2014 Cherry Tree 10 Miler and 3 Person Relay

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The Race For The Hardcore Is Back!

Join Prospect Park Track Club on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. for the annual Cherry Tree 10 Miler and 3 Person Relay.

SAVE MONEY!  REGISTER EARLY!  REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ONCE THE 1,500 ENTRANT LIMIT IS REACHED.  

and check out these photos on Facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.556217581141904.1073741845.354403171323347&type=3 and these from The NYC Running Source

 

To register online go to NYCRUNS to register for the 10 Miler or 3 Person Relay. Sign up by early for the lowest available price.

For more info, click here >>Entry Fees

10 Miler

Through 1/28

1/29 – 2/12*

2/13 – Race Day**

PPTC Members

$16

$26

$45

Non-Members

$25

$35

$45

 

3 Person Relay (per team)

Through 1/28

1/29 – 2/12*

2/13 – Race Day**

PPTC Members

$48

$78

$135

Non-Members

$75

$105

$135***

* online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12th, space permitting.

** if space permits.

***there will be no race day registration for the relay

This race is capped to ensure a quality event.  All registered participants will receive a race souvenir.

Packet Pickup 

Thursday, February 13th, 4:00 – 6:45 p.m.
JackRabbit Sports Union Square store, 42 W 14th Street (between 5th & 6th Aves) Map

Friday, February 14th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and
Saturday, February 15th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
JackRabbit Sports Park Slope store, 151 7th Avenue (between Carroll St & Garfield Pl) Map

Race-day pickup will take place from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at Bishop Ford High School Cafeteria, 19th Street & Prospect Park West. To ensure all runners get to the start line on time, pickup will close at 9:30 a.m. SHARP!  Bibs will not be distributed in Prospect Park

Course

This year we plan to return to the traditional Start / Finish (and Relay Transition) at West Drive and Center Drive (adjacent to the 16th Street and Prospect Park Southwest entrance).  Click here for a great Map My Run link that includes an elevation chart

For safety sake, use of headphones is discouraged, pets and strollers not allowed.

Create Maps or search from 80 million at MapMyRun

 

Timing mats will remain active for 150 minutes to accommodate participants running up to a 15 minute mile.

Baggage Check

You can check your bag at either Bishop Ford High School or at the Start / Finish area in Prospect Park. Please leave your valuables at home – Prospect Park Track Club is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Post-Race Activities at Bishop Ford High School

  • Bagels and hot chocolate
  • FREE massage by students of The Swedish Institute
  • Awards will be available following the race at Bishop Ford High School.

10 Miler Awards:

Cash awards to the Top 3 overall Men and Women in the 10 Miler: $100 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place

Awards to the Top 3 in the 10 Miler 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+

Awards to the first PPTC Member, Men/Women

Relay Team Awards:

Top  Men, Women and Co-ed Relay Teams

Top  Youth / Masters Relay Teams – Sum of Age under 35,  and over 150 years of age Relay Teams

No duplication of individual awards. Unclaimed awards will be available at the following general meeting of the Prospect Park Track Club, March 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the Park Slope Ale House, 6th Ave and 5th St.  Please email cherrytree@pptc.org if you are going to be picking up your award.

Directions to Bishop Ford High School

By Car: BQE to Prospect Expressway - 10th Avenue Exit. Make right at stop sign. Bishop Ford is on the right. There is usually plenty of parking near the school. Registration is in the gym – the entrance is on 19th Street and Prospect Park West.Map

By Bus: Bishop Ford is accessible by the B61, B67 and B69 bus lines.

By Subway: F train to 15th Street/Prospect Park Station. Walk 5 blocks on Prospect Park West to 19th Street.  Always check with www.mta.info before starting your trip.

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

 

2013 Cherry Tree: hardcore, indeed

Here are the results for the individual and relay events.


Photo credit: Anne Perzeszty

We bill the annual Cherry Tree 10 Miler and 3 Person Relay as “The Race for the Hardcore”, and Sunday’s 2013 installment showed why.

The thermometer was a few ticks below freezing when the gun went off at 10 a.m. – not a big deal, really. The wind was the bigger story, its gusts of up to 50 miles per hour bringing the chill to the low teens. (Many reported the worst was the ascent up Zoo Hill.) We considered ourselves lucky, though, as the week began with the prediction of another significant winter storm.

650 individual runners and 134 relay teams completed the three loops of Prospect Park. Mike Cassidy (52:18) of Greater New York Running Club and Lauren Perkins (1:03:35) of the New York Harriers took home top solo honors, while four relay teams (two from Central Park Track Club – New Balance and two from Front Runners New York) broke the hour mark.

We’re still thawing out our fingers, so we’ll leave it at that for now. Expect to see more here and on our blog in the coming days.

2013 Cherry Tree 10 Miler and 3 Person Relay

The Race For The Hardcore Is Back!     Results can be found here

Join Prospect Park Track Club on Sunday, February 17th at 10 A.M. for the annual Cherry Tree 10 Miler and 3 Person Relay.

SAVE MONEY!  REGISTER EARLY!  REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ONCE THE 1,500 ENTRANT LIMIT IS REACHED.  There will be in-person registration at JackRabbit and/or Bishop Ford.  Online registration will close early if the limit is reached before Wednesday, February 13th.

To register online go to NYCRUNS to register for the 10 Miler or 3 Person Relay. Sign up by February 13 for the lowest available price. To print and mail in an application for the race click here.

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Cherry Tree 10 miler

Cherry Tree 10 Miler and Relay:  A Race For The Hardcore

Join Prospect Park Track Club in February for the Annual Cherry Tree 10 Miler and 3 Person Relay.  2013 date to be announced.
Questions: CherryTree@PPTC.org
2012 Race in review:  Please note that these details are specific to the 2012 race and may or may not be relevant in 2013!
The 2012 race started on Wellhouse Drive and the finish was just inside Center Drive.

Awards

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