Loopy Looper - 12 hour challenge
When: Saturday, August 1, 2020 (Registration opens 2/1/20)
Location: Cooper River Park - Jack Curtis Stadium: 1301 North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Race Start: 7:00am
Race End: 7:00pm
All finishers will receive a finisher's award and a t-shirt that includes the race logo below. We will have a little something special for those that complete a distance of 10, 15, or 20 loops. There will be awards for the top Male/Female of the event.
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 12 hours. This is one of the fastest looped courses in the country and a great chance to put in some serious mileage.
$90 through 4/1/20
$100 through 6/15/20
$115 through 7/25/20
Teams (4-Person Relay)
$360 through 4/1/20
$400 through 6/15/20
$460 through 7/25/20
Runners will have the hours of 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM to run as many laps of the 3.75 mile loop around Cooper River Park as you want. No new laps will be allowed to start after 6:30 PM, and partial laps will not be counted. Runners must complete their final loop by 6:59 PM for it to be counted. No laps finished after 6:59 PM will be counted. This requires some strategizing by runners to optimize your day.
Teams of 4 will run the loop in a relay-style, with a maximum of 1 runner on the course at any time. Teams can still take breaks like individual runners and the finisher rules below also apply to relay teams.
Last Lap Exception: Teams are allowed to run their last lap all together to celebrate surviving the day, but this is the ONLY lap you can do, and it has to be the last lap of the day. This isn't mandatory, just an option for those teams that like to party with their friends
Pit Area and Aid Station:
This will be a very well supported event. We plan to have one fully stocked aid station with all the standard ultra running goodies at the Start/Finish line and one water station out on course. The aid station will have things like PB&J, chips, candy, soda, water, sports drinks, pizza, and much more.
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!
****NEW FOR THIS YEAR****
Ultrarunning can be a messy sport, and the amount of waste created by runners in 12 hours can be a lot. Due to this, we are making the 2020 race a CUPLESS RACE. This means we do not plan to have a ton of plastic cups for you at the aid stations. Please plan to bring a bladder/pack, water bottle, or re-usable to cup to use for the day. We will likely be offering runners a chance to get these through us at some point leading up to the race, but please plan to have one either way.
This is August and it will likely be hot. Having a personal water supply on the course is mandatory, and plan to drink and eat more than you usually do.
Male: Michael Gagliardi - 71.25 Miles (2019)
Female: Lara Miller - 67.50 Miles (2019)
Interested in the race but not sure how you should train for it? Check out our friends at the Endurance Project! We have been working with their coaching for years and they offer custom individual training as well as access to training programs tailored to your type of event.