Sunday, October 28, 2018

Rumspringa Half Marathon 2016, #5 of 60 by 60

To the finish and beyond!
Sorry, this recap is a bit late, like 3 years late, but better late than never.

I found this race in November 2015 through and was excited to find out that:
  1. It starts at a brewery
  2. Ends at a brewery
  3. It starts and ends at a brewery
  4. Free beer
  5. Not far, about an hour away

  6. Free beer ... oh, did I say that already?
  7. Registration was relatively inexpensive - $64
  8. It's springa! April 16 shouldn't be too cold.
  9. Reputable organizers. I've done 3 Uberendurance races and they were all well-organized. In addition, race director Stephan Weiss responds promptly to questions with kindness.
Serenaded by an accordion player at about mile 5.
The race did not disappoint, In fact, it was more fun than I expected.

The beautiful yet hilly all asphalt course circled the farmlands of Adamstown, Pennsylvania. It was tough to get lost as we were greeted and guided by happy volunteers at every crucial turning points. There were also clear mile markers, several hydration stations that served water and Gatorade, and lots of porta potties at the start/finish area and 2 at some point on the course,

The hefty post race buffet included sausages, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, cookies and candies, water, and of course, beer.

Back in time.
Very happy that I finally met April in person (@aprilzimms). We met on Instagram in March and I feel like we've known each other for a long time now. We were also in the
Met April before the race,
Kutztown April 1 Fools 10-miler but didn't get the chance to meet there.

Thank you to all the volunteers and organizer of this race. Unfortunately, this was the last. Uberendurance Sports retired the race as registration was not improving.

Very hilly.
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Garage for carriages.
Post race party.
A very colorful shopping village.

Map and elevation.


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