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Feb 4, 2008 12:29 PM

Announcing Worlds only Nude Duathlon and Triathlon


Dear Friends,  



This past August, my girlfriend and I went down to North Carolina to race in

the World's First Nude Triathlon the Bare Hare Sprint at Bar-S-Ranch.


Absolutely professionally conducted, well marked, challenging course,

chip timed, professional announcer, even a film crew with underwater

camera's (that's another story all together)....As a experienced

Ironman Triathlete .....I can assure you this thing was run at the

highest level.  And "over the top" FUN!


I became very good friends with the people who invented this race,

Sue and Gary Butts.


So for 2008 (June 21st) they are having another Bare Hare race right in the

Pocono Mountains at Sunnyrest Resort (


It will be a Mountain Bike Duathlon, Individual or Teams. 



I set up the course myself and it is every bit as good as Wissihickon in Philadelphia



Course Maps are Available.   I hope you'll come out and support or participate in this unique event.



And also check out the 2nd running of the World's only Nude Triathlon.




Race Info is as Follows >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Get outdoors at the Sunny Rest Resort, 425 Sunny Rest Drive,

Palmerton, PA 18071, and DO the DU.

Butts A'Runnin Race Management is proud to be DU-ing the FIRST-EVER

Clothing-Optional (Must be

18+) Duathlon in the Pocono Mountains. This event will be

ChampionChip timed by Queen City

Timing Services of Mooresville, NC and results will be posted at



1.5 Mile Run (on paved roads)

8.5 Mile Mountain Bike (on mountain trails) Helmet required and must

use a Mountain Bike.

5K Trail Run


+++++There will also be a separate 1.5 Mile Fun Walk on paved roads.

Finishers will receive a

commemorative medal.



First Run: 1.5 Miles

Level: Beginner

The run will wind through the mostly paved roads of Sunny Rest

Resort, with a

challenge towards the end (Cardiac Hill) about a 100-yard up-hill run

on paved surface.

++The Fun Walk will also follow this same course and will head to the

finish line in front of Irv's house.


Transition 1:

Will be on the open grassy area in front of Irv's house.


Mountain Bike: 8.5 Miles

Level: Intermediate

2 loops on wide groomed (4 wheeler ATV type) paths, passing will not

be a problem.

Path surface is a mix on hard pack soil, rocks and exposed roots.

Much of the course

has long stretches of beginner friendly trails; however there will be

several challenging,

rock/exposed root climbs and descents. "You will know you're in a

mountain bike race"!

Helmets are required for the bike (ANSI/SNELL). All climbs and

descents will be

well-marked to give you warning. There is also a few small stream

crossings and mud

puddles, they are shallow and easily pass-able, generally just a few

feet in width. A

little mud is part of the fun!

A beginner mountain biker can complete this course; they may need to

dismount on a couple of the climbs, no problem, it's a race not an

exam. No water stops.

Course will be well-marked.


Transition 2:


Will be on the open grassy area in front of Irv's house.


Second Run: 3.1 Miles

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

The run will be a single loop on trails with same terrain as the

mountain bike leg.

2 water stops at 1/3 points.

Course will be well-marked.

When you cross that finish line, you will have completed "Du-ing" the

first-ever clothing-optional

Duathlon presented in the world!





This event will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

(For those who wish to donate only, may do so by sending their

donation to: Sunny Rest Resort,

425 Sunny Rest Drive, Palmerton, PA 18071. Please make your

check/money order payable to:

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.) Tax deductible. Please reference the

Bare Hare Duathlon North.





*We will DO the DU......RAIN OR SHINE!

*No refunds or transfers.

*Register early to be guaranteed a commemorative inaugural t-shirt.

(First 150)

*Post race food & refreshments free for participants & volunteers.

All others must pay $5.00 for a wristband.

*There will be ample parking, restrooms & showers available.

*Please mount & dismount your bikes at the appropriate mount/dismount


*No riding in the transition area.

*Water will be on the course. If you prefer anything else, please


*Please bring a couple of towels. To sit upon if you are going BARE.

*Must go nude to use the pool, hot tub or sauna.

*May stay on resort until 9 PM after event ends. If staying later,

you must pay day fee charge.

*Please be aware that the Bike course is OFF-ROAD and you must use a

mountain bike.

*At the end of the event, please turn in your chip or you will be

charged a fee of $35.00.

*You must purchase a wristband for $5.00 to bring a non-participating

guest. Include with your entry fee or buy on race day.

*A Nude & Non-Nude Group Photo will be taken of those who wish to

participate for a fee of $10.00. Include with your entry fee or buy

on race day. Picture will be available that day.

*An all you can eat spaghetti buffet will be held on Friday night for

participants,members and guests for $8.00 each in the restaurant.

Include with your entry fee or pay at restaurant that night.

*All events to be held on the grounds of Sunny Rest.

*There will be bike and EMT support if needed.

*lf you've pre-registered or coming on the grounds of Sunny Rest to

register, you must participate in the event or the daily grounds fee

must be paid.

*You may have a relay team, 3 members per team allowed, male & female.

*Teams will not be eligible for individual awards, only the team


*When registering a team, please include a registration form filled

out & signed by each team member & include the name of your team.

*Please call Race Directors for all Duathlon info, not the resort.

Only call the resort to make reservations or for info on the resort.


*We do not publish full names or list towns in our results unless

requested to do so or if we have your permission. This is to protect

your privacy. If you

"DU" on Sunny Rest, it stays on Sunny Rest.

*Get out there & let's"DU" It!


TIMES: *Entrance into Sunny Rest will begin at 6:00 AM for the


*6:30 AM - 8:30 AM Check-in, packet & chip P/U. Race

Day registration.

*Pre-race instructions at 8:45 AM.

*9:00 AM - LET'S DO THE DU!

*Awards ceremony to follow ending of event.


EVENT TIMING: By Queen City Timing Services of Mooresville, NC


AWARDS: *Subject to change at Race Director's discretion.

Overall Male & Female

Overall Male & Female Masters (40+)

Overall Grandmasters (50+)

Senior Grandmasters (60+)

Age Groups: 3 Deep

Male & Female: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-

54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+


Relay Teams: 1,2 & 3

+Plus there will be Door Prizes & other SPECIAL




*More than 100 camping & RV sites complete with water

& electric hookups.

*Tenting sites with electric hookups.

*Or if you prefer, there are over 20 motel rooms,

complete with private bath,

air conditioning, refrigerator and cable TV.

*The resort spans over 190 secluded acres and is a

tranquil, clothing-optional

retreat located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains.


For this event you may enjoy camping for a fee of $40 from Friday to

Sunday. Or if you prefer

the motel, room rates will be 25% off. Please call Sunny Rest Resort

to make your reservations at

610-377-2911 or 866-Sunny-50 (866-786-6950).


Visit their website: Email:

Please make your reservations early. They do fill up!


Registration: *Early Fee by June 13, 2008

*Late Fee after June 13, 2008 & Race Day


Individual $50 Individual


Teams $80 Teams


(Late Fee payable online only & on race day)


Walk: $20.00 (NO LATE FEE)

*May register online soon at





(Click & Print application)

Mail Check/M.O. with fees & registration to:

Butts A'Runnin Race Mgmt. Early fee by

June 13, then late fee until midnight

P. O. Box 6872 June

19, 2008. (A sm. extra online fee will apply)

Statesville, NC 28687-6872


Questions? *Race Directors: Gary

& Sue Butts


Phone: 704-880-4561



Please call Race Directors for all Duathlon info, not the resort.

Only call the resort to make reservations or

for resort info. Thanks!



"A unique freedom you'll remember for a lifetime"



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