A Stroll In Central Park 12-Hour Endurance Run
There’s nothing better than a timed ultra for showing
runners what they can accomplish. For its fourth year A Stroll in Central Park
Endurance Run will provide runners a chance to test their medal against
the clock. As one runner said, "miles in this race are like potato chips -- I wanted to do just one more!"
NEW for 2014 6 Hour Option
In response to several runner requests, we're adding a six hour option to The Stroll this year. The six hour option is designed to encourage aspiring first time ultra runners an opportunity to try mileage beyond the 26.2 miles. Participants in the six hour race will receive a finisher medal and commemorative finisher shirt.
The race begins at 7:00 AM and ends at 7:00 PM. The course is on FLAT asphalt, 1.03 miles per loop. The loop is inside a park where there are several restrooms available. Central Park is open, so expect inquisitive looks and comments from passers-by.
There are some lights along the path after dark, but we recommend bringing a head lamp to wear once the sun goes down.
Aid and Lap Counting
There will be one aid station with drinks, cold and hot food,
cookies, candy and anything else we can think of. Pizza is served at around
noon and soup and grilled cheese sandwiches later in the day.
Lap Counting is done by volunteers who are trained to count
laps carefully. We don’t have snazzy timing gizmos, but smart and dedicated
volunteers can make mistakes. If we miss a lap, we’ll take your word for it.
We’ll do the math and fractions of a mile will be rounded to the closest
There is plenty of parking close to the course and there
is also ample room for chairs and other self-support items.
One mile FLAT asphalt loop inside Central Park in Cumming, GA. There is a covered pavilion which will be used as an aide station and runner supply area. There is one permanent restroom facility in the park.
Awards and Registration
Participants would are still in attendance at 1:00 PM for the 6 hour race and at 7:00 PM for the 12 hour race, will be eligible to win one of several a raffle prizes. 12 Hour participants will receive an engraved plaque with their name and number of miles run on it. Number of miles plaques will be mailed later. 6 Hour participants will receive a finisher medal. Registration fee for the 6 hour race is $40. Fee for the 12 Hour race is $55 before February 28, 2014 . There will be a price increase after February 28, 2014. Registration begins now. Late entrants may not receive a plaque or t-shirt. Mail registration forms and payment to: Lia Knower, Race Director, 550 Grovsner Terrace, Alpharetta, GA 30005.
Local time: 5:45 AM