Before Signing Up--Please Read
Before you sign up. This is a free will event. If you don't like how we do things, then please don't sign up. We're not the Rock and Roll Series, the Boston Marathon, or the Ironman Group. If you're looking to be pampered or celebrated, we are not the race for you. We are simply trail runners putting on a trail race for ourselves and other trail runners. Our main goal is to provide a challenging and scenic course through the remote forest in the Pa Wilds. Everything else if just "fluff". And we give very little attention to this "fluff". We like to keep our events simple--sign up, show up, line up, hurry up, finish up, eat and drink up, and then re-up the next year. If you're the "needy" type with high expectations, please reconsider our event. There are plenty of other events out there in which to run. If we offend you by our rhetoric, then you obviously don't know us and therefore, should reconsider signing up. But if you're into chewing up some dirt alongside 1000 of your best friends, then sign up and join the party!!!
Be aware that we have cut-offs for this event. We want our last aid station (top of SOB) shut down by 4pm. This is the 7 hour mark which leaves a hiker 2 hours to finish the last 4 miles in order to finish in under 9 hours. Our first cut-off will be mile 9. You have until 2:30pm to reach the top of Johnson Run Trail.
If you do not agree with this system, please do not sign up. This is a rugged trail race and we understand that not everyone can complete this course. But we expect all registered 25K runners/hikers to finish in under 9 hours. The 50K in under 10 hours.
There are NO REFUNDS, NO SWITCHES, NO DEFERRALS, NO BANDITS for this event.
Welcome to the 11th annual Hyner View Trail Challenge. For those of you who have taken on the Challenge in the past....Welcome Back!!! For those "newbies" out there....get ready for the ride of your life. The course is set up to challenge each individual both mentally and physically. There are three major climbs and three major descents over a course filled with vistas, stream crossings, and single track paths. The HVTC is a LaSportiva Mountain Cup race and is part of Trailrunner Magazine's Trophy Series. 12 out of the 12 Trophy Series winners chewed up the same dirt at Hyner in 2015. We would love to see another great showing in 2016!!
Local time: 9:36 PM
The HVTC 25K has a cap of 1000 total runners or a deadline date of March 1st....whichever occurs first. Registration is now open so please don't wait too long. The 50K, offered to experienced runners only, starts at 8am. Runners are expected to traverse the course in 9 hours or less. The 25K, open to runners and hikers alike, starts at 9am and there will be new cut-off times in place to ensure a sub 9 hour finish. Hikers must reach the mile 9 aid station by 2:30pm. That is a 1.6 MPH pace which is more than generous.
Parking is across the street at the airfield as usual. There will be no parking at the WCSA clubhouse near the start/finish. Please arrive early on race day to pick up race bag and bib as registration will end at 8:30am in order to get everyone across the street to the start line.