Annual Picnic at Upper Buttermilk State Park on August 25th from 4–7 PM

The FLRC annual picnic will take place on August 25th, 2018, from 4–7 PM at the Upper Buttermilk State Park pavilion. All members are welcome at this fun picnic, where we’ll have food from Jacob Marnell of Fitnell Foods Catering and beer from Hopshire Farm & Brewery, as well as other beverages and cake.

Admission is free, but please RSVP here so that we’ll have enough food and drink for all.

Special events include a volunteer prize raffle and the awards ceremony for the MITHACAL MILE SERIES. As for the raffle, we have some great prizes from local shops, and the more you volunteered, the more chances you’ll have to win! The MITHACAL MILE SERIES encourages and celebrates the efforts of local runners of all ages to race the mile, and it’s based on mile races that have occurred throughout 2018 at FLRC track meets.

We’ll also have games for kids.

The menu:

  • Pulled-pork tacos
  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Vegan smoked eggplant & mushroom scramble
  • Smoked mac & cheese
  • Vegan coleslaw
  • Vegan salsa

Carpooling, cycling, and running are encouraged as transportation modes; Buttermilk charges $8 per car unless you have an Empire Pass.

Directions: Take Route 96B south from Ithaca, past Ithaca College, to West King Road. Turn right on West King Road, and follow signs to the upper entrance, which is immediately before the bridge over Buttermilk Creek. The pavilion is shortly after the parking booth.

We could use a few more volunteers at the picnic, so if you’d like to help out, please contact Shelly Marino at

Bring your smile!