About Loopy Looper
The Loopy Looper is held at Cooper River Park on a fast and flat loop that has great views of the Philadelphia skyline and the water. This is one of the fastest timed and looped courses in the country! Come see how loopy you can get.
Registration is opening on February 1, 2020. The 2019 race sold out, and we expect that 2020 will as well.
Runners will have the hours of 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM to run as many laps of the 3.75ish mile loop around Cooper River Park as you want. Partial laps will not be counted, no new laps will be allowed to start as of 6:30 PM, and all loops MUST be completed by 7:00 PM for mileage to count.
This rule requires some level of strategizing for the runners.
This is a 3.75ish mile loop on a paved running trail around a river. Mostly flat course with some gradual incline and 2 real hills.
Swag and Prizes
All finishers will receive a finisher award and t-shirt, and we will have a little something special for those that complete 10, 15, or 20 loops during the event. There will be awards for the top Male/Female of the event.
4-Person Relay Rules
Relay teams are only allowed to have a maximum of 1 runner on the course at any point.
Runners will be allowed to run as many consecutive loops as they want to and can run in any order, but each team member must complete at least 1 loop.
Last Lap Exception: Teams are allowed to run their last lap all together to celebrate surviving the day, but this is the ONLY lap you can do, and it has to be the last lap of the day. This isn't mandatory, just an option for those teams that like to party with their friends
Drop Area and Aid Station
At the Start/Finish area at the stadium, there will be a drop/pit area for you to stash your stuff for the day and you can take as many breaks as long as you want during the event. No tents allowed larger than 10x10 and no alcohol is allowed on site.
Local time: 8:21 AM
There will be one fully stocked aid station at the Start/Finish area with all the typical things like chips, candy, PB&J, baked goods, water, soda, and much more.
****NEW FOR THIS YEAR****
Ultrarunning can be a messy sport, and the amount of waste created by runners in 12 hours can be a lot. Due to this, we are making the 2020 race a CUPLESS RACE. This means we do not plan to have a ton of plastic cups for you at the aid stations. Please plan to bring a bladder/pack, water bottle, or re-usable to cup to use for the day. We will likely be offering runners a chance to get these through us at some point leading up to the race, but please plan to have one either way.