Sunday, Dec 13, 2020

Naked Nick

1420 Palisades Drive

Leesport, PA 50K, 25K

Registration closes: Mon, Dec 7 @ 11:59PM


Naked Nick Update 11/16/2020:

Adjustment due to raising Covid infections. We already had a protocol and procedures in place, which we used at the Boulder Field Ultra and it worked out fine. We do believe an outdoor running event is a pretty safe thing to do, but are there additional measures we can take to make it even safer?
So we decided to do something that would have not been possible in the past, due the low fee structure of the race. We decided to have this race chip timed. By doing so, we will have the ability to avoid a larger crowd at the start. Now instead of starting everybody at the same time, the 50K runners can start anytime between 8:00 and 8:59 (depending on your bib nr, approx 5 runners per min) and the 25K runners can start anytime between 9:00 and 9:59. I realize, starting a race with a large group is part of the fun, but I think stretching out the field from the beginning is the responsible thing to do these days..

Trail running and ultra running is growing fast. As races start to sell out across the country, entry fees for these races seem to go up almost as fast as we have seen the last couple of years in the road running scene. Some bigger ultra trail runs are now owned and operated by bigger for profit corporations and fees for these races are now hundreds of dollars. Running some of these big name destination races might be cool, but it is something most of us can only afford once or twice a year. Many trail-runner do enjoy racing often throughout the year. So where can you race the rest of the year, preferable locally and for little money? The Naked Nick is a great option to run/race locally for a very low entry fee. This is only possible because we chose a location that does not slap us with big permit fees (please consider a donation to support Blue Marsh Lake), we don't give you expensive swag ( hence the Naked Nick) because most of you don't need another race shirt or a flashy 3 pound medal (we will give a little finisher memento)and we are not hiring some aging rockband to entertain you along the course .

The Naked Nick 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. Join us to start the new trail running season.

Bib Pickup

Starts at 7:00AM
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

Start - Finish

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

$29 till 10/31 $35 after for the 25KM
$35 till 10/31 $39 after for the 50KM

If day of reg is available. Cash only please. $40 for the 25K , $45 for the 50K


Till 11/15:
Mail us a stamped self-addressed envelope to receive a refund minus $5 to:
UES, c/o NakedNK, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569
after 11/15:
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 event gets cancelled or postponed due to weather, acts of god or restrictions put in place by the government.
Runners can either run on the new date or get rolled over into the following year.


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 5PM, which makes the 25KM very hiker friendly


The average temp at the start is in the 30ies. Average high is 43. This race will take place even if there is 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. 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 are located at:

Trail runners usually carry a bottle to keep hydrated between aidstations. Gatorade and water will be available at all the aidstation. 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. This course will be on the south side of the lake (opposite of the Naked Bavarian and Naked Prussian, totally different course).Basic course is a lollipop. 5.5 Miles out, 4.5 Mile loop and 5.5 Miles back. 50K runners do it twice ( access to your drop bag at mile 15.5)

Mix of single track trail 80% and gravel gravel roads 20%.
The trails are not considered difficult by trail running standards, are very run able but there will be the occasional rock or root. However this time a year the trails might either be snow covered, icy or muddy which will increase difficulty quite a bit.


25 KM approx 1500ft
50 K approx. 3000ft

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.

Local time: 3:28 AM


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