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Hunter's Spitz Blitz Mountain Run
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
About This Activity
The SPITZ BLITZ
1.7 miles with 1400 feet of elevation gain
Uphill run /walk to the Summit of Hunter Mountain
Saturday August 9th, 2014
Experience spectacular views unique to the Catskill Mountains while racing, running or most likly walking up to the summit of Hunter Mountain! This is a tough, uphill only challenge. Do you have what it takes to summit?
This race is the morning of Hunter Mountain's German Alps Festival - all participants gain free entry, plus a lift on the Sky Ride back down the mountain.
Proceeds and donations will be to benefit JDRF, "Improving Lives. Curing Type 1 Diabetes."
Individuals, families, and teams are all encouraged to participate and raise money for our cause!
Event details and schedule
The SPITZ BLITZ
is part of Hunter's annual German Alps Festival. Saturday August 9th, 2014
ON THE DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:45 - 8:45 8 am arrival and check-in for Racers.
Runners begin at 9 am. Walkers begin at 9:15.
REGISTRATION: Check in and on the day registration will be under the hunter mountain tent that will be set up out front of the Main Lodge.
We will have on the day reg forms available. But we recomend signing up here on ACTIVE. it will make your morning much easier.
Please bring CASH FOR ON THE DAY REGISTRATIONS.
PARKING:there are only about 5000 parking spots at Hunter. First come first served...:)
The COURSE:The distance is only 1.7 miles, BUT is it all uphill on Hunters famous Belt parkway. A blue ski run. The elevation is over 1400 feet in gain. That is almost 1000 feet per mile. yes that means it is straight up all the way to the summit.
Schedual for the rest of the GAF day:
Please stay and enjoys the festival, and if you still have the energy sign up for one of the fun activities listed below.
Approx 11:30 Prize Giving for the SPITZ BLITZ.
12:00pm-12:45pm: The Adlers 12:45pm-1pm: HSV Bavaria Schuhplattlers 1:00pm-2:00pm: Dachshund Derby 2:00pm-3pm: Keg Rolling Contest / 3:00pm-4pm: Jimmy Sturr 4:15-5:30 pm – Announce winners of Authentic German outfit, then go into Stein Holding Contest 7:30pm – 8:15pm: Jimmy Sturr
Refreashments: we will have staffed Aid station at mile 0.62 and at mile 1.2. They will be stocked with water, gatorade, fruit, and energizing candies ( gumie bears ect). There will also be welcoming resreashments and loud cheers at the summit.
Fundraizing:All proceeds will go to our benneficiary JDRF. And we encourage participants to get your friends and get even more involved by entering a FUNDRAIZING TEAM> see details below....
WAIVERS: all participant will need to sign a waiver at the race registration. Spectators will need a lift ticket to get to the finnish line at the summit
What to wear: please be sure to wear a good pair of shoes. You will be running/ walking on rough, gravel road with washouts and loose stones.
And the sun will likley burn you on the back of you neck as to lean forward to get up that steap mountain. Please come prepared...
BRING THE FAMILY FOR A GREAT DAY OUT AT HUNTER MOUNTAIN