As some of you may have heard, today the city of Philadelphia announced, that no permits for large gatherings will be issued for the next 6 months.
This effectively closes the door for us to have any in person races in Philadelphia this fall. We have been working on the Dirty German and the Philadelphia Trail Marathon
for over a year and because the pandemic started so closely to the planned original dates, a lot of supplies have been ordered and paid for already.
This puts us in a very bad spot. Needless to say, we are really disappointed, but we respect the decision of the city and hope this will help to keep the
number of new infections low.
So moving forward the Philadelphia Trail Marathon and the Dirty German Endurance Fest will go virtual. We will put together an awesome package for you.
You will receive:
- a finisher medal, which turned out great.
- a very high quality performance top.
- commemorative bib
- $ 20 credit for any of our races in 2021 or 2022 (exclusive for runners who registered before July 21st at full price)
If you are not registered yet, but would like to support UES, you can now register for the virtual version of the race for $39 for any distance.
Link to register for the Philadelphia Trail 13.1 & 26.2:
Register Philly Trail (half)Marathon
Link to register for the Dirty German 25K, 50K & 50M:
Register Dirty German 25K, 50K, 50M
I understand this is not the perfect solution, but we are hoping this is a compromise that is acceptable to you. By participating in the virtual race you are helping us to offset
the cost we had preparing for the race and also allows us to come back stronger in the near future , when in person races are safe again.
Please allow a few weeks for us to setup the virtual race on ultrasignup. You should receive another email in 2-3 weeks with instructions on how to get the miles in, report your result and receive the swag package , which we will start shipping out in August.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I really appreciate your support.
In the meantime, stay healthy, keep running and be kind to each other.
This race offers
a perfect opportunity for runners to enter the exiting world
of trail (ultra)running . This is a good course to run your first ultra or a PR if the weather cooperates. We accomplish this by providing a course that is well marked
& not too technical.The course
features different surfaces. Some soft and occationally sandy spots
along the creek, a lot of smooth single track as well as some
wider flat gravel trail. Every loop includes about 1.5 miles of
paved bike trail. There is some elevation, but the
climbs are short.
This course is very runnable and easy by
trail running standards, which as experienced runners will know, can
make it even more challenging, because it will not give you many
opportunities where you can/should hike.
Our 2019 1/4 zip performance top (multiple/different color options)
Start Time: (Anytime from 8/1 - 12/31 2020)
Number pickup starts at 6:30AM.
Start Times !!!
50 Miler starts at 7:30 AM
50K starts at 8:00 AM
25K starts at 9:00 AM
Awesome single track, Mile 12 (infamous twisty Rollercoster section)
Pine Road Entry at Pennypack Park, 8750 Pine Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111
View map of start/finish area (bird's eye view)
Coursemap with aidstation locations/distances
Area Road Map
25K (virtual): $39 till 12/31
50K(virtual): $39 till 12/31:
50 Miler(virtual): $39 till 12/31:
Online reg. will close 12/31 11:59PM.
Due to unforseen circumstances, beyond our control, we are currently unable to process refund requests due to the negative impact of the corona virus.
This event will go virtual from 8/1 - 12/31 2020.
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com, if you have any questions or concerns.
Swag: (will be mailed for the 2020 virtual event)
Every runner will receive a top noth upper garment (tbd), no advertising on the back.
Will be gender specific!!!
Every finisher will receive a finisher medal, all 50K and 50 Mile finishers will receive an
embroidered tech hat in addition.
Winner overall &Winner
Masters (age 40+) male and female
will receive a cuckoo clock.
Top 3 in age groups: 29 & under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59
and winner 60+
awards come from the Black Forest of Germany. They
are german weather houses. They can predict future weather
pretty much as reliable as "Glen Hurrican Schwarz" . Here is
how they work:
There is a gut string inside which reacts to all
changes in air humidity. Depending on wether the air is dry or humid,
the gut string changes it's position and twists more or less, so that
the female turns outside when it is dry (predicting nice weather) and
the male, when it is humid. We will go 3 deep for 18-29, 30-39,
40-49, 50-59 and winner 60+ .
Time Limit: (no limit for virtual event)
hours & 30 min. This is a firm time limit. The park closes at 9 Pm, and we need to be all cleared out by
then, therefore we can not go out on the course and look for runners in
the dark. You have to make it to the 35 Mile mark by 8 hours,
otherwise you can not continue.
average temp at the start is in the 50ies. Average
high 70. The course is mostly shaded.
Aid Stations are
about 3-4.5 Miles apart and are staffed by ultra trail
and 50 Mile runners should carry a bottle to keep hydrated
aidstations. Gatorade and water will be available at all the
aidstation. Also available:
Grilled Cheese (Aidstation 4 only)
pancakes (Aidstation 4 only)