Author: Pete Kresock

Danby Down & Dirty concludes FLRC’s 2022 trail running season

The Finger Lakes Runners Club concluded our 2022 trail racing season with the Danby Down & Dirty on September 24th. The earlier-than-usual race date didn’t provide warmer weather and drier trails compared to previous years, but it was a nice morning in Danby State Forest nonetheless. Several runners completed their first trail race, with at… Read more »

Fillmore Glen’s gorge forged by 97 intrepid trail runners

Trail runners flocked to Moravia’s gorgeous gorge on August 11th to tackle Fillmore Glen State Park’s trails, stairs, and footbridges at FLRC’s only Thursday evening race. A reroute on the North Rim Trail made for two new race distances, with the short course half a mile shorter than before at 3 miles and the long… Read more »

Experience triumphs over youth at this year’s Forest Frolic

104 runners flocked to Virgil to frolic along the singletrack trails in Kennedy State Forest, with 46 running the 7K and 56 completing the 15K. This summer’s drought left the trails bone dry, and the heat and humidity were noticeably more runner-friendly than normal for the late-July race day. This led to the Frolic’s best… Read more »

Fast and fun times at the Finger Lakes 50s

The Finger Lakes 50s sold out across all three distances and featured the best race day weather we’ve seen in years, so it’s no surprise that this year saw two course records fall and had a higher than average finishing rate in the longer distances.  Photographer Jamie Love did a fantastic job capturing runners on… Read more »

Get ready to forge the Fillmore Glen gorge on Aug 11th

It’s time to start registering for Forge the Gorgeous! Run up, around, through, and down the gorge at Fillmore Glen State Park to forge your way through this Thursday night trail race. Start at 6 PM and steel your calves in the early miles on the North Rim Trail’s 200+ stairs. Things level out across… Read more »

2021 Turkey Trot raises record amount for Loaves & Fishes

The 49th running of the Finger Lakes Runners Club’s Turkey Trot was a huge success. A record $4,251 was raised for Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County, and 289 people participated on a cloudy, 38-degree morning. Donation History 2010–13: Truckloads of cans and boxes of food collected 2014: $2,024 collected with 333 participants 2015: $2,855… Read more »

Clear Skies and Blazing Fast Times at the Danby Down & Dirty

The weather for yesterday’s Danby Down & Dirty was the best it’s been in recent memory. By now all runners have had plenty of time to cool down their calves and hose off the mud! 10K and 20K results are available on Webscorer and on the race Web page. If anything seems amiss let me know… Read more »

Monster Marathon and Half Marathon Results

What a fabulous day we all had yesterday! Sure, it was a bit (ok, a lot) humid out, but we didn’t get any rain! And that’s a win for this summer. Thank you to all the runners who came out to participate in the Monster Marathon and Half Marathon yesterday. We hope you were able… Read more »

Registration Open for the Women’s Distance Festival 5K

We are thrilled to announce the 2021 Women’s Distance Festival registration is open! Held in memory of race co-founder Diane Sherrer, this event celebrates women’s running with a female-only 5k road race and walk. New for 2021, the race will be held on Mother’s Day—Sunday, May 9th. Women and girls of all ages run together… Read more »

Wanted: Energetic Volunteer Coordinator

As you know, FLRC is an all-volunteer organization, and after the retirement of a long-time member, we’re looking for a new volunteer coordinator. This position spent last year in limbo along with our pandemic-hampered race schedule, so it’s ripe for reinvention in 2021. You’d be perfect for the role of volunteer coordinator if you’re outgoing,… Read more »