Tortoise and Hare Trail Race 2024 Recap

The 2024 Tortoise & Hare Trail Race took place at Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca on Sunday, July 7. We caught a little break with the weather in between two hot and humid days, and 108 runners completed the 10K+ course, with participants ranging in age from 9 to 82 and representing locations from Paris to California! Plus, 15 kids completed the 1-mile fun run.

Full race results and race day photos taken by Jamie Love are now available.

Christopher Petroff was the overall winner with a time of 47:50, and Sarah Woodyear took the top spot in the women’s division in 58:23. Veronica Pillar was the top finisher in the nonbinary division in 1:29:35. Additional age-group winners included Cecelia Petersson, Sarah Ridenour, Ilana Brito, Tonya Engst, Gillian Haines-Sharp, Karen Burns, Banyan Love, Oliver Lambert, Scotie Jacobs, Brian Lee, Alan Lockett, Rick Mazzeo, and Robert Kern. Age-group winners enjoyed mini-pies from Dolce Delight with an add-on of a Purity ice cream gift card for the overall winners.

Those who make it all possible…

None of these events would be possible without our volunteers, and we had a terrific crew! A million thanks to:

  • Course marking: Mo Ramras
  • Check-in table/bib pickup: Rebecca Lambert and Paula Kilts
  • Head Timer: Adam Engst
  • Assistant Timers: Dave Kania, Jesse Koennecke, Zsofia Franck, and Kaleb Smith
  • Fun Run Sweeper: Kaleb Smith
  • Food Director: Caitlin Loehr
  • Food Assistant: Sarah Drumheller
  • Course Marshals: Makoto Endo, Zsofia Franck, Selena Cowan, Pam Cronk, Tom Barron, and Martha Gold
  • Course Sweepers: Inger Aaberg and Audun Dahl with assistance from Makoto Endo
  • Equipment Manager: Gary McCheyne
  • Plus many of the above stayed to help clean up, which is always appreciated!

We look forward to seeing you next year!

Laurel Gilmer (Race Director) and Patrick Boyle (Assistant Race Director)