In 2021 we will have:
-shirts from RUSeen this year that have some reflective aspects to them
-Winter gloves from RUSeen that are reflective
-New hats from HeadSweats
-Our 2021 Finishers Medal w/nautical theme of course
Information on Covid prevention :
Everyone who enters the 2021 Blues Cruise race will receive a customized reusable cup from UltrASpire in their swag bag! The 7oz. UltrAspire Cup greatly reduces the amount of waste generation and environmental impact of a paper cup. It also reduces the number of touchpoints to reduce the risk of transmitting Covid or any other nasty viruses. It's our way of reducing waste and protecting you and our environment. No grabbing cups this year. Just ask Aid Station volunteers to pour Aid Stations will have "normal" Ultra running selection of aid but runners will have to ask volunteers for their aid requirements when arriving at an aid station. Volunteers will then provide aid on a small bowl or plate. No more grabbing with your hands in to bowls or use of community spoons Volunteers at Registration, Aid Stations and Post Race Food will be asked to mask up.
A local coffee company will be at the Start/Finish selling coffee. The owner is an Ultra-runner that has run our races in the past and is running this year's Blues Cruise. Their website is www.towncoffeecompany.com
Welcome on Board Mrs.T's Perogies. Many of you may not know, that Mrs.T's is a local company here in South East PA. They were kind enough to support the Blues Cruise with free Perogies for our post race meal.
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We are pleased to announce that all awards and SWAG for the 2019 Blues Cruise 50k have been selected! We are going to keep you running in the Winter this year!
We have chosen a Patagonia long sleeve running shirt and a HeadSweats Winter running beanie as this year's SWAG.
Age group awards will still be the 4 1/2 foot Canoe Paddles that everyone loves. Overall Male and Female awards will change this year to an engraved, mountable ship's bell. See the pictures below. We have already received RAVE reviews for these! Also new for this year is a Blues Cruise Finisher's Medal.
Registration for the 2017 edition is open and spots are going fast. This year we will feature the back and red edition. All swag (shirt, hat and finisher hoodie) will be in black with red logo. Join us for another epic race and make 400 new friends on the course.
The Blues Cruise is known to give out some great swag. This year is no different. To get you started we gonna have a nice long sleeve tech shirt and a visor or hat for you. The big ticket item however has to be earned. Back due to popular demand is the Blues Cruise Finisher Jacket. The Pagoda Pacers give over 50% of your entry fee back in swag. This is only possible, because this is an all volunteer race by runners for runners. Join us in 2016.
Registration for the 2016 edition of the Blues Cruise 50K is open. As you may know, our course is one giant loop around Blue Marsh lake, and we change the direction every year to keep it fresh and interesting for runners who want to come back to run it again. In 2016 we run the course in clockwise direction, which has a total different feel than running it counterclockwise. I personally believe running it clockwise is a bit faster, because you run the harder sections at the beginning of the race when you are fresher , while the last 10 miles of the race are bit easier. BTW, if you ran the race in the past, or run it again next year, let me know which direction you like better, and which way you think is easier. Start training, October will be here soon.
Finally got the swag picked out for the Blues Cruise (colors tbd). Long sleeve tech-shirt, tech hat and our 2015 finisher award (must be earned) a brightly colored long sleeve 1/4 zip upper garment with moisture wicking stretchy fabric. That's a lot of swag for a $70 race :-)
The 2015 edition of the Blues Cruise has been named the Pennsylvannia 50K Championship. By signing up for the race, you are automatially entered in the PA championship as well. RRCA championship medals are awarded to the overall winner male and female , master winner (40+), grand master (50+), senior grandmaster (60+). In addition the race awards are given to the top 3 overall, master winner and top 5 in age groups (29 & under, 30 -39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+).