OFFICIAL ENTRY FORMS
GROUNDHOG FALL 50K
Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 7:00 a.m.
managed by the
Punxsutawney Road Runners Club
START / FINISH LOCATION
Punxsutawney Community Center
220 North Jefferson Street
Plenty of free parking for participants, family and handlers.
(includes pre-race spaghetti dinner and a quality technical T-shirt)
$65 until August 28, 2010 - $75 after August 28, 2010 and on Race Day
ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE
10 Hours (until 5 p.m.)
5:00 a.m. Trekking Start for Runners and Walkers who need a little more time
PRE-RACE DINNER AND PACKET PICKUP
Packet Pickup will be on Friday, September 10, 2010, between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
a pre-race Spaghetti Dinner will start at 6:00 p.m.at the Pantall Hotel at 135 Mahoning Street.
Reservations for the Spaghetti Dinner for family or friends are requested in
advance. Send for additional tickets above with entry. Packet Pickup on Race Day
will be between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m.at the Starting Line.
Random drawings for certificates good for Montrail shoes
and other cool gift merchandise will occur after 6:00 p.m. following the pre-race dinner.
Winners will come from those in attendance. Invited Guest Speakers who have
distinguished themselves in ultra running will speak following the dinner.
Last minute instructions will be reviewed and race questions will be answered.
The event begins at the Punxsutawney Community Center. Course is up and down hills,
along country roads, on trails, logging roads, pipeline rightaways, and across streams.
The finish is downtown at the Punxsutawney Community Center.
The course will be marked with white paint on rocks, the ground, or grass,
with major changes of direction marked with fluorescent orange paint.
Race participants usually face a mild warm up in temperatures before finishing and
may expect variable humidity running in the woods. Conditions are unpredictable and
pre-race precipitation varies from year to year, so be prepared.
Support personnel will sweep the course following the race
to pick up trash (please be kind)
AID SUPPORT STATIONS
3.5 - 7 - 11.2 - 15.1 - 19.3 - 23.2 - 27.3 - 31.1 (MILES)
Support stations every three to four miles enable entrants to
participate without the need to carry additional fluids and gels.
Support stations provided with Hammer Gel pouches, sport replacement drink, Water, Pepsi, Fruit,
& Snacks. Handler Crews have access to all stations. See Handlers' Map.
Medical EMT's and an ambulance are stationed at the Buck Run support station
at mile markers 7, 15.1, and 23.2, and at the finish.
Pizza and and other refreshments
Available until 5:00 on race day next to the finish at the Community Center
Bring your own towel.
From Interstate 80, exit at Brookville, go South for about 20 miles on Route 36
to Punxsutawney. The start is at the Community Center at the second traffic light in town on the left.
For Packet Pickup and the Pre-Race Dinner go to the third light and turn left to find the Community Center,
one half block on the right at 220 North Jefferson Street.
From Indiana, PA, travel north for 26 miles on Route 119. Turn right at the first traffic light in town, go
two blocks and turn left on North Jefferson Street to the start at the Community Center
Free Housing is being offered to participants and their friends and family under a variety of arrangements.
Bring your sleeping bag, a towel, and a lock for a locker and we'll provide the roof, restrooms and shower.
Please let us know if you are requesting Free Housing on the Entry Form above
and we will respond to you by email or phone prior to the race to let you know where you will be staying.