PRETZEL CITY SPORTS' "WOODSY" SALUTE TO BROKEN "LIMBS" AND FACE "PLANTS”; THE 6TH ANNUAL
'DARK & DIRTY'
Nighttime Trail Run
6.66 Miles-One Hell of a Distance
Sat. Evening, May 11, 2013 - 8:15 PM (approx) - Reading, PA
"We Provide the Organization - You Provide the Illumination"
There is a shirt out there that you can buy at fairs, boardwalk shops, carnivals and any event where Travis Tritt would be immediately recognized; you know, all the places where fine men’s apparel is sold. The shirt states that the wearer must be a “mushroom” because everyone they know “keeps them in the dark and feeds them sh*t”. Well, if this is the main criteria for raising mushrooms, then the Dark & Dirty 6.66M Nighttime Trail might be one of the biggest “one day” harvests of mushrooms in the world. The Dark & Dirty keeps ALL of its runners in the dark, with the race not even starting until the last glimmer of sunlight disappears behind the trees. Then, 400-500 headlamps, flashlights, lighters, sunny personalities and professionally whitened teeth light up the woods so you can begin an adventure across rocks, roots, logs, fog and lovers too cheap to get a room that happen to unwisely bring a blanket, a 6 pack and lustful intentions onto a course where up to 1000 sneakers will step directly on their naked butt(s). And it would be a real stretch to say that the food, the course and the organization of this event is in any way “sh*tty”; they ALL are far better than 99% of the races out there. But that IS a word you may hear throughout the night as foolish runners that look “up” to see the many “stars” above, fall down and see a lot MORE "stars” than they bargained for. The Dark & Dirty is one of the largest nighttime trail runs in the United States for a LOT of reasons. The trails used for the race range from single track to triple track, and are some of the cleanest and least technical trails available on Mt Penn. Annually, for this reason and due to many people running this event more prudently due to the dark, we have less falls and scrapes in our nighttime runs than in our daytime ones. And even with the course coated in complete darkness, you’ll be amazed by some of the beautiful sights you will see along the way, since much of the race takes place on the top of the mountain overlooking Reading, PA. The DnD is both a highly competitive race for Type-A’s, and a festive and memorable night for those that want to run it as a “lark” in the “dark”. Come see what so many runners and night owls have discovered the Dark & Dirty to be a real “hoot”.
LEGAL FUNGI: YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR HEALTH & WELFARE WHILE RACING THIS EVENT. We’ll have medics but they’re as afraid of the dark as they are of needles and blood, so if you run into a tree and damage a limb, get your carcass to a place where a volunteer or a psychotic killer can address your need. Must be 18+ to be out this late in the woods (16 & 17 year olds too ONLY IF a parent is present at the race). Others discouraged from entering are those who think this course should be as ”lit up” as your Uncle Harry was at your wedding and anybody who is waiting on pins and needles for the next Justin Bieber CD to come out.
M/ F 1st & 2nd overall (no repeats) plus
16-29: 5M/4F 30-39: 5M/4F 40-49: 5M/4F 50-59: 5M/4F 60-65: 4M/2F 66+: 3M, 2F
REGISTRATION/ENTRY: Reading Liederkranz German Club, 143 Spook Lane, Reading. Reg. opens at 7 P.M.; we race at 8:15 PM (based on Farmers Almanac projected time for dusk) Fee is $33 w/shirt if postmarked by Mon, April 22, 2013. Afterwards, $38 while shirts last (inc. day of race), $30 when gone. WARNING: High tech WICKING SHIRTS COST MORE THAN REGULAR SHIRTS. Because of the extra cost, FEW extra tech shirts are printed than those ordered for prereg entries. Number of regular T-shirts ordered for "day of" entries to be somewhat limited too. So, enter BEFORE raceday if you want the best chance of getting "type" and "size" shirt you want. We race in rain, fog, threat of darkness (DUH!!) and economic recession. The No's: no entry limit, no refunds, no mailed shirts or awards; no smoking at race site, no beer brought onto site, NO DOGS ALLOWED ON CLUB LAND, no wheelchair entries and no bitchers!
WHAT YOU GET: Short sleeve tech shirt with a memorable design but no ads, two water stops (one with alternate beverages too), indoor johns, covered pavilion, hot & cold grub for racers, wheel measured course, music, a German BeerGarten atmosphere and a chance to buy fine beers/ales at almost Outlet prices, results on pretzelcitysports.com in 1-2 days and a chance to say you did something that your boring and wimpy people you know (your Mom, for instance) say is "stupid & dangerous”, and surely not representative of how well you were raised.
DIRECTIONS FROM : PHILLY: IMPORTANT: DON'T USE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS FROM PHILLY! Instead, take Rt. 422 West from King of Prussia. Just before Reading, past Arby’s & Burger King and next to Target, bear RIGHT onto Bus. Rt422, “Mt. Penn”; NOT the left lane to "Reading" ** Go 3 miles; till road splits right before Subway. 300 yds later, JUST PAST Arners Restaurant, go right onto Glen Rd (sign missing, turn just before bridge). At end of Glen, turn right & then right again in 50 yds. Liederkranz is 75 yds ahead on right, right next to Stokesay Castle
YORK/LANCASTER: Rt. 222 N to Reading. Follow new bypass to Rt. 422 East. Exit at Mt Penn. Take a left, go 3 lights to Bus. Rt. 422. Take a left, follow the Philly directions above after the asterisk **.
ALLENTOWN: Rt. 222 S onto new Reading bypass, 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.
MAPQUEST INPUT: 143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA 19606 or “Spook Lane & Hill Rd” or “Hill Rd & Glen Rd”.
ON-LINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ON WWW.PRETZELCITYSPORTS.COM
(optional, a nominal processing fee applies,
closes on Wed, May 8th at midnight)
NO MAP EXISTS OF THE COURSE, SO PLEASE DON'T ASK!
YOU CAN'T READ IT ANYWAY WHILE RUNNING, SINCE IT'S DARK, YOU MORON!
Insurance Provided by Road Runner Clubs of America (R.R.C.A.)
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WAIVER: I know that running a trail race, in light or in darkness, 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 and 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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