About the Event
The Hills Creek Endurance challenge will feature a 3.1 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.
From the beginning stages of planning the Hills Creek Endurance Challenge, it has been our desire to have this event be a fundraising event for a worthy cause. We have had many conversations discussing possibilities but had not settled on a particular cause for our inaugural year.
Many members of our local trail running community have learned over the past few days that the Perrotto Family, amazing family of our community, is now facing a long battle as their eldest daughter, Olivia takes on cancer. It became very clear to us that God has guided us to have this event to support our friends, our trail family. This is what we do best as a community. We support one another.
All proceeds of the 2021 Hills Creek Endurance Challenge will be given to the Joel, Rebecca, Olivia and Abby as a show of support and solidarity that they are not alone on this journey.
Where to Stay
Plenty of 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.
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 in the 3 hour race. 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 TrailKids at checkout.
Local time: 4:45 PM
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.