Sunday Skunkday group run on March 3 at 8:30 AM at Barton Hall

The forecast is looking glorious for a Sunday morning long run, and then you’ll have gotten it in before @jonlewis’s 2–5 PM get-together to watch the finals of the World Indoor Athletics Championships.

I hope to see a big group inside the front doors of Barton Hall (facing Teagle Hall, where Skunk starts) at 8:30 AM. At 8:45 AM, we’ll split up into rough pace and distance groups, take a group picture, and then run the Skunk course, more or less. As much as it’s good to get familiar with a course, I don’t want anyone to get bored, so here are a few alternative loops too.

Everyone is welcome, even if you’re not an FLRC member or planning to run Skunk. Regardless, you must sign the FLRC Training Programs waiver once for 2024.

Although the Barton bathrooms will be open, I can’t guarantee that you can leave stuff inside the building during the run — I might have to re-lock the doors after we head out like last week.

Please register in the pace and distance polls below so others can see they’ll have company. Click the icons under each answer to see who has voted.

  • 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-up-minute pace
  • Hiking pace
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  • ~4 miles
  • ~6 miles
  • ~8 miles
  • ~10 miles
  • ~13 miles
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Unless there’s a big Cornell event, there’s usually plenty of free (on Sunday) parking in the Crescent Lot east of Schoellkopf Stadium or in Cornell’s parking garage.

Any questions, just ask. See you Sunday!

Last week, I ran a nice 4.5-mile loop successfully for my long run, so this week I’ll be building on that with a 5-mile effort that will go out on the Skunk course to Game Farm Road, cross the road and go one-third mile on the unpaved rail trail, turn left on Stevenson Road, and then go back to campus, taking advantage of farm roads where possible over to Tower Road. I’m sure I’ll run with a pack on the way out, and anyone who wants to loop back with me to get a nice 5 miles is welcome to join.


@tonya-engst reported that it was a thoroughly enjoyable run—I hope everyone else had fun too. We had 39 people in Barton, plus I’m counting @caitlin-loehr, who had to run early and who I passed on the way in. :slight_smile:

And I inadvertently got a great picture of @Katie_Gannon and @tonya-engst taking off.

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Another great turnout for these awesome group runs! I did indeed have to run earlier today but I enjoyed waving to everyone heading out as I was on my way back.


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Great run! I’ll add the one photo I got of people near the turn point!