Thanks to all who came out to run on Saturday! We had beautiful weather and quite a few monster sightings.
There was a new course record set by local running phenom Yvette De Boer. She set a new course record by finishing in 3:06:45! Her time was five seconds faster than her 2018 course record. Congratulations Yvette!
The remaining top five marathon finishers were:
2. Nancy Kleinrock – 3:28:51
3. Scotie Jacobs – 3:39:48
4. Gerrit Van Loon – 3:58:52
5. Lori Johnson – 4:02:55
In the half marathon distance, the winner was newcomer Ron Wightman of Wellsville NY in a time of 1:29:41.
The remaining top five half-marathon finishers were:
2. Gill Haines-Sharp – 1:33:29
3. Boris Dzikovski – 1:36:26
4. Edward Housel – 1:42:32
5. Bill King – 1:42:58
Special thanks to all the amazing volunteers that helped make the race possible!!!!
A few mentions: Joe Reynolds mowed the overgrown sections of the FLT near the Lean-To aid station to allow smoother passage. I’ve also heard reports that he further cleared the course by single-handedly wrenching out a downed tree. Steve Vanek helped mark the course Friday and then ran the full marathon on Saturday. Nancy Kleinrock and Gerrit Van Loon both finished in the marathon top five, and then headed out to sweep the course. Aaron Proujansky helped set up aid stations on Friday and then volunteered to stay all day Saturday to oversee one of those aid stations. Other stellar aid station support was provided by Dean Russo, Gretchen Gilbert and Carina Ramsey (and family). Adam Engst, Bob Talda, Bill Watson, and the rest of the FLRC timing crew did an amazing job with a tricky staggered start race. All starts and finishes went seamlessly. Added appreciation to Nancy Kleinrock and Steve Shaum, who arrived early and assisted with initial site setup just after 6AM. Thanks also to Mickie Jauquet for the early morning coffee pick-up and delivery and for working with Catarina Massa at the registration table. Yay Mickie and Cat! Big thank you to Scott Doyle, who schlepped water and Gatorade around and to Gary McCheyne who made sure I had all the equipment needed, and then schlepped me around. Mikhail Kern floated as an outstanding “do-whatever-is-needed” volunteer.
You can find more stats on Webscorer.
|1||Yvette De Boer||Ithaca, NY||56||Female||3:06:45|
|2||Nancy Kleinrock||Ithaca, NY||59||Female||3:28:51|
|3||Scotie Jacobs||Ithaca, NY||44||Male||3:39:48|
|4||Gerrit Van Loon||Ithaca, NY||58||Male||3:58:52|
|5||Lori Johnson||Red Hill, PA||55||Female||4:02:55|
|6||Steven Vanek||Ithaca, NY||48||Male||4:03:41|
|7||Michael Elliott||R, NY||26||Male||4:27:26|
|8||Jim Chely||Elmira, NY||63||Male||4:42:14|
|9||Robert Seltzer||Freeville, NY||53||Male||4:50:09|
|10||Lynn Edwards||Queensbury, NY||21||Female||4:50:20|
|11||Jeffrey Edwards||Queensbury, NY||49||Male||4:50:21|
|12||Donny Andreas||Seneca Falls, NY||52||Male||5:09:10|
|14||Joseph Stevenson||Geneseo, NY||41||Male||5:25:42|
|15||Evan Davis||Ithaca, NY||20||Male||5:32:40|
|16||Michael Fred||Wantagh, NY||54||Male||5:33:05|
|17||Kelsey Chatterton||Ithaca, NY||23||Female||5:33:22|
|18||Ryan O'Malley||Rochester, NY||25||Male||5:35:42|
|19||Julio Arrredondo||Reading, PA||25||Male||6:30:14|
|21||Thomas Butler||Rochester, NY||54||Male||6:52:29|
|1||Ron Wightman||Wellsville, NY||70||Male||1:29:41|
|2||Gill Haines-Sharp||Ithaca, NY||58||Female||1:33:29|
|3||Boris Dzikovski||Ithaca, NY||55||Male||1:36:26|
|4||Edward Housel||Rochester, NY||60||Male||1:42:32|
|5||Bill King||Ithaca, NY||59||Male||1:42:58|
|6||Jason Belt||Ithaca, NY||35||Male||1:50:32|
|7||Aaron King||Ithaca, NY||35||Male||1:52:12|
|8||Jeremy Thomas||Ithaca, NY||43||Male||1:52:31|
|9||Joshua Menter||Van Etten, NY||14||Male||1:52:52|
|10||Brittany Petrilli||Syracuse, NY||29||Female||1:53:07|
|11||Olivia Barbier||Dover, MA||22||Female||1:53:37|
|12||David Kania||Freeville, NY||39||Male||1:53:40|
|13||Kaya Keys||Ithaca, NY||39||Male||1:54:27|
|14||Andrew Tucker||Warners, NY||37||Male||1:59:19|
|15||Megan Turnbull||Ithaca, NY||40||Female||1:59:32|
|16||Tyler Coverdale||Ithaca, NY||31||Male||1:59:59|
|17||Ryan Harrison||Spencer, NY||26||Male||2:00:28|
|18||David Jones||Ithaca, NY||61||Male||2:01:16|
|19||Mike Millis||Newark Valley, NY||24||Male||2:01:19|
|20||Timothy Lambert||Ithaca, NY||32||Male||2:02:00|
|21||Rob Kaplan||Trumansburg, NY||42||Male||2:03:22|
|22||Ryan Hodges||Spencer, NY||16||Male||2:03:41|
|23||Korey Kryder||Syracuse, NY||34||Male||2:04:09|
|24||Stephen Elliott||Manlius, NY||47||Male||2:05:10|
|25||Elvina Scott||Ithaca, NY||50||Female||2:06:09|
|26||Katherine Heaney||Larchmont, NY||21||Female||2:06:37|
|27||Nathan Gillette||Spencer, NY||14||Male||2:09:12|
|28||John Cavalline||Manlius, NY||52||Male||2:09:57|
|29||Paul Freemantle||Lansing, NY||44||Male||2:10:35|
|30||Dan Cerretani||Cortland, NY||62||Male||2:12:04|
|31||Steve Shaum||Ithaca, NY||53||Male||2:12:57|
|32||Isaac Lindridge||Newark Valley, NY||16||Male||2:14:48|
|34||Adi Fairbank||Ithaca, NY||43||Male||2:16:15|
|35||Michael Niemack||Ithaca, NY||40||Male||2:16:52|
|36||Casey Wenzel||Dunellen, NJ||24||Male||2:17:13|
|37||Bryce Winkler||Canton, OH||21||Male||2:18:11|
|38||Brenda Michaud||Trumansburg, NY||57||Female||2:19:00|
|39||Jack Spencer||Dryden, NY||35||Male||2:19:31|
|40||Anthony Desarno||Watkins Glen, NY||26||Male||2:20:33|
|41||Kathy Edwards||Queensbury, NY||48||Female||2:22:22|
|42||Lauren Castellucci||Apalachin, NY||24||Female||2:26:05|
|43||Karina Alba||Mamaroneck, NY||43||Female||2:26:18|
|44||Dean Johnson||Red Hill, PA||59||Male||2:27:09|
|45||Alex Scher||Ithaca, NY||37||Male||2:27:52|
|46||Anh Tuan Nguyen||Ithaca, NY||36||Male||2:28:27|
|47||Sarah Ridenour||Danby, NY||34||Female||2:29:30|
|48||Emma Renner||Round Hill, VA||22||Female||2:31:04|
|49||Jeffrey Cronk||Groton, NY||51||Male||2:31:04|
|50||Alvaro Ruiz||Sleepy Hollow, NY||54||Male||2:33:15|
|51||Janilya Baizack||Ithaca, NY||24||Female||2:36:39|
|52||Jessica Waffle||Dryden, NY||34||Female||2:37:11|
|53||Lindsay Finn||Cincinnati, OH||21||Female||2:37:18|
|54||Nick Ruiz||Owego, NY||38||Male||2:38:58|
|55||Lee Phalen||Hammond, NY||39||Male||2:40:00|
|56||Jenna O'Connell||Candor, NY||16||Female||2:41:01|
|57||Bree Zogaria||Candor, NY||34||Female||2:41:11|
|58||John Donaldson||Interlaken, NY||56||Male||2:45:37|
|59||Franklyn Miller||Owego, NY||35||Male||2:48:49|
|60||Joseph Reynolds||Newfield, NY||75||Male||2:52:14|
|61||Heidi Westfall||Geneva, NY||38||Female||2:52:24|
|62||Tony Magnosi||Lansing, NY||54||Male||2:52:33|
|63||Victoria Castellucci||Apalachin, NY||60||Female||2:53:44|
|64||Paul Crowley||Rochester, NY||51||Male||2:59:05|
|65||John Andes||Riverhead, NY||22||Male||3:14:47|
|66||Jonathan Winslow||Guilderland, NY||50||Male||3:23:31|
|67||Ashley Lee||Schenectady, NY||12||Female||3:32:32|
|68||Caron Thomas||Amsterdam, NY||56||Female||3:33:54|
|69||Olivia Bennett||Candor, NY||14||Female||3:45:32|
|70||Luke Simonton||Erin, NY||16||Male||3:59:48|
|72||Sheree Newman||Bloomfield Hills, MI||60||Female||5:36:40|
The Monster runs along the Finger Lakes Trail and various state park trails, offering views of some of the most beautiful gorges in Ithaca, NY. The course consists of two identical out-and-backs of 13.1 miles each, starting at the South Shelter at Robert H. Treman State Park and traversing mostly singletrack trails. Don’t let the fact that the race starts in a park fool you—the course includes its fair share of roots, rocks, steps, briars, steep climbs, and quad-pounding descents.
The Monster Marathon and Half-Marathon feature age/sex-based early starts. Men under age 38 start with the race clock, but women and men 38 and older head off early, with the individual handicaps determined by the World Masters Athletics Age-Graded Tables. The win could come down to a kick to the finish between a 65-year-old grandmother (101-minute head start) and her 40-year-old son (4-minute head start.)
The marathon has about 4,400 feet of gain, with 2,200 feet for the single-loop half marathon. Both distances are part of the FLRC Trail Circuit, and results are included in the annual Pebblehead/Stonehead/Boulderhead rankings.
Race start and finish is at the South Shelter, Lower Treman (across the creek from the main parking lot). Robert H. Treman Park, 105 Enfield Falls Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
Be prepared to pay an $8 vehicle entrance fee to the park, unless you have a State Parks Empire Pass.
Both races have age/sex-staggered head starts; please arrive at least 15 minutes before your start time. The race clock starts at 8 AM for the marathon and 9 AM for the half-marathon.
You can look up your handicap and start time in the tables below.
- $40 for the marathon, $30 for the half-marathon. Registration includes lunch at the finish for all runners.
- Runners 18 and under pay $20 for the marathon, $15 for the half-marathon.
- FLRC members may deduct $5 from any of these fees.
- Restrooms and showers are available adjacent to the start/finish.
- Coffee and breakfast items will be available before the race.
- Well stocked aid stations are located 3 to 4 miles apart on the course.
- Lunch will be provided at the finish for all runners: additional meals for family and spectators may be purchased, but only at the time of race registration. Additional meals are not available for purchase on race day. This policy ensures that all runners are able to eat.
- 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, contact Race Director Dan Longaker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The award ceremony takes place shortly after the race, with awards going to the top five runners in each distance (age and sex are already factored into the starting times).
Handicap records on the current course, at Robert Treman State Park:
Marathon: Jed Sheckler 3:30:34 (2015) and Yvette De Boer 3:06:50 (2018)
Half-Marathon: Adam Pacheck 1:28:01 (2017) and Nora McIver-Sheridan 1:32:19 (2015)
Handicap records on the old course, in Kennedy State Forest, Virgil, NY:
Marathon: Gary Burdick 3:27:00 (1998) and Becky Harman 3:30:51 (2003)
Half-Marathon: Alan Evans 1:33:23 (2008) and Yvette de Boer 1:30:20 (2012)
- Those running the full marathon must be trained for ultra-marathon effort!
- Look for trail markers or you could end up off course! As with all trail runs, it’s on you to pay attention.
- 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, forest monsters, and vehicles at road crossings are all possible hazards.
- Heat could be a problem this time of year. If so, carry fluids and watch for symptoms of heat exhaustion!
- Full marathoners finishing the first out-and-back after 10:30 AM will not be allowed to continue!
- 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 mankind.
- This race is organized by the Finger Lakes Runners Club and insured by the Road Runners Club of America.
Interactive map — Click “Open in Cal Topo” for turn-by-turn course directions. To download a .gpx file of the Half Marathon course that can be loaded onto a GPS watch, open the map. Click “Export” at the top, then “Download GPX File.”
You can download the age-graded start times as a PDF, or check out the tables below.
Half-Marathon Start Times — Men
|Age||Handicap Minutes||Start Time|
Half-Marathon Start Times — Women
|Age||Handicap Minutes||Start Time|
Full Marathon Start Times — Men
|Age||Handicap Minutes||Start Time|
Full Marathon Start Times — Women
|Age||Handicap Minutes||Start Time|