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Ghouls and Fools


'Ghouls & Fools'

10K (more or less)
Nighttime Trail Run

Sat. Night, Nov 14, 2015- 7:00 PM (est)- Reading, PA


"We Provide the Organization - You Provide the Illumination"

What is the MOST "American" food? The Hot Dog? It's nothing more than a centuries-old German Brat with a growth problem? Besides, can something be MOST American when our lawmakers allow it to contain certain levels of sawdust and rat feces? How about Apple Pie? Again, German Strudel that someone dropped on the way to the first Thanksgiving. French Fries? We eat more of them than anyone else in the world but can a MOST American food EVER start with the word "French"? Same with Pizza. We eat more of that than anyone else too but most of what we eat is made by guys speaking broken English named Luigi, Salvatore and Antonio. Mac and Cheese? It’s Italian pasta and cheese produced for centuries in Switzerland, France, Italy, etc. Now, the hamburger naturally comes to mind. But again, those darn Germans have been grinding up meat and changing its shape for almost as long as they have been starting wars. Pretzel City's guess would be that the MOST American food would be the M & M!! Despite chocolate being produced worldwide for ages, only an American company had the foresight to wrap it in a thin candy shell to prevent it from melting in your hand AND to add green color to some of those shells to give it a special aphrodisiac effect. We stand by this selection! But we also recognize that our choice is still highly debatable. What is NOT debatable is that the Ghouls & Fools Nighttime 10k Trail Run is the MOST fun nighttime trail run in America on Nov 14th starting at 7 pm! Let’s see someone dispute THAT!!! The Ghouls is a jaunt IN THE PITCH DARK thru the woods overlooking Reading, PA!!! It uses some of the nicest and cleanest trails on the mountain, but even the cleanest rustic trails in PA are littered with rocks & roots, downed trees, rough footing, fallen runners and Lord knows what else. Because it’s dark and has some Halloween stuff hanging along the way, it’s a little spooky but not near as frightening as finding out that Miley Cyrus will be your new daughter in law. You will need a light, headlamp, sunny disposition or cell phone app to find your way. But it’s so well marked with reflecting tape and glow sticks that you could probably even follow it with Stevie Wonder as your guide. The Ghouls and Fools draws between 300-400 entries a year; some very talented runners and some back of the packers just like us. It's doable by either! And dress crazy; it's still Halloween somewhere and we have awards for the best ones!! Come out and see what happens in the woods after dark because it’s FUN, FUN, FUN! NOTE: YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR WELFARE DURING THIS RACE. We've been told that we can't find our butthole in a snow storm; what makes you think we could find YOU if you get lost?? So, if you do, head towards the well-lit Pagoda at the top of the hill and ask how to get back to the Liederkranz. If dinged, drag your bleeding corpse to an aide station. Since this race requires a certain degree of common sense & semi-maturity, we don’t allow those under 18 to do this race (16 & 17 year olds OK to race ONLY IF a parent is present at the race site, entries below 16 MUST have someone run with them). Other discouraged from coming are those who think they'll light up the trail 'cause their Grandma calls them "Sunny", those who whine about the course difficulty even while going up the handicapped ramp leading to Registration, and anyone who thinks that the 478 women crying "foul" about Bill Cosby are doing it ONLY because they are angry about what years of jello pudding consumption did to their thighs.

M/ F 1st & 2nd overall (no repeats) and best M and Female costume plus
0-29: 4M/4F   30-39: 4M/4F   40-49: 45M/4F  50-59: 45M/4F   60-67: 3M/3F   68+: 1M, 1F

REGISTRATION/ENTRY: Reading Liederkranz German Singing & Sports Club, 143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA. Reg. opens at 6 P.M.; we race at 7 PM or as soon as it’s dark enough after 7. Fee is $34 w/ wicking hi-tech shirt if postmarked by Wed, Oct 27th, 2015. Afterwards, $39 while tech shirts last (inc. day of race), $32 when gone. WARNING: HI-TECH WICKING SHIRTS COST SUBSTANTIALLY MORE THAN REGULAR SHIRTS. BECAUSE OF THIS EXTRA COST, FEW extra shirts are printed than those ordered by prereg entries so enter before the race date if possible to increase your chances of getting a tech shirt!. Some standard shirts may be available for post reg runners that night. Optional on-line registration via credit card available thru the Wed before the race on No entry limit! We race in rain, snow or threat of darkness (DUH!!) No refunds, no mailed shirts or awards; no smoking at race site please, NO DOGS OR OUTSIDE BEER ALLOWED AT LIEDERKRANZ; THEIR RULES! Leave Lassie home! And no candyasses or whiners!.

WHAT YOU GET: Hi-Tech wicking short sleeve shirt with a unique & memorable design (no ads on it), 2 water stops (1 with alternative beverages), indoor johns, covered pavilion, refreshments for racers, wheel measured course, entertainment, chance to win door prizes, some special award categories, a German BeerGarten with fine beers and ales for purchase, results on in 24-48 hrs and the right to say you did something that boring, uptight people that you know (your spouse, your boss or your Mother-In-Law, for instance) say is "idiotic" or "juvenile" or "not in keeping with someone of your stature and upbringing". Yeah!! Right!!

GPS/MAPQUEST INPUT: 143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA 19606 or “Spook Lane & Hill Rd” or “Hill Rd & Glen Rd”

DIRECTIONS FROM : PHILLY: IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS FROM PHILLY! Instead, take Rt. 422W from King of Prussia. Just before Reading, 1 block past Arby’s & Burger King, bear right onto Bus. Rt. 422, marked “Mt. Penn”; DON’T follow sign to Reading ** Go 3 miles until road splits at new CVS. 1/10th Mile later, JUST PAST Arners Restaurant, take right onto Glen Rd (sign missing, turn just before bridge). At end of Glen, turn right & then take your next right just 50 yards ahead. Look for sign to Stokesay, Liederkranz is next door.

YORK/LANCASTER: Rt. 222 N to Reading. Follow new bypass to Rt. 422 East. Exit at Mt Penn. Take a left, go 3 lights to Bus. Rt. 422. Take a left, follow the Philly directions above after the asterisk **.

ALLENTOWN: Rt. 222 S onto new Reading bypass, merge onto Rt. 422 East (Reading/Pottstown). Go around Reading and exit at Mt Penn. Go left, go 3 lights to Bus. 422W. Take left, follow Philly directions after asterisks **.

LEBANON: Take Rt. 422 East. Just past Berkshire mall, bear right onto Rt. 422E. Continue on bypass past Reading to Mt Penn exit. Take left, go 3 lights to Bus.422W. Go left, follow Philly directions above after asterisks **.

COAL REGION: Take Rt 61 South onto Rt 222 Bypass, follow same directions above listed in “Allentown”

BALTIMORE: Rt 83 North to Rt 30 East at York to Rt 222N at Lancaster. Follow Lancaster directions above.

Check Payable to & Mailed to (with waiver): Pretzel City Sports, 112 W. 36TH ST., READING, PA 19606
Biggest Fool: Ron Horn, , 610-779-2668 day or night,

(optional, a nominal processing fee applies, closes on midnight, the Wed before the event)



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