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Double Chubb 50K/25K

The Venue

Lone Elk County Park, St. Louis, Missouri. From I-270, take I-44 west for 3 miles to the Valley Park exit (highway 141). At the Valley Park exit, make a right turn (north) and then immediately turn right towards the North Outer Road. Turn left on the North Outer Road following the signs to the Lone Elk county Park. Start area is the old Archery parking lot at the top of the hill, just past the Lone Elk Park exit.

The Course

The 50K run is two out-and-backs on the popular Chubb trail. The trail itself varies from a gravel service road, to a mostly dirt trail along the Meramec river, to a mile-long series of climbs, to finally a rolling trail that winds through the hills of the Meramec River. There are no stream crossings. There are two railroad crossings and extreme caution must be taken because the trains come through this area at a high rate of speed. Runners may see deer, turkey and other wild life throughout this accurately measured trail run.

2008 Double Chubb Trail Runs

This year's race will be held Saturday, April 19, 2008. Start Time is 7:30 AM with a time limit of 9 hours.

The fee is $50 for the 50K and $40 for the 25K if received by March 2nd; thereafter add $10 for each. 15% of entry goes towards park maintenance. NO RACE DAY ENTRIES AND NO REFUNDS. This year the race filled by January 15th.

Packet Pick up will be at the Pear Tree Inn on Friday night from 6pm until 8:30 pm. To get to the Pear Tree, take Interstate Highway 44 to Bowles Avenue. The Pear Tree is next to the Dennys.

Packet Pick up on Saturday will be from 6:45 am until 7:15 am.

2008 Double Chubb Entrants

Lodging

Pear Tree Inn (636) 343-8820 @I-44/Bowles Ave. or (800)325-0720
Drury Inn (636) 343-7822 @ I-44/ Bowles Ave.
Holiday Inn Express (636) 349-4444 1848 Bowles Ave.
Stratford Inn (636) 343-5757 800 S. Highway Drive
Fairfield Inn (636) 305-1500 1680 Fenton Business Park Ct.

All of the above lodging is located off of the Bowles Ave. exit in Fenton Missouri. This is one exit east of the race location exit (approximately 2 miles). There are several restaurants at this exit: Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, Sonic, White Castle and McDonalds.

2008 Double Chubb Wrap Up - from the RD:

Let me just say, a great big THANK YOU to all our great volunteers, and to my husband David for dealing with the Park People, and getting them to let us have the race, even though half the park was flooded.

Race day, brought a light rain, while we were trying to get things setup.  Having the Granddaddy Lodge was a bonus, as most of the runners stayed under there until I drug them out to start the race.

We had 4 runners that have now completed all 10 races.  Congrats to Joel Lammers (WI) Lee Hess (MO) Stuart Johnson (KS) and Al Maiuro (MO).  They were all presented with a Denim Shirt embroidered with  Double Chubb 10 Year Finisher on it. 

A huge Thank You to Jeff Collier for the Start/Finish Banner and the directional sign he made for us.  They will both be used for years to come.

As always the Slug's bring out our best volunteers to help with the race,  from helping with packet-pickup all the way to loading up the trailer when it is all finished, the volunteers worked tirelessly.  Thanks again, I can't pull off the race without you.

We had to change the course, due to the flooding, so the 25K runners did the Double Chubb and the 50K runners did the Quad Chubb. (Janet Whalen said she invented the Quarter Chubb, doing only one loop).  Mud was the word of the day, and made the hills slick.  6 runners dropped down to the 25K, having enough of the hills.  Not going past the Rail Road tracks, cut out about 12 miles of flat trail.

Chris Wright won the 25K with a time of 2:05:55 with Master Jeff Vanderlinden on  his heals at 2:06:53.  3rd overall and Female Winner was again Mary White with a time of 2:14:23. Female Master was Laura Scherff with a time of 2:24:20, on a tough day, these times are impressive.  The Senior award went to Rudy Schwarz with a time of 2:31:45 and GrandMaster to George Powell with a time of 3:02:23.  On the Female side it was Deb Schopp with a time of 3:41:52 taking the Senior and Grandmaster Joyce Yarger with a time of 5:54:36.

David Pokorny won the 50K in a time of 4:06:58 with Joel Lammers taking the Masters with a time of 4:22:37. Ben Creehan led the race for the first two loops, and was only 2 minutes behind on loop 3, but ended up finishing 2nd with a time of 4:16:06.   Christine Crawford won the female race with a time of 4:41:55, and claimed she really enjoyed it.  (when she turned around, I discovered she was wearing half the course on her back)   Starting from the West Tyson end, there are showers for the runners to rinse off the mud, and grime from the trail.  When Kat Yarger finished, she asked me "when can I sign up for next year?"  I'll get back to you on that one Kat.  Gena Bonini won the Female Masters division with a time of 5:53:40.  Senior Lee Dougherty beat out Don Frichtl with a time of 5:28:17 with Don's time of 5:29:30 pretty close on that one.  Tony Kramer took the Grand Masters with a time of 5:39:22 and Senior Female Kay McVey had a time of 7:20:22.

I really enjoyed the day, having a little party for 100 of my closest friends.  It's always nice to see people finish their first trail race, or their first Ultra.  The smiles and hugs make all the work that goes into putting on a race worth it.

Victoria White
Double Chubb Race Director

Congrats to all the finished! Complete results can be found here.

Previous Race Results

2007 25K/50K
2006 25K/50K
2005 50K
2005 25K
2004 50K
2004 25K
2003 25K/50K
2002 50K