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Fellowship of the Idiots 19.7m Run

Saturday January 25th, 2020

Albemarle, NC

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On-Line Registration is now closed for the 2020 Fellowship of the Idiot Run.  You can still register at Vac & Dash or at the Stanly County Family YMCA beginning at 4:30 am on Saturday morning.Looking forward to Saturday. Looks like a wonderful  crowd will be participating in the Idiot Run. 190 Idiot Wannabees will be joined by 135 Current Idiots in the quest to run from the Stanly County Family YMCA to the top of Morrow Mountain and back. Looks like 40 degrees and no rain for Saturdays run.

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday at Vac & Dash, 10 -6 154 S. First St. Albemarle, NC 28001. 
Saturday Morning at 4:30 am at the Stanly County Family YMCA at the First Street Entrance. 
Bathrooms and showers will be available at the YMCA for runners.  If possible, please bring your own towels.  
Here's some other highlights of the run:
1) Great Volunteers and support along the route.
2) A beautiful sunrise and view at the top of Morrow Mountain.
3) Meagan from Massage 101 will be on hand for free massages at the finish line.
4) By starting at 5:30 am on the down and back course, it's dark going out and light coming back, which gives you a total different view coming back. (Wear reflective clothing and safety lights.)
5) Great snacks and food at the finish.
6) Free Fellowship of the Idiot Run Ringer t-shirt for first time Idiots. The t-shirt that will be one of your favorites.
7) A suitable for framing certificate that certifies your lunacy.

Aid Stations:

We will have aid stations at approximately the following mile markers: 2.2, 4.0, 6.0, 7.5, 9.75, 12.0, 13.5, 15.5, 17.0 18.0
In addition to water, Gu's, Honey Stingers, etc. will be available. We will have Gatorade at the mountain top and at the aid stations on the way back.
 At every aid station, we will have a plastic container for you to drop off gloves, clothes, etc. We will have the containers at the finish line.  We will have as much of the stuff you drop off along the way at the finish line that we can get.
Also, the Stanly County Amateur Radio Club will be stationed along the course.  If you need any help, stop and ask them.
Peter Asciutto
Vac & Dash
Charter Idiot
For questions, you can text or call my cell phone at 704-244-0109

The Fellowship of the Idiot Run is a 19.7-Mile Run that takes runners from the YMCA to the top of Morrow Mountain and back to the YMCA.

There is no charge for the run. Donations are greatly accepted to help offset the cost of putting on a run for 150 to 300 runners.

There is a 4:00 hour time limit to complete the course. Those that do not get to the top of Morrow Mountain in 2:00 hours may be pulled from the course.  The purpose of having a time limit is to ensure that folks are in shape to run the course. In the past, we have had people with no training run the course just to get the t-shirt. They tend to get hurt.

Those that complete their first Fellowship of the Idiot Run earn a Fellowship of the Idiot t-shirt and suitable for framing certificate. In addition, you will get your name on the Fellowship of the Idiot wall at Vac & Dash.

If you are training for a half-marathon, or want to get in a shorter run, there are 12-mile and 14-mile options on the down and back course. Turn around at the corner of Valley Drive and Morrow Mountain Road for the 12-Mile Run. Turn around at the front gate of Morrow Mountain State Park and you will have a run a little over 14-miles. (For clarification, you must run the entire 19.7 Mile Idiot Run course to earn the t-shirt and certificate.)



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Start Location

427 N. First St., Albemarle, NC

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