FLRC Group Run at Fillmore Glen State Park Saturday 8/5 @ 8:30 AM - Forge the Gorge Preview!

The next FLRC group run will be this Saturday August 5th, at Fillmore Glen State Park. This will act as a preview for the Forge the Gorge Trail Race 7-mile/3.5-mile coming up on August 10th. If you are feeling some trepidation about the course, this is the perfect opportunity to get a feel for it. Meet at the main pavilion inside Fillmore Glen State Park at 8:30 AM and we will begin running at 8:45 AM. There is a park entrance fee, but entry is free if you have an Empire Pass, or park across the street at the gas station and walk over.

Register for Forge the Gorge!

Familiarize yourself with the course maps on the race website: 7-mile and 3.5-mile. We will break up into groups and designate leaders - remember, this is not a race, so take your time and pay attention to the trail markings.

Please vote in the poll below so others can get a sense of who else will be running their pace. We always have a wide range of runners, so you’ll generally find someone to run with.

Pace Poll
  • Sub-8:00-minute pace
  • 8:00-9:00-minute pace
  • 9:00-10:00-minute pace
  • 10:00-11:00-minute pace
  • 11:00-12:00-minute pace
  • 12:00-13:00-minute pace
  • 13:00-minute+ pace
  • I plan on hiking
0 voters

Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, ability, pace, or anything else. This is a free activity and club membership is not required, but please sign the waiver before your first run this year. You only need to sign the waiver once for all 2023 group runs, so if you’ve already signed it, you’re all set! (Check Webscorer to verify that you signed.)

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering as a greeter/host for similar group runs, contact FLRC Group Run director Heather Cobb (cobb.heather.m@gmail.com). See you this weekend!

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:camera: Jamie Love Photography, from 2022’s Forge the Gorgeous race.


A beautiful morning on the trails, with most of us tackling the 3.5-mile course, and Nancy and Ben taking the longer 7-mile route.

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A lovely morning, indeed. And, @Alan Lockett, the 7-mile route is actually a solid 8 miles, or even a little longer, while the 3.5-mile route is closer to 3.25—useful info for runners sucking wind at the end of Thursday’s race.

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