About the event
Join us on a course that started all the craze here in central PA. The infamous boulder field awaits you!!!! We brought back Goat Path, Lightning Ridge, Black Diamond, Crossover, Fleming Way, Chestnut Flats and the Gorge Trail in 2018. And of course we'll be keeping the Link, Boulders, Zindel Park, Rote Overlook, the Luge, Gut Check, and the Kammerdiner, After all the good feedback this year, we plan on keeping this exact course for years to come!!! . We expect the course to be about 24-25 miles long with about 6,000 feet of vertical gain. Registration opens December 16th at 8pm EST via ultrasignup to the first 500 runners.
As usual, the start/ finish is at the Castanea Township Fire Company picnic grounds. There is plenty of camping space and parking available. The fun begins on Friday night with a pre-race party and bag pick-up from 5-8pm. As usual, the race starts at 7am sharp. After finishing, stick around and enjoy the typical PA Trail Dogs post-race picnic with great food and beverage.
Before Signing Up
Before signing up----Please understand that this event is not for everyone. It is 24 miles through some pretty tough and diverse terrain and will require some rigorous training on everyone's part. We have strict cut-off times at various places on the course--Zindel Park AS Mile 11 (12:30pm), Vet+ AS Mile 15.5 (3pm) and Leadership CC AS Mile 21 (5pm). The cut-off times are based on being able to finish in the daylight. There will be no exceptions to these cut-offs. They are in place for the safety of our runners and the compassion we have for our volunteers. If you don't agree with our cut-offs, please refrain from signing up. All in all, we're looking to make this a most memorable experience for everyone signed up. Just like Hyner, Sproul, and the Wilds 25K, we're just a fun group of trail runners putting on a fun trail event. We're excited to get back to a more runnable course, but make no mistake, legs will be trembling at the finish line!!!.
Registration opens December 16th at 8pm EST. The event is open to the first 500 runners or the September 1st deadline. A wait list will be created in the event that the race fills up.
Local time: 6:58 AM
There are no refunds, switches, deferments, selling of bibs, or Bandits for this event. If you don't agree with this policy, please refrain from signing up.