Lose the Bird Black Friday FA

Friday, November 28, 2008 8:30AM to 4:00PM

Rockton Mountain, Clearfield PA

Wanna burn off the excess turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and such? Heres a great non-event. No fees, no aid, no, shirt, no whining. A well marked 11.1 mile loop on a MountainBike/XC Ski trail, all on state lands. Trail is described as “A rugged mix of rocky and rooted singletrack, rough old woods roads, doubletrack, and a small section of forest roads.” There is also a cutoff trail at approximately 5 miles for anyone that wants to bail.

Run one loop, two loops, or the 50k+ option. Or show up and don't run. Its a FA, so slackers are allowed.

Directions to trailhead: From Clearfield, PA and points East, take US highway 322 west for 9 miles from Clearfield to Greenwood Road (Third dirt road on the left after the fork with PA 153. There is a wooden sign marking for “Rockton Mountain Trail System.” Turn left onto Greenwood road and park in the lot on your immediate right behind the DCNR sign. Google maps for “US-322 & Greenwood Rd, Clearfield, Pennsylvania”.

If you are coming, email me at scottu@huenix.com so I know how much water and stuff to bring. Bring your own supplies though. I hope to have water at the start, as well as about mile 5, but no promises. I am showing up to run, not to play an aid station worker. So it would behoove you to have a couple of bottles or pack. Maybe some salt. A gel or two. PB&J with the crusts cut off for you mommas boys.

Afterward, I'm sure this will devolve into a feeding frenzy, so feel free to bring feeding frenzy items. Note that this event is on State Forest land, so please act accordingly. Remember, if the cops show up, I don't know any of you. If a ranger stops you, you never heard of me, and are AMAZED that other people are out here. It must be the new get-fit thing, combatting obesity. Then offer him a GU and run away.

Turn sheets may be available on the day of the run, but it would be a good idea for you to bring your own. They can be found at http://www.huenix.com/fa/turn.html

Please also bring a GPS or a compass or something, and maybe your cell phone or a radio. We don't plan on losing anyone, but it would be best to be prepared if possible. Also, feel free to show up whenever and run. There won't be a starting gun, timers, or course officials. No pace groups. Really, the event doesn't exist. If the idea of running or hiking through the woods frightens you, either get you some hardcore and come, or stay home.