Saturday, Mar 30, 2019

Naked Prussian

Palisades Drive

Leesport, PA 50 Miler, Marathon

This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 30, 2019


You can register on location day of from 6:00AM - 7:50AM. $40/$50 for the 26.2/50

The Naked Prussian takes place on the trails around Blue Marsh Lake. These trails are not very rocky or difficult but are true single track trails that require some attention. These trails are great for beginners and the speedy runners alike. The rolling elevation of the trails will keep everybody occupied. The course is not flat or supereasy but is doable for most with proper training.

The Naked Prussian is a no/low swag (ultra)trail run at Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport, PA. The idea is to create a race at a very affordable rate by omitting all the expensive goodies like expensive race shirts, flashy finisher medals or expensive rock band entertainment on the course. Not too long ago you could run an ultra for $1 per mile, but with many trail races selling out due to field limits that are much lower then road runs ( for obvious reasons) the entry fee's were going up. Some high profile ultra's will cost you a few hundred dollars. We skip all the expensive add ons and focus on what really counts, having a good course, good aid stations, good medical support and the chance to test your limits or race others. For more info about the race, please visit

Bib Pickup:

Starts at 6:00am on raceday.
At the Lake View Pavillion, Day Use Area , Blue Marsh Lake
approx address: 1420 Palisades Drive, Leesport, PA 19533

If we have open spots left, you can register on raceday


approx address: 1420 Palisades Drive, Leesport, PA 19533
There are numerous entries to the park along Palisades Drive, we start the race at the Day Use Area (look for Day use park sign)

Entry Fee:

$39 for the Marathon
$49 for the 50 Miler


Runners will receive a little German style finisher memento (tbd)
Top 3 overall and Top 3 age group 39&under, 40-49, 50-59 & 60 plus

Time Limit:

All runners have to finish before 7:30PM and leave the park by 8, which makes the Marathon very hiker friendly (we do offer a 6:00AM early start for 50M runners upon request)


The average temp at the start is in the upper 40ies. Average high is 60. This race will take place even if there is a little snow on the trails (unless there are unusual circumstances and the snow is too deep to run)


Old fashion tear-off bib timing. Keep your bib visible on font at all times. Race will start in 2 different waves depending on your distance. You have to finish the distance you signed up for , you can not drop to a shorter distance during the race.

Aid Stations:

Aid Station located at:

Trail runners usually carry a bottle to keep hydrated between aid stations. Gatorade and water will be available at all the aid station. There will be the usual snacks and carbs to keep you fueled at the race (bring your own gels, if you rely on them).


Along the trails of Blue Marsh Lake. Basic course is a lollipoop. 6.5 Miles out, 5 mile out and back on skinners loop then a 7 Mile loop on the skislope loop and finally 6.5 Miles back. 50 Mile runners do it twice ( access to your dropbag at mile 25) Marathoners will add on a 1.2 Mile section at the beginning of the race

90% of the course is single track trail, the rest features some gravel roads and an old abandoned road section.
The trails are not considered difficult by trail running standards, are very runnable but there will be the occasional rock or root. However this time a year the trails might either be be a bit muddy which will increase difficulty quite a bit.


26.2 Miler aprox 2500ft
50 Miler aprox. 5000ft

Post Race Party:

We will hand out the awards as runners cross the finish line. Post race food provided by a chef and a pastry chef.


Till 2/27:
Mail us a stamped self-addressed envelope to receive a refund minus $5 to:
UES, c/o NakPRRF, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569
after 2/27:
all entries are final (RD allows bib transfers up to 1 week prior, must email RD to approve and finalize bib transfer.

No refunds if this event gets cancelled or postponed due to weather, acts of god or restrictions put in place by the government.
I that case runners will be able to either run on the new date or get rolled over into the following year.

Event's current local time: 8:29 AM ET


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