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Gina Lucrezi Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:38 TWEET COMMENTS 0

Gnarly Northeastern Terrain

The La Sportiva Cup heads to Reading, Pennsylvania

Ron Horn of Pretzel City Sports in Reading, Pennsylvania, knows how to keep things interesting. ...

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Photo courtesy of Pretzel City Sports

Ron Horn of Pretzel City Sports in Reading, Pennsylvania, knows how to keep things interesting.  After reading a few lines from his Ugly Mudder 7.25-Mile race application, I was sold on partaking in the adventure:

It is not Boston nor the Olympics or even a line item on a bucket list of someone who desperately needs to get a life. It is, instead, a wonderful regional trail event thru whatever winter conditions cover the mountain overlooking the one-time Factory Outlet Capital of the World. It is an assortment of rustic trails covered by dirt & debris, rocks & roots, deer pellets & discarded undergarments, somewhat unique aid stations & fare, with constant undulation throughout, but nothing that requires a Sherpa. —Ron Horn

The German-settled city is most recognized for the Reading Railroad Company, a popular property in the game of Monopoly. Situated between Mount Penn to the east, Neversink Mountain to the south and the Schuylkill River to the west, it should also be known for its beautiful landscape. Even though the metropolis of Philadelphia is only 65 miles away, Reading harbors peacefulness and easy access to escape into the wild.



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