Category: News

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 »

FLRC Footnotes for March 2022

Greetings, runners! Signs of spring keep appearing, and it won’t be long before the skunk cabbages turn up their thermostats. In honor of their impressive thermal efforts, our next race is the long-awaited return of the Skunk Cabbage Classic on April 3rd! UPCOMING RACES Skunk Cabbage Classic 10K and Half Marathon returns on April 3rd!… Read more »

FLRC Footnotes for Winter 2022

Greetings, runners! We’re deep into the cold and snow, with the Winter Chill 5K series and Super Frosty Loomis in the books and indoor track canceled for pandemic reasons. Our next race is the long-awaited return of the Skunk Cabbage Classic on April 3rd! Read on for details and other club news, such as the… Read more »