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

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
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.

Forest Frolic 2023
9:00am Sat Jul 08
Virgil, NY | Trail

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

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
12:00pm Sat Jul 22
Ithaca High School | Track

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

Tortoise & Hare Trail Run 2023
9:00am Sat Jul 29
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.

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.

Turkey Trot 2023
9:00am Thu Nov 23
Ithaca High School | Road

Try to hit your predicted time in this Ithaca Thanksgiving Day tradition. Race-day donations benefit Loaves and Fishes!