Finger Lakes 50s

Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 at 8:00am

Potomac Group Campground
Potomac Rd,
Hector, NY 14841

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The FL50s consists of 50 Mile, 50K, and 25K distances in the Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector, NY. All three races are part of the Finger Lakes Runners Club Trail Circuit, and results are included in the annual Pebblehead/Stonehead/Boulderhead rankings.

All three races will use the same loop course, starting and finishing at The Potomac Group Campsite located off Potomac Road within the Finger Lakes National Forest. The course is approximately a 16.5-mile loop covering single-track trail (85%), grassy pastures (5%) complete with grazing cows and cow pies, and dirt and paved roads (10%). There is about 1,290 feet of climb per loop. The 25K runners complete a single loop, the 50K runners do two loops, and the 50 milers complete three loops plus a baby loop consisting of about half a mile. The 50K and 50-mile races start at 6:30 AM and the 25K race starts at 8:00 AM. Runners will encounter six stocked aid stations on the course, including the finish area. Please note that the 25K and 50K run “long” at 16.5 and 33 miles, respectively. But hey, that’s more mileage per dollar!

Events Schedule:

5:00 – 6:15 AM:  Packet pick-up for the 50-miler and 50K ONLY at the pavilion – and racer check-in at the start line for all 50-milers/50K, whether you picked up your bib the day of the race or the day before.

6:15 AM:  Race instructions/announcements.

6:30 AM:  50-mile and 50K races start.

6:45 – 7:45 AM:  Packet Pick-up for 25K ONLY at the pavilion – and racer check-in at the start line for all 25K runners, whether you picked up your bib the day of the race or the day before.

7:45 AM:  Race instructions/announcements (at start line area).

8:00 AM:  25K race starts.

11:30 AM-ish:  25K awards ceremony.

12:00 PM:  Cut-off time for 50K runners – you must complete Loop 1 and start Loop 2 by this time (5 and a half hours elapsed) to continue on.

12:30 PM-ish:  50K awards ceremony.

2:15 PM:  Cut-off time for Loop 2 of the 50-miler – you must complete Loop 2 and start Loop 3 by this time (7 hours and 45 minutes elapsed) to continue on.

4:30 PM-ish:  50-mile awards ceremony.

5:00 PM:  Cut-off time for 50-milers on Loop 3 to reach the Library Aid Station (roughly 10 miles into the loop) – you must reach and leave the Library aid station by 5:00 PM to continue on (10 hours and 30 minutes elapsed).


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