Shrewsbury Thrifty Fifty

St. Louis, MO, USA
24 Feb, 2024 (Sat)

Running

50 km, 50 mi, 50 min

About the event

A midwinter celebration & untimed run-walk-roll.  Choose a goal:   50 minutes,   50 kilometers, or   50 miles   EVENTS:
50 MINUTES: Group Send-Off (part parade, part pep-rally) at 10:00 a.m. Run, walk, roll, dance, or strut your way around the park. Decorations, art, crafts, music, costumes, signs, posters, cowbell-clanging, etc. are strongly encouraged. When you reach your goal of 50 minutes of continuous movement, ring the big bell to celebrate! 
 
50 KILOMETERS: 6:00a. - 6:30p. Make your way around the loop 46 times, and you have completed a true ultramarathon distance on a challenging (but fun & supportive) course. Ring the big bell to celebrate! Check in with the organizers so we can personalize your trophy!
 
50 MILES: 6:00a. - 6:30p. Make your way around the loop 75 times, and you have completed a true ultramarathon distance on a challenging (but fun & supportive) course. Ring the big bell to celebrate! Check in with the organizers so we can personalize your trophy! 50 mile participants are encouraged to begin as early as possible. It is very difficult and takes a long time. But you can do it!   Registration is encouraged (and free*), but anyone can join for ANY distance, at ANY time, or just hang out. Enjoy positivity, art, music, and fellowship to cast-off those winter doldrums!    THE COURSE: A .66 mile loop on asphalt trail and concrete sidewalk. 3 loops = 2 miles. The trail includes 1 hill and 2 flat sections. Loop direction will be clearly marked and will change every hour.   Each loop includes 49 feet of elevation gain. This makes the course challenging. To illustrate: The NYC marathon has a total elevation gain of 810 feet and is considered a very hilly marathon. 26 miles on the Thrifty Fifty course will get you 1,911 feet of elevation gain.    ACCOMODATIONS: We will provide Gatorade, water, nutrition, a few electrical outlets, and restrooms. We will provide thumb-click lap-counters. Participants will rely on their own electronic devices for digital data. Results are "on your honor." This is analog.    *To offset pretzel costs, we will accept 50-cent cash contributions at the event - a mere suggestion, not a fee. Pocket change for pretzels. 



Races offered by this event

50 KILOMETERS

24 Feb, 2024 (Sat) - 06:00
Running
50 km
0 mi per loop
Solo
On site
Road
Multiple loops

50 MILES

24 Feb, 2024 (Sat) - 06:00
Running
50 mi
0 mi per loop
Solo
On site
Road
Multiple loops

50 MINUTES

24 Feb, 2024 (Sat) - 10:00
Running
50 min
0 mi per loop
Solo
On site
Road
Multiple loops

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