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Charlie Horse Trail Half Marathon
Sun, May 24, 2015
Running-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Join the Pagoda Pacers on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 24, 2015, when we will be holding the 2015 Charlie Horse Trail Half-Marathon to benefit Berks Co. Special Olympics.
The Charlie Horse is not your typical race. It is a point to point race which will require you to get to the finish, so NOT finishing is NOT an option. It is part trail, part road, and part adventure; everything a masochist runners needs. We start in scenic Rustic Park in Birdboro, PA with a sprint through two creeks and meander through the park for about 2 miles. From there we climb up to the Horseshoe trail to start a beautiful 7 mile stretch through woods and farms. The trail then pops out into a housing development at mile 9. Say hi to the neighbors as they cheer you on and spray you down. This is the start of the road section. But like everything else with this race, it has its own character. After climbing up to the development, you get a break, a downhill section. Wee. But everything that goes down must come up. I think that’s the way it goes, at least for runners. To translate, we start the uphill section of the road. When you get to the top at mile 11, you’re at Charlie’s house (home of the race founder) where the adventure begins. It’s a mystery to us too: lagoons; waterfall; campers; hiker; teenagers, maybe some chores. The only certainty is rocks, mud, and fun. Finally finishes at Sleepy Hollow A.C. where the pool, food, music, drinks, and friends will be waiting. Hope to see you there.
AWARDS, New 5 Year Age Groups:
Overall Male 1st, 2nd, & 3rd; Overall Female 1st, 2nd, & 3rd; Overall Master (40+) 1st Male & 1st Female
SWAG: The entry fee includes a T-SHIRT (Male and Female sizes), FINISHER AWARDS, HOT/COLD PICNIC following the race, and FREE BEER (2 tickets per runner).
Event details and schedule
LOCATION: Registration is at Sleepy Hollow Athletic Club, 482 Westley Road, Mohnton, Pa. 19540, from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. FYI, just in Mohnton postal area, not near Mohnton. Actually, off Rt 10, approx 5 miles N of Morgantown
BUS INFO: Buses will transport runners to the start at Rustic Park in Birdboro, PA. They will depart immediately after registration closes (8:15). Busing to the start is highly suggested. You may choose to drive there on your own, but THERE WILL BE NO RIDES PROVIDED BACK TO THE START AFTER THE RACE!!!!