Race Details

Race Day Details

DATE:
Sunday, November 4, 2018

START TIME:
Canine/Human runners (limited to 150 teams), solo runners, and walkers - with and without dogs all start at 10:30 AM. Walkers please start at the back of the running pack. All dogs participating must have their human companions provide proof of current rabies vaccination and have their human companions sign the waiver. No Exceptions! We are also excluding all dogs in heat.

LOCATION:
Gifford Pinchot State ParkóConewago Day Use Area, off of Alpine Road. Limited race day registrationó9:00 to 10:15. Gifford Pinchot State Parkís main office/mailing address is 2200 Rosstown Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339. For web directions and map go to www.visitPAparks.com.

COURSE:
5k Trail Run, wheel measured and professionally timed. Course follows parking lot/macadam road for 1st quarter mile, then follows single track trails and wider open trails through the forest of GP State Park before the final quarter mile to the finish along the beautiful lakefront. There are some moderate up hills and equally energizing down hills. There could be some mud and wet areas as well as the usual natural hazards associated with a trail run. The course offers a moderate challenge overall. The course is well marked and there are course marshals at key points. There a 2 water stops along the way with water for both humans and dogs.

AWARDS:
Top Overall Canine/Human Teams, age-group awards, and special awards in a number of different categories, most connected to the general theme of this event-the relationship between dogs and people. There are first place overall awards for the first male and female runner finishing without a dog, this is in addition to the top 3 overall awards, male and female "runners with dog" and the top 2 overall awards, male and female "walkers with dog". We have age-group awards in 8 different tiers for runners (with or without a dog) and, new for 2018, age group awards for walkers! No duplication of awards, please. All these awards, as well as our very special tributes, the "Gulliver Rue Award" presented to the first Vizsla to finish, and the "Hobie Award", presented to the family whose battle against canine cancer best exemplifies the spirit of "Gulliver's Run" will be handed out. We also present the "Gulliver's Challenge" trophy, a traveling trophy, which goes to the veterinary practice which contributes the top donation amount to "Gulliver's Run" for 2018.

ENTRY FEE:
$25.00 if registered by September 26th-includes choice of premiumólong sleeved T-shirt or event hat. After September 26th and through race day fee is $30.00. T-shirts / sizes will be limited after September 26th. Race day registration fee w/out a premium is $25.00.

DIRECTIONS:
Gifford Pinchot State Park is approximately 14 miles southwest of Harrisburg, PA, take Exit 35 Lewisberry (PA rt. 177) of Interstate 83 travelling south from Harrisburg. Travelling north on Interstate 83, from Baltimore, take exit 32 Newberrytown (PA rt. 382). Follow the signs for Gifford Pinchot State Park at the end of the exit ramps. Pinchot State Park can also be accessed off of PA Routes 15 or 74. Use MapQuest or email jheycock@ptd.net for additional or personalized directions or use the PA State Park website listed above.

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