MD HEAT: A 25k all-trail running and hiking challenge and after party in Patapsco Park outside of Baltimore, MD. H.E.A.T.: High Endurance Adventure Test
Date: Saturday August 3rd, 2013. Mark your calendars!
Goal: To FINISH (run, hike, walk, crawl) and have a GREAT time afterwards. Timing is secondary. The PARTY after is your prize!
Needed desperately! Almost full! See Volunteer signup page. Will pay in BBQ and Beer
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25k (16 miles) all trail. No loops. One long trail on varying terrain, mostly forest shaded. Everything from rock scrambling uphills to single track downhills, to mountain bike havens and as few fireroads as possible in order to get you back on lovable dirt enlightenment. Elevation gain is estimated at 2800-3000 ft. The trails are very technical and challenging. A great course to hike, run, or both. Its really an adventure and a beautiful park. You won't know you are 8 miles outside Baltimore. 3-4 Aid Stations with plenty of water and some food. Course markings and detailed maps are planned to be included.
Unlimited Kegs (until we run out anyway), pulled pork, burgers, hotdogs, Vegan offering. Horseshoes, Cornhole (if you dont know - now u know), Music, and Games. Race winners get bragging rights. We are renting three of the Patapsco Avalon Shelters, which have bathrooms nearby, a cold river for swimming on a scorching day, a pit for bbq, and plenty of space to enjoy ourselves.
Please do not park at Startline. All runners, attendees, spectators must shuttle in from the exterior parking lot, or we might not have our race next year!
Shirts will be for sale for $20. Clothing or towels or personal items will not be watched. Put your stuff in a bag, start a pile, and it should be fine. Spectators, visitors, family, etc can come. They need to park in the same lot and take the bus in. The bus runs all day long. There is NO early packet pickup. Registration is race day, before the race. Volunteers, if you dont know where to go, checkin at the same runner registration desk.
A 50k distance is not occuring this year 2013.
It was going to be too hard to get it together and the park was hesitant. Maybe next yr.