There has been much discussion among the @Challengers surrounding the Lick Brook & Treman FLT half marathon course. It’s daunting to be sure. We want all Challengers to be successful, so behind the scenes we’ve been cooking up a way to make sure that happens by offering three group runs which will take place during the usual bi-monthly Saturday gatherings.
The first, taking place this Saturday, 6/25, will tackle the Lick Brook portion of the course, a roughly 4.5-mile round trip. The second will traverse the Treman FLT section on Saturday, 7/9, a 9.4-mile tromp. The third group run will help you complete the entire course on Saturday, 7/23. Of course you are welcome to run the entire course during any of these runs.
We know this course is intimidating, which is why, during the last group run, we will be offering on-course support with pacers, and a mobile aid station at the King Road turn around (mile ~2) and Woodard Road crossing (miles 9 and 11). The start/finish parking lot will serve as your own aid station to take a break, grab some water, and gird your loins for the second section.
Hiking is encouraged – allowing more time to take in the beautiful waterfalls – so gather some friends to make the time pass faster!
On to the details for this Saturday, 6/25, to tackle the Lick Brook side. We’ll meet at the Finger Lakes Trail parking lot at 8:30 AM and start running at 8:45 AM. There will be post-run snacks available so please stick around after for socializing and a delicious breakfast.
Please vote in the poll below so others can get a sense of who else will be running/hiking their pace. We always have a wide range of participants, so you’ll generally find someone to run/hike with. (Use your road pace.)
- 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
- 12:00-13:00-minute pace
- 13:00-minute+ pace
- I will be hiking
Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, ability, pace, or anything else. This is a free activity; neither club membership nor registration for the FLRC Challenge is required. If you are not registered for the FLRC Challenge, you must sign the group run waiver. You only need to sign the waiver once for all 2022 group runs, so if you’ve already done so, you’re all set! (Check Webscorer to verify that you signed.)
- I can give a ride
- I need a ride
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