Sunday, March 18, 2012

Registration opens 3/23 for 5th Running of New River Trail 50k!

Start / Finish Area, Fries, VA
Moments after race start in 2010: Yes, it is FLAT!
Registration will open for the 5th running of New River Trail 50k on Friday March 23rd through UltraSignUp. As in years past the race is based on a "green" preference. We use goods and services as much as possible from within a 100 mile radius of the event and support companies with demonstrated responsibility in being "planet conscious".

This year there are 2 incentives for registering early. The 1st 15  to sign up will be entered into a drawing to receive a Mountain Hardwear daypack: 2011 Enterprise.

The day pack has a 17" laptop sleeeve. Specs can be found on the above Enterprise link.

I'll contact the "winner" by email and send this off. Look for more surprise incentives to follow! (Don't worry, if you are in the running for the pack, you'll still be in the running for other cool gear too!)

 The first 80 folks to register will have a chance to choose a pottery tumbler or Nathan Handheld water bottle. After 80 runners are signed up, no more pottery will be offered.

Our fees had to go up this year. After staying the same for 4 years, everything now costs more. Base registration increased from $40.00 to $45.00 and Patagonia shirts also went up- (at cost for shirt, shipping and printing are 26.50 each). Runners are offered a choice of shirt or no shirt.

We now have a Facebook event page.
I also invite folks to use the forum on UltraSignUp to discuss race experiences and questions. Of course, as always, feel free to email or call me.

If anyone reading this has $800-$1000 dollars burning a hole in their pocket and want to help get this course certified as a marathon and 50km....please let me know asap! (It would be tax deductible as a contribution to National Committee for the New River)...
Had to finish up with this photo: George and I were on the top of Calloway Peak of Grandfather Mtn. last weekend

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