P-P-P-PARTY IN THE GNARLY

BLOOBS FAT ASS 50K
+
CAMPOUT


7AM Saturday, August 13th, 2022
Pike, New Hampshire
A guaranteed good time hosted by Gnarly Trail Runners

Let's kick off the 1st annual Bloobs Fat Ass 50K with a bang! Dip your toe into ultra without a huge race fee; this is a great beginner event! If you're experienced, here's a cheap way to mix up your training + meet some peeps. Two loops over a variety of tasty dirt completes the 50K, do one loop to bag yourself a sweet 25K.

This is a Fat Ass; there are no full aid stations, no awards-- just miles + smiles. There will be a few course markings + a couple water drops (blue dot with yellow center on map). You will need to be self-supported. Printed course maps with water drop locations will be available & a .gpx file is coming soon. Go-time is Saturday 7AM. A $10 per person donation towards renting the port-a-pooper will be greatly appreciated.

THE COURSE

Heading southeast, the first 6+ miles is juicy double-track of an abandoned railroad bed before crossing Rt 25 onto the infamous Appalachian Trail for 1+mi. An uphill 0.5mi jaunt on a maintained dirt road takes you to the Blueberry Mtn Trailhead-- up + over Bloobs you go! The 4.5mi trail is 90% tame with short spans of technical gnar in spots.

After dropping Bloobs Mtn, you have 5+ miles to go. You'll run a short length of maintained dirt road and turn onto a smaller dirt road that degenerates into brushy unmaintained double-track. Popping out of the brush onto a quiet farm road with beautiful views of what you ran, you'll steeply descend back to the Start/Finish feeling like a boss. Refuel + repeat for a 50k with 5,000 ft vertical gain.

50K Cut-off = 13 hours ~ 24min/miles, 5,000ft vert, 5 sweet viewpoints, 100% rad times!

CAMPOUT

Runners, crew + pacers are welcome to camp out at the Start/Finish from Friday, Aug 12th to Sunday, Aug 14th. There will be an outdoor sink, port-a-pooper, a fire ring, a bbq to cook on and a swimming hole across the street. A summertime dreamscape!

(The post-gnar party will be respectful + responsible. BYOB but Animal House-level shenanigans are not welcome.)

LOCATION + CONTACT

Bloobs Fat Ass 50K + Campout will be located at 1876 Mt Moosilauke Hwy, Pike, NH 03780. Please contact Brie Choate with any additional questions using the buttons below.

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