Event Start Location
Sunday January 13, 2013
9:00 am start
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North Park Lodge
Allison Park, Pennsylvania
Check out this great video from 2010′s event. Listen closely to the crunching of the ultra cold snow. This shows, we will run in anything, so you might as well register, we will be there!
We hope you will join us for a brisk run through the park in January. It will begin and end at the North Park Lodge. It is a fairly challenging, but great prep for the marathon.
This 8th annual event, produced by Elite Runners & Walkers of Robinson will be a 5 Mile run through scenic North Park beginning at the Lodge and using the fairly challenging Lodge Loop passing the Boathouse and Ice rink and finishing back up at the Lodge. Staying true to its original heritage we have chosen a somewhat challenging course. What fun would it be to run on a cold January day without a little more challenge.
Every participant will receive a long sleeve techincal fiber tee, late registrants while supplies last.
The races take place entirely on paved roads. It is a loop route beginning and ending at the Lodge located along North Ridge Rd. in North Park. It runs through scenic and low traffic roads on some flat areas with a few challenging hills thrown in for fun. FYI, Great uphill finish. For those who know North Park, we are using the lodge loop.
Aid Stations will be every 1.5 miles.
Walkers in addition to runners are welcome and encouraged to participate.
Top Master M & F
Top 3 M & F in each age group:
10 & under 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up.
Post Race Activities
Join us at the Lodge after the race for the awards ceremony and a post race party with music & great food featuring a HOT PANCAKE BREAKFAST and lots of raffle prizes!
As this is a winter race, we can expect anything from a mild day to bitter cold or snow or even bitter cold and snow. Since we love a challenge we will run no matter what nature tosses at us, unless the county police determine conditions are dangerous. Since we had-11 degrees windchill in 2010 and 6 inches of snow fell in 2009, and cold again with snow in 2011 and the park got the course ready for a winter run, we expect to run. Dress for the conditions, run smart for the conditions, and we will all have a great time!
Weather Delay information
IF there is a delay for any severe weather event, we will post a cancellation notice on www.eliterunners.com by 6:30 am. We will also notify the television stations. Chances are unlikely that we will cancel as this is a planned winter event and the park has never let us down in getting our courses cleared in years past. However. we will absolutely defer to the safety personnel of the park and county as we pay them to keep us safe and we highly respect their judgement. A deferral date has not been set.
Limited parking at the top near the lodge. Please carpool and use the Ice Rink parking lot and use the hill up to the lodge as your warm-up.
Regardless of age or experience, we welcome any individuals with energy, spirit and commitment to be a part of the fun of these great events. If you would like to join us as a volunteer, please contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org