Patapsco 50K++ Fat Ass

Saturday, March 29, 2014
2014 - 07:00
Responsible Member: 
Jack Anderson
Meeting Place: 
Patapsco Valley State Park, Hollofield Area, Pavillion No. 300

Cancelled Due to RAIN

The plug has been pulled by the Park due to concerns about trail damage caused by trail use during the rain that is forecast for today and the heavy rain forecast for tomorrow.

Come out and play in the sweet smooth and flowy river-valley singletrack
that Patapsco Valley State Park has to offer! This run consists of (1) lap
of the "Dixon Loop", a collection of trails designed and built for the
Patapsco 100 mountain bike race. There are short "punchy" climbs, several
logs to hop over, and not too many rocks. There are two river crossings,
which are about knee- to thigh-deep (on a 6' tall man) in normal river
conditions, so be prepared to get wet!

This is a "fat-ass" run; no fee, no frills! We'll have 3 aid stops / water
drops, one of which you will hit twice (Woodstock loop). Expect to see
water, gatorade, and some snacks. Your entry "fee" will be a small
contribution to the aid stash, in the vein of a gallon of water, tube of
Pringles, etc.

Entry will be via email: the 1st 40 runners who email me at starting on Monday January 6 will be in!
Simple as that. You'll have to fill out a little waiver before you run
so the park is happy.

Volunteers are more than welcome! We need help marking the course, manning
aid stations, sweeping, and with course cleanup. Also! There will be
an *opportunity
for trail work at Patapsco* associated with this event; if you want to get
some local trail work hours in to fulfill an entry requirement for a Race
or just want to give back to the local trails that are so awesome, please
contact me.

This is billed as a training run, but there will be a clock running and
maybe some results somewhere if you care about such things. Mainly
it's just an excuse to get out and have a good time on some great
trails at Patapsco!

Pesky Details:
March 29, 7AM start, 9-hour time limit
Patapsco Valley State Park, Hollofield Area, Pavillion 300
Entry opens Monday, January 6, limit 40 runners

4,776' Climb
80% Singletrack, 15% Fire road, 5% Paved

Start: Hollofield Area
Aid 1: Daniels Road, Approx. Mile 6
Aid 2: Woodstock Loop In, Approx. Mile 12
Aid 3: Woodstock Loop Out, Approx. Mile 20
Aid 4: Pickall, Approx Mile 27
Finish: Hollofield Area

GPS Track here!