Jackalope 2021 – May 8

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It’s back! The return of the Jackalope is just a few weeks away. Put it on your calendars and “move your ass!” . Those of you that posted last year will surely recall my 6 year old son yelling those words of encouragement through a bullhorn as you ran through the outskirts of downtown Greenville. I caught hell for that later when he dropped the A-bomb at home. Mrs. SEAL did not approve.

It’s been 6 years since the first dinosaurs of F3 Swamp Rabbit ran through Parkins Mill and played Frogger on Laurens Road. Back in 2015, we had no idea that this CSAUP brainchild of Zoila’s would stand the test of time.


What: 7+ mile run from Main Thang to Lions Den (RIP)/Night Ops (aka Cleveland Park), up the Swamp Rabbit trail, across 291, to Tank Yard, across Laurens Rd, and then to Legacy, with short pain stations in between to keep the speedsters honest and allow for regrouping.

Rucktards will be launching at 0530 (skipping pain stations) and plan to rendezvous at Legacy at about the same time as the runners.

How: This is a fellowship event, not a race. No awards, virtual or otherwise will be handed out. Think #Lucy, but with 10 minutes of pain every mile.

Who: If you have posted at a standard F3 bootcamp, you are capable of doing this. The runs in-between pain stations will be <1.5 miles.

When: Saturday May 8, 2021. Meet at 0530 at Legacy Park to clown car to the start line. Gun start is at 0600. Estimated completion time is 3 hours.

Where: If carpooling to start, meet at Legacy Park at 0530. If getting dropped off and arranging pick up, be at the Peace Center at 0555.

Swag: I’m going rogue and doing T-shirts from a local supplier again. Cost will be somewhere around $10- $15 each. I’ll order a good variety of Medium and Large (a soft-Tee of some sort: Next Level, Canvas, etc.). If you want to request /reserve a shirt for yourself, do so very soon by sending me a message or email. 864-245-2355 craddock.mathew@gmail.com (one ‘T’ in Mathew, pay attention!). Design below. Logo is centered on the front.Who knows what I may put on the back? Another one of my favorite motivational phrases?

Ways you can help: Several!
1) Q a pain station. Preferably 2 Q’s per site to manage numbers. In the HC form below, make yourself known. We’ll work out who does what once we have the count, but your options are Main Thang, Cleveland Park, First Baptist Church baseball fields, the parking lot for Bolero (formerly AMF Bowling Alley) on Cleveland Street, Tank Yard, corner of Rocky Slope/Woodruff and Legacy Park.

2) Volunteer to support if you can’t or don’t want to run. We’ll need at least 2 PAX on bikes keeping an eye on the PAX and 1 in a minivan to sweep and provide support. Again, make yourself known in the HC doc below.

3) Can’t do either of the above? Just meet us at Legacy Park at 0900 with some refreshments for the PAX and be ready for some sweaty #2ndF. It would be amazing if someone Q’d the #2ndF…

Here is the aforementioned HC form (EDIT – LINK FIXED 4-15-21) : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ssRvuVpYShTKc8txujJvW0sRzCVl1WRd6URUjCnAxGE

More info:
-Sag Wagon will have water and beer for hydration and dehydration. Depending on how hard core or stupid you are. Hard core is synonymous with stupidity in the military.
-It’ll be early when we start so bring reflective gear if you have it.
-Carpool if it’s convenient.
-M’s and 2.0’s are welcome and encouraged to be at the finish (Legacy Park, 0900) for fellowship and fun. There might be some cheap beer left for those hard core individuals that are ready to chug one with me at the finish line.

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