PRETZEL CITY SPORTS’ “BLUSTERY, BLIZZARD-LIKE RACE (at least it sure seemed like it in 2014),
THE 12TH ANNUAL
7 MILE TRAIL RUN, READING, PA
SUN, FEB 22, 2015**11 A.M.**NO ENTRY LIMIT
Germans have been known for creating many legendary things over the years that have greatly impacted American life; award winning soccer teams, highly engineered luxury cars, savory beers & ales and memorable world wars. Another creation of that country is a variety of meats that incorporates every single fragment of meat, bone, fat, organ, etc of whatever animal from which that product is made. They waste NOTHING!!! At the butcher, you’ll find knockwurst, bratwurst, weisswurst, liverwurst, blutwurst (known in English by the equally appealing name “blood sausage”). You name it! All are united in the fact that they have taken the wurst parts of the beast to consume & encased it in an intestine or intestine-like casing. This tendency to include everything but the kitchen sink has even created a new phrase into our language; the incredibly vague “meat byproducts”. And you can look at anatomy books until the cows come home and you will NEVER be able to find a part of an animal that is referred to as its “schnitzel”. Considering the bodily function that the “schnitz” part of the word rhymes with, it is probably better that we don’t know! The same concern holds true for that item’s sometimes used prefix, “weiner”! As the “sausage kings” of the world (ironically, your race director’s one time nickname given to him while doing porn), they created the prevailing public view that says that while there are 100+ things in sausage, hot dogs, brats, etc, “good quality meat” is probably the item that you have the least chance of finding listed in their ingredients. In short, most German meats are “a little bit of everything, none of which is good for you”. That pretty much describes the Ugly Mudder Trail Run as well; it too has a little bit of everything and doing it cannot be good for you! The Ugly Mudder consists mostly of trails that aren’t used in any of PCS’s other races because they are just too “ugly” which, considering how ugly PCS’s other courses are, says about all you really need to know. Like all PCS races, its course has hills, downed logs and debris, rocks & roots, discarded birth control supplies, deer droppings and urban relics along the way. But it ALSO has a few GOOD things as well; a great post race party, funny signs, unusual aide stations, attractive volunteers with low morals, great course markings, a hot breakfast afterwards and other niceties that made this, on several occasions, one of the 5 largest rustic trail runs in the entire country & the largest East of the Mississippi. We’ve held it in 18 inch snow, ice, sub-zero temps, etc and yet, people were smiling when they finished the race, Or in pain, we’re still not sure. Come join the 400-800 people each year that pride themselves in having more guts than brain cells, to run a course uglier than a Kim/Kloe/Chris Kardasian divorce; the 2015 Ugly Mudder! LEGAL B.S: You RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK & you alone are responsible for your welfare at all times while racing!! It’s cold in the woods but warm in the bar near the finish so if you get hurt, get your corpse to one of our aide stations on the course so we can send help without actually helping you ourselves. And if you get lost, which you won’t, follow the distant sound of shots of Jaegermeister being poured to get to your nearby car. Since 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) not someone too wide to pass on a single track trail and 3) not someone who thinks that being a Dallas Cowboy fan and living in Eastern Pennsylvania is acceptable. Because it AIN’T! You goober!
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 $34 w/ long sleeve regular shirt if postmarked by Mon, Feb 9th. Afterwards, $39 while shirts last (inc. day of race), $30 when gone. 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 your Mother in Law’ baby picture (if they actually had cameras back that far). Even if you register in the post-reg period but before raceday, you’re almost surely guaranteed a shirt of your preferred size (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 the following SATURDAY, NOT SUNDAY; same time, same place, better weather. 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 2014) constitutes un-runable conditions. 'Cause we proved that it can be run in, just REALLY, REALLY slowly!
registration not required
but always encouraged!
(small service fee applies, closes at midnight on Wed the week of the race)
YOU GET: Long sleeve regular T-shirt with a memorable design, 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: 5M, 5F 30-39: 5M, 5F 40-49: 5M, 5F 50-59: 5M, 4F 60-69: 4M, 2F 70+: 2M,1F
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!
OPTIONAL ONLINE ENTRY AVAILABLE ON WWW.PRETZELCITYSPORTS.COM
(small service fee applies---closes at midnight on the Wed night before raceday)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE NOW
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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