Mar 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Seamus O’Possum’s 30K and Ten Mile Runs
Delaware OH, 43015
Entry Fee $65
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Entry Fee 2 $85
(Highest or Late Registration)
Prize Money: no
Starting Elevation: 942
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%
First Year of the Event: 2014
Men's Record: 2018 Mark Bottenhorn (28) 1:56:03
Masters Men Record: 2014 Jay Smithberger (44) 2:05:10
Women's Record: 2017 Teresa Poliquin (37) 2:29:13
Masters Women Record: 2017 Maura Stacey (43) 2:31:06
The course for this race is beautiful with a great variety of terrain and views. As you might expect from a trail race there are many roots, rocks, rolling hills, and the potential for mud, rain, snow, ice. Despite this the race has a forgiving surface and is considered to be less intense and technical than some other trail races in our region.
For this reason we think that this course is ideal for an experienced marathoner who wishes to go for a fast time or for a 10K or half marathon runner who seeks to set a new personal record for their longest run ever, in a setting that will allow them to enjoy their experience. These races also might serve as outstanding “training races” for the Playin’ Possum 50K which will be held on many of these same trails on May 18!
Because of the generous time allowances it is also a good event for someone seeking to fast-hike either of the distances.…expect to get wet. The trail is rolling and potentially muddy but it is non-technical enough to allow a runner to appreciate their surroundings as they move through an area that was a farming community 35 years ago before the land was restored.
An astute runner will be able to see signs of old hedgerows, bases of buildings, barb-wire fencing posts and abandoned farm roads…but only if you look closely. The northernmost part of the course travels through a nationally known bird sanctuary before the runners turn and head for home. The ten mile race will utilize the same trail system used for the 30K course and will have access to similar aid.
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Held on Mar 16, 2019
Held on Mar 17, 2018
Held on Mar 15, 2014