PRETZEL CITY SPORTS’ SPRINT WHERE "FLAKES OFTEN RUN THRU EVEN MORE FLAKES”, THE 13TH ANNUAL
6.5 MILE TRAIL RUN, READING, PA
SUN, FEB 28, 2016**11 A.M.**NO ENTRY LIMIT
Just this week, Playboy announced that, soon, their magazine will no longer contain the “staple” (no pun intended) for which it is known; it will no longer contain pictures of naked women. Well, there goes MY renewal! Now, I guess I really CAN claim that I get the magazine for the articles! This stance is just ANOTHER example that, in our every changing world; NOTHING is necessarily assured to be around in the future; not pay phones, TV antennas, US Air, scrapple, etc. Yet, it is WONDERFUL to know that SOME things will ALWAYS remain “constant” in years to come. Pennsylvania roads will always suck, Christian Slater will be given a new TV show that no one will watch, Taylor Swift will always be flabbergasted when she wins an award, the Grateful Dead will always be on a Final Tour (their 3rd? 21st?), a Rocky movie will always be “in development”, any elongated meal you buy at Taco Bell will always have all of its sour cream at only the one end and TastyKakes will still never taste as good as they did when they were made by a Philly-based company. We could even be taken over and enslaved by aliens and yet these things would still remain as “givens”. Another “given” is the holding of the Ugly Mudder 6.5M Trail Run. Unless the roads are closed by the state, you can pretty much be assured that we will have it! We did so one year in 15 inches of snow and the next year in 12 inches of snow. We ran one year where there was only 8 inches of snow but it was frozen as solid as Walt Disney’s body. We even held it the year that it was 71 degrees despite our concern that the sun had flared up and we would all be toasted crispier than Pork Rinds by the end of the day. Yes, you never know what the Ugly Mudder will throw at you! You CAN be sure that it will be made up mostly of trails that aren’t used in any of PCS’s other races because they are just too “ugly”. You can also be sure you'll get one heck of a winter workout. It has hills, downed logs and debris, rocks & roots, discarded needles and underclothing, deer poop and urban relics throughout the course. But at the same time, it has a great post race party with a free breakfast and music, funny signs along the way to ease your pain, unusual aide stations with equally unusual beverages, gruff volunteers that may be armed (and legged), great course markings 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. Come join the 300-600 people each year that refuse to be let slightly nipple-hardening temperatures turn them into weenies, wimps or wusses. LEGAL B.S: You RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK & you alone are responsible for your welfare at all times while racing!! If you trip, you're more likely to get a face full of snow than a boo-boo but if you do get dinged, remember that we only pick up banged up bodies at road crossings, aide stations and just outside the bar. So, crawl to one of those designated points. You won’t get lost unless you are geographically hopeless but if you do, ask a local how to get to Stokesay Castle and then call Uber; the Liederkranz is right next door. 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) tuff enough that if you stub your toe, you do not expect to be “medi-choppered” out of the woods or 3) smart enough to know that we won’t use white spray chalk arrows to mark the turns if there is snow on the ground! Or will we??!!
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 tech shirt if postmarked by Mon, Feb 8 (Chinese New Year!). 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 the picture of your Senior Prom date from 1981. 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 runners on our eblast list 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 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 the last 2 years) 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 tech 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 on the first business day after the race, unique aide stations & other surprises not yet finalized. Breakfast tickets can be bought at registration 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, 5F 60-67: 4M, 3F 68+: 2M,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 A CVS. 300 yds later, JUST PAST a Restaurant on your right, 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, www.pretzelcitysports.com or 610-779-2668 (not during a Phila Eagle game)
While the course is “ugly”, your printing should be anything but!***May be duplicated***Sign waiver
First name ________________________Last name ___________________________________________
City ______________________________ State _____ Zip_______ Sex: M F
Race day age: Date of birth / / (must be 18 or more)
Long Sleeve Tech Shirt Size: XS S M L XL 2X
Phone: ( ____ ) ______________ A.M. or P.M.? (circle one or both)
Email:________________@_______________________ Already Get Run UpdateEmails? ____ Yes ____ No
(if checked regularly)
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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