Our 9th Annual Romp
in the Woods
A trail-race festival for runners and walkers of
ages and abilities benefiting local homeless shelters. Run one
or two! Run the Trail Dawgs Marathon,
or run the Triple Crown--3 races, the
Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K, all in one morning!
||The 2006 TRAIL
Saturday, April 29,
(rain or shine!)
Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K
|Carpenter Rec. Area,
White Clay Creek State
A BIG THANK-YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS
YEAR'S TRIPLE CROWN
Here are RACE RESULTS
for individual races; and
Triple Crown scoring.
Check out the
photos of marathoners and half-marathoners in the creek taken by
I'll try to get more pix posted soon.
If you want a certificate for finishing the marathon,
please e-mail me.
Next year will be our 10th anniversary event...mark it on your
calendar: Saturday, April 28, 2007--hope to see you there!
Trail Dawgs Marathon
at 7:30 AM.
(Start together with the half-marathon)
Two loops of the delightfully scenic half-marathon course,
at least 13 water/aid points.
There is no cut-off time for finishing, but water/aid will switch to
self-serve at noon.
includes finisher medal and certificate. Marathon award ceremony
~1PM after the Survivors' BBQ. More
marathon info--please read!.
at 7:30 AM.
A scenic 13.1-mile all-terrain
frolic through WCCSP and White Clay Preserve. Course fords White Clay
Creek at miles 3 and 10. at least 6 water/aid points. Registration:
includes runnin' dawg mug to the first 100 finishers. Half-marathon
award ceremony ~9:50 AM.
- 10K for Shelter
at 10:00 AM.
This is the second race in Mid-Atlantic
USATF's 2006 Grand Prix trail race series.
A creekside communion with nature; 6.2 miles up the creek
to the PA border and back with just a few hills. 4 water/aid
10K award ceremony ~11:30 AM.
The Human Race 5K Run/Walk
at 11:15 AM. A
"wasn't my PR" 3.1-mile trail loop within WCCSP's Carpenter Recreation Area;
"flat and fast" except for the rocks, roots, steep hills and muddy
One water/aid point. Registration:
5K award ceremony at Survivor's lunch.
- The Triple-Crown
3-race combo is like a big steamin' platter of scrapple with
all kinds of fun stuff in it! A half-marathon for distance,
a 10K for some up-tempo, and a 5K just for laughs = 22.4 miles all
in one morning!
(run 'em all yourself!); $50/team (2 or 3 runners, one
finisher's mug. The Triple Crown is scored by sum of finish
places (not combined times) among TC runners only--low sum wins
faster half-marathon finish wins). Please note the time intervals
between starts; if you finish one race after the next race has already
started, no problem--just grab some refreshments and head out
again! The objective is to finish!
If you miss an earlier award ceremony, we'll announce unclaimed
and 10K medals after the 5K. Triple Crown award ceremony at noon.
All races start and finish at
the pavilion at the W.S. Carpenter Rec. Area of White Clay Creek State
These courses haven't been certified by anybody, but we re-measured 'em
on 4/9/06 and they're at least the distance we advertise.
There is race-day registration for all races, but we will run
out of shirts early.
This event happens rain or
last year it was a mudbath--be prepared for
Directions: Take I-95 to Delaware Exit 1 (896N); stay on
Rt. 896 north through downtown Newark.
About 2 miles north of town, past Wedgewood Road, the
W.S. Carpenter Rec. Area entrance is the next right off Rt. 896.
The park has toilets, phone, covered pavilion, picnic tables,
plenty of parking....
All races start and finish by the pavilion. Bring lawn chairs
to relax and enjoy the day!
Premiums and emoluments: Finisher medals for all marathon
runnin' dawg coffee mug for Triple-Crown finishers and
first 100 half-marathon finishers. Lots of free post-race
refreshments plus a Survivors' BBQ for all participants
and volunteers starting at noon.
(Suggestion: bring lawn chairs--they're more
comfortable than the picnic benches!)
Medals: M&F overall and master (40+) winners plus 1st
places in 10-year age-groups for each of five events (marathon, half, 10K,
5K and Triple Crown); 1st place open, women, master and corporate Triple
Crown teams; 1st place 5K walkers ... 90+ medal categories in all.
Note: Your registration does not
include a T-shirt (you probably have enough already), but runners who
pre-register can order cool
runnin' dawg t-shirts for $10 each. Shirt orders should
be submitted with your registration; we will only have a few extra
shirts to sell on race day.
These courses are not USATF
certified distances, but we guarantee at least the mileage promised.
Results, photos, etc. from previous years:
the Road article and training program for new runners
This event is a Mission Project of Head of Christiana
Proceeds benefit four local faith-based homeless shelter programs:
Meeting Ground, Friendship House, Elkton Men's
Shelter and Newark Area Welfare Committee.
Sponsors include -- John W. Slack
Brautigam Associates, Inc.
Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, 1100 Church Rd., Newark,
For more info contact the church
(weekday mornings are best), or race director
John Mackenzie (