2012 P.O.G. Morristown 8K
Join us for the nicest day in a small town in Indiana – MORRISTOWN!
- The P.O.G. 8K Run/Walk
- The World Famous Kopper Kettle Inn Restaurant
- An old-fashioned parade on Main Street (SR 52).
- Morristown’s old-fashioned Derby Day Festival
Derby Days is a very popular community event for the town of Morristown and all agree that it is a wonderful tradition. Activities are held downtown and at the school. There is something for everyone.
Derby Days is to Morristown what Riley Days is to Greenfield or the Bears of the Blue River is to Shelbyville. It all starts with our hometown pride and the children of Morristown anxiously awaiting the thrill of the parade and the traditional derby car race down the hill. The Lion's Club is busy with the "Fish Fry" and The Long Rifles and their "Rendezvous" while other clubs are hosting various activities for fund raising.
The tranquil and pleasant town of Morristown is located on State Road 52, just 30 minutes from Indianapolis. It’s an easy drive from Indianapolis and many other towns and cities in the south east area of Indiana.
Whether you’re a local resident, coming from Indianapolis or another area, you will be coming to the right place.
Small Town Community – Big Town Convenience
Kopper Kettle Inn
Rest & Recovery and the Award Ceremony will be in the beautiful and shady gardens of the Kopper Kettle Inn Restaurant. This year’s terrific refreshments will consist of corn on the cob, chicken wings, bananas, oranges, iced tea, lemonade and cold beer on tap.
Family Ownership Since 1860
The Junction Railroad which served the community from Shelbyville to Knightstown in 1849 was a 25 mile stretch of wooden rails with strap iron bolted to the top surfaces. When the old railroad was abandoned in 1858, the farmers' grain elevator became useless. The building was converted into the Old Davis Tavern and two years later, was purchased and operated by Mr. Thomas Rogers, great-great grandfather of Mrs. Lyle O. (Mildred) Taylor.
Upon Mr. Rogers' death in 1885, the tavern was re-named and operated by his heirs as The Valley House. A big porch and a salesman's sample room were added and in 1896 it advertised in the Morristown Sun, "13 well ventilated rooms."
In 1923, ownership passed to Mrs. Robert (Muriel) Vredenburg, Mrs. Taylor's mother, who changed the name to Kopper Kettle Inn and discontinued the hotel operation.
Mrs. Vredenburg always wanted to operate a tea room and on a trip east had purchased an assortment of antique copper kettles which she thought would be a novel attraction. That explains the name. But in her travels she acquired, also, many exquisite antiques and art treasures - early American, European, and Asian - many of which are now integral to the decor of the Kopper Kettle Inn. In fact, almost every piece of furniture in the restaurant is antique.
Mrs. Vredenburg died in 1972. The cherished reputation of the Kopper Kettle Inn is a responsibility which Mildred Taylor assumed with the same dedication that distinguished four prior generations of family ownership.
In November, 1997, Leigh and Kristi Langkabel joined Millie Taylor and the Kopper Kettle Inn family. Leigh and Kristi have married the vintage charm and cherish the tradition, history and ambiance of the Kopper Kettle Inn.
We consider all our guests VIP. We hope you will sign the register in the lobby as did James Whitcomb Riley, Henry Ford, Doris Duke, Wendell Willkie, Herbert Hoover, Charles Lindbergh, and Richard Lugar. Also registered are Jane Pauley, Garry Trudeau, and Rosemary Clooney; and many others. It's an experience worth waiting for.
Leigh and Kristi Langkabel
This event honors the late Paul Goble, a runner who attended Butler University. Paul continued his running career throughout his life and freely gave his time to coach cross-country and track at Morristown High School. Paul was also the Race Director of the Morristown 10K Run, which was one of the most respected and competitive events in the 70's and 80's. Paul passed away in 2000 while on a training run with his boys and girls team.
The course starts and finishes at Morristown High School, with the turn around in the graveyard where Paul is buried.
The event is an 8K where you can run or walk and is open to people of all ages and abilities.
We reserve the right to delay or cancel the event due to severe weather or other extreme conditions (No Refunds).
|Saturday, July 28, 2012|
|Registration & Packet Pick-up||7:00 to 8:15 am|
|8K Start||8:15 am|
|Awards Ceremony||9:45 am|
Deadline for Pre-Registration is NOON, Monday, July 23.
|8K Entry Fee - No Shirt||$15.00|
|Tech Shirt Purchase||$10.00|
|8K Entry Fee - No Shirt||$20.00|
|Tech Shirt Purchase||$12.00|
Shirts on race day are available on a first come, first served basis.
The top three male and female finishers will receive BlueMile gift certificates valued at $100, $75 & $50 respectively.
The top three Boys and girls in age divisions 9 & Under, 10 to 12, 13 to 14 and 15 to 18 will receive trophies.
The top five male and female finishers will receive BlueMile gift certificates value at $100, $75, $50, $25 & $25 respectively.
All registered participants will be eligible for ten great door prizes. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!
All events will start on US Highway 52. The out and back course includes a loop through the quaint, country cemetery where Paul is interred, and is the turn-around point. The finish is near the famous Kopper Kettle Inn Family Style Restaurant.
Rest & Recovery / Awards Ceremony
In the beautiful and shady gardens of the Kopper Kettle Inn Restaurant. Kopper Kettle Inn is providing terrific refreshments consisting of chicken wings, bananas, oranges, beer and soft drinks. Also, Gatorade will be supplied for your enjoyment.
- Honoring the memory of a great runner and coach, Paul Goble.
- Medical provided by local fire department volunteers.
- Lockers and showers available (bring your own lock and towel)
- Spray stations on the course (if necessary).
- Six water stops.