Thom B. Trail Runs

Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:00 AM (GMT-4)

Event info
Sport: Running - trail
Location: Freeville, NY, United States
Registrations: 24
Registration closes: Friday, May 15, 2020 6:00 PM (GMT-4)
Organized by: Finger Lakes Runners Club
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Event notes
ABOUT: The race takes place within Hammond Hill State Forest and consists of a 13K loop that is run twice for the 26K and three (plus a baby loop) for the 42K. The course uses both the Finger Lakes Trail and the extensive DEC trail system. The route is marked with colored ribbons and intersections are indicated with orange arrows. These trails are rugged and challenging, but you’ll enjoy the flora, carefully groomed mud, and—due to the lack of leaves this time of year—nice valley views.

Our home base for the race is Camp Earth Connection, a natural campground and retreat center that has cabins, rustic cabins, lean-tos, and tent sites available to rent for that weekend or that evening. Visit for campsite availability. Note that Camp Earth Connection is an alcohol- and drug-free facility—that applies to both the event and any campers.

This race is named in memory of Thom Bugliosi, who died in 1991 at age 32 when he was the top trail runner in the area. Thom loved running trails, and although he never ran this course, we’re sure he’d like it.

WHERE: The races start and finish near Camp Earth Connection, a quarter mile down Hammond Hill Road from the public parking lot, whose address is roughly 100 Hammond Hill Road, Freeville, NY 13068.
Do NOT follow GPS directions via Harford Road, which is not passable. Instead, make sure to come via Irish Settlement Road. Click the Map button above for the exact location.

WHEN: The 42K race starts at 7 AM, the 26K at 8 AM, and the 13K at 9 AM. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your race to pick up your bib number.

REGISTRATION: Online pre-registration is required and is open until 6 PM the night before the race. The race is limited to 150 participants. (Sorry, no day-of-race rego :-)

FEES: 13K and 26K: $15; 42K: $35. Runners under 19 may pre-register for free.

POLICIES: No dogs, headphones, rollerblades or jogging strollers are allowed.
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I, the undersigned accept full responsibility for myself for any injuries I may incur during this Thom Bugliosi Trail Run. I fully understand that participating in this event may be dangerous to my health. Sprained ankles and wrists, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, insect bites, vicious rabbit or other animal bites, collisions with vehicles, trees or runners, hypothermia, hyponatremia, and heat exhaustion are real possibilities. I fully understand that there may be no medical or emergency personnel on the course. I have trained sufficiently for this event. I will not hold any of the organizers, landowners, Finger Lakes Runners Club, Earth Connections LLC, Finger Lakes Trail Conference or FLTC trail sponsors, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Road Runners Club of America, USATF, USATF Niagara, Friends of Hammond Hill, any agency within the State of New York, or any volunteers responsible. My actions and mishaps are accountable to no one but myself. I agree to withdraw from the race if so instructed by a race official. I grant the race organizers the free use of my name and any photos or videos of me for any use related to the race they see fit. I acknowledge that my entry fee is non-refundable, even if the race is canceled because of an act of nature or mankind. If participant is under 18, agreeing to this waiver indicates that the parent or guardian has approved this activity.
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