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Dirty Dog 15K Trail Run
Sat, May 17, 2014
About This Activity
NEW FOR 2014: Special early bird pricing for the first 100 runners registered (ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY). See Active.com for details. Men and women’s t-shirt sizing! Pre-registered runners only. No raceday registration. RACE CAPPED AT 350 RUNNERS! Trail Running Clinic Available by Matt Young go here for additional details.
The 15k trail run is a challenging mix of single track mountainous trail and unimproved dirt road. The course includes two long climbs and several sections of rolling ridge lines. There are rocks, roots and wet stuff. Your “dogs” will get dirty!
AID: Aid stations stocked with water (for humans and canines) and sport drink (humans only) will be located at mile 1.2, 3.7, 5.5 and the finish. A selection of fruit and baked goods (and dog treats) will replenish you at the finish.
See event website.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration for the DIRTY DOG 15K TRAIL RUN is $15 for the first 100 runners, $25 for the next 150 runners, and $35 for the final 100 runners. Pre-registered runners only. No raceday registration in 2014. Registration closes on May 3, 2014. Beautiful technical t-shirt to all pre-registered runners. You may register online at Active.com for the same price as a mailed entry. There is no service fee for online entry. NO REFUNDS. TRANSFERS will be allowed for online registration only.
PACKET PICKUP: Avoid the line on race morning by picking up your t-shirt and bid number at Robert’s Run Walk Shop in Charleston on Friday, May 16th from 4:30P to 7:00P. Come check out the best selection of running gear in the area, too. http://www.robertsrunning.com/
The store is at 607 Pennsylvania Avenue. From the the north take exit 58C – Washington Street/Civic Center. Drive down ramp and stay in the middle lane until you get to the Go-Mart gas station. Pass the Go-Mart and get into the right hand lane. Proceed through the stoplight at the intersection of Washington St. Robert’s is the 2nd driveway on the right after the stoplight.
From the south take exit 58C – Lee Street. Drive down the ramp and proceed through the stoplight at Lee Street. Staying in the left hand lane turn left onto Washington Street and the take your immediate left onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Get to the far right and Robert’s is the 2nd driveway on the right after the stoplight.
Raceday day packet picket will be from 7:30AM until 8:30A at Shelter #6 in the Johnson Hollow area of KSF.
Parking Assistance There will be volunteers guiding you in the parking areas. Please park in the spot that they assign you. We will fill the parting lot closest to the the starting line first, then we will fill the campground overflow lot, and finally we will park on the road side. The forest road is well traveled so if you park on the shoulder you will need to be completely off the road.
Restrooms There are flush toilets and additional portajohns near the registration shelter.
RUN WITH THE DOGS: Registered runners may run with their dogs during the race. Dogs and their runners must start in the back. Dogs must be on a leash for the first mile and stay within eyesight of the runner for the WHOLE race. Special Award to the Top Dog! One dog per runner is recommended, but a maximum of two dogs is allowed.
CAMPING: Forty-six camping sites are available at Kanawha State Forest. For more information click Kanawha State Forest.
SERIES: Trail Runner magazine announces its 2014 TROPHY SERIES, a United States and Canada point series of over 120 selected trail races (from March 1 to September 30). All participants racing in the DIRTY DOG 15K TRAIL RUN will be automatically entered in the Trophy Series. Please visit TrailRunner Magazine for details.