June 26, 2022
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
Come out for the only trail race with an age-graded start (that we know of) on the east coast!
Top age-group performers have a legitimate shot at the overall title!
Even if you aren’t out to win, the race is run on challenging, yet very runnable, trails in beautiful Nolde Forest; it also has great schwag and virtually no bottle necks.
Challenge your families and coworkers to come out and compete on a “level” playing field…
Hey ringers: Here’s a chance to show off a little by passing the whole pack!
What’s an age-graded start?
Those who have more than a few gray hairs or have yet to hit puberty will get a head start based on age and gender. Typically the oldest female wave starts first. Then the next wave will start, based on 5 year age groups, working back towards the younger (faster?) folks. Wave starts will bounce back and forth between sexes, as the handicap derived from the World Masters Association dictates. (The actual handicap for each division is posted at http://www.PagodaPacers.com.)
This means you start with your age group (call them your competition if you like). Your handicap division may or may not start with another handicap division. For example, it’s possible that 60-64 year old men might start at the same time as 50-54 year old women. Or maybe not.
The first 10 overall finishers get Nolde Forest Pottery plates, and Chester County Running Store certificates go to the top three finishers. Top age \-group medals will also be awarded.
Cool swag and goodie bag to all participants registered by June 8.
Price: $30 until June 8; $35 after, including race-day unless participant cap is reached.
Part of all race proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Nolde for park projects and improvements.
To register online please visit: https://www.pretzelcitysports.com
Or print a mail-in registration that must be postmarked by Monday, June 20, 2022
**Current Nolde Forest COVID protocol: To participate in this program a mask is required if you are unvaccinated, and not required if you are vaccinated. Thank you.