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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. 

When:  Sunday, December 15, 2024 (Registration opening 3/1/24)

 

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

 

Race Start: 8:00 AM

 

Race End: 4:00 PM

 

Swag:

 

All runners will receive a Frosty Looper custom item (s). We are not doing medals with this event. Loopy Looper earns you a medal, Frosty Looper gets you some useful winter items.

 

Double Looper Challenge - If you take on both Loopy Looper and Frosty Looper in 2024 you'll be taking home a special edition hybrid medal. 

Awards for top 3 females and males.

 

Time Limit:

 

Runners will have the hours of 8:00 AM through 4:00 PM to run as many laps around Cooper River Park as you want, or can. No new laps will be allowed to start after 3:30 PM, and partial laps will not be counted. No laps finished after 3:59 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 Fees:

$85 until 3/31/24

$95 until 8/14/24

$105 until 12/13/24

Registration closes 12/13/24 at 11:59 PM

Deferrals and Refunds:

No refunds and no transfers. 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. 

Deferrals will be allowed until 11/15/24. No exceptions beyond that point.

Pit Area and Aid Station:

At the Start/Finish area at the stadium, there will be a drop/pit area for you to stash your stuff for the day. No tents larger than 10x10 and no alcohol is allowed on site. NO TENT STAKES ALLOWED! Please come prepared to weigh down your tent.

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.

Course Records:

Female: Lara Miller 52.50 miles (2023)

Male: Lowell Ladd 56.25 miles (2021)

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