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2015 Dirt Days Trail Series

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2015 Dirt Days Trail Series Update

The 2015 Dirt Days Trail Series Calendar is complete. Events will include trail runs of varying distances from about 3 to 11 miles, including a night race. One thing that is for sure: with this variety, there should be something for everyone! Sign up for all of the events or pick and choose your favorites. Sign up for each race individually.

This year's series races will be coordinated by Running Time Race Services. Our intention is to provide events "in the spirit of Bob Roncker", who has been the driving force and inspiration of the series over the years. The events should have the same look and feel as in past years. We anticipate some changes. If you would like to give your input, send me an email.

The Run for the Green, our first event is on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

New for 2015: ALL races this year will be chip-timed this year.

New for 2015: We welcome Fleet Feet Sports as our Premier Race Series Sponsor.

The Top Male and female in each race will receive a 2015 Trail Series Lifestyle hoody (very cool!). No duplicate winners. A couple of events have cash prizes.

There will be age group or age-graded awards at each event. More about age-grading.

In addition, there will be a $50 Fleet Feet Sports Gift Card given out at random at each event. Again, no duplicates please.

Complete at least four events and you will be eligible for the Dirtiest Dozen competion. The top twelve male and females based on points will receive special awards at the end of the series. Points are based on your place withinn your gender for each race (1 point for first place, 2 for second, etc.) The lowest total wins base on your BEST FOUR finishes. This format is the same as last year.

Complete at least five races and receive a special participation award. This is format is the same as last year.

Registration Fee: $10- $12.50 Pre-registration per race. $15-$20 on race day. Last year, it was determined that not enough folks were pre-registering so the race day fee was raised to $20 for most events. Pre-register if you can.

Several races offer optional t-shirts. Dirt Day Trail series Tech shirts will also be available for purchase.

There is no early packet pick up for these races. Check in on day of race begins 1 1/2 hour before each event.

That is it for now. We have some more surprises to come.

We will update this page as each event is added so check back regularly.

 

Serie Points earned after the Run for the Green

Past Years Dirty Dozen Winners

To Register for an event, follow the links below.

 

2015 Dirt Days Trail Races - Follow links for details of each race

March 14

2015

Saturday

9:00 a.m.

Run for the Green 3+ Mile Trail Run - Landen Deerfield Park

Kick off St. Patrick's Day celebrations with this unique race. This is the first in the series and features run and walk age group awards and prize money to top three male and females.

Sponsored by Deerfield Township.

$$$ Cash Prizes and Age Group Awards $$$

April 19

2015

Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Ault Park Switchback 3.6 mile Trail Run

This event is scheduled to be the same as in past years. This course features many twists and turns with a few hills mixed in for good measure.

May 17

2015

Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Mt. Airy Forest Ridge Run 5.4 and 10.6 mile Trail Runs

Mt. Airy is a perennial favorite. This is the largest park in the city and features extensive trails. Like last year, we will be doing a one loop and a two loop course. Each race will count toward Series points.

June 14

2015

Sunday

9:00 a.m.

French Park Creek Crossings 3.4 mile Trail Run

Same format as in past years

July 19

2015

Sunday

9:00 a.m.

East Fork Lake Backpack 5.6 and 10.8 mileTrail Runs

choose from a 5.6 mile run with handicapped start or a 10.8 mile mass start run

There is no race-day registration for the East Fork Handicapped race.

August 22

2015

Saturday

9:00 a.m.

Powder Keg 5K Trail Run at Kings Mills

Sponsored by Deerfield Township - The same people who brought you the Run for the Green.

$$$ Cash Prizes and Age Group Awards $$$

Sept. 12

2015

Saturday

9:00 PM

Glenwood Gardens 5K Night Run - TENTATIVE

Unique Night Run. Course is smooth and well-marked with flashing beacons.

This is the last points race for the Dirt Days Series

Oct. 25

2015

Sunday

8:30 a.m.

Mt. Airy Stone Steps 50K and 27K Trail Run
Note: This event is not part of the Dirt Days Trail Series.