Adamstown, Lancaster County, PA
Saturday, April 16th 2016 8:00 A.M
"Celebrating Lancaster County's German History"
powered by Stoudts Brewing Company
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
next to an award winning micro-brewery, so you will be able to do a little
“Rumspringa” after you were “running
around” for 13.1 Miles.
Please note , we do not have an expo because we want to keep this simple and convenient for the runners.
Just show up about 1 hour before the start of the race, park your car for free and pick up your bib, shirt, beer ticked and cuckoo clock raffle ticket.
Our focus is to provide 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
This years bling has been designed to match the shirt design.
Fun and challenging ½ Marathon on country roads in Lancaster County.
Stoudtsburg Village next to Stoudts Brewery,
2800 Reading Road, Adamstown, PA
To learn more about the shops at Stoudtsburg village go to www.stoudtburgvillage.com
Bib/Race Packet Pickup
Stoudtburg Plaza next to clock tower nearby Stoudts Brewery,
2800 Reading Road, Adamstown, PA
April 16th, 6:45AM - 7:50AM
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
Coursemap and elevation chart
UES proudly supports the Adamstown Area Library.
A portion of your entry fee will go towards the Library, 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 the Friends of the Adamstown Area Library. We also will sell last years tech shirts for a minimum donation of $2 per shirt.
or mail in your app to :
UES, c/o Rumspringa, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569
$49 till 10/31/15 $59 till 03/14/16
$69 until registration closes $70 on raceday.
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 3/16/16, all entries are final
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
The Comfort Inn
here in Denver would offer your out of town guest $76.00 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.
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
Nice little restaurant, in walking distances to the 3 listed hotels. Decent beerselection and good burgers
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 ( also at the plaza this year). 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
10:00PM: Performance of the Almrausch 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