Saturday, Sep 14, 2019

Rock N The Knob Trail Challenge

1424 Overland Pass

Claysburg, PA Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K

Registration closes: Thu, Sep 12 @ 11:59PM


September 14, 2019: Allegheny Trailrunners Inc. is proud to present Rock 'N The Knob – PA’s Highest Trail Race

The marathon begins at 8:00am and the Half Marathon starts at 9:00am and the 10K starts at 9:30am. The race will offer three courses: a 10K course, a half-marathon course and a challenging marathon course for the more experienced.

Quick takeaways:
10K course: By far the most challenging 10K in Pennsylvania (based on average finish times and overall winning times)
New Half-marathon course: We are taking the marathon course and cutting it in half but keeping some of the fun and sufferfest in!
Mountain Marathon: For mountain-goats, this course has broken the will of many as you repeatedly attempt to ascend one of the highest peaks in the Central Alleghenies - finishing with 6,500 feet of climbing on your legs.

The courses have changed throughout the years, each year getting better:
2016: The 5.5 mile was extended to a 10K by adding more mileage on the ski slopes and adding "I Need a Sherpa".
2016: The 20-mile course eliminated Whysong Road (paved) with a new course (all trail) from mile 7 to 14 to include Chappelle Hill, Deep Hallow and Hope's Fall
2017: A totally new and challenging 10K course on the northern side of Blue Knob featuring The Devils Backbone, Throat Punch Hill, Neddle Patch and the Billiards.
2018: The 20-mile course has been expanded to a full marathon!
2019: The addition of a third course: A half-marathon!

See for details like maps, course descriptions and more!

In Summary:

  • At over 3,100 feet above sea level, it is Pennsylvania’s highest race.

  • A 10K, half-marathon or a full mountain marathon option. Both are more technical (rocky) than our little sister, the Dirty Kiln Trail Race.

  • More than 6,450 feet of climbing or 12,750 feet of elevation change in the 26-mile race.

  • Lodging packages available at Blue Knob All-Seasons Resort, wake up feet from the start and finish.

  • Rock N’ The Knob technical shirts and metal bottle openers for the first 200 hundred registrants.

  • Pint glasses for all finishers and marathon finishers receiving a growler

  • Post-race food is included with the entry fee.

  • Beer from Michelob and Furrer Beverage.

Marathon Quick Facts:

  • 26-Mile Race Description (26.0 miles and 6450+ feet of CLIMBING and 12,750+ feet of elevation CHANGE.)

  • Time cut offs: 9 hours to complete the race. 7 hours at Blue Knob All-Seasons Resort. The cut-off at 14.2 miles at Raven’s Rest is 5 hours.

Start/Finish Address: 1424 Overland Pass Claysburg, Pennsylvania 16625


REFUNDS POLICY participants are eligible for a 50% refund of race fee minus Ultrasignup fees until 8/26/2019.



Local time: 9:39 PM


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