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It’s back! The FLRC Challenge once again offers Ithaca area runners an open-course virtual running competition for 2022. It sends local runners to 10 area courses, split evenly between road and trail, and with distances ranging from 1 mile to the half marathon. Your mission is to run, walk, or hike as many courses as you can from April 16th through August 14th. Register today and complete them all to win an all-new FLRC Challenge medal!

To increase the challenge, we have individual and team competitions for the speedy, the consistent, the deliberate, and the social. The twist is that you can run each course as many times as you want. Individuals compete for over 200 cash prizes based on fastest times (overall and age group), best average times, and most efforts for each course. 10-year age group teams go up against other generations for bragging rights based on age-graded times and most efforts. New for 2022 are “community stars” for running with a group, sharing a photo or run report, or supporting a local business as part of your run. Check your individual and team standings after every run on our dynamic online leaderboard.

For ultramarathoners, we have a unique test of your grit, determination, and sanity: the FLRC 100K Ultra Challenge. Run all 10 courses in one 24-hour day and you’ll win not only an FLRC Challenge medal and the awe of the community, but also a 12×12-inch FLRC Challenge course sign, personalized to commemorate your achievement. Plan carefully and make sure you’re aware of the additional Ultra Challenge requirements.

Registration for the four-month, 10-course series costs $70, and there is a $20 discount for FLRC members, dropping the price to $50. Join or renew today!

You can register for the FLRC Challenge at any time, but you can submit results only for runs made after your registration. Note that you must set up a free account with Webscorer as part of the online registration process to be able to use the timing app and submit your results.

If you have questions, ask in the FLRC Challenge Forum or contact Challenge Director Adam Engst. Let’s run!