How it Works
The winner of this run will be the first person to cross the finish line AFTER MIDNIGHT.
The course will open after the moon has risen, approximately 10:20 p.m., and the runners will decide at what time they would like to start running, based upon their prediction as to how long it will take them to complete the 6K (3.8 mile) course.
Example: If you thought it would take you 30 minutes to run the course, you would start the race at 11:30 p.m. or when the countdown clock says -30 minutes til midnight.
To be fair: NO WATCHES OR TIMING DEVICES will be allowed. (this includes moon dials).
Kids Can't Fight Cancer Alone
This year's race proceeds will be donated to Kid's Can't Fight Cancer Alone. KCFCA is a non-profit helping families in the Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan Counties who have children diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Check out their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/KidsCantFightCancerAlone to learn more.
From the map above, it should be apparent that this run is in the middle of nowhere. IT WILL BE DARK! If it is overcast, it will be REALLY, REALLY DARK! The course is 90% dirt, township roads and will not have street lighting. Reflective gear is highly recommended, as well as head lamps or flashlights. At midnight, the blue moon will be at 99% luminosity and turning off your lights to enjoy the serenity is o.k., but be careful. Also, you may think you hear werewolves in the dark but it's most likely Ms. Robbins' goats. (maybe not!)
From the Lake Ondawa Pavilion the course runs West on North Lake Road for 1.2 miles. You will take a left onto Simcoe Road and head South for 0.9 miles. You will take the first left onto Cheney Road and take it to it's end (1.4 miles) and hang another left onto Big Pond Road. You will then run approximately 200 yards and take the left back onto North Lake Road and head back to the start/finish line 0.3 miles away. The majority of the course will be on dirt, township roads and will consist mainly of rolling hills. If it was flat, it would be too easy to predict!
Troy Rotary Club
The Troy Rotary Club's motto is "Service above self"
Local time: 4:40 AM
They provide many services to the Troy & Canton Communities. This includes:
-Purchasing Dictionaries to all 3rd graders in the Troy and Canton School Districts
-Supporting our local Food Pantry
-Hosting the Troy Summerfest
-Providing scholarships to local graduates
-Supporting the Helping Hands Christmas Project
-Supporting the Women in the Wilds program at Mt. Pisgah
-Purchasing a prescription drug lock box for safe disposal of home medicine
-Helping local families in need
-Hosting and sending students on exchange trips to other countries
-Contributing to the eradication of Polio
-Providing relief supplies to local and international disasters
The Troy Rotary Club also does a lot more as needed to promote a better place to live in the Troy and Canton communities.