Cancelled
Sunday, Oct 29, 2023 @ 8:00 AM

Dirty Austrian

8750 Pine Road

Philadelphia, PA 60K, 40K, 20K

This Event Took Place Sun. Oct 29, 2023

Cancelled Event

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Description

I regret to inform you, we have decided to cancel the Dirty Austrian 2023.

Staging a race in the city of Philadelphia is very expensive. Permit fees and mandatory EMS coverage through the Philadelphia Fire Department cost 1000ds of dollars and in order to break even we need about 300 runners.

We were not even close, barely over 100 at this point. While I would have been totally fine to just break even, and stage the race purely out of love for the sport (I was the Volunteer RD for a local 50K for 10 years), we would have taken a substantial loss by staging the race in 2023. We will issue refunds and credits to all registered runners. Please check your email, if you were registered for this race.
I hope you are understanding of our situation, and I hope by giving you ample notice you can make adjustments to your racing schedule for the fall and support another local race instead (Post Covid has been challenging for small local RDs).


Uberendurancesports proudly presents the Dirty Austrian Trail Fest, an alpine themed trail running experience without the elevation. This race features Brats and Sauerkraut at the finish line, Uberhans on his Hohner accordion (I'm sure he knows how to play the Sound of Music), our whimsical imported weatherhouse awards from Germany, and of course our top notch aidstations.
A race catering to hikers, new trail runners and seasoned pros as well. Our 20KM (and even 40K) course is very hiker friendly. You have 9 hours to finish the 20K/40K with aidstation/waterstops every 2-3 mile. Elevation of the course is very manageable, most of the trails are not very difficult. This race takes place in Pennypack Park, a wonderful green oasis within the city limits of Philadelphia, you will be surrounded by the forests and meadows the entire time. This race is modeled after the Dirty German race, which takes place at the same park in May, but features a brand new course. Over 50% of the course will be new to runners who previously ran the Dirty German.

As usual, you can expect top notch organization and a well-marked course. The best aidstations around will get you through the race, and Uberhans, America's toughest accordion player will be at the finish to entertain you. We also have great swag and 2 professional chefs, feeding you at the post race party. This is a great time of the year running this race. The air is typically brisk and the leaves are changing color. What are you waiting for, become a trail runner today.

Distances

20 KM
40 KM
60 KM

Bib Pickup

6:45AM - 7:50AM on race day only
At the Pennypack Park Pavillion
approx. address: Pine Road Entry at Pennypack Park, 8750 Pine Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115

Day of registration only available if we have open spots left.

Start Time

All distances start at 8:00AM

Location

approx. address: Pennypack Park, 8750 Pine Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115 (across from Fox Chase Farm)

Entry Fees

20 KM : $69 till June 30th, $75 till Sept 30th, $79 Oct 1st and after
40 KM : $75 till June 30th, $79 till Sept 30th, $85 Oct 1st and after
60 KM : $79 till June 30th, $85 till Sept 30th, $89 Oct 1st and after

Refunds

Deadline for refunds and deferrals: 30 days prior to race day.

Mail us a stamped self-addressed envelope to receive a refund minus $10 to:
UES, c/o DirtyAustrianRF, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569

after deadline:

all entries are final (RD allows bib transfers up to 1 week prior, must email RD (stephanweiss@comcast.net)to approve and finalize bib transfer

Awards

Every runner will receive custom finisher medal.
Top 3 overall and Top 3 age group 29 & under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & 60 plus

Time Limit

20KM and 40KM must finish by 5PM
60KM runners must finish by 6PM

Timing

This race is timed using the ultrasignup timing app. Your result will be online within 5 minutes of your finish. Instant results will be available at www.uberendurancesports.com/results.html. Keep your bib visible on font at all times. You have to start and finish the distance you signed up for , you can not drop to a shorter distance during the race.

Aid Stations

There are 4 aid stations per loop and 1 aid station by the start finish (for 40K & 60K runners before they start the next loop). Aid station are spaced between 2 and 3.5 miles apart. You will find that our aid stations are very well stocked and well supported.

Trail runners usually carry a bottle to keep hydrated between aid stations. Gatorade and water will be available at all the aidstations. There will be the usual snacks and carbs to keep you fueled at the race (bring your own gels, if you rely on them).

Course

Fantastic new course for this race. Over 50% of the course is different from the Dirty German course. More single track trail (98% trail), fun 20K loop, with a few rolling hills. Not very technical, overall very beginner friendly and fast. Less than 1000ft of elevation per loop. 40K runners run the course twice, 60K runners 3 times.

Post Race Party

We will hand out the awards as runners cross the finish line. Post race food provided by a chef and a pastry chef. Live entertainment provided by Don Bitterlich. Many runners bring a little popup tent/pavillion and hang out all day to cheer for other runners, it's a good time.

Event's current local time: 5:26 AM ET

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