A RACE EVEN COOLER THAN FONZI, BEFORE HE MOVED IN WITH THE CUNNINGHAMS AND LOST HIS
BAD BOY “EDGE”, THE 7th ANNUAL
7.2 MILE TRAIL RUN
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013 11 A.M. NO ENTRY LIMIT
NOTE!! NOW IN FEB! UGLY MUDDER MOVES TO JAN!
A POINTS RACE IN BOTH THE LA SPORTIVA NATIONAL MOUNTAIN RUNNING SERIES AND THE USA T & F MID-ATLANTIC OFF-ROAD SERIES
Each year, NBC takes a night of shows and arrogantly designates it as “Must See TV”. And in short order, the viewing public proves them to be as out of touch as people still using MySpace or drivers waiting to be praised for buying a Smart Car, or, as tractor trailer drivers call them, “grill bugs”. For while there may be a “must use swim stroke” when your boat sinks 20 miles from shore and you’d like to stay alive or a “must break bad habit” such as lighting up near the propane tank refilling station, there is NO reason whatsoever why a person MUST watch humorless comedies, undiscovered bar singers/street performers and one time movie stars who’s last 8 films went straight to video; especially when there’s an episode of Cheaters or Hoarders on another channel. Having said all that, the Chilly Cheeks is a “Must Run” race if ever there was one. For example, you MUST run it if you want to get to the water stop with alternate beverages. You also MUST run it if you want to see what its like to get to the base of Mt WhadDaFugg, already in severe oxygen debt. You MUST run it to get the sensation of what it’s like to pay someone to hurt you (unless, of course, you know Larry, who lives in the 3rd house on the right, down the alley behind Dairy Queen). You MUST run it to truly experience the long ascents and descents, rocks and roots, slippery slopes & messy mud, and all the other things that you can ONLY experience while RACING this course, not while walking Cuddles, your terrier. The Chilly Cheeks is 7+ miles that will make you ache like Billy Ray Cyrus when he saw Miley’s new haircut. It is NOT Pretzel City Sports' hardest race, but on a per mile basis, it is darn close and is truly belongs in the La Sportiva Mountain Running Championship; Type A’s who normally laugh at only running “7 miles” will be bent over using our name in vain before they even get past the 2nd water stop. Yet, it is a very doable for people who darn near border on Biggest Loser eligibility or would rather break wind than break a sweat. And once you scale the last climb, you can forget about every single step you just took, while pounding down cold brews at the Reading Liederkrantz German Singing & Sports Club, eating your free hot breakfast, listening to an entertaining but never popular band and kibitzing with your fellow competitors about how you will never, ever do this race again. Until next year! LEGAL LANGUAGE: You race at your own risk; you alone are responsible for your welfare at all times!! This race has occasionally been held on ice and snow, so its little wonder how “looking for your body” will “slip” our minds. So, drag your corpse to the next aide station, so we can pack you up and return you to your rightful owner. And if you get lost (which you WON’T), please find the Liederkranz before the turkey buzzards on the mountain mistake you (in your insulated coat) for a “walking blintz”. Since the race is quite a challenge, we only let those enter that are 18 or over (16 & 17 yr olds can too but ONLY if they have a parent at the race). We also turn away people who think that Camden, NJ is “hilly” and anyone who thinks that ShoeFly Pie is made with either shoes, flies or both.
REGISTRATION/ENTRY: Reading Liederkranz German Singing & Sports Club, 140 Spook Lane (off of Hill Rd), Reading, PA (same place as most Pretzel City events). Reg. opens at 9:45 a.m., we race at 11 (approx.). Fee is $33 w/ long sleeve shirt if postmarked by Wed, Feb 6th. Afterwards, $38 while shirts last (inc. day of race), $30 when gone. NEW FOR 2013: PEOPLE REGISTERING BEFORE THE PRICE CHANGE ONLY WILL HAVE THE OPTION OF GETTING EITHER A LONG SLEEVE TECH SHIRT OR A LONG SLEEVE COTTON SHIRT. Everyone after that dates gets whatever we have, or maybe even none at all since FEW extra shirts are printed than those ordered by prereg entries! If you fail to pre-enter, you’ll regret that you have no other reminder of this race than scars, gashes, frostbite and post-jaergermiester-shot flashbacks. Even if you register in the post-reg period but before raceday, you’re almost surely guaranteed a shirt of your preferred size and type. (optional on-line reg on pretzelcitysports.com will close at Midnight of the Wed before the race) We race in rain, snow or bitter cold; in fact, damn near anything! Call 610-779-2668 after 6 AM the day of the race ONLY if roads are pretty much impassable that day (not just a little “sub-par”). An email will be sent to all entries too, the minute we decide to postpone but if we only have your work email, you're screwed. If postponed, it will be held on Sun, Mar 3rd; same time, same place. No refunds, no mailed shirts or awards; no pets allowed on site, no whiners, no wheelchairs (at least on the course) & no people that think that snow on the ground is any reason to cancel a race. ‘Cause we won’t!. Also, bring extra shoes for going inside & the drive home! ATM on site; works most of the time.
registration not required
but always encouraged!
(small service fee applies, closes at midnight on Wed the week of the race)
YOU GET: Long sleeve T-shirt (tech or cotton for early entrees) with a memorable design, hot breakfast, indoor registration & toilets, free food at the finish line, suds/chilled Jaegermeister/strange Germanic meats available for purchase thru the club, WELL marked course, 2 water stops, live music, finish place posted immediately & results on www.pretzelcitysports.com in 1-2 days, unique aide station fare & other surprises not yet finalized. Breakfast tickets can be bought at reg for your peeps! Normally have a rummage sale, at this event, of old shirts, glasses, etc. too.
AWARDS: M & F 1st & 2nd and Top M & F Masters (40 & over) plus:
18-29: 5M, 4F 30-39: 5M, 4F 40-49: 5M, 4F 50-59: 5M, 3F 60-64: 3M, 3F 65+ : 3M, 2M
DIRECTIONS FROM : PHILLY: IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS FROM PHILLY! Instead, take Rt. 422 West from King of Prussia. Just before Reading, at the new TARGET/LOWES/GIANT on your right, bear right onto Bus. Rt. 422, marked “Mt. Penn”; DON’T follow sign to Reading ** Go 3 miles until road splits at Wachovia Bank. 300 yds later, JUST PAST Arners Restaurant, take right onto Glen Rd (sign missing, look for "Stokesay Castle" sign visible at last moment). At end of Glen, turn right and then take your next right just 50 yards ahead. Or follow the signs to Stokesay, the Liederkrantz driveway is right next to it.
YORK/LANCASTER: Rt. 222 N to Reading. Follow it to Rt. 422 East bypass around Reading . Exit at Mt Penn. Take a left, go 3 lights to Bus. Rt. 422. Take a left, follow the Philly directions above after the astrik **.
ALLENTOWN: Take Rt. 222 S, merge onto Rt. 422 East (Reading/Pottstown). Go around Reading and exit at Mt Penn. Go left, go 3 lights to Bus. 422W. Take left, follow Philly directions after asterisks **.
LEBANON: Take Rt. 422 East. Just past Berkshire mall, bear right onto Rt. 422E. Continue on bypass past Reading to Mt Penn exit. Take left, go 3 lights to Bus.422W. Go left, follow Philly directions above after asterisks **.
COAL REGION: Take Rt 61 South onto Rt 222 Bypass, follow same directions above listed in “Allentown”
BALTIMORE: Rt 83 North to Rt 30 East at York to Rt 222N at Lancaster. Follow Lancaster directions above.
GPS/TomTom INPUT: 143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA 19606 or “Spook Lane & Hill Rd” or “Hill Rd & Glen Rd”
Check Payable to & mailed (with waiver) to:
Pretzel City Sports, 112 W. 36th St., Reading, PA 19606.
Head Mudder: Ron Horn, email@example.com, www.pretzelcitysports.com or
610-779-2668 (but not during Survivor, CSI-Vegas, Modern
Family, Biggest Loser, Amazing Race, Tosh.0 or any Eagles
game (inc. post-game commentary))
Print clearly so we know what to put on the tombstone***May be duplicated***Sign waiver
First name _______________________Last name ____________________________________________
City __________________________ State _____ Zip_______ Sex: M F
Race day age: Date of birth / / (must be 18 or more)
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WAIVER: I know that running a trail race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I also know that there will be traffic, hazards, debris and poor footing on the course and assume the risk for running on it. I also assume any or all other risks associated with running or attending the race including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the affects of the weather, getting lost, wildlife & insect attacks and all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry fee, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue, and waive, release and discharge Pretzel City Sports, all municipalities in which the event is held, the race director, course officials, all other organizations directly or indirectly associated with the race, any and all sponsors including their agents, employees, assigns or anyone acting for on their behalf, or anyone else associated in any way with the race, from any or all claims or liability for death, personal injury or property damage of any kind of nature what so ever arising out of, or in the course of, my participation in this event(s). This waiver extends to all claims of every kind or nature what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown. By entering this race, I am granting permission to Pretzel City Sports to use any pictures or likenesses of me secured at the event in any way they see fit without review, restriction or compensation. BY SIGNING THIS, I ATTEST THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS WAIVER :
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