About the Event
The Hills Creek Endurance challenge will feature a 3 mile loop around Hills Creek Lake featuring mostly single track trail. The start/finish and aid station will be at the Sugarbush Pavilion with a water only aid station approximately 1.5 miles into the loop. The loop has just over 200 ft. of elevation gain. Those competing can register for the 3-hour, 6-hour or 12-hour option and complete as many loops as they want/can within the allotted time.
For 2024, we have selected Boxes of Hope, a local 501c3 based out of Mill Hall, PA to support with our event. Their mission is to spread hope and encouragement by sending care packages and mastectomy pillows to individuals in active breast cancer treatment. The donation will be made in honor of our dear friend, Amber Monaghan, who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and is in the middle of her battle kicking cancers butt. If you've ever had the pleasure of sharing some trail miles or post-race conversation with Amber, you know what a wonderful, fun, loving and TOUGH person she is. Even during chemotherapy, she's out on the trail bringing her full-on cheer to all who cross paths with her. Amber is looking forward to the day she can "pay it forward" to others diagnosed with cancer. We hope that the Hills Creek Endurance Challenge helps Amber jump-start her desire to help support others.
Please feel free to check out Boxes of Hope at boh4bc.org and on Facebook.
Past donations made to:
We are happy to share that Kyle Reynolds KRNatural Photography will be on course race day.
Please check out his work at https://krnaturalphoto.photoshelter.com/
ReVibe Wild Runners
Hills Creek Endurance Challenge is part of the ReVibe Wild Runners for kids 17 and under. This program is offered for FREE to all kids 17 and under who register with the club. More information can be found at https://www.revibewildrunners.org/
Where to Stay
Camping is available within the park for those with campers, tents or wishing to rent a cabin. Reservations can be made through Reserve America using the following link: https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/hills-creek-state-park/PA/880109/overview. If you are looking for hotel or bed and breakfast options, the town of Wellsboro and Mansfield are both convenient with a variety of lodging options.
If Hills Creek campground is full, the next closest option would be Ives Run which is 9 miles from Hills Creek. Reservations for Ives Run can be made using the following link. https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233523
Kids 12 & Under
We love to encourage trail running and hiking among our youth. We would like to offer a free entry for any child 12 and under for any time duration. We feel this is a great venue for our kids to test their mettle and maybe set a new distance goal. If you would like to register a child 12 and under for this event, please use the code Kids2024 at checkout.
If you have an ultra signup account, you will have to log in as a guest to register a child.
Please note - this discount only applies to kids 12 & under.
This event is a rain or shine event. There will not be refunds or deferrals. There is no transferring of bibs
Event's current local time: 1:45 AM ET