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Amidst Other Fast Times, Hartshorne Masters Mile Runner Breaks W85 American Record

Continuing the tradition, the Finger Lakes Runners Club organized the 55th annual Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile at Cornell University’s Barton Hall on January 13, 2024, playing host to 67 local and elite masters runners from the Ithaca area, the Northeast, and throughout the US and Canada. Six heats of the mile were contested, with fast… Read more »

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 »

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 »

FLRC Footnotes for December 2020

Happy New Year, runners! We had no races in December, but quite a bit has been happening since our last issue.  Nearly 150 people ran the Virtual Turkey Trot on their own to support Loaves & Fishes.  Our Happy Holidays Scavenger Hunt has been a great success, with lots of participants and plenty more enjoying… Read more »

FLRC’s Virtual Turkey Trot Raises over $4000 for Loaves & Fishes!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in FLRC’s Virtual Turkey Trot! Together, 148 runners raised over $4000 to help Loaves & Fishes feed those in need in our community. If you ran but did not sign up on the Webscorer page, message me so I can add you to the list for the Honor Roll…. Read more »

Skunk Cabbage and Indoor Track Meet Scheduling Issues

6 March 2020: As a precaution to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, Cornell University is postponing or canceling non-essential events of more than 100 people. The FLRC board is discussing how this will affect the next indoor track meet (March 29th) and the Skunk Cabbage Classic 10K and Half Marathon… Read more »

5000m proves insanely popular in FLRC’s February indoor track meet

Talk about unexpected! Normally, when we include a 5000m race in one of FLRC’s indoor track meets, it gets 15–20 brave souls who can count all 25 laps—we’ve never run more than one section. When I seeded the race on Saturday night, we had 86 entrants, forcing me to create three sections and figure out… Read more »

Join the MITHACAL MILERS workouts Tuesdays at 6 PM at the Cornell Arboretum!

Coaches Adam Engst and Jason Tuori are coordinating another MITHACAL MILERS group as part of the Family Running Program on Tuesday nights at 6 PM. We’ll be meeting in the bowl of the Cornell Arboretum off Forest Home Drive (see picture below or try this link). All ages and abilities are welcome, although you should… Read more »

Lots of “Littles” in FLRC’s July Track Meet—Results Now Available

FLRC’s July track meet is now in the books, and it was a wonderful way to spend a summer evening, with perfect weather and lots of friendly runners. Thanks to the Auburn Pulsars, Ithaca Youth Bureau, Lansing Lightning, and SOAR clubs, we had tons of young kids—and not much is cuter than one 4-year-old handing… Read more »

Results from FLRC’s Record-Setting June Track Meet Now Available

The first FLRC summer track meet of 2019 is in the books, and it was our largest summer meet ever, with 153 athletes and 312 event entries! Many of those runners came from the Ithaca Youth Bureau’s increasingly popular track program, along with the Lansing Lightning club, SOAR and Team Prefo from Corning, the Auburn… Read more »