This is the 5th Annual Swamp Creek Stomp 5K / 10K Trail Run. We will have Chip Timing again this year as well as, (2) instant results kiosks at the finish line, a 40" HDTV showing scrolling live results and a 10K option, The trail flows through two park sections of approximately 100 acres, Bob Wayland Memorial Park and Constable Charles Spellhoffer Memorial Park at Swamp Creek. This is not a typical boring 5K and 10K; it has some muddy areas, some technical areas, several creek crossings, some short hills, tree roots, logs, vines, some open fields, beautiful scenery and lots of fun. The run starts out with some open field to spread everyone out. A new section of trail will take you through "Beaver Pass" where our resident beaver has been hard at work.Then you hit a little bit of mud at "Cat Tail Trail", but don't worry, it will get washed off as you Stomp thru the 20' wide Swamp Creek. It gets a little technical as you run along the the "Old Mill Race" then back thru the Swamp Creek. You will run thru the "Dog Leg" at Constable Charles Spellhoffer Memorial Park at Swamp Creek, then cross Colonial Road and pass thru historic "Henry's Woods". After crossing the "Dirt Road" it gets a little technical again as you make your way through "The Mud Bog" and head toward the "Tunnel of Cedars". Then you and make a quick decent down the "Big Hill" to another stream crossing. Some short hills and the "Twisted Tree" let you know the end is near. As you break out of the woods you will find some open area to sprint before the finish line at the top of the hill! The trail is challenging and lots of fun!
Prizes will be awarded to the Mens and Womens over all winners, first, second and third place for both men and women in each age group that are pre-registered.
T-Shirts will given to all pre-registered runners. Shirts will be available the day of the race while they last.
There will be a fun run for kids 11 and under immediately following the "Stomp". A parent or legal guardian must sign a waiver the day of the race. There is no charge for the fun run.
All of the proceeds benefit the Upper Frederick Park and Recreation Department. The UFPRD is committed to preserving the parks, building new trails and making as many improvements as possible.
Check in and Registration opens at 7 a.m. Race starts at 9 a.m. The Kids Fun Run will start as soon as all runners are off of the STOMP course. Packet Pick-up is the day of the race.
Central NYC Stadium