As much as it pains us to say this, the FLRC board and race directors regret to announce the cancellation of the in-person runnings of the Ithaca 5&10, Monster Marathon and Half Marathon, Danby Down & Dirty, and Turkey Trot.
As with previous race cancellations, we made this decision to comply with New York State regulations and recommendations from state and local public health officials. Although we hate canceling races, we felt that it would be irresponsible to encourage large gatherings of runners, particularly with Cornell and Ithaca College students returning to the area from around the country. We must all continue to do everything we can to control infections in our community.
We have refunded those who had already registered for these races.
The board and race directors will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will be discussing our 2021 race calendar and other FLRC events at our upcoming board meetings. Feedback from the community is welcome—just leave a comment here!
Although all FLRC group runs have also been canceled, we encourage everyone to exercise regularly to keep your immune system strong. Try to run in uncrowded areas, mask up when passing close to others, and please follow our COVID-19 recommendations.
Stay fit, stay healthy, and we look forward to being able to run together again!