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November 8, 2017 Sports and Recreation

37th Annual Skunk Cabbage Classic

This year marks the 37th consecutive running of one of Ithaca’s oldest and largest road races, with your choice between USATF-certified 10K and half-marathon distances. Join 1,000 other runners along Ellis Hollow’s scenic countryside as the skunk cabbages start to emerge in early spring!

Schedule:

8:00AM and 9:45AM: Day-of-race registration and bib pickup
10:00AM: The half-marathon starts
10:15AM: The 10K starts

Course Information:

Half-Marathon:

Half-Marathon is a lollipop loop with four water stops. Start on Campus Road just outside Barton Hall and head east up campus past the Veterinary School and animal hospitals. You’ll see livestock and research barns as you run south down Game Farm Road and then follow a mostly eastward route for the first half of the course. On Ellis Hollow Road you’ll maneuver some rolling hills, especially around the halfway point where the famed skunk cabbage can be seen and smelled. With the exception of a brief incline on Turkey Hill Road—around mile 10—the rest of the route is fast and flat. Over the final few miles, you’ll run back through campus, past the Dairy Bar and the Wilson Synchrotron on one side, and Cornell Plantations on the other. Finally, enjoy a fast downhill to the finish on Garden Avenue.

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10K:

10K is an out-and-back on a mostly flat, fast course, with two water stops. Start on Garden Avenue in front of Barton Hall and follow the same course as the half-marathon, out Game Farm Road to Stevenson. At the 5K mark on Stevenson Road, you’ll be turned around by volunteers at a community-sponsored water. From here, reverse your course back to the Cornell campus. Re-enter campus on Tower Road, then head toward the Clock Tower, past the Dairy Bar and the Wilson Synchrotron on one side, and Cornell Plantations on the other. Finally, enjoy a fast downhill to the finish on Garden Avenue.

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Awards:

The first 600 half-marathon finishers will receive an all-new custom finisher’s medal.
The awards ceremony takes place soon after each race ends, with male and female awards in the following categories:
Top three overall open, top two overall masters (40–49), and first overall vets (50+.)
Top three in each of these age groups: 1–14, 15–19, 20–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, and 70+.

Date: April 8, 2018

Location:
Barton Hall
117 Statler Drive
Ithaca, NY 14853

Registration Fees:

Half marathon:
Early-bird registration: $20, December 1st – 31st, 2017 (FLRC members may deduct $2)
Regular Registration: $40 from Jan 1-April 4, 2018 (but all paper entries must be postmarked by March 31!)
Race Weekend: $60 until 9:45 a.m. race day

10k:
Early-bird registration: $20, December 1st – 31st, 2017 (FLRC members may deduct $2)
Regular Registration: $30 from Jan 1-April 4, 2018 (but all paper entries must be postmarked by March 31!)
18 and Under: 10k is FREE if registered by April 4, 2018
Race weekend: $40 until 9:45 a.m. race day

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