It’s time to sign up for the Thom B. Trail Runs!

Happy spring! The local trails are starting to dry out, and that means it’s time to register for the Thom B. Trail Runs, FLRC’s first trail race of the season. The race will take place at Hammond Hill on Sunday, May 19, with three distances: 8.5 miles, 17 miles, and 26.2 miles. Enjoy one, two, or three loops of rolling singletrack around the forest as the foliage starts to fill in!

We will stage the race in the field next to the “Hammond Hill-ton” warming hut, thanks to Ann and Charlie Leonard. The 26.2-mile race starts at 7 AM, the 17-mile race at 8 AM, and the 8.5-mile race at 9 AM. Parking will be tight in the parking lot and alongside Hammond Hill and Star Stanton Roads, so please obey the signs about where to park and sign up to carpool if you can.

The Thom B. Trail Runs are part of the FLRC Trail Circuit, and runners’ results are automatically included in the annual Pebblehead, Stonehead, and Boulderhead rankings.

The 8.5-mile race is a great off-road introduction for new trail runners, and the longer distances could serve as training runs or tuneup races for an early summer ultramarathon, such as Cayuga Trails. Are you coming to the race to cheer for someone else? Please sign up to volunteer!

Watch the FLRC Forum’s Group Runs category for an announcement of a group run to preview the course, and check out our custom voice-based RunGo directions that can help you stay on course. (There will also be traditional flagging and course marshaling—you don’t need RunGo to participate!)

We hope to see you in the woods on May 19!

Is it possible to change distance of the Thom B?

Sure thing—just let me or @Mr_Hector know what distance you want to run and we’ll switch it in Webscorer.

Thanks! 8.5, seems more reasonable. Not sure why I thought I’d be ready for more. lol

Huge thanks!

You’re switched!