Monday, 31st December.
Distance: Runners are encouraged to run whatever distance will challenge them. 5, 10, 20 miles or even the classic 50 km or fifty miles! Long or short, all are welcome.
Start 7:30am: Meet at the upper parking lot at Knights Ferry at 7:00am. You will be finished in time to relax and enjoy having had enough exercise to justify your New Year festivities.
Place: Start and finish at the Knights Ferry upper parking lot. There is parking and restrooms available. Parking is $5 per vehicle so car pool. After the run we will retire to a local restaurant for breakfast. To get to Knights Ferry, follow Highway 120 East out of Oakdale and go about 10 miles. At the signed turning, turn left and go 1 mile to Knights Ferry.
Course: Scenic country roads through the central valley and low foothills. Cemetery hill loop or Sonora Road. If you prefer to run on dirt, there will be a route heading upriver and then back for about 8 miles total. Roving aid station will be available with donated snack items and/or your personal aid bag for the long distance runners. The course is not marked but maps will be provided at the start.
Aims: To celebrate running with others in a low key event.
In the spirit of the Flat Arch run, to provide a friendly chance for runners to come out and try a 50 mile or 50km run. To give local experienced runners the opportunity to run close to home after all those commutes to races.
To maintain an event in the memory of Modesto runner and ShadowChase member Al Stoll, who died while running. Runners are welcome to run any distance in this event. Distances of less than 50km (31.2) miles will be especially welcome as they will constitute the Al Stoll memorial event.
Entry: Get to the start. No entry fee. Donation toward race costs is appreciated. Bring some food or drink goodies for the roving aid station if you can. Please tell Adrian firstname.lastname@example.org that you are coming.
FYI: No aid, no awards, no wimps. Organizers decision is final on all results and disputes (including religion and politics).
Two rules: Keep it fun and keep it safe.
Low key run with an impeccable pedigree. The race began 35 years ago in Half Moon Bay on the coast. This race is the Central Valley version of the Fat Ass 50. Thanks to Jo Oakes for the original version. The Al Stoll run has been promoted by ShadowChase Running Club for many years in memory of Al Stoll.
Download a race form: FA50FLYR_2018-19
Ados Crane, 1521 De Ve Ave, Modesto CA 95350.
(209) 484-0972 email@example.com
Heidi Ryan, (209) 524-7110 or 209-480-8447 firstname.lastname@example.org