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Oktoberfest 13.1

Pennypack Park, Philly

10/26/14 9:00AM


HCM, helping families affected by cancer

Uberendurancesports  ---  a joint venture of a runner and a pastry chef

“Oktoberfest 13.1  

 Half Marathon, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, October 26th 2014   9:00 A.M

Supports Lung cancer research in memory of Walter Grund

"Why not run this race in Lederhosen to enjoy the spirit of the Oktoberfest"

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We always reward best dressed runners with cool prices


Every year around October I gain a pound here and there. I can’t really put my finger on it, my diet doesn’t really change that much (maybe that occasional Bavarian style beverage). It seems my German genes go haywire due to Oktoberfest withdrawal symptoms. This hormonal turmoil  causes my body to plumb up.

The Oktober Lauf Fest will help offset the hormonal imbalance by providing an atmosphere that makes you feel like you running in the suburbs of Munich. Ok, I admit maybe that’s a stretch, but at least by running 13.1 first, you might be able to enjoy that Bavarian style beverage guilt free later.

This race is completely run off public roads on a bike trail at Pennypack Park in Philadelphia. Gorgeous course along the Pennypack creek. 100% traffic free, matter of fact, you might not even see a single house or car while running in the woods. You will be supported by 7 aid stations , including the Oktoberfest aid station powered by Heidi, the Bavarian waitress.Thekla Grund – former owner of the Old Brauhaus & Linda Weiss, reason #67 why Oprah’s weight is yo-yoing, (I did not make this up) will take care of you post race. “ To give everyone an equal shot at our unique awards, we will once again have the widest starting line in PA which will allow almost every runner to line up in the first row. If you are too slow to win an age group award, dress up. We will reward the best/funniest outfits (must have some kind of relation to Oktoberfest). Everyone loved the cuckoo egg hunt during the sloppy cuckoo trail half, therefore we will once again hide some cuckoo eggs along the course. Return a egg to the RD to win a cool prize.

course

Distance:

1/2  Marathon

Start Time:

9:00 AM

Registration/Bib pickup:

Right at the pavillion next to the start
approx. address 8750 Pine Road, Philadephia, PA
7:45AM - 8:50AM on raceday only


Start/Finish: 

Pine Road Entry at Pennypack Park, Pine Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115

2014 Fees: 

$55 till 9/28 (or $49 if you choose "no shirt" option)         $65 after incl. day of race. $59 when shirts are gone. If you want to secure a shirt, preregister!!!

Register online at ultrasignup.com

 

Mail in app (postmarked by 10/6):  

Mail in app

course

Refund policy:

Till 10/01/2014:
Mail us a self-addressed envelope to receive a refund minus a $5 admin fee

after 10/01/14:
all entries are final

Awards:

Every finisher will receive a finisher medal(view picture above)

1st & 2nd overall , Winner Masters (age 40+)  male and female receive a cuckoo clock


Top 3 in age group: 16-19 & 60-69, Top 5 in agegroups 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,  (we will also have an award if we have entries for the 70+ age group)

We 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. We will go 3 deep for 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ .



Time Limit:
3:30h  


Temperatures:
 The average high is 60, the average low 45. The course is mostly  shaded.
   
Timing:
Disposable Chip
      
Aid Stations:
Aid Stations are about 2  Miles apart and are staffed by local runners. All Aidstation will have water and Gatorade, Ofest aidstation will also provide carbs and pretzels.

Energy Gels:
Hammer energy gels will be available at Mile 8 , aid station # 5. We recommend bringing your own (the one you are used to, and trained with) and use ours  only if necessary.

Oktoberfest Aidstations (at Mile 3 and 9.5):
This aid station will feature pretzels and carbs in addition to water and gatorade served by the St. Pauli girls. If you decide your PR is not gonna happen today, take a break right there and enjoy the view.

St Pauli Girls

    
Course: 

Coursemap

Along the Pennypack Creek within the limits of Pennypack park. Course is basically a Lollipop course (weather permitting, if it rains too much the week before the race, it will be an out and back only). About 11 miles on a paved bike path and 2 miles on trail (mostly crushed cinder, very runnable). No traffic at all. It's actually pretty cool , that you run miles and miles within the city limits of Philadelphia without seeing a house or a car at all. First 3 and last 3 feature a couple minor hills (steep but short).  Beautiful course along the Pennypack creek. No traffic, no cars, just trees, nature and views of the creek.

trail section

Post Race Party:
Starts around noon. We will award the best costumes and hand out awards to the (agegroup/overall) winners.  Return a cuckoo egg to receive your prize.