PRETZEL CITY SPORTS’ “FRIGID FROLIC WITH FERNS, FOLIAGE AND FALLS”; THE 10TH ANNUALL
7 MILE TRAIL
RUN, READING, PA
SUN, JAN 20, 2013 11 A.M. NO ENTRY LIMIT
NOTE!! NOW IN JAN! CHILLY CHEEKS GOES TO FEB!
3rd Largest Rustic Trail Run in the US in 2012
In each family, there’s one person that looks like they just don’t belong; they don’t look like other family members, act like anyone else, think like anyone else, etc. They share NOTHING with your family other than the same last name. Usually! They are the family’s “mutt”, “outcast” or “oddball”. Show a picture of your family to others and they’ll ask why you let your neighbor in the family portrait. Could be your cousin with red hair, even though not a single relative for the past 90 years had red hair. Or your 6', 5" brother in a family where none of the rest of you, even your parents, could get on the “big kid” rides at Dorney Park until you were 23. It may be your liberal “hippy” sister’s kid with the swastika tattoo on his forehead or your minister brother’s daughter who is single-handedly trying to redefine the “ho” portion of his “holy” life. They’ll say that “they broke the mold!” when they made that family member, which would be OK except that it leads to others becoming VERY aware of the hair color, height, build etc of your neighbors, especially the “stay at home” Dads. And to web searches for adoption records that coincidentally fall around the time your “outcast” was born. And to queries about female family members that suddenly took a 9 month trip to “study abroad”. Bette Midler once sang, “God Bless the Outcast, or Nobody Will”. Well, the Ugly Mudder is the “outcast” of Pretzel City Sport’s family of trail runs held on Mt Penn. It uses many trails that aren’t used in any of PCS’s other races on Mt Penn. And it's unique in its “undefinability”; it’s not especially hilly nor technical like some PCS courses. But it ain’t easy or flat either! Does it have ANY of the traits of the Pretzel City family of races?? SURE!! It will have the traditionally great after-race party, unique shirts, alternative beverages at aide stations, excellent course markings, lots of awards, etc. And it has our usual assortment of dirt & debris, rocks & roots, deer skeletons & and used birth control paraphernalia, wiseass volunteers and unknown bands, just to mention a few. But you’ll recognize it as an “outcast” because it is held in weather unlike almost any other race you do (ice, 12 inches of snow, sub-zero temps, etc) and you’ll know it’s been “blessed by God” because all you’ll hear from others as you race will be “Oh, God! Oh, Good God!” Only debutantes and male airline stewards avoid this race because it is too cold, too wet or too muddy. Come join the 600-800 people each year that pride themselves in having more cojones than that! The Ugly Mudder; maybe the most widely accepted “outcast” in the nation. Other than Lady Gaga. LEGAL SCHMEGEL: You RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK & you alone are responsible for your welfare at all times while racing!! It’s YOUR responsibility to get your wounded buns off the trail if anything happens, or at least to an aide station so we can cart you back via fossil fuel. And if you get lost, which you won’t, it is your responsibility to press your ear to the ground & listen for the “beer being tapped” sounds that will lead you back to the Liederkranz. Because this is a mid-level challenge, you must be 1) 18 or older (16 & 17 yr olds OK with a parent present-no exceptions) or 2) open to the idea of stopping in midrace and making a snow angel or 3) a Dallas Cowboy fan, since you’ll have no reason to stay home in January to watch the NFL playoffs anyway!
REGISTRATION/ENTRY: Reading Liederkranz German Singing & Sports Club, 140 Spook Lane (off of Hill Rd), Reading, PA (same place as most PCS events). Reg. opens at 9:45 a.m., race at 11 (approx.). Fee is $33 w/ long sleeve shirt if postmarked by Wed, Jan 2, 2013. 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 date 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, the only "picture" you may have of an "Ugly Mudder" may be the one that you took with your cell phone of your reflection in the mirror. Even if you register in the post-reg period but before raceday, you’re almost surely guaranteed a shirt of your preferred size & style (on-line reg on the pretzelcitysports.com site will close at Midnight of the Wed before the race). We race in & on rain, ice, snow, bitter cold and frozen snot, so the chance of postponement is SUPER-slight! If we DO have suspect conditions, check www.pretzelcitysports.com's home page or call 610-779-2668 after 6 AM raceday 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 make a decision but if we only have your work email, you're screwed. If postponed, it will be held on Saturday, Feb 9th (due to vacation plans already made) ; same time, same place. No refunds, no mailed shirts or awards; no whiners, no crybabies & no one that thinks that snow half way to your butt crack (as in 2010) constitutes un-runable conditions. 'Cause it doesn't!!
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 (both run fairly true to size), hot breakfast, indoor reg. & toilets, post race munchies, suds/chilled Jaegermeister/strange Germanic meats available for purchase,, WELL marked course, 2 water stops, live music, finish place posted immediately & results on www.pretzelcitysports.com in 1-2 days, unique aide stations & other surprises not yet finalized. Breakfast tickets can be bought at reg for your peeps!
TONS OF AWARDS: M & F 1st and 2nd Overall + Top M & F Masters (40 & over) +:
16-29: 6M, 5F 30-39: 6M, 5F 40-49: 6M, 5F 50-59: 6M, 4F 60-64: 4M, 2F 65+: 3M, 2F
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 (COMES ON YOU QUICK, sign missing, ROAD RIGHT BEFORE BRIDGE). 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/Tom Tom INPUT: 143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA 19606 or “Spook Lane & Hill Rd” or “Hill Rd & Glen Rd”.
Bring extra shoes for inside & the drive home!
Check Payable to & mailed (with
waiver) to: Pretzel City Sports, 112 W. 36th St., Reading,
PA 19606. Ugliest Mudder: Ron Horn, firstname.lastname@example.org,
(not during any Phila Eagle game)
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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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