Frosty Looper - 8 hour challenge

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Frosty Looper 8 Hour is the shorter and cooler sibling to the Loopy Looper.

Frosty Looper is an 8-hour race around the 3.75-mile loop at Cooper River Park and is a great place to PR a certain distance, or take a shot at your first ultra. 

2020 Deferred Runners: You still need to register for 2021 to use your deferral! The deferral applies at checkout as it recognizes your email address. 

When:  Saturday, December 18, 2021 (Registration opening 2/1/21 at 10:00 AM)

 

Location: Cooper River Park - Jack Curtis Stadium: 1301 North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109

 

Race Start: 7:30 AM

 

Race End: 3:30 PM

 

Swag:

 

All runners will receive a Frosty Looper campfire mug, and a Frosty Looper beanie. We are not doing medals with this event. Loopy Looper earns you a medal, Frosty Looper gets you some useful winter items. 

 

Time Limit:

 

Runners will have the hours of 7:30 AM through 3:30 PM to run as many laps around Cooper River Park as you want, or can. No new laps will be allowed to start after 3:00 PM, and partial laps will not be counted. No laps finished after 3:29 PM will be counted. This requires some strategy. 

 

Course:

The race will be held on a 3.75 mile loop on a paved path around Cooper River Park. The course is mostly flat and you will run as many loops of it as you can/want in 8 hours. This is one of the fastest non-track looped courses in the country and a great chance to put in some serious mileage.

Registration Details:

 

We are opening registration as a waitlist only to start and will keep it that way for a while so we can stay ahead of any COVID related issues or changes with events. The waitlist is $0 to join, and you won't be charged until you confirm you want a spot when the time comes.

 

How does the waitlist work?

Runner A signs up on 9/2, pays $0, but gets on the list. Runner A then gets added from the waitlist on 11/2. Runner A pays $75 (plus fees)

Runner B signs up on 10/30, pays $0 upfront, but gets on the list. Runner B gets added from the waitlist on 11/2. Runner B pays $85 (plus fees)

Registration Fees:

$75 until 4/1/21

$85 until 7/1/21

$95 until 11/30/21

Registration closes 11/30/21 at 11:59 PM

Deferrals and Refunds:

 

No refunds. If we ever need to cancel or postpone an event, we will offer a deferral to the following year at no cost to the runner. 

Pit Area and Aid Station:

It would be great if you brought your own stuff for a variety of safety reasons. At the Start/Finish area at the stadium, there will be a drop/pit area for you to stash your stuff for the day. We ask that you do not bring any tents larger than 10x10!

 

There will be a food aid station and a hydration station at the start/finish, and this will be the only aid station. There will be nothing at the mid-point. Food like sandwiches will be made to order, and yes this will slow you down. Plan for that.

Otherwise, we plan on having a variety of snacks available, most likely in single-serve packaging. 

The official drink of Frosty Looper is Tailwind Nutrition! We will have Tailwind in the coolers ready to keep you running all day long. 

This race is a cupless race.  This means we do not plan to have a ton of plastic cups for you waiting at the aid stations. Please plan to bring a bladder/pack, water bottle, or reusable cup to use for the day.

Weather:

December in NJ is weird. It could be 65 and sunny, it could be 25 and snowing. Be ready for either, or both, who knows.