Forgive the self-promotion–it was a Putiltzer-worthy Philly Mag post that inspired this event–but here is an important public service announcement: The date for next year’s “Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run” has been set for December 6th, 2014. (Photos from this year’s run.) From Rocky50k.com:
FAT ASS is the name given to a series of low key runs that are frequented by experienced runners & walkers and characterised by the phrase “No Fees, No Awards, No Aid, No Wimps”. Yes, the runs are totally free to enter and are put on by passionate runners who are also running. Because the runs are not races in any sense, there is no guarantee of anything other than a course to run. There are no course marshals, and no course markers, and you should not expect any aid either. They are an exercise in self-help.
This is the nonsensical route, in case you haven’t committed it to memory yet.