A Treadmill Marathon? What is THIS?
Winter in New England is cold, dark, and bleak. Wind bites at the exposed flesh, making it hard to get good long runs in. To spice up your winter training, consider the BURCS Treadmill Marathon (and 50K!)! You can run a marathon, a 50k, a marathon & 50k, or 2 x 50k (For the 2x50k, your fastest split will be listed in the 50k results, and your slower of the two 50k will be listed under the 2x50k). Register for one race or all 3! UPDATE: There is now a Frozen Folly Outdoor 50k for those who cannot have access to a treadmill due to Covid. Choose a single calendar day, lace up, bundle up and head outside to complete your 50k challenge!
Local time: 10:20 PM
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Select any 24-hour period between January 1 and January 31 to log your distance. You have 24 hours from when you timestamp your START to finish 26.2/31.07 miles on a treadmill. This event needs proof of distance. You can post in the FB Event Page or email/message the race director directly. Take breaks as needed, just grab a picture on your phone every time the treadmill stops. Send all captured photos that equal 26.2/31.07 miles WITH YOUR CUMULATIVE FINISH TIME to the RD. If registering for the 50k, you will have 24 hours as well to log 31.07 miles (50km) on the treadmill and do the same. If planning to register for one event, reg cost is $30 early, $40 regular. If wanting to do 2 days of looneyness, you can contact the race director for a coupon to save $ for the second run.
All participants who complete the marathon or 50km in under 24 hours will receive a BURCS BADASS signature item and medal which will be mailed at the conclusion of the event. Additionally the fastest male and female marathoner and 50km will win entry into next year's event. If you run outside or on an indoor track, or around your basement in .01 mile circles, you are DISQUALIFIED. All miles must be completed on a treadmill. Not an elliptical. Not a stationary bike. No exceptions.
REGISTRATION COST: $30 early reg, $40 regular reg;
Profits will be donated at the conclusion of the event to a local charity, the AYJ Fund which provides free programs and treatment options for those children locally and nationally facing a cancer diagnosis. No one should have to face a cancer diagnosis alone!
QUESTIONS can be emailed to RD Benn Griffin at: Benn.Griffin@gmail.com
THIS EVENT is SPONSORED by BURCS. Since 2013, Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service has organized ultramarathons benefitting non-profits and charities around Berkshire County and beyond. Proceeds are donated from each event.
NO REFUNDS OR DEFERRALS. If you fail to reach 26.2 miles or upload your time/distance by February 1, your reg fee will be donated.
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