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Ghouls and Fools

A SPOOKY SPRINT THRU THE SPRUCE; PRETZEL CITY SPORTS' 6th ANNUAL

'Ghouls & Fools'

10K (more or less)
Nighttime Trail Run

Sat. Night, Oct 25, 2014 - 7:00 PM (est)- Reading, PA

"We Provide the Organization - You Provide the Illumination"

A testament to how much Western Civilization has declined in recent years is evidenced by the fact that ENTIRE INDUSTRIES are dependent on the continued existence of the Kardashian family and their unabashed desire for exposing every aspect of their spoon-fed lives to those gullible enough to give a rat’s rump! Acclaimed publications like the Star, National Enquirer and US Weekly would see their content reduced by 35% or more in their absence and would have to depend on gaffs by folks like Mario Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Ryan Seachrist and other non-talents to draw in the level of subscribers that they now enjoy. Hundreds of wedding planners and divorce lawyers would have to hock their Lamborghinis if Kim, Khloe, Kris or any other K-girl ever discovered something called “monogamy” and stayed “home with the hubby”. Butt enhancers would lose their prime “Exhibit A”, face stretchers would have to find other “kissers” to stretch into a Joker-like appearance, and chest augmentation experts would suddenly look like boobs for going into that profession. The loss of the Kardashians would practically bring both the TMZ show/website and the entire E! Network “to its knees”, which is ironic since “on her knees” is pretty much how Kim made her initial intro into public “exposure”. About the only thing more frightening AND mindless than the impact of the Kardashians on pop culture is the nighttime trail run near Halloween known as the Ghouls and Fools. Because it’s dark and has some Halloween stuff hanging along the way, it’s a little spooky but not near as frightening as walking in on your Mom and Dad “kanoodeling”, especially if spurs and a ceiling-suspended basket are involved. It has rocks and roots to shock your shins and tweak your toes but nothing SHOULD grab you by the ankle, like in most slasher films; actually, it’s run on some of the cleaner and less technical trails on the entire mountain. And while you may see the “undead” or “killer clowns” along your way, they will probably be at the aide stations handing you either water or some alternate beverage which is sure to make you feel a bit better. And, yes, it’s unlit and you will need a light, headlamp, sunny disposition or cell phone app to find your way. But it’s so well marked with reflecting tape and glow sticks that you could probably even follow it with your eyes closed; or at least while squinting REALLY hard. The Ghouls and Fools draws between 400-500 entries a year. Come on out and see what happens in the woods after dark because it’s FUN, FUN, FUN! NOTE: YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR WELFARE DURING THIS RACE. We can’t even find our keys when we drop them in the dark; what makes you think we’ll be able to find YOU? So, if you get lost, head towards the well-lit building at the top of the hill known as the Pagoda. If you get hurt in the dark, drag your bleeding corpse to an aide station. Since this race requires a certain degree of common sense & semi-maturity, we don’t allow those under 18 to do this race (16 & 17 year olds OK to race ONLY IF a parent is present at the race site, entries younger than 16 MUST have someone running with them). Other discouraged from coming are those who think that wearing glow jewelry is tacky, those that think that “at General Motors, safety comes first” and those that think that tofu sausage should be eaten by ANYTHING; man, beast or tea party member.

AWARDS:
M/ F 1st & 2nd overall (no repeats) and best M and Female costume plus
0-29: 5M/4F 30-39: 5M/4F 40-49: 5M/4F 50-59: 5M/4F 60+: 4M/3F

REGISTRATION/ENTRY: Reading Liederkranz German Singing & Sports Club, 143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA. Reg. opens at 5:45 P.M.; we race at 7 PM or as soon as it’s dark enough after 7. Fee is $34 w/ wicking hi-tech shirt if postmarked by Wed, Oct 8th, 2014. Afterwards, $39 while tech shirts last (inc. day of race), $30 when gone. WARNING: HI-TECH WICKING SHIRTS COST SUBSTANTIALLY MORE THAN REGULAR SHIRTS. BECAUSE OF THIS EXTRA COST, FEW extra shirts are printed than those ordered by prereg entries so enter before the race date if possible to increase your chances of getting a tech shirt!. Some standard shirts may be available for post reg runners that night. Optional on-line registration via credit card available thru the Wed before the race on www.pretzelcitysports.com. No entry limit! We race in rain, snow or threat of darkness (DUH!!) No refunds, no mailed shirts or awards; no smoking at race site please, NO DOGS OR OUTSIDE BEER ALLOWED AT LIEDERKRANZ; THEIR RULES! Leave Lassie home! And no candyasses or whiners!.

WHAT YOU GET: Hi-Tech wicking short sleeve shirt with a unique & memorable design (no ads on it), 2 water stops (1 with alternative beverages), indoor johns, covered pavilion, refreshments for racers, wheel measured course, entertainment, chance to win door prizes, some special award categories, a German BeerGarten with fine beers and ales for purchase, results on www.pretzelcitysports.com in 24-48 hrs and the right to say you did something that boring, uptight people that you know (your spouse, your boss or your Mother-In-Law, for instance) say is "idiotic" or "juvenile" or "not in keeping with someone of your stature and upbringing". Yeah!! Right!!

GPS/MAPQUEST INPUT: 143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA 19606 or “Spook Lane & Hill Rd” or “Hill Rd & Glen Rd”

DIRECTIONS FROM : PHILLY: IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS FROM PHILLY! Instead, take Rt. 422W from King of Prussia. Just before Reading, 1 block past Arby’s & Burger King, bear right onto Bus. Rt. 422, marked “Mt. Penn”; DON’T follow sign to Reading ** Go 3 miles until road splits at new CVS. 1/10th Mile later, JUST PAST Arners Restaurant, take right onto Glen Rd (sign missing, turn just before bridge). At end of Glen, turn right & then take your next right just 50 yards ahead. Look for sign to Stokesay, Liederkranz is next door.

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.

Check Payable to & Mailed to (with waiver): Pretzel City Sports, 112 W. 36TH ST., READING, PA 19606
Biggest Fool: Ron Horn, rhornpcs@aol.com , 610-779-2668 day or night, www.pretzelcitysports.com

ON-LINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ON WWW.PRETZELCITYSPORTS.COM
(optional, a nominal processing fee applies, closes on midnight, the Wed before the event)

CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO ONLINE REGISTRATION
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