15K & 30K
Stoudtburg Village, Adamstown, PA
August 24th 2013 8:00
A.M, Limit 500 Runners
1/2 Trail 1/2 Road Race
"Road runners versus Trail Runners"
Join or invite your friends
Nice shot of a section of the course at 8:00 AM courtesy of Jim Blandford.
Ever since I started running I noticed quite some
differences between roadrunners and trail runners. Roadrunners seem to be
skinnier, always wear a gps watch, and usually run only road races that are
downhill with tailwind to ensure another 1.3 sec PR.
They eat a lot of carrot sticks to keep their weight
down and have a close relationship to their shrink and yoga instructor. Trail
runners seem to be extremely laid back. They only run hard, if they expect a
shortage of beer at the end of a run. After a run they look like a toddler who
played in the sandbox on a rainy day. They usually have a close relationship to
the local brew master or at the very least one of their friends is a home
2 types of runners always look at each other rather suspiciously, they rarely
mix, but both think their way of running is
“the” way. I’m not sure if our race will settle the score, but will give
both groups the opportunity to compete against each other. Mount Cuckoo 15k
will probably be the hardest 15K a road runner ever ran. While one half of the
course features flat or downhill road sections, the trail section will feature
rocks and roots and send you up Mount cuckoo twice. Mid race you will encounter
one of the longest and steepest driveways in Berks country up to the “Alpine
lodge” where Heidi will also serve alternative beverages and keep score which
team actually drank more (as if there is a question about that). Team challenge
“Road runners versus Trail runners” will be scored x-country style and bonus
points for the alpine lodge rehydration challange will be added. So run your 5K
PR some other day, embrace the challenge of this unusual race and celebrate
with a post race beer at Stoudtsburg village (has BYOB license) without having
to hide it from the local Park ranger.
To learn more about the shops at Stoudtsburg village go to www.stoudtburgvillage.com
Insane 15k race. 1/2 Road 1/2 Trail (up and down Mount cuckoo).
or even more cuckoo, do the double for 30K.
Fee for 15k or 30K is the same. You can sign up for the 30K, but finish in the 15K if it
is not your day.
Stoudtsburg Village, Stoudtsburg Road, Denver , PA 17517
starts at Stoudtsburg village. Mile 1 is road with the second half
already climbing up to Mount Cuckoo. Mile 2 continues to climb to the
top of Mount cuckoo starting out as a wide gravel road turning into
single track and getting increasingly more technical (translation more
rocks and roots). Mile 3 continues on top of Mount Cuckoo featuring
very runnable single track trail. You hit the 1st aidstation before you
decent Mount cuckoo on the other site with more difficult single track.
Mile 4 & 5 flat and down hill road section. Time for the road
runners to catch up or build a cushion. Mile 5.5 features the steppest
and longest driveway in Berks county leading up to the Alpine lodge where
the Rehydration challange will take place. Now concentrate, since some
of you might now loose their sense of direction. 3 Miles of trail are
ahead of you heading up and down Mount cuckoo. Final mile is Road and
downhill, sprint to the finish line and pass as many members of the
opposing team as possible. Do it 1 more time for a total of a 30K if you feel really cuckoo that day
Register online at www.ultrasignup.com
Raceday registration is available. Shirt availability on raceday, first come first serve. Preregister to secure a shirt your size.
$35 till 7/31
$40 after and raceday with shirts, $35 when shirts are gone
Mail in app (must be post marked by 8/10):
Mail us a self-addressed envelope to receive a refund minus $5.
all entries are final
1st & 2nd overall , Winner
Masters (age 40+) male and female
Top 3 in age groups: 29& under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,Winner
have placed the order for the age group awards. These unique
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.
It's in August, it might get hot and humid. 60% of the course is shaded.
will be provided through Pretzel City Sports. You will be
able to check your place almost instantly on raceday.
We will have 3 Aid Stations on
the course and one at the start/finish for the 30k runners. The Alpine Lodge Aidstation will also feature a cold and
tasty beverage sponsored by a local microbrew.
Alpine Lodge Aidstation & Rehydration Challenge (at Mile 5.5):
The Alpine Lodge Aidstation will feature a
seperate table with cups filled with beer. Every runner has the choice
to drink 0,1,2 or 3 beers. Heidi will keep score, who drank how
Teamscore == Number of beers / Number of teammembers*100
Winner gets: Winning score minus loosing score
This score will be added to the overall Teamscore.
Starts around 10:30. We will award agegroup awards, the winning team
will get to drink their winners beer in front of the loosing team bohoo
:-). Celebrate, talk running , have a beer and enjoy some food and shopping at Stoudtsburg village.
The Comfort Inn here in Denver would offer your out of town guest $69.00 plus tax for 1-2 people in the guest room. There would be a $10.00 extra charge for any extra guest in the room. The rate also includes a full hot breakfast buffet each moring of their stay.
We can also extend a late check out time until 2:00 P.M.
For reservations call 717.336.7541 and mention "Uberendurancesports".
The staff and I would really look foward to serving you and your guest.
Comfort Inn of Lancaster County North
1 Denver Road
Denver, PA 17517