25k with ~4,700 feet elevation gain
This is not a beginner trail course. There will be four different ascents of Miller Mountain with over 1,000ft elevation gain each. It will be one of the most difficult sub-ultra trail runs in Pennsylvania and also be one with the most beautiful scenery. The race starts with a short section on a dirt road for just under a half mile before reaching the first of four climbs! You will be welcomed to the first climb with a steep start, a runnable middle, and then finish off the top with another steep push! After enjoying some views looking over the Susquehanna River you descend into private property at Bennie's Nursery and Tree Farm! The first of four aid stations will be at Bennie's. It's a joy to climb back up Miller through the Christmas trees on the Barziloski farm! After ascending past the summit pond you will get to enjoy a fun, flowing down hill to the next aid station. Just two more climbs left! Following a creek and old logging roads up a ravine, the third climb leads to two more amazing views. The first view will be host to the third aid station, looking northwest into a beautiful farming valley. Shortly after runners/hikers get to enjoy a great view of the town of Tunkhannock before descending steep, rocky, wet trails. The fourth and final climb will have some STEEP sections! Something about saving the best for last!? After grinding out the final climb participants can fly down another fast, flowing descent! Welcome to the finish line!! Enjoy the after party and start the recovery!
5 mile with ~2,000 feet elevation gain
This course will highlight some of the best views Miller Mountain has to offer in a shorter format for those who love the short distance or want to test out the mountain before tackling the full 25k. Although the race is 5 miles, its a MIGHTY 5 miles! Runners will start with a short section on a dirt road before beginning their trek up Miller Mountain to enjoy the amazing views! Expect a steep, tough couple mile climb that will be worth it once participants reach the many vistas! The climbs are breathtaking and so are the views! There will be an aid station at the vista overlooking Tunkhannock to replenish your energy for the descent. Runners will enjoy a steep, rocky, wet downhill on their way back down the mountain! Welcome to the finish, 5 milers! Enjoy the party!
February 14th-29th: $60
March 1st-August 31st: $65
September 1st-October 2nd: $75
February 14th-29th: $35
March 1st-August 31st: $45
September 1st-October 2nd: $55
**There are no refunds, deferrals, or bib swaps.
Finisher Gift and Awards
All who participate in the Miller Mountain Trail Challenge will be presented with the following awesome treats:
-Customized Miller Mountain Trail Challenge finisher gift
-Miller Mountain Trail Challenge Swag
-Full post race meal
Top Male and Female for both the 25k and 5 Mile will receive a custom award as well! There will be no age group awards.
Net profit from the Miller Mountain Trail Challenge will go towards benefitting two amazing local charities with missions that are deeply important to the race organizers.
-Countryside Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust committed to protecting and connecting greenspace in and near the Tunkhannock Creek watershed for the public benefit, now and for future generations.
Wyoming County United Way:
-The mission of the Wyoming County United Way is to meet the needs and improve the quality of life for the people in the county.
-Our purpose is to bring people and resources together to address the most urgent issues facing residents throughout Wyoming County.
We will have a race day basket raffle to generate more donations to these organizations so please consider bringing cash and we will also offer Venmo/PayPal.
Massive Thank You to these companies for allowing us to work towards our goal of donating as much as we can to our local charity beneficiaries!
Event's current local time: 6:05 PM ET
*Milnes Engineering, Construction, and Surveying
*Anytime Fitness - Tunkhannock
For information on sponsorships, please contract the Race Directors at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org