Granogue Games is growing from a FatAss last March ‘22 to a 25K & 50K trail race format in 2023. This year's course includes new single track trails & creek crossings that will delight you in the warmer month of July. Each lap is 5.2 miles & has approx. 700 feet of climbing. 25K runners will run 3 laps & 50K runners will do 6 Laps. (See photos of course maps) If you joined us for the 7-hour FatAss in 2022, it's similar with the first loop around 3.5 miles and returning you to the plateau and first water stop. You’ll continue onto the new, shorter 2nd loop. This is your opportunity to run these beautiful, private trails that are fan favorites of local Off-Road racers
Location / Contact
Address is 2900 Montchanin Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
c-302-898-8198 Lisa's cell for race day panic calls.
50K CUTOFF Time
Attention 50K runners:
Cutoff time to complete Lap 5 is 7 hours 30 minutes.
As long as you get to the Finish Line / ReLap point under that time you can continue on to complete the final/lap 6.
The cutoff to complete Lap 6 is 9 hours.
25K Runners/Hikers-your cutoff is 8 hours to finish your 3 Laps..
It’s another beauty. We have crafted a roughly 5.2-mile, marked lap with about 700' of elevation gain per lap, without any long sustained climbs. **SEE THE LATEST PHOTOS OF COURSE MAP, including the plateau area and the overall course lap with landmark features noted along with the elevation profile. The course is situated on a 550 acre private Estate that is NOT open to the public except on run day. Spectacular views on high of pastureland, the Brandywine Creek, ponds, water towers, a tunnel, a greenhouse and these rolling hillsides all overlooking the Brandywine valley will make you forget about the pain. The perfect combo of twisty-turny, ups and downs with an occasional gravel road to make up some time on! A trail runners perfect day in the woods. Course could be considered somewhat technical in spots. Still, a typical trail runners course featuring sections of scattered rocks and roots, a mix of grass & gravel and new this year we've added about 1.5 miles of single track including the 'tunnel of love'!
- Distance Options: 25K Run/Hike or 50K Run. 50K runners may drop to the 25K distance during the race, however no refund is given.
- The estate opens at 6:30 am Saturday, July 22, 2023
- Parking/Registration: Is held up on the ‘Plateau’. We’ll have ample signage to get you to the plateau to park once you arrive.
- Registration / Bib Pick Up / Check In: Opens at 7:00 am at the Greenhouse. Race Day registration is pending - Please contact Race Directors if race day registration is available or if the limit has been met.
- Official 25k/50k Start is 8:00 am. Starting lines for both distances are in front of the Greenhouse, directly across from plateau parking.
- Start/Finish Line and the Main Aid Station are located at the Greenhouse.
- Main Aid Station: Is available at the end of each full lap. We’ll stock it with fresh cooked goodies / cold food & drink throughout the event for participants on course.
- Cupless: this event is cup-less, so bring your reusable cup. The first water stop is at mile 3.5.
- Swag?Of course there's Swag, we'll keep you posted via our Instagram/Facebook sites as we make race announcements. *** Registration for guaranteed swag is July 4th. After the cut-off date swag is available while supplies last & not guaranteed.
Rest assured your gonna love it!
- Finisher Awards:Will be presented to finishers in each of the distances, based on the first 100 finishers in each distance.
-Awards: Unique custom award for 1st Overall Female and Male plus Female and Male Age Group Awards as follows 39 & Under, Masters: 40-49, Grand Masters: 50-59, Super Masters: 60+ in both distances. (No double dipping)
-NO Course Preview: This is private property and only open on the event date. If you’d like to volunteer that would be your chance to preview the course. Please email the promoters, email@example.com. Anyone violating this rule and trespassing before the event will disqualify you from participating. This is a hard and fast rule.
-Wavier: You will be required to sign a 2nd waiver that includes a privacy release related to photos on social media. You’ll receive the details via email but basically it's intent is to protect the privacy of the residents.
-Aid-Station: Supplies are for runners only. If you have any special dietary needs, please provide your own food in your drop bag. **NOTE-Some items may be available for sale to your Crew, family, friends who are welcome but must abide by *Resident Privacy Restrictions” waiver.
-Drop Bags: An area will be designate for your “personal station” and or drop bags. Personal pop-up Tents/canopies can be set up within these parameters. Spots are on a first come basis. You can access your drop bag at the end of each 5.2 mile lap.
-Porta-Pots: We’ll have them adjacent to the Greenhouse S/F area. As well as feminine products & sanitizer.
-Course: Will be well marked with ribbons and directional signage where needed.
-Parking: Field parking. Please consider carpooling.
-Medical: We will have minor first-aid supplies available, (band-aids, blister care, lube application.) We will have volunteers with medical training and use of an AED.
-Clothing Drive Donations: We are accepting donations of ‘back to school’ garments and footwear in support of Friendship House. You will receive 1 additional door prize ticket as a thank you for your donation. Bring your "bagged" clothing/footwear donation to registration.
-Door Prizes: You will receive 1 Door Prize ticket at registration/bib pickup. Door prize tickets will be drawn while you are running and winners will be posted. Check out the Racers Update Board located at the start/finish line. You won’t miss seeing it. If your bib # is listed, your Door Prize will be waiting for you when you are done!
-Pets: *Must be leashed and poop attended to promptly. Pets are not allowed on course with registered runners.
REFUNDS / Severe Weather date
REFUNDS-Please don’t register until you are certain you have no schedule conflicts with the event date. There are NO REFUNDS. If you have a medical emergency please email the race director for a transfer option.
If an act of goddess, freak storm, a state of Emergency crops up on Saturday, July 22nd our backup date will be Sunday, the 23rd.
Promoters and Course Designers, Diane & Lisa are experienced bike racers and trail runners,
Diane Grim started trail running and volunteering about 10 years ago after decades of competitive bike racing, earning national medals on the road and cyclocross scene. Trail running highlights include her first place, overall female finishes at both Worlds End 50k and the Green Monster Trail Challenge 50k, and a 3rd place overall female finish at Bull Run 50 Miler. Diane believes any day in the woods is a good day!.
Lisa Vible started trail running to improve her cyclocross racing. Lisa ran her first 30k at Granogue & her first 50K at Labor Pains. She is a decorated cyclist with a national championship in the Tandem Road Race, 4X-Silver Medalist on the road and mountain bike, a regional champion in mountain bike, track and cyclocross. Lisa has been volunteering at trail events for decades. Lisa promoted 5 successful editions of Granogue Cross.
Event's current local time: 6:07 PM ET