Before signing up.....we have a "zero tolerance" stance with registration. There are no refunds, deferrals, bib switches, or transfers of any sort. If you don't like our rules, PLEASE find another race. There are literally thousands of races out there. Our races aren't for everyone. Anyone contesting our rules throughout the year will automatically be banned from all PA Trail Dog events.
25K Cut-off-- All runners/hikers MUST reach the View (mile 4) by 11:30am and the mile 8.5 aid station by 1:30pm or you'll be pulled. These are hard cut-offs. No exceptions.These cut-offs ensure a 9 hour finish.
50K Cut-offs-- Mile 7.5 by 10am or you'll be directed onto the 25K course to finish. Mile 17 by 1pm and mile 25 by 3:15pm. All are hard cut-offs with no wiggle room to ensure a 10 hour finish.
Please note: We DO NOT hire course photographers for any of our events. We do, however, usually have some awesome volunteers out there taking pics and we thank them for their time and expertise. We'll share their pics on the Hyner Facebook page after the event as we get them.
There are NO REFUNDS, NO DEFERRALS, NO BIB SWITCHES, NO TRANSFERS of any sort, and NO BANDITS for this event. And the cut-offs are hard cut-offs to ensure 9 hour finishes for the 25K and 10 hour finishes for the 50K. PLEASE don't sign up if you don't like our rules or cut-offs.
Very important....the course is very remote and there are no parking areas whatsoever out there. And the mountain roads are very narrow. The ONLY accessible aid station for the 25K is Hyner View State Park at mile 4. Please relay this to family and friends. And the 50K spectator access areas are Hyner View State Park at mile 3 and Hyner Run State Park at mile 10/25.
50K Qualifying Standards
This is not a beginner 50K and we expect ALL runners to finish in under 10 hours. Road races do not count as qualifiers as they have no relevance to this sport. Please put down a race and your time that shows you are capable of completing 31 miles in under 10 hours. During the race, runners not getting to the 25/50K intersection by 10am (mile 7.5) will automatically be directed onto the 25K course to finish. Mile 17 aid station at Dry Run Rd cut-off is 1pm. And Hyner Run SP aid station on the way back at mile 25 is 3:15pm.
Missed getting into Hyner?
Hey everyone, if you missed getting into the Hyner Challenge this year, check out some of our other great events. The PA Trail Dogs also organize the Sproul 10K at Hyner, the Hyner Half at Hyner, the Boulder Beast in Lock Haven, and the Wilds 25/50K at Little Pine State Park. Registration for all these races are currently open via ultrasignup and expect to fill up quickly this year. More information can be found at www.patraildogs.com. See you on the trails soon!!!!
Event's current local time: 9:05 AM ET