THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT--see you April 30,
PHOTOS by Carl Camp
by Tony Thoman, Van Cortlandt (NYC) Track Club
Triple Crown, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K Results
If you didn't pick up a marathon finisher's certificate after the
race, you can
get one here.
Our 7th Annual "Springtime Frolic
in the Woods!"
A trail-race festival for runners and walkers of
ages and abilities benefiting local homeless shelters. Run one
or two! Run the Delaware Trail Marathon,
or run the Triple Crown--3 races, the
Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K, all in one morning! Then stick
around for the Survivors' BBQ starting at
||The 2004 TRAIL
Saturday, April 24,
Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K
|Carpenter Rec. Area,
White Clay Creek State
Note: Starting in 2003 we lowered all our race registration
don't include a t-shirt with registration. You probably have
t-shirts already, but runners who pre-register can order cool
runnin' dawg t-shirts for $10 each. Shirt orders should
be submitted with your registration; we will only have a few extra
to sell on race day.
The Delaware Trail Marathon
starts at 7:30 AM.
(Note later start, will be combined
with half-marathon start)
Two loops of the delightfully scenic Half-Marathon course, 13 water/aid
There is no cut-off time for finishing, but water/aid will switch to
at noon. Registration:
includes finisher medal and certificate. Marathon award ceremony
~1PM after the Survivors' BBQ. More
- White Clay Trail
at 7:30 AM. A scenic 13.1-mile
romp through WCCSP and White Clay Preserve. Course fords White Clay
Creek at mile 10. 6 water/aid points. Registration:
includes runnin' dawg mug to the first 100 finishers. Half-marathon
award ceremony ~9:50 AM.
- 10K for Shelter starts
at 10:00 AM. This will be the first of Mid-Atlantic
USATF's 2004 Grand Prix trail race series. A creekside
with nature; 6.2 miles up the creek to the PA border and back. 4
10K award ceremony ~11:05 AM.
The Human Race 5K
at 11:15 AM. Our patented
my PR" 3.1-mile trail loop within WCCSP's Carpenter Recreation Area;
and fast" except for the rocks, roots, steep hills and muddy
One water/aid point. Registration:
5K award ceremony ~11:50AM.
- The Triple-Crown (A
unique "whole enchilada" 3-race combo for the judgmentally impaired:
10K and 5K = 22.4 miles of fun all in one morning!) Registration:
$40/individual (run 'em all yourself!);
$45/team (2 or 3 runners, one runner/race), includes
The Triple Crown is scored by sum of finish places (not
times) among TC runners only--low sum wins (tie-breaker rule:
faster half-marathon finish wins). Please note the time intervals
between starts; if you finish one race after the next race has already
started, no problem--just grab some refreshments and head out
If you miss an earlier award ceremony, we'll announce unclaimed
and 10K medals after the 5K. Triple Crown award ceremony at noon.
Premiums and emoluments: Finisher medals for all marathon
runnin' dawg coffee mug for Triple-Crown finishers and
first 100 half-marathon finishers. Lots of free post-race
refreshments plus a Survivors' BBQ for all participants and
noon following the Triple Crown award ceremony: hamburgers, hot dogs,
(Suggestion: bring lawn chairs--they're a lot more
than the park's picnic benches!)
Medals: M&F overall and master (40+) winners plus 1st
in 10-year age-groups for each of five events (marathon, half, 10K, 5K
and Triple Crown); 1st place open, women, master and corporate Triple
teams; 1st place 5K walkers ... 90+ medal categories in all.
Directions: Take I-95 to Delaware Exit 1 (896N); follow
896 through downtown Newark;
W.S. Carpenter Recreation Area is on Rt. 896 about 2 miles north of
town on the right.
The park has toilets, phone, covered pavilion, picnic tables with
plenty of parking....
All races start and finish by the pavilion. Bring lawn chairs
to relax and enjoy the day!
Note: all courses are wheel-measured but are not USATF
Results, photos, etc. from previous years:
the Road article and training program for new runners
This event is a Mission Project of Head of Christiana
Proceeds benefit four local faith-based homeless shelter programs:
Meeting Ground, Friendship House, Elkton Men's
Shelter and Newark Area Welfare Committee.
Sponsors include -- John W. Slack
Brautigam Associates, Inc.
Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, 1100 Church Rd., Newark,
Pastor: Kit Schooley Mission Commission Chair: Renie
Church phone: 302-731-4169
For more info contact the church (weekday mornings are best), or race
John Mackenzie (firstname.lastname@example.org)