Registration for the FLRC Challenge is now open—read all the details, check out the medals and swag, learn how self-timing works, see the full course list, ponder the prizes, and pore over the rules. We’ve also created a special FLRC Challenge forum for asking questions, chatting about courses, dissecting the standings, and friendly needling of other teams (will age and guile overcome youth and exuberance?). We hope to open the first few courses this weekend, once our final signs arrive and the courses are clear from the latest snow—more details soon!
The FLRC Challenge is a series of ten open-course races—meaning you can run them anytime you want, as many times as you want, throughout the rest of 2021. Half of the courses are road, half are trail, and they range in distance from 1 mile to the half marathon. Run, walk, or hike them all to win the coveted FLRC Challenge medal! All profits from the FLRC Challenge will support local running programs like Girls on the Run and the GIAC Navigators.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the first two FLRC Challenge courses are now open for running! Your fearless race director braved the afternoon blizzard to install the course marker signs for our shortest and longest courses, and Webscorer is now accepting results. Self-timing instructions are on the FLRC Challenge page, and we hope to have a video tutorial up soon.
As of February 22, two of the ten courses are open and Webscorer is now accepting results:
East Hill Rec Way
The East Hill Rec Way downhill mile course is unique in that it has two signs: a start sign at the Game Farm end, right at the Start Mile marker, and a finish sign at the Judd Falls end, next to the 1.0 Mile marker. Scan one to start, scan the other to end, or just track your time on your watch and enter it later.
Pseudo Skunk Cabbage
The Pseudo Skunk Cabbage half-marathon course starts and ends at the Ellis Hollow Community Center. You’ll find its start/finish sign underneath the One Way Entrance and Slow Down signs on the lower driveway entrance.
To increase the challenge, we have individual and team competitions for the speedy, the consistent, and the deliberate. Individuals will compete for over 200 prizes based on fastest times (overall and age group), best average times, and most efforts for each course. 10-year age group teams will go up against other generations for bragging rights based on age-graded times and most efforts. Be sure to check the dynamic FLRC Challenge leaderboard for changes in your individual and team standings after every run.