Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Registration closes: Fri, Jun 7 @ 11:59 PM

USATF National Championship

We are excited to announce that the first annual Montage Mountain Trail Half Marathon Challenge will serve as the USATF Trail Half Marathon National Championship!

Active USATF members will be the only people eligible to receive the race prize money. To check your account or register for a USATF membership, please use the below link:
Non-USATF Members are encouraged to race and take on one of the most challenging races in Pennsylvania!

Athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.

Race and Course Information

Not a USATF Member? No worries! Sign Up to race anyways to be a part of one of the best trail races in the area! The Montage Mountain Trail Half Marathon course is a super challenging and scenic tour of the Montage Mountain Ski Resort and surrounding forest lands. The course has approximately 3,500ft elevation gain with terrain that includes single track trails, double wide quad trails, grass paths, and 1 creek crossing! The trails are true Pennsylvania style trails that can be technical, steep at times, and fast as well.
There will be aid stations throughout the course that will be stocked with race essentials including lite food, water, and an electrolyte drink.
Bring out your team of 5 to compete for the Montage Mountain Trail Half Marathon Team Title. Team winner will receive a custom award.
Age Group awards for Top 3 Male/Female in the following categories: 19 and Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Schedule of Events

Saturday June 8th:
12:00pm-5:00pm- Expo and Packet Pickup
4:00pm-5:00pm- Elite Athlete Press Conference At Expo
5:00pm-7:00pm- Spaghetti Dinner Buffet in Slocum Hollow Restaurant ($15 per person)

Sunday June 9th:
6:30am-8:30am- Race Day Packet Pickup and Day of Registration
9:00am- Montage Mountain Trail Half Marathon Championships (USATF Championships)
12:00pm- Award Presentation
12:00-3:00- Water Park
3:00pm-8:00pm- Athlete After Party in Slocum Hollow Bar/Restaurant.

Registration Info

Price Tiers:
Until January 31st- $65
February 1-March 31st- $75
April 1- June 7th- $85
Day of Registration- $100
Each race registration entry includes admission to the Montage Mountain Water Park following the race, a $29.99 value!

Elite Athletes, please contact Ben at

Prize Money

We are happy to offer a $6,000 Prize Purse for the USATF Championship Race!
1st Place- $1,300
2nd Place- $800
3rd Place- $500
4th Place- $250
5th Place- $150

Masters Prize: Top Male/Female- $200


Join us Saturday, June 8th for the official expo from 12pm-5pm. This will include USATF sponsors, local companies, and unique vendors. Pick up your Race Bib, hang out at Slocum Hollow Bar and Restaurant, relax by the pool, and stick around for the Press Conference from 4-5pm!

Nearby Airports

Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport (15 minute drive)
Philadelphia International Airport (2 hours)
Newark International Airport (2 hours)
New York Stewart International Airport (1 hour 30 minutes)

Local time: 1:57 PM
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