Year 31 of the Frolic saw average weather for this time of the year. The trails were a little slick on certain spots but the creek crossings were mostly dry.
The women’s 15K had an exciting finish as Emily Funk outkicked Lauren Brzozowski to take a four-second win, with Emily clocking 1:21:45. On the men’s side, Micah Russell was first by 45 seconds in 1:07:29. Rob Kaplan and Tonya Engst were our 7K winners. Perhaps the highlight of the 7K was seven-year-old Mckenzie Leonard, who was paced by her grandfather, Charlie, finishing second female with a smile on her face.
An assortment of drinkable prizes were awarded to overall and age-group winners in both races. Thank you to our race directors Peter Dady and Mike Stone for keeping the Frolic going in its thirty-first year. Thank you to all of our timers, course marshals, registration table workers, Wilderness Search and Rescue, and the rest of the volunteer crew that made this race possible.
We hope to see you all next week at the Forge the Gorgeous in Fillmore!
|1||Micah Russell||Warren Center, PA||38||M||1:07:29.5|
|2||Chris Senez||Baldwinsville, NY||29||M||1:08:14.2|
|4||Richard Ellsworth||Mcdonough, NY||19||M||1:13:04.1|
|7||Steven Vanek||Ithaca, NY||48||M||1:21:13.7|
|9||Aaron King||Ithaca, NY||35||M||1:21:44.0|
|10||Emily Funk||Ithaca, NY||28||F||1:21:45.0|
|11||Lauren Brzozowski||Ithaca, NY||28||F||1:21:49.3|
|12||Bill King||Ithaca, NY||59||M||1:21:59.0|
|13||Joseph Welklin||Ithaca, NY||29||M||1:24:41.4|
|14||Pete Kresock||Ithaca, NY||36||M||1:25:16.6|
|15||Jesse Canfield||East Jewett, NY||40||M||1:25:44.2|
|16||Mark Morrison||North Syracuse, NY||43||M||1:27:17.7|
|17||Gerrit Van Loon||Ithaca, NY||58||M||1:27:21.7|
|18||Tess Clark||Syracuse, NY||29||F||1:27:27.1|
|20||Nancy Kleinrock||Ithaca, NY||59||F||1:28:49.9|
|21||Joel Cisne||Ithaca, NY||37||M||1:29:19.4|
|22||Haley Hinds||Blossvale, NY||16||F||1:29:37.8|
|23||Tim Lagnese||Owego, NY||24||M||1:29:55.4|
|24||Billie Hinds||Blossvale, NY||40||F||1:30:08.0|
|25||Lucas Stone||Johnson City, NY||39||M||1:30:40.3|
|27||Jim Devona||Binghamton, NY||36||M||1:32:58.8|
|28||David Curtis||Lisle, NY||57||M||1:33:10.2|
|29||Dean Russo||Dryden, NY||49||M||1:33:36.9|
|30||Lori Johnson||Red Hill, PA||55||F||1:33:52.6|
|31||David Losee||Denver, NY||48||M||1:34:12.3|
|32||Andrew Tucker||Warners, NY||37||M||1:34:29.8|
|33||Tom Byers||Endwell, NY||36||M||1:35:07.8|
|34||Jack Spencer||Dryden, NY||35||M||1:35:44.0|
|35||Anthony Desarno||Watkins Glen, NY||26||M||1:36:24.3|
|36||Kahl Counts||Candor, NY||35||M||1:36:24.7|
|37||Janet Van Zoeren||Phelps, NY||35||F||1:37:05.3|
|38||Dirk Elliott||Marathon, NY||63||M||1:37:32.8|
|39||Glenn Hamilton||Harpursville, NY||62||M||1:37:38.4|
|40||Anna Wallis||Geneva, NY||31||F||1:38:23.3|
|41||Greg Wheeler||Candor, NY||36||M||1:39:20.1|
|42||Courtney Mcmahon||Campville, NY||30||F||1:39:20.9|
|43||Rick Mazzeo||Skaneateles, NY||66||M||1:39:31.5|
|44||Sten Anderson||Dryden, NY||37||M||1:40:37.1|
|45||Steven Button||Binghamton, NY||31||M||1:41:32.9|
|46||Robert Seltzer||Freeville, NY||53||M||1:41:36.7|
|47||Elisabeth Faughnan||Vestal, NY||30||F||1:41:37.4|
|48||Jennifer Toti||Norwich, NY||42||F||1:41:41.3|
|49||Rich Fairbrother||Rich Fairbrother, NY||52||M||1:41:58.0|
|50||Catarina Massa||Ithaca, NY||26||F||1:42:23.6|
|51||Steve Shaum||Ithaca, NY||53||M||1:43:39.5|
|55||Theresa Pelzel Poklemba||Greene, NY||30||F||1:46:07.9|
|56||Mike Pelzel Poklemba||Greene, NY||34||M||1:46:13.6|
|57||Robert Schmidt||Endicott, NY||36||M||1:46:16.8|
|58||Jason Rieg||Owego, NY||46||M||1:46:43.6|
|59||Jessica Jaquay||Smyrna, NY||36||F||1:47:12.2|
|60||Kevin Brisson||Cicero, NY||61||M||1:47:32.4|
|61||Michael Jones||Liverpool, NY||33||M||1:50:00.0|
|64||Kevin Conlon||Cortland, NY||56||M||1:52:58.6|
|67||Brandon Innerst||Dryden, NY||36||M||1:53:48.1|
|68||Jessica Boulia||Syracuse, NY||26||F||1:53:54.5|
|69||Michael Burkarski||Syracuse, NY||37||M||1:54:08.1|
|70||Donny Andreas||Seneca Falls, NY||52||M||1:54:08.7|
|71||Iain Nelson||Jamesville, NY||40||M||1:56:43.8|
|72||Jessica Blake||Endicott, NY||40||F||1:56:58.2|
|73||Sarah Drumheller||Interlaken, NY||41||F||1:57:35.4|
|74||Audrey Balander||Cortland, NY||63||F||2:00:56.5|
|75||Shannon Vanskiver||Erin, NY||49||F||2:01:35.0|
|76||Sarah Ridenour||Danby, NY||33||F||2:02:15.6|
|77||Christine Reynolds||Newfield, NY||49||F||2:02:46.9|
|78||John Donaldson||Interlaken, NY||56||M||2:03:40.4|
|79||Toshiko Nagase||New York, NY||55||F||2:04:25.1|
|80||Nicolas Ruiz||Owego, NY||38||M||2:07:53.0|
|82||Kimberly Vanskiver||Erin, NY||49||F||2:11:16.4|
|83||Ken Nagase||New York, NY||58||M||2:13:48.9|
|84||Michelle Breidenbach||Fayetteville, NY||47||F||2:15:08.7|
|85||Daniel Luong||Owego, NY||24||M||2:21:34.9|
|87||Megan Mary Burkarski||Syracuse, NY||33||F||2:34:21.1|
|88||Willson Cummer||Fayetteville, NY||51||M||2:34:53.4|
|1||Rob Kaplan||Trumansburg, NY||42||M||37:12.4|
|2||Mark Wigsten||Lansing, NY||60||M||38:27.6|
|3||Hans Matzal||Syracuse, NY||18||M||47:12.4|
|4||Evan Kurtz||Dryden, NY||63||M||47:57.4|
|5||Tonya Engst||Ithaca, NY||51||F||48:43.9|
|6||George Thomas||Skaneateles, NY||63||M||48:55.0|
|8||Charles Leonard||Freeville, NY||64||M||49:05.0|
|9||Janet Loch||Syracuse, NY||54||F||49:12.2|
|10||Michelle Marino||Ithaca, NY||66||F||49:16.0|
|13||Ryan Parseghian||King Ferry, NY||36||M||50:43.3|
|14||Merin Ketcham||Trumansburg, NY||21||F||51:49.5|
|15||Carl Franck||Ithaca, NY||67||M||52:06.8|
|16||Amelia Otis||Genoa, NY||30||F||53:03.8|
|17||Alexis Mazzeo||Skaneateles, NY||28||F||53:22.4|
|18||Cheyenne Peltier||Bonney Lake, WA||23||F||53:36.7|
|19||Michael Boggs||Hector, NY||59||M||54:20.0|
|20||Cassandra Laios||Endicott, NY||23||F||56:22.5|
|22||Marlene Mushkowitz||Heringsdorf, Germany||17||F||57:32.6|
|23||Warrick Ma||Ithaca, NY||23||M||57:35.6|
|24||Robert Kern||Hornby, NY||75||M||57:48.3|
|25||Karen Kellogg||Lisle, NY||55||F||58:05.4|
|26||Joseph Reynolds||Newfield, NY||74||M||1:00:23.5|
|27||Laura Kipfer||Endicott, NY||33||F||1:00:24.3|
|28||Anais Vanek||Ithaca, NY||15||F||1:10:57.4|
|29||Nate Dziedzic||Minoa, NY||15||M||1:31:38.5|
These classic trail races take place on the beautiful orange- and white-blazed trails through Kennedy State Forest. The 15K (8.9 mile) course is a figure 8 that boasts 1700 feet of climb; the 7K (4.1 mile) course follows the shorter, more scenic loop of the 15K course and features only 700 feet of climb. Both courses have you splashing across a stream and ascending to the rock pile where the famed Monster (of the Monster Marathon) used to dwell.
The courses consist of 50% single-track trail, 30% logging roads, and 20% dirt roads. The trail is well-marked (painted blazes on trees, double blazes at turns) and cleared of brambles. Perhaps the giant fungus will return!
Want to make a weekend of it? Come the day before with a tent and you can camp for free right by the start/finish at the primitive Hauck Hill campsite. Make sure to bring water.
The Forest Frolic trail runs are part of the FLRC Trail Circuit, and results are included in the annual Pebblehead/Stonehead/Boulderhead rankings.
The races start and finish at the Hauck Hill campsite on Hauck Hill Road in Virgil, NY. Navigate to the intersection of Hauck Hill Road and Bleck Road; the campsite is 0.4 miles down the rugged (dirt) side of Hauck Hill Road. Parking is allowed ONLY on the right side of the road as you head into the start.
Directions from Ithaca: Take Route 13 north toward Dryden. At the intersection of Route 13 and Route 392 in Dryden, go east 4 miles on Route 392. At the bottom of the hill, turn right on West Meeting House Road. After 0.3 miles, turn left on Daisy Hollow Road, which soon becomes Babcock Hollow Road. After 1.4 miles, turn left on Hauck Hill Road. Continue on up a steep hill to cross Bleck Road after 1.1 miles. Park from here on, but only on the right side of the road. The Hauck Hill campsite is 0.4 miles ahead.
The 7K and 15K races start together at 9 AM. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your race to pick up your bib.
Online pre-registration is strongly encouraged and is open until 6:00 PM on August 2, the night before the race. If you cannot register online, a PDF paper entry form can be downloaded and returned by July 30. The race is limited to 175 participants. Day-of-race registration closes at 8:30 AM.
- $15 for pre-registration, $20 for day-of-race registration.
- FLRC members may deduct $5 only when pre-registering. No day-of-race discounts!
- Runners 18 and under may pre-register for free or register on the day of race for $10.
Interactive map — Click “Open in Cal Topo” for turn-by-turn course directions. To download a .gpx file of the 15K course that can be loaded onto a GPS watch, open the map. Click “Export” at the top, then “Download GPX File.”
7K: Nate Lockett 25:28 (2007) and Fern Beckhorn 34:10 (2007)
15K: Zack Rivers 59:16 (2007) and Katie Danner 1:08:20 (2006)
- A port-a-john will be available, but there are no showers. See “primitive” campsite above.
- No littering! All human refuse and remains on the trail must be buried. Because… blech!
- Wilderness Search and Rescue will be on hand to assist lost or injured runners. Let’s ensure they’re bored all morning.
- Tasty post-race food (fruit, cookies, etc.) and drinks (water, Gatorade, soda, beer) will be provided.
- Results will be made available shortly after the race here and via Webscorer.
- This race is part of the Finger Lakes Trail Circuit, for all you Pebbleheads, Stoneheads, and Boulderheads.
- For remaining questions other than directions (for those, consult Google Maps, a GPS, or paper map!), contact race directors Peter Dady (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Stone (email@example.com).
- Look for trail markers and blazes or you’ll end up off course! As with all trail runs, it’s on you to pay attention.
- Many will get lost momentarily. If you see no blazes ahead of you, go back!
- Unlike road races, the footing is not level. It is uneven and can be dangerous. A fall or injury is possible.
- Insect bites, mud, treacherous footing, fallen logs, and vehicles at road crossings are possible hazards.
- Heat could be a problem this time of year; if so, carry fluids and watch for symptoms of heat exhaustion!
- No dogs, headphones, or jogging strollers. These make the race dangerous for everyone.
- The race directors reserve the right to reject any entry for any reason.
- Entry fees are non-refundable, even if the race is canceled because of an act of nature or any other reason.
- This race is organized by the Finger Lakes Runners Club and insured by the Road Runners Club of America.