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Naked Bavarian 20/40mi Trail Race

Leesport, PA, US
Mar 4, 2017

Next entry deadline: Jan 30, 2017

Type: Running - Local

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Naked Bavarian

A back to the basics low fee trail run
20M & 40M
$1 per mile Ultra, $1 per K Marathon
Hiker friendly 20 Miler!!!

Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport, PA
Sat, March 4th 2017

Trail running and ultra running is growing fast. As races start to sell out across the country, entry fee's for these races seem to go up almost as fast as we have seen the last couple of years in the road running scene. Some bigger ultra trail runs are now owned and operated by bigger for profit corporations and fee's for these races are now hundreds of dollars. Running some of these big name destination races might be cool, but it is something most of us can only afford once or twice a year. Many trail-runner do enjoy racing often throughout the year. So where can you race the rest of the year, preferable locally and for little money? The Naked Bavarian is a great option to run/race locally for a very low entry fee. If you sign up early enough your fee will be less the $1 per mile for the ultra and less the $1 per k for the 20 Miler. This is only possible because we chose a location that does not slap us with big permit fees (please consider a donation to support Blue Marsh Lake), we don't give you expensive swag ( hence the Naked Bavarian) because most of you don't need another race shirt or a flashy 3 pound medal (we will give a little finisher memento)and we are not hiring some aging rockband to entertain you along the course .

The Naked Bavarian takes place on the trails around Blue Marsh Lake. These trails are not very rocky or difficult but are true single track trails that require some attention. These trails are great for beginners and the speedy runners alike. The rolling elevation of the trails will keep everybody occupied. The course is not flat or supereasy but is doable for most with proper training. Join us to start the new trail running season.
20 Miler
40 Miler Trail Ultra

Please note, there will be no 26.2 option in 2017, we created a twin race, the Naked Prussian 26.2 & 50M on April 1st, which will feature a marathon and a 50 Miler
Bib Pickup:
Starts at 7:00AM
At the Lake View Pavillion, Day Use Area , Blue Marsh Lake
approx address: 1301 Palisades Drive, Leesport, PA 19533
Start Time:
40 Miler 8:00 AM
20M 8:30 AM
approx address: 1301 Palisades Drive, Leesport, PA 19533
There are numerous entries to the park along Palisades Drive, we start the race at the Day Use Area (look for Day use park sign)
2017 Fees:
$30 till 1/30 $35 after for the 20 Miler
$35 till 1/30 $40 after for the 40 Miler

Register online now

Refund policy:
Till 2/06/2017:
Mail us a stamped self-addressed envelope to receive a refund minus $5 to:
UES, c/o NakedRF, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569
after 2/06/17:
all entries are final (RD allows bib transfers up to 1 week prior, must email RD to approve and finalize bib transfer

Runners will receive a little German style finisher memento (tbd)
Top 3 overall and winner age group 39&under, 40-49, 50-59 & 60 plus

This is a low fee, no frill race, there will be no finisher medal
Time Limit:
All runners have to finish before 7PM, which makes the 20Miler very hiker friendly

The average temp at the start is in the upper 30ies. Average high is 50. This race will take place even if there is snow on the trails (unless there are unusual circumstances and the snow is too deep to run)

Old fashion tear-off bib timing. Keep your bib visible on font at all times. Race will start in 3 different waves depending on your distance. You have to finish the distance you signed up for , you can not drop to a shorter distance during the race.

Aid Stations:
Aid Station for the 20 & 40M are located at:
3.5,6.5,10,13.5,16.5 for 20M and 40M

40 only:
(20 self serve basic aid only) 23.5,26.5,30,33.5,36.5

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

Along the trails of Blue Marsh Lake. Basic course is a lollipoop. 6 Miles out, 7 Mile loop and 6 Miles back. 40 Mile runners do it twice ( access to your dropbag at mile 20) Marathoners will add on a 6.2 Mile section mid race

The 90% of the course is single track trail, the rest features some gravel roads and an old abandoned road section.
The trails are not considered difficult by trail running standards, are very runnable but there will be the occasional rock or root. However this time a year the trails might either be snow covered, icy or muddy which will increase difficulty quite a bit.


20 Miler approx 2000ft
40 Miler aprox. 4000ft

Course map

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.


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