ALQ50K

The Algonquin 50K is the longest 50K on the Eastern Shore. At least that is what the Race Dictator says. The inaugural race took place February 11, 2017, at 7am. It was an epic race! There was a lot of sand, sweat, water, and briers. Everyone was racing to either beat the competition or beat the clock before the finish. The runners, the volunteers, and the sponsors all made this race a huge success. I could go on for chapters, but you have to run it to get a glimpse of what you missed if you weren’t there from the start.

The race was first inspired by our infamous Race Dictator, Trent Swanson and his friends Chris Demone and Brian Swift. A group from the Pemberton Running Club (PRC), on a freezing cold day in February of 2016 ran in the Pocomoke State Park. They discovered beautiful trails, water crossings, and areas of soft Delmarvalous sand. The Algonquin 50K takes you through the main vein of it all.

The course is an out and back with a loop in the middle to break the course up. The course is a mix of single and double track. A few short roads and a lovely stretch of sand that will make you wonder what is wrong with the creators of this race. You can thank them afterwards.

So what are you waiting for, an engraved invitation? Go sign up and start training!

Sign up here:

Ultrasignup.com

Tuckahoe 25k

The race and the distance you’ve been waiting for! The Centreville Crushers and Algonquin Ultras Inc. presents The Tuckahoe 25k! 

Register on Ultrasignup: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=68253

Date: Saturday, November 2nd 2019

Time: 7:30am

Distance: 25k, 15.5 miles (keep in mind these are trails and distances may vary from your GPS watch)

This is a great middle distance race for those wanting to experience trail running for the first time as well as for those wanting a fast race experience. These trails are not technical or rocky. The Course will be a modified large loop and a shorter out and back. This course is almost all trails. Some of the trails are single track and some are wider horse trails. It is completely flat, which should make for a relatively fast 25k, however there are some rooty sections and some areas might be muddy. Be ready to possibly fall and get dirty. Be prepared for any and all weather conditions. Runners could experience cold, rain, snow, mud and possible freezing conditions.

Cutoff: The final cutoff time for this event is 4 hours (11:30am) Runners will be expected to carry the slowest pace possible throughout the entire course. If a runner falls significantly behind pace, The Tuckahoe Crew reserves the right to pull a runner from the race at anytime and anywhere on the course.

There will be two well-stocked aid stations with water, electrolyte drinks, gels, and experienced volunteers. We will also have real food at the aid stations (something sweet and something salty). 

There is NO rain date. We WILL run in the rain, snow, and sleet.
Only a “force majeure” which makes EMS, Aid stations and support staff unable to function will be cause for cancellation. In the event of a cancellation, no refunds or credits will be applied to future events. 

Awards for the top three men and top three women. Swag for all participants!

The Tuckahoe 25k is part of The Algonquin Ultras Inc. nonprofit family of races. Algonquin Ultras is a community-based, eco-friendly, volunteer supported organization whose mission is to promote, maintain, and increase trails on Delmarva. We work closely with Maryland Parks and Maryland Forest to provide a safe, fun, exciting races. The Centreville Crushers is a Running Club that loves to run epic events all across Delmarva and the country! They are excited to share their trails with all of you! 

Additional information:

  • No bib transfers or bandits 
  • Bib numbers should be visible at all times
  • No littering. Pack in, pack out. 
  • Runners should stay on the established course
  • Runners who drop out should turn in their bib to the first
  • Tuckahoe crew member and should make their way to an aid station
  • No pacers
  • No crews 
  • No deferrals
  • No refunds 
  • No dogs for runners
  • No early or late starts

Pemberton 24

How many 5Ks can you run in 24 hours? Find out at the Pemberton 24 – Festival of 5Ks, a new event that will be held from Sept. 20-21. A  5K will start every hour on the hour for 24 hours. Runners can complete up to a total of 75 miles.

This event is a partnership between Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism and Algonquin Ultras Inc.

Participants are invited to run as many 5Ks as they like, whether it’s one, five or all 24.

The course will be a 5K trail run at Pemberton Park. There will be a well-stocked aid station at the start/finish of the 5Ks, which will have cold water, snacks, gels, chips, sodas and more. Camping will be available. Tents only; no electricity provided. There will also be a festival atmosphere, with food vendors, beer and music. 

Runners can compete as individuals or as part of a four-person team.

  • Date: Friday, Sept. 20-Saturday, Sept. 21
  • Times: 
    • Friday, Sept. 20
      • 4 p.m.: Grounds open and on-site packet pickup/check-in begins
      • 7 p.m.: First 5K begins
    • 5Ks continue every hour on the hour through 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, with a 0.6 mile race afterward. 
  • Registration Fees:
    • Early registration: $50
    • Late/On-Site Registration: $60 (Sept. 1 or later) 
    • The shirt deadline is Aug. 31. Long-sleeved shirts are available for an additional $5 if reserved by that date. 
    • Camping: $10 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space. The deadline to register for camping is Aug. 31. Max of one camping site per registrant.
  • Runners must have: 
    • Headlamp (if you plan to run any night 5Ks)
    • Water bottle or hydration belt/vest (this will be a cupless race)
    • Cup for soda
    • Chair to sit on between races

Scoring

The Pemberton 24 will not be a typical race. There will be a timing clock; however, winners will be determined based on a point system. 

Runners will earn points for each 5K they run. A runner’s placement is important (for the Top 5 men and women), but not their times. To earn the point, runners must complete the 5K course in under an hour — before the next one starts.  

Participants can earn the following points: 

  • 1 point for completing each 5K
  • 1 additional point for completing each 5K during the hours of midnight, 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. 

Participants will also earn points depending on how they place in each race.

Placing points for each 5K: 

  • 4 extra points for placing as the first male or female
  • 3 extra points for placing as the second male or female
  • 2 extra points for placing as the third male or female
  • 1 extra point for placing as the fourth or fifth male or female

In the case of a tie for male or female, the 0.6-mile race at the end will determine the winner.

All information obtained from https://www.pembertonpark.org/pemberton-park/events/Pemberton-24

Bacon vs. Scrapple vs. Vegan(?)

Bacon vs. Scrapple Run – Easily the toughest race in Salisbury and the most delicious…

Will will have over 40lbs of BACON! Yes, you read that correctly.
A new twist this year… you can choose to support BACON or scrapple. Someone else will have to bring Scrapple (It is a terrible meat-substitute). To compete in the team component of the race you need to choose either BACON or scrapple. Due to how disgusting scrapple is we will not providing that. We will leave that crime against nature to Team Scrapple.

Get ready for dirt. A 7k trail footrace to promote the use of recreational trails in the city of Salisbury and Wicomico County. A great race for experienced trail runners and those wanting to test out the trails for the first time.

The trails are almost all single-track dirt trails… there are some ups and downs and lots of twists and turns. Please be aware that this event will be held during tick season. Please prepare accordingly by spraying yourself and your clothes. (Facebook Group Page)

Milburn Trail Run – National Trail Day

Milburn Trail Run – Come celebrate National Trails Day 2019 with us at Milburn Landing, Pocomoke State Park for a taste of The Algonquin running “The Milburn Trail Run”.

On Saturday June 1st at 9am – This is a FREE timed event….. so yeah run fast. Its a 4 miler!

3036 Nassawango Road, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

Bring the family. Bring the friends. Thinking of running Algonquin 50k? This is your chance to get a feel for it.
B.Y.O.B. (Bring your own bib… ) – Yes, when you register you choose the bib number you want and then bring your own bib (it can be an old bib from an old race or one you make on your own…)

We will have Water, Gatorade and snacks.

Meet at The Nassawango Pavilion at Milburn Landing. 

Stay around after the race for trail maintenance starting at 10am. 🙂

No shirts – No trophies – Just enjoy the trails and run hard. Afterwards we will be helping the park out by putting in some volunteer hours and cleaning up some of the trail

The Great American Run

The Great American Run – A 4.44-mile trail race on the 4th of July. Come out and celebrate our country’s day of independence with an awesome, competitive run! Or RUN the course FOUR times to run 17.76 miles and be a true patriot! Awards for both distances (sorry nothing for running it three times). The course is almost all trails and the parts that aren’t are on dirt roads (less than 1/4mile). The course will be marked with American Flags! So follow the flags to victory! (Facebook Group Page)