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"Rumspringa 13.1"

Adamstown, Lancaster County, PA

Saturday, April 4th 2015 8:00 A.M

"Celebrating Lancaster County's German History"

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Rumspringa is a Pennsylvania German term meaning “running around” and generally refers to a period of adolescence for some members of the Amish that begins at the age of 16 and ends either with the youth choosing baptism within the Amish church or instead leaving the community. During this time a minority of young Amish might experiment with dressing “English”, driving motor vehicles and consuming alcohol.

The Rumspringa  ½ marathon starts and finishes in Adamstown, PA which is located in Northern Lancaster County  just on the edge of Amish country and the midsection of the course will lead you through some Amish farmland. Obviously while running you will be on your best behavior, however the race finishes in front of an award winning micro-brewery, so you will be able to do a little “Rumspringa” after you were “running around” for 13.1 Miles.

Like all UES events, we do cater to a certain type of runner, one who does not need a glitzy expo, rock bands or a celebrity telling them how awesome they are. Instead we focus on a course that is fun and well supported, but also more challenging than the average pancake flat big city race (translation, yes there will be hills). We have awesome German themed Aid stations and the best post race food that you will ever find at a race. To top it off, every runner will receive a free Stoudts beer to rehydrate at the post race party were you will be entertained by live German music. We will raffle of a German cuckoo clock and give out imported handmade German weather houses as agegroup awards. If you think you are not fast enough to win of these awesome awards, dress up in German or Amish attire and you have a shot of winning one of these weather-houses for best dressed runners.


Rumspringa Metal
This years bling has been designed to match the shirt design.

Category:

Fun and challenging ½ Marathon on country roads in Lancaster County.

Start Time:

8:00 AM

Start/Finish

Stoudtsburg Village next to Stoudts Brewery, 2800 Reading Road, Adamstown, PA

Stoudtburg Village

To learn more about the shops at Stoudtsburg village go to

www.stoudtburgvillage.com

Bib/Race Packet Pickup

Clocktower next to Stoudts Brewery, 2800 Reading Road, Adamstown, PA
April 4th, 6:45AM - 7:50AM

Course:

Race starts at Stoudtsburg village. Mile 1 -3 is mostly downhill through a development and will guide the runners toward the country side. Mile 3 – 5.5 mostly flat and fast stretch along the Muddy Creek. Mile 5.5  is where the race really starts, plenty of rolling hills coming up. Mile 8.5-10 , you get a little break, mostly flat or downhill. Last 3 miles climb back up to the finish.

Coursemap and elevation chart

Race charity:

UES proudly supports Dayspring Homes, a local nonprofit organization providing a continuum of care which meets the ongoing needs of people with mental disabilities within a Christian Environment. A portion of your entry fee will go towards Dayspring Homes, but we would appreciate any additional donations. You may add a donation during the online registration process or add it onto your check if you mail in your app.
www.german-cuckoos.com donated a cuckoo clock. There will be a cuckoo clock raffle before the award ceremony (every runner receives 1 free raffle ticket in your race package), but you may purchase extra tickets before the race or before the award ceremony. Ticket sales will go Dayspring Homes. We also will sell last years tech shirts for a minimum donation of $2 per shirt.

Registration:

Register online


or mail in your app to :

UES, c/o Rumspringa, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569

$59 till 01/02/14 $65 till 03/02/14
$70 until registration closes $70 on raceday. We have spots for everybody. Simply register at location on raceday. We still have a few shirts left, but it will be first come first serve.

Refund policy:

Till 3/13/2015:
Mail us a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a refund minus $5 to
UES, c/o RumspringaRF, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569

after 3/15/14, all entries are final

Awards:

1st & 2nd & 3rd overall , Winner Masters (age 40+)  male and female
Top 3 in age groups: 14-19 & 60+ Top 5 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59

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. 

(pic shows award from 2011, we change the style often, so folks you run many of our races can win different styles)

Age group awards

Temperatures:

Weather in April can be unpredictable. We have ordered a nice sunny spring day with crisp air.
We will run rain or shine, start might be delayed if there is lightening.

Timing:

Race will be chiptimed. You can instantly check your result at the timing kiosk or have it emailed to you as soon as you cross the finish line.

Aid Stations:

We will have 5 Aid Stations on the course. Mile 2.5, 5,7, 9, 11. The Oktoberfest aidstation will feature some Bavarian style carbohydrates.

Lodging:

The Comfort Inn
here in Denver would offer your out of town guest $72.00 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. Thanks again, Sherrie Stetler Comfort Inn of Lancaster County North 1 Denver Road Denver, PA 17517

Red Roof Inn
2 queen, nonsmoking room $64.99 for 2 guest in the room, $10 extra for extra guest. Free continental breakfast. Late checkout option might be limited, make sure to ask prior to booking. Mention 1/2 marathon for group rate. 717-299-9700

Adamstown Inn and Cottages
Would you like to upgrade your stay? Stay at this gem of a B&B less than a mile from the start. 2 night minimum (plenty to see in Lancaster County). Mention 1/2 marathon to get the stay one night get 2nd night half of Bogo special. Late checkout at 1PM available.
Call 717-484-0800 to make reservation or visit www.adamstown.com

Black Horse Suite & Lodge
Late checkout and breakfast available. $59.99 for 2 people in a room. For reservation call: 717-336-7563, mention 1/2 marathon to get group rate. Located right next to Black Horse Tavern, simply walk across the lot to this nice little restaurant to carboload the night before.

Dining options:


We do not have a prerace pasta party . Instead we recommend one of the listed restaurants below.

Black Horse Tavern
2170 N Reading Rd, Denver would like to offer the following 2 dishes expecially created for the runners:
-Chicken Mac & Cheese Light: Grilled Chicken, Penne Pasta, Roasted Peppers, Tomatoes, Baby Spinach, Olive Oil & Aged Romano

-Philly Cheese Steak Risotto: Shredded Beef Short Rib, Caramelized Onions, Cheddar, Roasted Garlic and Grilled Asparagus

Both entrees are $16.95. Nice little restaurant, in walking distances to the 3 listed hotels.

Park Place Dinner
2270 N Reading Rd , Denver. This diner has a very extensive menu, including many pasta dishes, you are sure to find something to your liking.

Stoudt's Black Angus
2800 N Reading Rd, Adamstown. This restaurant is part of the Stoudts complex , the location of the postrace party. If you are looking to sample some of their terrific beers the night before, make sure to visit them for a beer and maybe one of their great sandwiches.

Post Race Party:

Post race refreshments will be available at Stoudtburg plaza, prepared by 2 professional chefs specialized in german food and pastries. Post race party starts around 11:30. Live german music, awesome Stoudts beer, award ceremony, cuckoo clock raffle and best amish/german dressed runner award.

9:00AM: Linda and Thekla will serve you German pastries, Brats and German potatoe salad right at the finish line

9:30AM: Stoudts beerhall opens , enjoy your free Fat Dog Stoudt or other beer of your choice

10:00PM: Performance of the Reading Liederkranz German Dancegroup

10:20PM: Live music by Don Bitterlich, America's toughest accordion player

10:30PM: Award ceremony

10:45PM: Cuckoo Clock raffle and Costume contest

10:55PM: Keep enjoying a cold beverage and Don Bitterlich

  1:00PM: End of postrace party

Post race food