Have you heard of the Fat Ass events? If not, your chance to try out the 4th annual Perpetua Fat Ass is coming up on January 13th, 2018 at the Yachats Commons. Characterized by the phrase “No Fees, No Awards, No Aid, No Wimps,” the Fat Ass events are a series of low-key runs involving experienced runners looking for an adventure without the restrictions of a typical “race.” The Fat Ass events are not considered races at all, but more like groups of runners getting together to run the same course at the same time.
This year’s course, at Cape Perpetua Trails, offers several distances (a 50k, a 30k, a 20k, and a 10k) but there are no permits. All Fat Ass events are “lightly organized,” which means no entry fees, awards, road closures, or marshals. And while you will be provided with a course, you shouldn’t expect a course map or directions, and there will not be course markers.
Everyone at a Fat Ass event is responsible for their own safety, and while there will be some minimal aid out there, you will be required to provide your own water bottles or belts for hydration as well as a food pack. The event will be timed, and the results will post online.
There will be pizza and Rogue Beer provided, but this is a potluck style event, so do your best to bring something to share. If you can’t bring anything, come anyway and enjoy the fun, because there will be plenty for all.
There are currently no details or maps regarding this year’s race, but more information will be coming soon, so stay tuned. If it’s adventure that you seek, you will find it here at Fat Ass!!
What: Perpetua Fat Ass
When: January 13th, 2018 at 9:00AM
Where: 2400 US 101 – Cape Perpetua Trails, just south of Yachats, OR
Registration Cost: Free