Loopy Looper - 12 hour challenge

 

 

When:  Saturday, August 7, 2021  (Registration opens: TBD)

 

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

Race Start: 7:00am

 

Race End: 7:00pm

 

Swag:

 

All runners will receive a finisher's award, buff, and a t-shirt that includes the race logo below. Earn a skeleton runner to attach to your medal for 10-15-20 loops completed. There will be awards for the top Male/Female of the event.

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 12 hours. This is one of the fastest looped courses in the country and a great chance to put in some serious mileage.

Registration Fees: 

Individuals

$90 until 5/11/20

$100 until 6/15/20

$115 until 7/25/20

Teams (4-Person Relay)

$360 until 5/11/20

$400 until 6/15/20

$460 until 7/25/20

Time Limit:

 

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.

 

Relay Option:

 

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:

 

As mentioned above, it would be great if you brought your own stuff this year 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 one food aid station and one hydration station at the start/finish, and another hydration station around the midpoint of the loop. Food like sandwiches will be made to order, and yes this will slow you down. Plan for that. 

Runners must wear a mask/face covering/buff when approaching the aid station while interacting with volunteers, race staff, etc... Hand sanitizer will be provided as well

Otherwise, we plan on having a variety of snacks available, most likely in single-serve packaging. Other snacks will be by request only and will be provided by volunteers in containers. There will not be communal bowls of food like you typically see at these events.

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 re-usable to cup to use for the day. Volunteers will not be touching your stuff this year. Runners will have to open their bottle, pack, cup, or whatever you have and hold it out for the volunteers to fill it up for you. 

Weather:

 

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. 

 

Course Records:

Male: Michael Gagliardi - 75 Miles (2020)

Female: Lara Miller - 67.50 Miles (2019/2020)

 

 

2020 Results

2020 Loopy Looper Pictures

 

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