Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Race - Baker's Dozen Half Marathon!

I have done an underground race for a few years but this year I decided to bring it out into the light. I just got all the permits and am excited to announce for the first time......The Baker's Dozen Half Marathon and 5k coming up on December 15th in Hurricane, Utah!


You can click on the picture to link to the race website but here are a few of the details:

The Baker's Dozen Half Marathon is your opportunity to combine some of the best things in life: 1) Friends, 2) Running, and 3) Sugar!

The Baker's Dozen is a social, fun event where runners race a 3.25 mile loop course allowing them to interact with other runners during the whole race. Half marathoners will run the loop four times and have the incredible fortune of passing the aid station (affectionately known as the "Sugar Shack") at the end of every loop. 5k runners will only get to run the loop once.

Half marathon runners will receive an AMAZING finisher's medal. But.....you have to earn it. Not only do you run 13 miles, but to earn a medal you must also consume a treat each time you pass the Sugar Station (3 times total). Volunteers will verify your gluttony, so don't register for the race if you don't plan to eat some calories.

The Sugar Shack will include all the foods you would expect to find in heaven including donuts, cupcakes, cookies, and Twinkies. So let the training begin! (And by "training" we mean "Bring on the maple bars!")

15 comments:

  1. Can you get it to count towards a runner series race? Sounds fun!

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    1. Hi Erika, this is a great idea! The St. George Runner Series already has their races established for next year but I think we should try to get it included in the series next time. I hadn't even thought of that. Thanks!

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  2. That is AWESOME! I'll have to add this one to my bucket list!

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  3. YES YES YES YES YES. I am so in!!!

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  4. If I lived in Utah, I would be all over this!!!! I hope the race is a big success! It sure as sugar should be! :)

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  5. Genius! That sounds like a blast and a tummy ache. So, I'm thinking about hosting a 5k for my church. I may need to call ya up to get some info on how to do one...

    Good luck this weekend!

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  6. Sounds awesome...and terrible. I imagine running on donuts is way worse than riding after eating them!

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  7. What a Fab idea! I wish I lived a little closer.

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  8. Sounds like a blast! I'm going to try to get to this one.

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  9. Definitely run by a man who's never had a weight problem. What no lollies?!! They're the ultimate in concentrated sugar.

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  10. When I get to the point where I can run a half, this is the one I want to sign up for! Good ol' hurricane - the name makes no sense in Utah.

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    1. You've obviously never been here when it's windy :)

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  11. SO awesome! Mr. Fast Cory - you've gotta let us (Utah Running Guide) help promote your event! Can we give you a call? Or contact us: UtahRunningGuide@gmail.com, 801-358-1530

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  12. Are times from the last event posted anywhere online? If not what was the range of fitness levels participating? I would hate to sign up for an event and then show up and see all super serious athletes, then be that sad girl who is two hours behind everyone when she finishes (literally happened to me).

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  13. i think u had me at the name!! talk about incentive to bust out the miles ASAP to get your sugar rush on. donuts are the best post-run refuel, i mean that's instant glycogen! :)

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