Sunday, Mar 20, 2022 @ 8:30 AM

Granogue Games

2900 Montchanin Road

Wilmington, DE 7HR Fatass

This Event Took Place Sun. Mar 20, 2022

NEW DATE

New date is Sunday, March 20. Online Registration is now Closed - Limited Spots Still Available-email justpedal@aol.com to reserve your spot now. Race Day Registration Pending. Weather this Sunday looks perfect!

EVENT

Granogue Games is an inaugural FATASS format, trail run. Run as many laps as you want of this approx. 10k loop within 7 hours. You can even squeeze in half laps. This is your chance to run these beautiful, private trails that are fan favorites of local OFF-Road racers. Our event is intended as a great way to get your pre-season training miles in for your upcoming races!

COURSE

It’s a beauty. We have crafted a approx. 6-mile, figure 8 marked loop with about 600' of elevation gain without any long sustained climbs. The course is situated on a 550 acre private Estate that is NOT open to the public except on run day. Spectacular views on high of pastureland, the Brandywine Creek, ponds, water towers, a greenhouse and these rolling hillsides all overlooking the Brandywine valley will make you forget about the pain. The perfect combo of twisty-turny, ups and downs with an occasional gravel road to make up some time on! A trail runners perfect day in the woods. Course could be considered somewhat technical in spots. Still, a typical trail runners course featuring sections of scattered rocks and roots, a mix of grass & gravel. We eliminated several water crossings but added a slight boulder climb to scamper over. The course is 90% single track. You may wanna pack your gators ‘cause if we have light snow accumulation we’ll be running!

INFO

-This is a non-sanctioned max. 7-hour event, run on a 6 mile loop/roughly 10K.
-A ‘Plateau’ area is the Start / Finish and the Main Aid Station. It’s the hub of the event.
-The estate opens at 7:00 am Sunday, March 20th.
-Registration / Bib Pick Up / Check In opens at 7:30 am.
-Official start is 8:30 am. The last recorded finisher must be in by 3:30 pm.
-Race Day Registration Pending - Please contact Race Directors if race day registration is available or if limit has been met.
-Main Aid Station: Is available every ½ Lap (or per every 3 miles). We’ll stock it with hot / cold food & drink throughout the event for participants on course.
**Aid Station Donations: In keeping with Fat Ass traditions we welcome any additional bags of energy bars, liters of Coke, Mt. Dew, m & m's, gummy bears, etc. may be dropped off at registration and are greatly appreciated.
-Cupless: this event is cup-less, so bring your reusable cup. (Except for hot chocolate).
-Event T-Shirt: PREorder is closed.

ADDITIONAL INFO

-Awards: Unique custom award for 1st Overall Female and Male with longest distance completed in fastest time.
* First 60 registered runners will receive a special customized finishers award. Participants distances will be posted on Ultra Signup.
-NO Course Preview: This is private property and only open on the event date. If you’d like to volunteer that would be your chance to preview the course. Please email the promoters, fixielisa@gmail.com. Anyone violating this rule and trespassing before the event will not be invited back and will forfeit their run spot. This is a hard and fast rule so don’t be a jerk.
-Wavier: You will be required to sign a 2nd waiver that includes a privacy release related to photos on social media. You’ll receive the details via email but basically it's intent is to protect the privacy of the residents.
-Aid-Station: Supplies are for runners only. If you have any special dietary needs, provide your own food in your drop bag. **NOTE-Some items may be available for sale to your Crew, family, friends who are welcome but must abide by *Resident Privacy Restrictions” waiver.
-Drop Bags: We’ll designate an area for your “personal station” chair/drop bags, at the Plateau. Personal pop-up Tents/canopies can be set up on grid with limits for space needed. You can access your drop bag at the start of each (10k) lap and again at approx. 3 miles later.
-Porta-Pots: We’ll have plenty up at the S/F, Aid Station area. As well as sanitizer.
-Camp Fire: We’ll have a fire pit to warm up at the Aid Station.
-Course: Will be well marked with ribbons and directional signage where needed.
-Parking: Field parking. If you have an SUV please bring it. Better yet, please carpool.
-Medical: That’s on you. We will have minor first-aid supplies available, (band-aids, blister care, lube application.) We will support you but we won’t bandage you. If you think you’ll need them, pack ‘em.
-Clothing Drive Donations: We are accepting donations of winter garments, for a local Homeless Shelter. A Donation Box will be located at the registration area. You will receive an additional Door Prize ticket for your donation, just our way of saying thank you.
-Door Prizes: You will receive 1 Free, Door Prize ticket at registration/bib pickup. Additional tickets may be purchased. Door prizes tickets will be drawn at 8:45 am and winners will be posted. Check out the Racers Update Board located at the start/finish line (You won’t miss seeing it, trust me!) If your name is listed, your Door Prize will be waiting for you when you are done running for the day!
-Pets: *Must be leashed and poop attended to promptly. Pets are not allowed on course with registered runners.

REFUNDS & COVID

-COVID Rules: Will be sent via email to registered runners as we get closer to the date. Masks are no longer required but we encourage runners to make your own call on mask wearing. We’ll have sanitizer stations for your use but a mask is optional. Your waiver will include a sign-off that you have been vaccinated.
- Please don’t register until you are certain you have no schedule conflicts with the event date. ‘My aunt’s birthday party is the same day, can I have a refund?' Answer-No. But thanks for your donation. If you are exposed to COVID the week of our event please message us with refund requests..
NOTE: We are keeping fees as low as possible to pull this off. We are providing food, camp fire, a fabulous running playground for the pure joy of it. As promoters that were laid off during COVID we chose to start-up a run event. It's a lot of effort and we'd like to not process frivolous refunds, please work with us.

TWO BADASSES

Promoters and Course Designers, Diane & Lisa are experienced bike racers and trail runners,

Diane Grim started trail running and volunteering about 10 years ago after decades of competitive bike racing, earning national medals on the road and cyclocross scene. Trail running highlights include her first place, overall female finishes at both Worlds End 50k and the Green Monster Trail Challenge 50k as well as a 3rd place overall female finish at Bull Run 50 Miler. Diane believes any day in the woods, is a good day!.

Lisa Vible started trail running to improve her cyclocross racing. Lisa ran her first 30k at Granogue. She is a decorated cyclist with a national championship in the Tandem Road Race, 4X-Silver Medalist on the road and mountain bike, a regional champion in mountain bike, track and cyclocross. Lisa coaches mountain bike for the 'Delaware Dirt Destroyers', a NICA team and she has been volunteering at trail events for decades. Lisa promoted 5 successful editions of Granogue Cross.

PHOTO

Photographer credits,
Dennis Smith
Kevin Dillard,
Cathy Ogur
Blair Saunders
Lisa Vible
Tom Burrows
Thanks!

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