Adamstown, Lancaster County, PA
Sunday, April 6th 2014 8:00 A.M
"Celebrating Lancaster County's German History"
powered by Stoudts Brewing Company
Join or invite your friends
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
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
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 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.
or mail in your app to :
UES, c/o Rumspringa, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569
$59 till 01/06/14 $65 till 03/06/14
$70 until registration closes $70 on raceday (shirts not guaranteed)
Mail us a self-addressed envelope to receive a refund minus
all entries are final
1st & 2nd & 3rd overall , Winner Masters (age 40+) male
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 season, we change the stlye 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.
We have not decided on the method of timing yet, it will depend on size of the
We will have 5 Aid Stations on the course. Mile 2.5, 5,7, 9, 11. The Octoberfest
aidstation will feature some Bavarian style carbohydrates.
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