The race starts at 11 AM, so we recommend arriving by 10 AM so you have time to pick up your bib from the race organizers, get a singlet if you need to borrow one, and warm up with your team before the race. We’ll have a tent marked by FLRC flags where you can leave your stuff and meet with teammates to warm up.
Here’s the carpool plan:
Cornell: The main carpool will leave from its traditional location in the southwest corner of the Cornell B Lot. Plan to arrive at 8:00 AM. We’ll sort people into cars and leave at 8:15 AM sharp. If you plan to join this carpool, please reply to this post on the forum and indicate whether you can drive or would prefer to be a passenger. If we don’t already have it, include your phone number so we can communicate via text. 607-275-9557 finds me, and Tonya is 607-275-8383.
Downtown Ithaca: A few people will be leaving from downtown. If anyone else wants to leave from downtown, please reply on the forum so you can work together to organize your rides. Be sure to include your phone number.
Other areas: Folks from Cortland, Lansing, and Danby may wish to drive separately rather than coming into Cornell first. That’s totally fine, but if you want to carpool with others in your area, reply here so you can set things up.
Typically, awards are not given out after the race at the race venue. Instead, once the race is over, many of the runners will drive to the nearby end-of-season banquet for lunch and awards at My Wine and Cheese Bar Too (400 Packetts Landing, Fairport, NY 14450). If you want to eat lunch (pasta and meatballs and salad) at the event, you need to buy a ticket online through the PGXC registration system. There will also be a cash bar. Typically the order of events is first eating and then an awards ceremony with awards for overall individual winners (the complex scoring system goes ten deep in each age group, so if you have run 4 or 5 races, you may be surprised to find that you get an award!), winning teams, and the overall club cup. (You can check your current point tally here; you must complete the 5th race in order to win anything, so anyone who does not race on Sunday will drop out.)
See you at the race! –Adam & Tonya