Category: News

FLRC and High Noon Post Highest PGXC Cup Ranking in 2023

Now that we’ve had our post-season PGXC party with runners and family members, it’s time to share the highlights from the final season results. (To see the series results at Run4Results, select 23 for the year, click Individual, Teams by AG, or Cup, and then click Submit.) First, as I noted at the party, I write… Read more »

390 runners at 50th Turkey Trot raise record amount for Loaves & Fishes

The 50th running of the Finger Lakes Runners Club’s Turkey Trot was a huge success. A record $5,895 (and growing) was raised for Loaves & Fishes, and about 390 people participated on a sunny, 40-degree morning. We have some runner-taken photos from the race, and if you took any, please upload them! Donation History 2010–13:… Read more »

Ithaca 5&10 returns with fun run, 5K, and 10K races

After a long, dry summer, it was surprising when September 11th dawned wet and drizzly, but that didn’t stop runners and volunteers from around the area from converging on Ithaca High School to participate in the Ithaca 5&10. At 8:30, 18 kids and parents kicked off the day’s events with a 1-mile untimed fun run…. 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 »

FLRC Footnotes for July 2022

Greetings, runners! FLRC’s summer racing season is well underway, with the Twilight 5K, Tortoise & Hare trail race, Finger Lakes 50s, and our June and July outdoor track meets in the books. Plus, FLRC Challenge runners have logged over 10,000 miles so far. You can look forward to more trail and track fun this summer,… Read more »

Marissa Wiemann, Matthew Gensel Receive $1000 FLRC Scholarships for 2022

The Finger Lakes Runners Club has awarded $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors Marissa Wiemann of Southern Cayuga Central School District and Matthew Gensel of Corning-Painted Post High School. FLRC scholarships are awarded based on applicants’ academics, extracurricular activities, and demonstrated passion for running. Marissa Wiemann of Southern Cayuga Central School District has been… Read more »

FLRC Footnotes for May 2022

Greetings, runners! FLRC’s spring racing season has kicked in with the Women’s Distance Festival and Thom B. Trail Runs, and 150 local runners have logged nearly 5,000 miles in the FLRC Challenge so far. We also have a full slate of races coming up, with the Twilight 5K on June 8th, Tortoise & Hare on… Read more »

FLRC Footnotes for April 2022

Greetings, runners! The FLRC Challenge is underway, and you can meet up with fellow runners at the Women’s Distance Festival 5K on May 8th, the Thom B. Trail Runs on May 22nd, and at a variety of group runs. UPCOMING RACES FLRC Challenge underway, but it’s never too late to sign up Over 100 local… Read more »