In order to receive your packet, with race number (required to be on course), you must check-in NO LATER THAN the following times: (If you cannot make the deadline, please have someone else pick up your packet)
ALL NUMBER and T-SHIRT PICKUP will take place at the registration booth in Robinson hall.
Naturally, it would be easiest for all to stop by Friday night. The booth will be open until 9:00pm, and there is a free pasta dinner for all participants!
If you have not already done so, payment must be made prior to the race. Cash and personal checks are accepted. At that time you will receive your race packet, consisting of your number, T-shirt, safety pins and more.
Course record falls under most extreme conditions
“There is bad weather, and then there’s this!”
“A race that’s always challenging today became plain hard work!”
“Epic day at the Patch Sprint race. Cold temps, steady rain, running down trails turned into mountain streams, through shoe sucking mud and calf deep cold water.”
“I, and all the other Patch Sprinters, are BADASS! Just sayin'!”
-2013 Patch Sprint participants
In 2012, Jason Fiegl completed the winter Patch Sprint, on March 16, under sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70’s. 14 months later, the regular event- the supposed warm weather version of the Patch Sprint-- was held amidst rain, sleet, snow, wind and a thermometer reading in the 30’s, at the finish line.
None the less, the 2013 Patch Sprint, held Saturday, offered up record fund raising, the largest number of participants ever, and a new standard of speed excellence on the course.
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The items pictured below were left at aid stations or mountain tops by racers, trekkers and volunteers. To claim your item, please contact Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center. While it is very unlikely they will mail this to you, it can be labeled and set aside for you to pick up. (click on any image below to search through pictures).
Due to the weather conditions, timing was a difficult chore for the summit stewards at the 2013 Patch Sprint. However, most of the times have been verified, and results are now posted.
With a steady rain, and temperature dipping into the 30's at the finish line, the women's division of the Patch Sprint was unpredictable, and relatively slow.
In the end, the second youngest racer in the field- 17-year old Natalie Whitney- edged out the oldest racer- Ellie Madden Bouffard, 52- to capture her first Patch Sprint.
Ken Herz won his second straight Clydesdale title, while Katrin Schreiner became the first-ever female Kindersprint champion.
Full story coming Tuesday, May 28.
Racing in cold, wet conditions in his first ever Patch Sprint, elite racer Jan Wellford broke the course record today en route to victory with a time of 2:01:43.
Three out of the top four finishers were Patch Sprint rookies, with Cullen Roberts taking second, and Chris Fey tying 1997 champion Mark Corell for third.
CLICK HERE to follow along the course with the new record holder
"Get set for a milestone time!"
For the 18th consecutive year, USA Today oddsmaker Danny Sheridan makes his picks for the Patch Sprint. In 2012, Sheridan had an off-year, picking the winner in only two of the four racing divisions.
For 2013 Sheridan says, "There will be a new overall champion, the record will fall and, quite likely, the sacred two-hour mark will be go down. The women's racing division is much harder to call.
"The rain and cool temperature will be hell on the volunteers and spectators, but will lead to super-fast finish times for the racers."