Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2012 Cherry Tree 10 Miller and 3 Person Relay

Information about PPTC races an now be found here

The Race For The Hardcore Is Back!
Join Prospect Park Track Club on February 19th for the Annual Cherry Tree 10 Miler and 3 Person Relay. The race starts at 10AM.

As of Feb 18 there are a few bibs left, get to Bishop Ford High School at 8am!

An evolving review of Cherry Tree related blogs is here
Race day photos taken by PPTC volunteers can be found here. Feel free to add you own to this public gallery.

                                  Early                    Pre Registration                At Jack Rabbit                    Race Day
                               Before Feb-1              Feb 1 - Feb 15           Feb-16,17 or 18                    Feb-19

PPTC Members           $18                             $25                                      $30                            $40
Non-Members             $21                              $25                                     $30                            $40

* online registration will stop st 6pm on Wednesday, February 15th.

In Person Registration (if the race is not already sold out) & Early Pickup: 
  • Thursday Feb 16th 4-6:45 p.m. at JackRabbit Sports in Union Square Map (42 West 14th St (between 5th and 6th Aves).
  •  Friday Feb 17th, 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 18th, 3-6 p.m.at JackRabbit Sports, Park Slope Map (151 7th Avenue (between Carroll St. and Garfield Pl.).
Race Day Registration (if the race is not already sold out) and Pickup: Bishop Ford Cafeteria, 19th Street and Prospect Park West - 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. To ensure runners will get to the start line for the 10 a.m. start, registration will close at 9:30 a.m. SHARP!

  Question: CherryTree@PPTC.org

Bishop Ford High School                          :

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The Start will actually be on Wellhouse Drive, please note new map.  Enter the park at Bartel Pritchard Square and walk south on the inner loop roadway. The finish is just inside Center DrivePartisans located next to finish and in proximity to start.  It is about a mile from Bishop Ford High School to the Starting Line, please give able time to get there.  This is the route

This race will be time using B-Tag timing and results will be posted on www.pptc.org
Timing mat will remain out for 150 minutes, giving participants who are running a 15 minute mile a chance to finish.

This race is capped to insure a quality event.  All registered participants will receive a race souvenir.
Baggage Check:
Baggage check will be available at the finish line and at Bishop Ford High School. Please leave your valuables at home. PPTC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

10M Awards:
  • Cash Awards for Top 3 10M Overall, men and women - $100 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place
·       Top 3 10M in each age group:  Men/Women: 19 and under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+
·                   First PPTC Member, Men/Women
Relay Team Awards:
Top 3 Men, Women and Co-ed Relay Teams
Youth / Master Relay Team Awards:
Top 3 Sum of age under 35, under 30, under 25 and over 150 years of age Relay Teams

No duplication of individual awards.

All awards will be based on "gun time", that is from the time the race starts until the runner passes the finish line.  Chip times are provided for informational purposes only.

Also enjoy a FREE post race massage courtesy of the students at The Swedish Institute

Awards will be available following the race at Bishop Ford High School.  Unclaimed awards will be available at Jack Rabbit Sports Brooklyn util March 1.at the next meeting of the Prospect Park Track Club.  It will be March 5th at 7PM at the Park Slope Ale House, 6th Ave and 5th St.
Directions to Bishop Ford
By Car: BQE to Prospect Expressway - 10th Avenue Exit. Make right at stop sign. Bishop Ford is on the right. Registration is in the gym on 19th Street
By Bus: Bishop Ford is at the end of the B69 and B61 bus lines 
By Subway: Take the F train to 15th Street/Prospect Park Station. Walk 5 blocks to 19th Street.  Always check with www.mta.info before starting your trip F/G trains may not be stopping at Prospect Park. The Coney Island bound F/G trains will not be stopping at Prospect Park, please add extra time to your trip to go to Church Ave and back or walk from 7th/8th Ave.

Get through the toughest miles with MOTOACTV, the new GPS fitness tracker and Smart MP3 Player from Motorola that helps you power through workouts with music and tracks your stats.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the historic Henry Hudson Drive (River Road), one of the oldest scenic roads in the United States while supporting the parks and historic sites of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. Proceeds from the race will be directed toward the rehabilitation of the roads and trails of the New Jersey section of the Palisades Interstate Park.  Click here for more information on this 5K and Half Marathon on May 6.

We would also like to thank the support of The New York City Chapter of TEAM IN TRAINING. Ever thought about doing a full or half marathon, triathlon, or 100-mile bike ride?  Join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training, the world’s largest endurance sports training program!  You’ll receive personalized training with the Team, airfare, lodging, and race entry; in exchange, you’ll raise funds for blood cancer research.  This season, choose from events including the Nautica NYC Triathlon, San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half Marathon, Mayor’s Marathon & Half in Alaska, the Ride to Montauk, and others!  Visit www.teamintraining.org/nyc or email ben.spoer@lls.org.

We will be having an athletic clothing drive.  We are going to collect any clean, used and usable athletic clothing and equipment.  It can be dropped off at the Bishop Ford Cafeteria during the Cherry Tree.  This clothing and equipment will be drop-shipped to Belize to assist the Belize Amateur Athletic Association

Thanks to our newest partner in this race:  Cheribundi will be available at the finish!.  They say "cheribundi™ starts as Montmorency cherries grown in Michigan and New York orchards. We use a proprietary juicing process that was developed with Cornell University to make a drink that retains all the power and benefits of the nutrients and antioxidants found in the little round fruits. cheribundi™ has more disease-fighting antioxidants than other juices and has been tested in the lab and field by athletes and people who just work out. Because cheribundi™ is all-natural and not from concentrate, it's a feel-better and live-healthier addition to your lifestyle."
It will be available at the Bishop Ford High School after the race!

Before the race you can enjoy a sample of FRS healthy energy drink. "The advantage FRS Healthy Energy® has over other energy drinks is simple. Instead of using lots of caffeine and sugar to give your body a lift, FRS activates your body's own energy-producing mechanisms, so you can stay at your best longer without fear of crashing. In other words, you get the energy you need to turn possibility into reality, whether you're shooting for a championship or just trying to make it through your workout."

Any Questions, ask... CherryTree@pptc.org