GROUNDHOG FALL 50K
Saturday, September 7, 2013
at 7:00 a.m.
START / FINISH LOCATION
Punxsutawney Community Center
220 North Jefferson Street, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Plenty of free parking for participants, family and handlers.
(includes pre-race spaghetti dinner)
$65 through August 21, 2013, thereafter $75 until Race Day
a special 15th anniversary item will be awarded (to be announced)
U.S. Veterans may deduct $10 from the entry fee
ENTRY FEE REFUNDABLE, less $15, if request received by August 22, 2013
SOLO - RELAY - TREK
In addition to solo runners and trekkers that walk the event,
runners wishing to compete over the 50K distance as a team of two persons
can sign up at Packet Pickup as a relay, each member running approximately 25K.
Relay teams must let us know their team name at Packet Pickup.
Relay Exchange Point at Buck Run Aid Station. Must have own transportation.
Entry Fee is the same for all participants.
8 Hours (until 3 p.m.)
5:00 a.m. Trekking Start for Runners and Walkers who need a little more time
All participants complete the first Buck Run Loop by 10:30 AM in order to start the second loop.
PRE-RACE DINNER AND PACKET PICKUP
Packet Pickup will be on Friday, September 6, 2013, between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
a pre-race Spaghetti Dinner will start at 6:00 p.m.at
Directions: Follow Highway 36 south through downtown Punxsutawney.
A quarter mile past the left turnoff for US 119, turn right (south) onto Woodland Ave.
Drive for up the hill one mile - the road bends sharply to the left, then bears right to the top.
Gobblers Knob will be at the crest of the hill on the left and is well marked.
Packet Pickup and the Dinner are at the building behind the parking lot; the Gobbler's Knob stage is to the right.
GPS Direction: 1548 Woodland Avenue Ext., Punxsutawney, PA
Reservations for the Spaghetti Dinner for family or friends are requested in
advance. Request additional tickets above with entry. Packet Pickup on Race Day
will be between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m.at the Starting Line.
Last minute instructions will be reviewed and race questions will be answered.
The event begins at the Punxsutawney Community Center at 220 North Jefferson Street in downtown Punxsutawney.
The course is up and down hills, along country roads, on trails, logging roads, pipeline rightaways,
and across streams. The finish is downtown where the event started at the Community Center.
The course will be marked with white paint on rocks, the ground, or grass, and American flags.
Race participants usually face a mild warm up in temperatures before finishing and
may expect variable humidity running in the woods. Conditions are unpredictable and
pre-race precipitation varies from year to year, so be prepared.
Support personnel will sweep the course following the race
to pick up trash (please be kind)
AID SUPPORT STATIONS
3.5 - 7 - 11.2 - 15.1 - 19.3 - 23.2 - 27.3 - 31.1 (MILES)
Support stations every three to four miles enable entrants to
participate without the need to carry additional fluids and gels.
Support stations are provided with sport replacement drink, Water, Sodas, Fruit,
& Snacks. Handler Crews have access to all stations. See Handlers' Map.
Medical EMT's and an ambulance are stationed at the Buck Run support station
at mile markers 7, 15.1, and 23.2, and at the finish.
Pizza and and other refreshments
Unique Finisher Awards.
The first VFW eligible veteran who break 4 hours for men or 4 and a half hours for women
will receive paid life membership to Post 9044 - up to $425 value.
One Dollar per runner will go to a cumulative "Break the Course Record" Fund,
currently standing at $160 after last year.
The first man to break 4 hours or woman to break 4 and a half hours shall be presented the cash award.
If new male and female records are set in the same year, the pot will be split.
Available until 4:00 p.m. on race day at the Community Center. Bring your own towel.
Race start is at the Punxsutawney Community Center at 220 North Jefferson Street.
To get there, enter Punxsutawney from:
Rt 36 South then turn right at second light.
Rt 36 North then turn left at third light.
Rt 119 South then turn right at first light to stay on route 119,
then turn left two lights later.
Rt 119 North then turn right at first light to stay on route 119,
then turn right at next light.
As before, Free Housing is being offered to participants and their friends and family under a variety of arrangements.
Bring your sleeping bag and a towel and we'll provide the roof, restrooms and shower.
* * * Please let us know via email if you are requesting accommodations * * *
Robert Lott [email@example.com]
and we will respond to you by email or phone prior to the race to let you know where you will be staying.