Please Don't Call the Carlisle Family YMCA to ask questions about the race. Especially for questions that have answers here on the website! My contact information is on here, I'm happy to answer questions.
Here's the skinny:
I like to put these things on. This event is meant to be a fun, relaxing holiday race. It's worked out these couple years to have it the day after and before christmas, so here ya go: Christmas Cross! It's a little old school as far as cross goes: plenty of run ups, downed trees, single track, and an iced over pond if we are lucky. If I can get rebar stakes in the ground we have barriers, and if its a little warm, we have mud! So come win an extra chritmas present and have some fun!
Mostly single-track, double-track, and open field. Short punchy climbs/run ups. Smooth trails and lots of log hopping. And if the temperatures agree, I'll drag down as many barriers as I can from Marysville. I'm talking like 3 or 4 sets of barriers. (if not, I'll cut down some trees!) You know my courses have good flow, and it's something that will just be fun to race.
New Frontiers (A carlisle family ymca day camp)
520 Stone Church Road Carlisle PA 17013
Park at the 2nd entrance in the field lot (signs directing you in) and walk on over to the pavillion, we'll have reg and free coffee. Start, finish, and porta john will all be right there. I'll whip up a special batch of chili, and with some potluck contributions, we'll have a great time!
If it rains and is over 60 degress, we'll race. If it snows and is over 20 degrees, we'll race. If it's over 0 degrees and clear, we'll race. If there is a tornado warning we'll race. If there is lightning, we will delay the start 20 minutes. If it starts after you do; good luck. If for whatever reason, we can't do it (for example 2 feet of snow on the ground) the rain date will be the next saturday January 4th (the day before the SSCX Semi's in Chambersburg).
I'll russle up something creative and wrap it up so you feel like Santa gives a hoot about you ;-) Perhaps some christmas bacon too! Prizes will be hidden out in the woods, so everyone has the chance to be winners!
Trail Doggie World Championships: (unofficial of course)
There's a few things you should know about this one folks:
-Handlers can either ride their bike or run
-Handlers need to remain within 100 yards of their dog
-That dog needs to be controlled (behaving well)
-First dog across the line wins (as long as the 100 yard rule is abided by)
-Dogs do one lap of the ~2 mile course
-Race starts at 9:30am.
This is my christmas gift to you this year! It's free as a thank you for doing the rest of the races this year. Even if you haven't done any other races, you can still come on out. Merry Christmas.
There is an option when you register to "Pick Your Price", if anyone feels the need to donate some cash to the race.
Trail Doggies- Open to four legged (or even three) furry furoscities of the trail.
Mens A, Mens B, Mens C- Open to men or women who are age 0-1000. No Matter what speed or persuasion.
Women- Gotta be a lady....or at least dress like one. (cross-dressing is encouraged and qualifies you)
Junior- Must actually be under 18 years of age and not remember when nirvana hit the charts.
Single Speederers- Open to anyone who wants to race it with one gear. If you don't have one gear, but want to race, come see me and I'll strip out your shifter cables so you can race.
(Everyone starts together, up a steep hill)
Probably. Come race, it'll be fun.
Also, check out the 5k at 8am!