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY | Road

Don't miss out on the latest incarnation of Ithaca's oldest foot race!

Danby Down and Dirty 2023
9:00am Sat Oct 14
Danby State Forest | Trail

Enjoy Danby State Forest’s autumn leaves, singletrack trails, and spectacular views in FLRC’s final trail race of the year.