Event

Event Information

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This premier fundraising event is held in May each year. It is a rain-or-shine event and is designed to appeal to individuals and families ranging from casual and recreational walkers/runners/cyclists to avid runners and cyclists.

NOTE – The 2017 EVENT WAS A SUCCESS AND WE HAVE BEGUN PLANNING FOR NEXT YEAR. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR NEWS AND DETAILS FOR THE 2018 EVENT.

FOUR great options to choose from!

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3 MILE WALK The 3 mile walking loop is casual and family-friendly. Strollers/joggers and pets are welcome. The route departs from event area and travels a mile on quiet sidewalks before connecting to the Memorial Park Trail and then later returning to the start point.

5Sneaker

5K TIMED RUN The run route is the same as the walk route, the first mile along quiet streets and then connecting to the Memorial Park Trail looping back to the start/finish line.

24Bike

24 MILE RIDE For families and casual riders. This rolling hills route crosses Sheards Covered Bridge and travels through wooded, scenic roads in Haycock looping around the Lake Towhee area.

42Bike

42 MILE RIDE – REGULAR for recreational to avid cyclists. This ride starts with the same 24 mile rolling hills route that includes Sheards Covered Bridge, but takes an additional 18 mile loop through more of Haycock and Springfield Townships. This additional loop consists of rolling hills and includes a second covered bridge (Knechts Covered Bridge).

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41 MILE OPTIONAL HILL CHALLENGE This is the same 42 mile regular route with one exception…..you shave a little more than a mile off the route by heading right up “Ghost Mountain”. If you’re a Strava enthusiast and want a challenge, try becoming King or Queen of the Mountain on the category 5 hill segment going up “Ghost Mountain”. It’s your chance to get your heart rate up and win one of the coveted purple polka dotted shirts befitting a King or Queen of the Mountain! And yes, we want to remind everyone, this is a ride, NOT a race. But … a little fun on one or two teeny little hills is available for those that want it!.

The routes are well-marked and supported with rest stops and traveling SAG along the route. All events are scheduled to return to the event area in time for raffles, prizes and give-a-ways and the start of the Arts Alive!© Festival. All participants are eligible to win prizes. After your ride, run or walk, enjoy a stroll through the Arts Alive!© Festival. Don’t forget to visit Sines 5 & 10, an authentic, more than 100 year old five-and-ten that is partly a museum of 20th century Americana.

Teams / Fundraising Teams
This year, in the hopes of raising more awareness and money for Pancreatic Cancer research, we’ve added an option to participate in peer-to-peer fundraising. After registering you will have the opportunity to set up your own fundraising campaign under this event which will allow your supporters and others who cannot attend the event to still make a valuable impact in our efforts by donating to your campaign. See full details online during registration.

You also have the opportunity to set up TEAMS this year. Designate yourself or another as the team leader and invite friends and family to join you either as a member of your team or a supporter.

Registration/Costs

All advance registrations are online by May 19 or on the day of at the event area. Shirts guaranteed for those registered by April 21st.
3 MILE WALK – Adult – $20 ($25 after March 20, $30 event day)
3 MILE WALK – Child (9-16) – $5
3 MILE WALK – Child (Under 9) – FREE
5K RUN – $25 ($30 after March 20, $35 event day)
24/42 MILE BIKE RIDE – $40 ($45 after March 20, $50 event day)

*WAIVER for each adult and EACH CHILD will be required upon registration. NO ONE will be allowed to participate unless this waiver is complete.

Cycling events are fully supported

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  • Well-marked course
  • Cue sheets
  • Downloadable routes in advance
  • Course Marshalls at key points
  • SAG vehicles traveling route

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Rest Stops

  • 13 mile mark – for both 24 & 42 mile routes
  • 20 mile mark – for the 42 mile route
Schedule
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6:00am – On-Site Registration/Packet Pick-Up
7:00am – 42 Mile Ride Depart
8:00am – 24 Mile Ride Depart
8:30am – 5K Run Depart
8:35am – 3 Mile Walk Depart
11:00am – Arts Alive!© Festival Starts

Prizes & Give-A-Ways
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  • Register before April 21 to receive a t-shirt
  • All participants will receive promo items

Compete for Prizes:

  • 5K Run – Male/Female Overall, Male/Female Age Categories
    (14 & Under; 15-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+)
  • King/Queen of the Mountain – Purple Polka Dot Shirt
  • Best Dressed
King and Queen of the Mountain

“King of the Mountain” (KOM) and “Queen of the Mountain” (QOM) are playful titles given to the best “climber” on uphill segments. Or more simply put, the person who can pedal up a hill faster than anyone else. In the cycling world, an easily recognizable polka-dot jersey is often given to a King or Queen of the Mountain.

We plan on having a little fun with our version of this. We’ve located two short uphill stretches of road on the 42 mile route, both of which are identified as climb segments on STRAVA.

  • Deer Trail to Top of Chestnut
  • Township Road – Corrected

The male and female with the lowest combined time on these uphill segments will win the Amy’s Ride King or Queen of the Mountain! And in keeping with cycling customs, (or at least our version of it) the King and Queen of the Mountain will be recognized at the end of the ride with a “coronation” and given a purple polka-dot Amy’s Ride/Run/Walk T-shirt.

We do want to remind everyone this cycling event is a ride, NOT a race. But there’s no harm in a little spirited fun for those who are interested. To participate, you will need to download and use the STRAVA app on your ride.

Directions & Parking
Lodging
Lodging Information
The following hotels are event hotels:
BEST WESTERN MOTOR INN
1446 W. Broad Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
215-536-2500
Room rate: $TBD
GROUP NAME: Amy’s Ride/Run/Walk
Block of rooms released on May 1, 2016.
View Best Western Motor Website.

QUALITY INN & SUITES – QUAKERTOWN
1905 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951
215-538-3000
Room rates from $TBD
GROUP NAME: Amy’s Ride/Run/Walk Against Cancer
View Quality Inn & Suites Website.

Sign me up!

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First 200 registrants get a free tee!

The schedule is designed so you’ll be returning to a developing festival atmosphere. All participants will be eligible for prizes at the end of the event.


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(All Registrants will be required to sign a waiver release form prior to participating)