Matt's Birthday Run 56K

Celebrate Matt's birthday with a 56 km run at 7:30 AM, Aug. 7, 2011 at Wickham Park, Melbourne FL (one day before I actually turn 56).

2011 Results

No fee, no aid, no awards, no wimps. This will be a self supported run. We will run 9 laps of a 6 km (3.75 mile) loop course on trails plus a 2 km (1.25 mile) out and back to the fake rock. It is the same course as the Wickham Park 50 mile but with 4 fewer loops. See map and photos. After each loop, write down your time on the supplied lap sheet. All finish times will be posted, even if you don't finish. (It could happen).

No pre-registration. Just show up ready to run and sweat. Please bring a food item to share with other runners. There are rest rooms and a water faucet near the start/finish of each lap and a water fountain at mile 2.5 on each loop. No other aid is provided.

The course may or may not be poorly marked. But you will probably get lost either way. It would be a good idea to come to some of the weekly training runs that we sometimes have on Sunday mornings around 7 or 8 or 9, or sometimes on Saturdays or other days. You should probably subscribe to the Wickham Park Marathon mailing list and ask.

Based on prior 2009 results and photos and 2010 results, you might run a little slower than your normal 56K race pace. And not just because it's 1 km longer than last year.

Questions? Email the guy in the photo at matmahoney at yahoo dot com.

Jim's Birthday Run 64K

Jim's Birthday 64K is Sunday Aug. 28. 2011 at 7:30 AM at Wickham Park to celebrate Jim Schroeder's 64'th birthday. The course is 13 x 5 km (one bonus km) continuing south on Sahara St for its entire length. No fee, no aid, no awards, no wimps.