Mad Dash 5-Mile & 5K & 2.5K Trail Races

Reservoir Road
Hamburg, PA 19526

A 5-Mile Extreme Trail Race, 2.5K Family Trail Race or 5K Trail Race 

The challenging 5-mile course runs along the gravel and dirt access road up the wooded south slope of the Blue Ridge, past the east side of the reservoir to the helipad at the top of the ridge, then turns to the west along the ridgeline before turning back downhill past the west side of the reservoir and to the finish line. Rocky trails, steep slopes, clear creeks and beautiful views of northern Berks County abound. Race length is 5 miles and change in elevation is approximately 740 feet. 

The 2.5K race will begin at the gate above the Hamburg Reservoir Parking Area and runs along the gravel access road through the wooded south slope of the Blue Ridge, up to the east side of the reservoir, then loops around the picturesque Hamburg reservoir to the west side and turns back down the access road to the finish. Race length is 2,500 meters (2.5 Kilometers or about 1.6 miles) and change in elevation is approximately 250 feet (all in the first kilometer). 

The 5K Race will begin at the gate above the Hamburg Reservoir Parking Area and runs along the gravel access road through the wooded south slope of the Blue Ridge, crosses the creek, turns right and runs past the shelter, then back to and around the reservoir, returns to the creek, repeats a second loop to the shelter and around the reservoir and returns to the finish line. Race length is 5,000 meters (5 Kilometers or about 3.1 miles) and change in elevation is approximately 250 feet. The 5K race is a stand-alone event and is not part of the QUAD Games series.

The Mad Dash Trail Races are the second event of the 2014 Northern Berks QUAD Games, a three-season four-event regional competition to promote physical fitness and cross-training as part of a healthy lifestyle and to highlight the outdoor recreational opportunities in the northern Berks County area. Each event includes an “extreme” course for the avid fitness enthusiast and a shorter “family” course for the more casual athlete. The “Mad Dash” will be followed by the “Dutch Country” 15-mile or 5-mile bicycle races on July 27, 2014 and “U Can DU It” sprint duathlon or mini-duathlon races on September 28, 2014. Also included at each race is: post-race deejay entertainment, activities for the kids and a free hot lunch for all registered participants and volunteers. Athletes competing on all four of either the “extreme” courses or the “family” courses are eligible for the QUAD Games awards at the conclusion of the QUAD Games in September. 

WHEN: May 31, 2014
Registration: 8:00 am
Race Start: 9:00 am

WHERE: Hamburg Reservoir, Windsor Township east of Hamburg, PA

WHO: Anyone can participate. 
Prices for the 10K Race: $20.00 if received by May 25, 2014, $25.00 after May 25, 2014. Add a short-sleeved tech shirt for $15.00 or a 50/50 T-shirt for $5.00.
Prices for the 5K Race: $20.00 if received by May 25, 2014, $25.00 after May 25, 2014. Add a short-sleeved tech shirt for $15.00 or a 50/50 T-shirt for $5.00.
Prices for the 2K Race: $5.00, add a short-sleeved T-shirt for $5.00 more

Pre-register at least 7 days before the races to receive a price break. Registration available on race day.

Prizes for the 10K Race: Individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes for both males and females awarded in the following age categories: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and over 60. $25 Grand Prize for the fastest Individual male and female time will be awarded. 
Prizes for the 5K Race: Individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes for both males and females awarded in the following age categories: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and over 60. 
Prizes for the 2K Race: Individual 1st Place Prizes for both males and females awarded in the following age categories: 0-9, 10-15, 16-32, 33-49 and over 50. 

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Date/Time:
  • Sat 5/18/13 8:00 am
Categories:
Outdoors, Sports/Fitness
Age Range:
Little Kids (1-4), Big Kids (5-12), Teen (13+)
Price: $
Details: $5-$20
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