Course and Race Info
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!!
The Moshannon Rock Hounds are pleased to announce The Allegheny Front Trail 50k and half marathon will both be in the 2019 Rocksylvania Trail Series!!
The Allegheny Front Trail was established by Ralph Seeley in 1991. The trail encircles Black Moshannon State Park, traversing 41.75 miles of the Allegheny Plateau, some rocky and rugged, on the way to five mountain trout streams and 11 vistas in the Moshannon State Forest. For a detailed trail description and photos, see Ben Cramer’s Guide to the Allegheny Front Trail. Maps are available at the Black Moshannon State Park Office and state forest offices.
AFTR takes places just a few minutes drive from Black Moshannon State Park. Event options include the 50K Seneca Run (7 a.m. start), Half Marathon Hemlock Run (9 a.m. start). Race headquarters is at the Mid-State Regional Airport, Terminal Building, just 3 miles from Black Moshannon State Park, approximately 9 miles east of Philipsburg (451 Airport Road, Philipsburg, PA 16866).
The Seneca 50K Run is a course on the AFT. Note that it is approximately 32.5 miles long. The Seneca Run is 100% trail.
The Hemlock Half Marathon run is a 14-mile, 98% trail, 93% single-track course. Runners start on a ½ mile of airport pavement, then run on dirt/grassy road trail for a ½ mile. Both courses include aid stations/checkpoints and clear route markings
Aid stations will be stocked with typical race food which could consist of the following:
*NOTE* - It is not possible or practical to cater to every racer. If you prefer certain food/drink/aid please bring it with you on race day. Our aid station volunteers will help in any way they can, but are limited by what they have.
-M&Ms<br />-Peanuts/Trail Mix
-Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Supplements will be provided by Hammer Nutrition. These could include the following:
-Assorted flavor Hammer Gels
*If you need any information about these products please visit https://www.hammernutrition.com
14 Mile Course will have 3 aid stations at approximately the following mileage/locations:
3.2 miles (Claymine/Six Mile Run Road)
7 miles (Wolf Rocks Area/Six Mile Run Road)
11 miles (Shirks Road)
50k Course will have 7 aid stations at approximately the following mileage/locations:
5.2 miles (Benner Run Road @ lake spillway)
9 miles (Huckleberry Road)
15 miles (Casanova Road) *PLEASE NOTE* - NO DROP BAGS AT THIS LOCATION.
18 miles (Route 504)
21 miles (Claymine/Six Mile Run Road)
24 miles (Wolf Rocks Area/Six Mile Run Road)
29 miles (Shirks Road)
Cut Off Times
Cut off times will be monitored for both races and will be enforced per the following criteria:
-14 Mile entrants should plan to finish in less than 8 hours (5pm). This is an average pace of 34.2 min/mile.
-50k entrants should plan to finish in less than 10 hours (5pm). This is an average pace of 19.3 min/mile.
-The first cut off will be at the 504 aid station (18 miles) in 5.8 hours.
-The second cut off will be at the Wolf Rocks aid station (24 miles) in 7.7 hours.
Lunch will be at noon and will consist of grilled chicken and assorted sides provided by Wildfires BBQ. There will be assorted drinks such as soda, water, and gatorade.
Local time: 11:20 AM
Bring your lawn chairs and tail gate tents and enjoy the day and camaraderie with fellow trail friends!
Black Moshannon State Park will also be in full swing and has a sand beach, swimming area, showers, kayak rentals, and cabin rentals. The Camp Store at the park also has Hershey ice cream if you need a cool treat!