IT’S BAAAAAAACKKK!!! It’s the summertime sweaty ass version of the winter frozen fat ass!!
A fat ass is a super low-key run usually put on after the Christmas holidays so everyone can work off the “fat ass” that they got from eating WAAAAAAAAYYYYY too much pie! The first one was put on in 1978 and the format hasn’t changed much since then. It’s usually a no entry fee, no aid, no awards type thing, pretty much just a big group training run. This is the summertime version….hence the name Sweaty Ass! If you haven't been to one of these runs, you've missed out on a fantastic time... I'm not sure which is more fun, the eating, the running or the socializing with 70+ runners!
Saturday August 11 2012 starting at 7 PM at Olathe Prairie Center. This is a great course: gorgeous, serene, good footing which is perfect for night running, a couple of water crossings and few small hills. This is a NIGHT TRAIL RUN.. you will be required to have a headlamp and/or flashlight!! There are NO streetlights out there. The course will be marked with flagging and reflective tape and glow sticks. The run is perfect for beginners and experienced trail runners alike.
NO PETS ALLOWED! This is a Prairie Center rule and not mine... please abide by this so we can continue to hold runs there.
No entry fee but will we will VERY happily accept donations for the Lawrence Trail Hawks and for the Prairie Center itself.
This is a 3.2 mile loop and you can do as many loops as you’d like. The course will be open for 11 hours. No pressure to do any distance but the one you feel like doing! The trails are fantastic and even if it rains for a week before hand there will not be any WYCO or Clinton style mud! If there is rain the week of the race there will be water crossings, but as dry as this summer has been I anticipate that they will be bone dry.
There are porta johns on the property. We will have access to a small historic house at the start/finish area which equals a place to hang out, power and a fridge.
The parking lot is a few steps away from the race course so you can easily get aid from your car. Since a Fat Ass is traditionally styled “no aid” you will be expected to be responsible for your own nutritional needs. BUT that said... we also ask that everyone bring an item to share.. whether that be soda, cookies, fruit, chips... any item that you would eat while running or eat afterwards while socializing. The Lawrence Trail Hawks will provide water, Heed and watermelon.
Our wintertime version featured an absolute smorgasboard of wonderful delights to share contributed by our runners… I don’t think anyone actually lost any weight that night but we sure had a great time and the summer version will be the same… just with less snow… and warmer temps….
Any questions?? Coleen 913-636-1451 firstname.lastname@example.org
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