One Darn Tough Mountain Race...
The Green Monster is a trail challenge designed for both runners and hikers of all ages offering a 25k, 50k, and recently improved 15k option - all of which are sponsored by Darn Tough Vermont. This course is nestled in the mountains of the Tioga State Forest just North of the PA Grand Canyon and is the mission of the Tyoga Running Club to showcase the beauty and difficulty of this terrain. You will be confronted with challenging single track trails, steep climbs, and technical descents all of which are very unforgiving. You will also find several dicey stream crossings and an occasional log in which you will have to hurdle. This course is not for the faint of heart and will challenge the most conditioned athlete!
**UPDATE FOR 2020**
The Green Monster is stoked to announce we will again be participating in the Pennsylvania Rocksylvania Trail Series this year! Our 25k and 50k courses will be part of a larger system of races within PA, with cumulative points able to be earned and ultimately crowned champions in the different age groups. Lots of great races! Tons of awards! And so much fun!!!
- Challenging Trails
- 50k: 7800' Total Ascent
- 25k: 4000' Total Ascent
-15k: 1700' Total Ascent
- Maintained Aid Stations
- Post Race Feast & Beverages
- Music and Entertainment
- Race Day Tees
- Finisher Medals and Sweet Diggity Swag
It will be evident to you that the Green Monster supports our local community in every way possible by using local vendors providing the goods and services for this event. We are committed to keeping our trails clean. In 2020 we are again going cupless at the aid stations. If you don't have a re-usable cup, we will have Salomon folding cups available for sale at our cost ($5). You will find local high school groups and local volunteers maintaining the aid stations, catering to your needs, and cheering you on! (MORE COWBELL)
Local time: 2:33 AM
We are fortunate to have strong relationships and generous support from our sponsors who are inspired by all of you who participate. Their commitment will allow us to bring a race day experience filled with entertainment, great food, and support from beginning to end . . . resulting in positive memories for you to take home.