This 5.4-mile course takes place at Buttermilk State Park. There is paid parking within the park, or you can park at one of the businesses slightly closer to Ithaca on Elmira Road.
This course starts on the path next to the bridge from the main Buttermilk parking lot. It then heads back through the parking lot, up the hill, and alongside Treman Lake before returning on the same course. Scan the FLRC Challenge sign for both the start and the finish.
Turn-by-turn RunGo voice directions are available; you can view them online and download them to the RunGo app on your smartphone (iOS or Android) or Apple Watch. If you’re not familiar with the Buttermilk State Park trails, we strongly recommend that you run with a friend who knows them or use the RunGo directions. Let us know if there are issues with the directions.
For navigational backup, you could also pre-load the Ithaca Trails page for Buttermilk Falls State Park, since your phone browser should be able to show you both the trail map and your location on it. The AllTrails app also has trail maps for Buttermilk State Park.