PRETZEL CITY SPORTS’ 18th ANNUAL "UNBELIEVABLE UNDULATIONS FOR THE UNDECIDED”, THE
15K & 30K TRAIL RUN(S)
Sunday, July 12, 2015 ** 9:00 AM ** Morgantown, PA
Near swimming Pool @ Hopewell Lake, French Creek State Park
MOVED BACK TO EARLY JULY THIS YEAR!
Point scoring race in the USA T & F Mid Atlantic Off Road Series
We've all done it! You develop a deep, almost obsessive hunger for a REALLY good tuna fish sandwich. And there's a place across town that, while not real convenient, makes a really good tuna fish sandwich. You rearrange your schedule to get over to that side of town to get your really good tuna fish sandwich and get there to find a line of 8 in front of you, several of whom are there, no doubt, to get a really good tuna fish sandwich. And 14 minutes later, when the person behind the counter finally asks you what you would like, you hesitate for a second and then answer "Pastrami and Swiss!". Yes, sometime, no matter how much time and effort we put into making very specific plans, we sometimes end up doing something totally different or arse-backwards from our intentions. You go to break up with your girlfriend and end up proposing. You head for the health food store and veer off to a Coldstones instead. You own every GI Joe toy ever made and end up a Conscientious Objector. You start out as a Dallas Cowboy fan and then decide to like a professional football team instead. The popular Double Trouble 15k and 30k was created intentionally for people just like YOU! The DT uses a beautiful 15k loop past 2 lakes, with everyone starting together. Runners decide in midrace whether they will do one 15k loop or two. Let’s say that you trained to do a 30k but it is 106 degrees in the shade that day, finish in the 15k instead. Or, you recently started taking “roids” to clear up a social disease and find that you are really running strong after 15k, do another loop. There are a full set of awards in both and you can EVEN win an award in both events! You’ll declare a distance beforehand but you are no more committed to that decision than the Phillies are committed to putting a competitive team on the field over the next 8-10 years. Afterwards, relax in the shade, eat hot /cold food, hose off under our official handmade “shower” and watch others suffer as they finish or decide to forge on. We also have modern potties, lots of parking, a playground ¼ mile away, boat rentals & a swimming pool 100 yards away, picnic tables all around the finish and LOTS of things that just make it a wonderful run for you and a great place for your peeps to hang till you finish or die; whichever occurs first. This race draws 300-400 people each year for a great workout, a beautiful setting and a chance to run an 85% shaded trail; one of the FEW instances where it is bearable to do a long run at the peak of the summer. LEGAL HORSE HOOEY: YOU RACE AT YOUR OWN RISK & ARE SOLEY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR WELFARE WHILE RACING! This course will have more marks on it than your homework did when you got it back in Jr High (except we do not use a red pen). So, you won’t get lost. But if you do, be aware that we will only look for you if you have a winning Powerball ticket stapled to your forehead. So, if you get dinged, get you and your wound to a place where we have volunteers. Now, this race is a shade tuff due to its length and date, so entry is forbidden for 1) runners under 18 (16 & 17 year olds OK for the 15k ONLY & a parent MUST be present too; not run, just present) 2) people with the potential to tear a tendon while merely farting and 3) any one who spends a single second reading about what Bruce Jenner is doing with his life/wardrobe/body parts/family/etc (whatever it is, it will probably prevent him from being on a Wheaties Box ever again)
Entry: Race starts at 9 A.M.; reg. opens at 7:45. $34 if postmarked by Wed, June 24th, inc. a short sleeved tech shirt, $39 after cutoff & day of race while shirts last; $32 when they’re gone. FEW “EXTRA” SHIRTS PRINTED over our pre-reg needs so if you want some type of proof that you did this event, other than your bleeding nipples, pre-enter even if the pre-reg price break has passed!! Post race entries that enter before raceday get first dibs at the remaining shirts. Rain or shine, no refunds or mailed shirts/awards. IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST finish the first lap by the 2 hr mark to be allowed to do another lap. ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: You MAY finish in both events and win awards in both; see us that day for 2 bibs, no extra charge.
Extras: Finishing award to all finishers (some mailed if # of finishers higher than projected), modern johns that will smell OK for the first 5 minutes, hot & cold post race grub, instant results, results on pretzelcitysports.com the next day, WELL marked course if no one screws with it, tons of parking, 3 water stops per loop (some with munchies; may still wish to carry water if super-hot), EMS on site, a course that is accessible at several spots in mid race by car, bike or off-road Segway. Call park at (610) 582-9680 to camp. Fishing, mountain biking, canoeing, grills/tables, playground, frisbee golf, snack bar near start.
Awards:M & F 1st & 2nd in each race plus:
15K: 18-29: 4M, 4F 30-39: 4M, 4F 40-49: 4M, 4F 50-59: 4M, 3F 60-67: 3M 68+: 3M 60+: 3F
30K: 18-29: 3M, 3F 30-39: 3M, 3F 40-49: 3M, 3F 50-59: 3M, 2F 60-67: 3M 68+: 2M 60+: 2F
Directions: From Reading: Take Rt. 422 East of Reading about 6 miles. Take Rt. 82 South to 2nd light in Birdsboro; left on Rt. 724 East. About 1 mile; go right onto Rt. 345 South. Park is 5 miles ahead on right. Enter park; go to south side of Hopewell Lake (next to pool by lake, follow signs).
From Phila: Take Rt. 422 West to Rt 100 South in Pottstown, Take Rt 100S to first exit, Rt 724 West. Go about 6 miles toward Birdsboro until you reach Rt. 345 South. Take left on Rt 345 (can’t go right). Park is 5 miles ahead on right. Enter park; go to south side of Hopewell Lake (next to pool by lake, follow signs).
Alt. Way from West: Take PA Turnpike Morgantown exit, go east on Rt 23 until 345 North, take 345N to 1st Park road. Enter & go to T, go right, then go right again to back of lake next to pool.
Alt. Way from East: PA turnpike to Downingtown exit, go Rt 100 North to Rt 23 West, take 23 W until 345 North, take 345 N until 1st Park road. Enter, go to T, go right, then right again to back of lake next to pool.
ANOTHER alt way from West: Take Downingtown exit, Rt 100 N to Rt 401 W (or N) toward Elverson. Rt 401W eventually crosses Rt 345N , which is the road that French Creek Park is on. Turn right, cross Rt 23, go about 4 miles North to Park. Enter, go to T, go right, then right again to back of lake next to pool.
WHY, in the age of GPS and Tom Tom’s, do we
STILL have to give you directions??
Optional on-line reg via credit card available on www.pretzelcitysports.com
(closes midnight, the Wed before the race, nominal service charge applies)
INSURED BY THE ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA
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Race TroubleMaker: Ron Horn, firstname.lastname@example.org , 610-779-2668, www.pretzelcitysports.com
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WAIVER: I know that running a trail run is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter or run unless I am medically able & properly trained. I also know that there will be traffic, winter 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, the conditions of the roads and getting lost, 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, French Creek State Park, PA Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources, all municipalities in which the event is held, the race committee, volunteers, all other organizations directly or indirectly associated with the race, any or all sponsors including their agents, employees, assigns or anyone acting on their behalf, or anyone else associated in any way with this race, from any or all claims or liability for death, personal injury or property damage of any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of , or in the course of, my participation in this event. This waiver extends to all claims of every kind or nature whatsoever; foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown. Also, 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. I HAVE READ & UNDERSTAND THIS WAIVER:
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