First off, thanks to our supporting and sponsoring organizations: Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Co., Stonewall Wine & Spirits, Hopshire Brewery, Old Goat Gear Exchange, Friends of Hammond Hill, and of course the Dryden Hotel for their fabulous hospitality. Thanks to Ann & Charlie Leonard for allowing us to use the Hammond Hill-Ton and their land, on which about 1/4 mile of the course passes — including the start and finish. Thanks to Adam Engst, Tonya Engst, and Carrie Sipe who facilitated timing and registration. Thanks to Joel Cisne, Gretchen Gilbert, Eric Jon Maki, Gary McCheyne, and Bob Talda, who helped with various duties on the course, at the Hill-Ton, or with equipment and supplies. Thanks to Melissa Gustafson Schmidt for the fabulous veggie soup! Thanks to Matt Westerlund who provided the loaner snowshoes from Bob Dion’s wonderful snowshoe company. Thanks to Gracie Pajonk for taking and sharing some awesome pics from the race! A special thanks to Will F. and I believe Michael A. & Eric P., who helped get an injured runner back to the finish. The report is that she is okay, but very sore today. Lastly, a huge thank you goes out to fellow race directors Boris Dzikovski and Dave Kania. If I missed anyone, please let me know and I apologize.
Highlights from the race include Jamie Woolsey’s women’s 10K course record by nearly eight minutes, and Sarah Ridenour’s fourth consecutive win in the Mini-Loomis 5K. We also saw a new course record by Tom Olson in the men’s Mini-Loomis 5K, and a tight three-way battle in the men’s 10K between myself (Eric), Jeremy Drowne, and Mikhail Kern. It left us separated by less than four seconds at the finish line and left me very sore today! Big thanks to everyone who came out yesterday — this was our biggest Loomis so far. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and we hope this will encourage more people to get out on the trails all year round!
– Eric Sambolec, Race Director
Detailed results available on Webscorer.
Huge thanks to Gracie Pajonk, who came with her husband Eric Pajonk to the race and took a slew of pictures at the start and finish. You can view her gallery here. You may view, download, and share the full-resolution photos for free and in any way you like. Gracie just asks that you credit her as the photographer when sharing in public. You can tag her on Facebook using her profile “Gracie Pajonk” or on Instagram as @minimalgrace. We realize there aren’t that many people in these photos, but let us know if you’d like to see this sort of photography at other FLRC races.
|1||Eric Sambolec||Ithaca, NY||40||Male||44:08|
|2||Jeremy Drowne||West Chazy, NY||40||Male||44:10|
|3||Mikhail Kern||Ithaca, NY||26||Male||44:12|
|5||Matt Costa||Ithaca, NY||27||Male||47:49|
|6||Jay Hubisz||Ithaca, NY||38||Male||49:56|
|7||Michael Schlimmer||Cortland, NY||31||Male||51:20|
|8||Jamie Woolsey||Oneida, NY||34||Female||51:26|
|9||Eric Maki||Cortland, NY||56||Male||51:28|
|11||Thomas Mullins||Cortland, NY||50||Male||53:42|
|12||Pete Katapski||Scott Township, PA||58||Male||1:00:16|
|13||Adriano Campos||Ithaca, NY||29||Male||1:01:01|
|14||Fabricio Kannenberg||Ithaca, NY||30||Male||1:01:02|
|15||Will Fox||Trumansburg, NY||42||Male||1:01:48|
|16||Nancy Kleinrock||Ithaca, NY||57||Female||1:02:17|
|17||Robert Seltzer||Freeville, NY||51||Male||1:03:12|
|18||Brett Donaldson||Ithaca, NY||28||Male||1:03:50|
|19||Nick Sowards||Ithaca, NY||37||Male||1:06:03|
|20||Joe Schlimmer||Ithaca, NY||32||Male||1:08:57|
|21||Brenda Michaud||Trumansburg, NY||55||Female||1:19:04|
|22||John Donaldson||New York, NY||54||Male||1:26:53|
|23||Eric Smith||Freeville, NY||74||Male||1:31:33|
|24||Michael Arsnow||Ithaca, NY||25||Male||1:43:07|
|24||Eric Pajonk||Ithaca, NY||30||Male||1:43:07|
|26||Jake Anderson||Havertown, PA||21||Male||1:47:50|
|27||Maeve Anderson||Seattle, WA||20||Female||1:47:57|
|1||Tom Olson||Ithaca, NY||30||Male||31:37|
|2||David Suarez||Syracuse, NY||52||Male||34:10|
|3||Sarah Ridenour||Danby, NY||32||Female||39:05|
|4||Anne-Marie Mitchell||Alameda, CA||27||Female||40:53|
|5||Gretchen Gilbert||Brooktondale, NY||49||Female||42:43|
|6||Lauren Brzozowski||Ithaca, NY||26||Female||48:27|
Snowshoes? That’s right, when winter covers our beloved trails, some of us switch to snowshoes and keep right on running. Racing snowshoes are a far cry from the tennis racket-shaped gear of yesteryear—you strap them on over your normal running shoes to get a stable platform that keeps you on top of the snow. It’s harder than running, but incredible exercise and huge fun to boot. So conquer the cold in the Ithaca area’s only snowshoe race!
The well-marked course is part of the Hammond Hill State Forest trail system, which is commonly used for skiing and snowshoeing, so it should be packed down unless there is a big snowfall the night before. We recommend doing the 5K distance if you don’t have much experience snowshoeing or trail running, or if you plan on walking the distance. The 10K is intended for those who are well-trained and have some experience on snowshoes.
If you don’t have snowshoes (or good ones for running), we will have 15 pairs of Dion running snowshoes available to borrow for $5 from our fellow snowshoe race director Matt Westerland.
We’ll be meeting at the warming hut by the Hammond Hill public parking lot, where a wood fire will be keeping everyone warm(ish) no matter what the weather is like outside. And for a snowshoe race, we’re rooting for cold and snowy! After the race, pile into the warming hut for post-race snacks and beard thawing, and don’t miss the after-party at the Dryden Hotel.
The races start and finish at the Hammond Hill warming hut, just in on the trail from the public parking lot, whose address is roughly 100 Hammond Hill Road, Freeville, NY 13068. Do not follow GPS directions via Harford Road, which is not passable. Instead, make sure to come via Irish Settlement Road.
From Ithaca: Take Route 13 north toward Dryden. Before entering Dryden, take a right onto Irish Settlement Road. After going through an S curve you will go up a big hill; continue a couple of miles. Take a left onto Hammond Hill Road. Soon you will come to a Y intersection; take the right fork. At the top of the hill is a parking lot on the right. Park here. The start/finish area is on the trail a short walk east from the parking lot.
The 5K and 10K races start together at 10 AM. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your race to pick up your bib number.
Online pre-registration is strongly encouraged and is open until 6 PM the night before the race. Race is limited to 50 participants.
- Pre-registration costs $15. Day-of-race registration costs $20 for everyone.
- FLRC members who pre-register may deduct $5.
- Runners 18 and under may pre-register for free.
The award ceremony takes place shortly after the race. In the 5K distance, we will have awards to the overall male and female winners only. In the 10K distance, we will have overall, masters, and 10-year age group awards as we expect the 10K to be more competitive.
- Leave early to get to the race since the driving conditions may require additional travel time.
- Wear appropriate clothing for the weather, and bring additional dry clothing for after the race. You will get wet!
- Pay attention to trail markings or you’ll end up off course! As with all trail runs, it’s on you to pay attention.
- The race may be postponed to another weekend in February or canceled if there is insufficient snow. For the latest details, check the Super Frosty Loomis Facebook page.
- A port-o-john will be available at the parking lot, but there is no running water or changing facilities.
- Tasty post-race food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.
- Results will be made available shortly after the race via Webscorer; visit the FLRC Web site for full results later.
- If you have additional questions, check the Facebook page or contact race directors Boris Dzikovski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eric Sambolec (email@example.com).
- In the event of no snow, the race may be rescheduled for another weekend in February 2018.
- No dogs or headphones are allowed. 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 due to lack of snow.
- This race is organized by the Finger Lakes Runners Club and insured by the Road Runners Club of America.