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    Febapple Frozen Fifty - Feb 22, 2014

    Race Date: February 22, 2014

    Distance: 50 Mile, 50 Kilometer, 20 Miles, 10 Miles
                     all distances are approximate using a 10 mile loop.

    Race bib pickup: starts 1 hour before the race begins.

    Race Start Time: 7:00 for 50M
    Race Start Time: 8:00 for 50K
    Race Start Time: 9:00 for 20M
    Race Start Time: 10:00 for 10M

    Cutoff: there will be a 7:00pm cutoff on all races.
    ALL RUNNERS must leave on their last 10 Mile loop by 4:30pm
    Sunrise: 6:39am
    Sunset: 5:40pm

    Go to the South Mountain Conservancy website and p
    lease think about joining or making a donation.  This organization allows us
    to put on our event and supports the Park year round.
      Sweat equity is always appreciated also if you want to donate your time.

    listed public transportation options from NYC below.

    START LOCATION - At Summit Field picnic area.  The closest parking lot in the Park is at the dog park off Crest Drive.  The address to plug into a gps is: 12 Bear Lane, Maplewood NJ 07049

    Registration -
    50 Mile - $75- $85 after Nov 1, and $95 after Jan 1
    50 KM  - $65- $75 after Nov 1, and $85 after Jan 1
    20 Mile - $45- $55 after Nov 1, and $65 after Jan 1
    10 Mile - $30- $40 after Nov 1, and $50 after Jan 1

    Price includes SWAG, awards for top 3 M/F in every race-provided by Camelbak and NJ Trail Series will provide a apple keepsake for prizes. There will be aid stations, an accurate time and a great course.
    prices increase $10 on November 1 and another $10 on January 1.  Register early for the best price.

    If there is race day registration. Race day fees will be $100 for 50M, $90 for 50K, $70 for 20M, and $50 for 10M.

    **For ALL races; you can receive a 50% refund until 8 weeks before race date.  After that NO REFUNDS. 
    ** If you transfer your bib to another runner, please contact us with the new runner's information ASAP.

    Bag drop:  There will be room at the Start Finish area for you to place a bag.  It will not be in a secure or weather proof area.  Someone will be close by to the bags all day (Jennifer or Rick).

    What is a Febapple?
    I have no idea.  I like the course for the Mayapple 50K and 100K that is run in May and wanted to use the same course in the winter.  I thought February was a good time to use the trail and thus called the event the Febapple Frozen Fifty.

    Trail Loop
    - 10.0 miles:
    You will go through Summit Field twice every loop as well as Turtle Back Parking area.  This small redesign allows us to offer more aid after a shorter distance.  We found that this was needed in the colder climates of the Febapple versus the Mayapple.  This will provide a total of 3 Aid Stations for each 10 Mile loop.
    Trail Marking
    We will use survey tape, flour and land scape paint. 

    Trail Surface and Terrain
    In short, this course has a little bit of everything:
    • Long stretches of double-wide woods road
    • Meandering single-wide trail
    • A short half-mile stretch of pavement
    • Miles of soft dirt interlaced with ankle twisting rocks.  If there is rain leading up to the day of the race or during the race, it will be almost impossible to avoid certain patches of mud.
    • Good combination of level patches, rolling hills, moderate climbs, and a few very steep ascents and descents
    As you enter the Park off South Orange Avenue you will be arriving on Crest Drive.  If you drive straight until you get to the wooden gates blocking your access you have to turn right into the parking lot on Bear Lane.  The registration area will be in the South Area of Summit field.  One entrance is across from the Dog Park entrance.
    You can park in any of the lots that are on Crest Dr or Bear Lane.  Once those are full you need to parallel park on the side of these streets.  The park rules state No Parking on grass so be careful.  You may have to walk as much as a half mile to registration.  The entire circle of Bear Lane and Crest Drive is over a mile long.

    Warning to anyone taking public transportation:
    The start has moved to a more central location in the Park and is approximately 1.1 miles from the Maplewood train station.
    Please allow yourself more time to get to the start.
    Train Depart : NEW YORK PENN STATION at 7:11 AM
    Board : Train 6913 toward DOVER
    Arrive : MAPLEWOOD at 7:51 AM

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