Total Eclipse of the Skunk! Register for Skunk Cabbage in December to save

It’s time to plan next year’s goal races, and first up is the Skunk Cabbage Classic 10K and Half Marathon on April 7. That’s the day before the total solar eclipse that inspires our 2024 theme: Total Eclipse of the Skunk. Along with a new T-shirt and finisher medal, we’ll have custom eclipse glasses available for free at bib pickup while supplies last.

New this year are revamped out-and-back 10K and half-marathon courses. They trade busy state and county highways for a paved rail trail and quieter country roads, and let you see and cheer for all your friends in the race. Plus, a new 9 AM start will reduce car traffic and consume less of your weekend. Pre- and post-race festivities will again be in Cornell University’s warm, dry Barton Hall.

Throughout December, you can register for the 10K for just $25 or the half marathon for $35, $10 off the regular rates that start on January 1 and rise again in March. The tech fabric Total Eclipse of the Skunk T-shirt costs $15 during registration and is available in fitted and straight styles; the fully sublimated fabric has the design woven in, so it won’t peel off or feel sticky.

FLRC members save an additional $5, plus get to run in Barton Hall over the winter, participate in our MITHACAL MILERS track workouts and Sunday Skunkday training runs, and run the Winter Chill 5K series in January.

Sign up for Skunk!


Bonus points to those who know the 1983 Bonnie Tyler song “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” And if you do, you simply must watch the literal music video.

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Will there be a headband this year with the new colors if one does both Skunk & Earthday?

The headband prize for anyone who runs both will be available again this year, but the headbands themselves won’t be changing (they’re already made).