Old Fart's Running Club...Festival of Races

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Old Fart's Festival of Races...Sat. August 16, 2014

The 2014 race will be back at Fallasburg Park...which means bad news for all you half marathoners who escaped the ED, FRED, LARRY and Little CHUCK. Get your mental game on now so you'll be ready come race day...and yes: Fred and Chuck are friends!

Those looking for a tune up fall marathon or half marathon need look no further...The Marathon will be run in conjuction with the 1/2 marathon and will run on part of the North Country Trail...We expect around 100 hardy soles to try and attempt this one.. Race race day registration starting at 7a.m. at the start line. ALL PACKET PICKUPS WILL BE AT THE START AND FINISH LINE at picnic sites a-2, b-2 and  c-3 inside Fallasburg Park in Lowell, Michigan.

The Old Fart's 26.2 mile marathon, 13.1 mile Half Marathon and 5K Races will start and finish at the C-3 Picnic Site this year...so whether your running the 5k or the half; you can run most of your race with your friends in the marathon before you turn off to your finish. So, whether your looking for a great tune up race for your fall marathon or just looking for the challenge of the Half Marathon Distance...come on out and run.

All runners 5k, 13.1 and 26.2 start at 8 a.m. Remember that there are NO TIME LIMITs for any of the races. If you can finish, we will let you!

COUNTRY INN and SUITES is the closest Hotel to the race. Their direct hotel # is 1-616-942-7000. They are at the East Beltline Exit #38 on interstate 96. If you mention prome code "Old Fart's Running Club" you can get a great discount off your room rate. You must call the hotel direct to get the discount.

REMEMBER... that this is no ordinary everyday race... THIS IS THE OLD FARTS!

This is the ultimate marathon challenge that will leave you shaking your head as you try to figure out and comprehend what you just went through...but as you drive away you will have a big smile on your face as you ponder on what you just accomplished...then try to figure out a plan as to how you will try to describe the course to your friends but to experienced runners alls you have to mention is Old Farts and you need not have to say the rest...then again this is WHY OLDS FARTS ARE SO TOUGH!... so come on out and meet the Challenge of the Old Fart's Marathon!


GPS Coordinates: 1114 Fallasburg Dr., Lowell, MI, 49331

addidtional parking at   13565 Covered Bridge Road, Lowell, MI, 49331 

Race Day Registration 7a.m. till 7:50a.m. ALL races start together at 8 a.m.

Runners may register on race day from 7a.m. till 7:50a.m. at the start line at picnic site A-2 . T-shirts will be guaranteed to all  pre-registrants and to race day registrants while supplies last. There is no early packet pick up this year, only race day morning pick up at the start line. Arrive early so you can get you packet and use the bathroom.

Here is the race review page:

 Runners can post their comments at www.marathonguide.com or just click the "add my comments" link below

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Come and Find Out What Dorothy was Really Afraid OF!

Who Cut the Cheese? 5K Awards... GIANT WHOOPIE CUSHION AWARDS to the top THIRTY overall finishers with smaller whoopie cushions going to the middle finishers and punie/tiny whoopie cushions going to the later finishers. The first 80 finishers will get a whoopie cushion.

New this year...the Journey through OZ!!!! Be Scared, Be Very Scared!

 Old Farts Running Club is a non-profit organization that promotes good heath and fitness through road races and training runs. All proceeds go back into this great sport of running, so that runners and walkers will be able to continue to enjoy races and walks, enjoy the competitive aspect of the sport, as well as the great comroderie that is enjoyed by all the participants of our sport. Please visit our web site at



www.provensports.com for donating race decals; Redsport sunglasses and Aquapher.

FALLSBURG...pronounced "Falls-Berg"... comes from the Old World Language meaning Beautiful Challenge.

check out this web site for some sweet photos from the 2007 race: