32nd Annual Roosa Gap Roller Coaster Runs
Hosted by Sullivan Striders Running & Walking Club & MAMAKATING FIRST AID & RESCUE SQUAD
Sunday September 29, 2013

11.5 Mile Foot Race (10:00am),    5k Foot Race & Walk (11:00am)
  a King and Queen of the Mountains Challenge event
with Celebrate Life Half Marathon, Wurtsboro Mtn 30K, Hudson Valley 15K & 100K Catskill Mtn Rd Relay;
and a Grand Prix Series Event
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11.50 Mile Foot Race: challenging, not for the beginner; four aid stations, markers every mile. This year's start/finish is at the Ambulance Facility on Sullivan St in Wurtsboro, then make a "mad dash" for 3,000 feet to the entrance of the D & H Canal Tow Path, a historic stretch that is flat & fast, a stretch of trail you will surely enjoy.

At 4.3 mile mark, fuel up with "high test" (aid station 1) and be ready to experience what
"intestinal fortitude" really is.

The time has come to attack the "Roosa Gap", an 800-foot vertical ascent over 1.9 miles. Catch your breath at the top, refuel (aid station 2) then start the "Roller Coaster"-  all three miles of it.

Just past 9 mile mark (aid station 3), get ready for the "big drop", a 2 mile downhill.
Once you reach the valley, everyone will be waiting to cheer you on.

5K Foot Race & Walk: Flat course, a scenic trail along the old D & H Canal Path
Check-in time: 8:00-9:30am, Ambulance Corps Building,
Sullivan Street (the main street through town), Wurtsboro.
Awards to top 3 in age groups in 11.5 mile & 5k runs,
top 3 overall male and female walkers:
19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49
50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 plus.

William McNeil Trophy to oldest Male or Female to finish the 11.5 mile course

PRE-ENTRY IS A FIRM $20 ($25 after Sept 20th). NO REFUNDS! T-shirts will be given to all pre-entrants (prior to Sept 20). Additional donations will be directed to the scholarship fund.
Send check or money order payable to Roosa Gap and send to: Roosa Gap, c/o Tom Ganz, 136 Lake Shore Drive East, Rock Hill, NY 12775
Further info: Tom Ganz,  phone: 845-791-4864, 
email: t_ganz@hotmail.com
Early March: Celebrate Life Half Marathon:   www.celebratelifehalfmarathon.com
Late March: Wurtsboro Mtn 30K Road Run:  www.sullivanstriders.org/30k.htm
Late April: Hudson Valley 15K Road Run: www.orangerunnersclub.org/hv15k.htm
Early August: Catskill Mtn Road Relay:       www.sullivanstriders.org/cmrr.htm
Late September: Roosa Gap Roller Coaster: www.sullivanstriders.org/roosa_gap.htm
Roosa Gap Roller Coaster Results + Pics

Please check the event you will do:
Street address:                                                                                                                                                
___ 11.5 Mile Foot Race
City:                                              State:         Zip:
___ 5K Foot Race
Phone number:
___ 5K Walk
Age on race day:                                                            Check one: Male____    or Female____
Circle T-shirt Size:     S    M   L   XL
Are you entered in the Grand Prix Series? ___ Yes or ___ No Amount sent: $____ Donation: $____

Release Waiver and Assumption of Risk: In consideration of your accepting this entry, I realize that this race is on trail and road with varied terrain and conditions. I further attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this difficult race and that my physical condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor within the past year. I hereby for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, waive any and all rights of claims for damages I may have against the municipalities in which these events are held, and/or any individuals or sponsors associated with the above event for any and all injuries or death sustained by me in this event.
(parent's signature if under 18)

Entry form made into web page by Brian Cavanagh, http://www.sullivanstriders.org/brians_sites.htm
Thanks to all the previous race directors of the Roosa Gap Run for keeping this great event going!