Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 @ 10:05 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 25, 2023


It’s time to give meaning to mountain running!

Join The Running Kind for the first event of a new mountain running series, Climb It For Climate. This series will be composed of three trail races of three different distances: 5K, Half Marathon & Ultra Marathon.

Phase One: Appalachian Trail

The first event of the series will be on March 25th at Lehigh Gap Nature Center. The race will be a 5K loop, taking runners up the Appalachian Trail and back down on gorgeous, rugged trails to the Nature Center. The course covers 1000ft of vertical gain and loss.

We will be accepting donations for Lehigh Gap Nature Center and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy during registration for this event.


Tarkine Running will provide prizes to our top 3 finishers.
1st - pair of 100% eco friendly trail running shoes
2nd - 50% off
3rd - 40% off

New Belgium Brewing - FREE BEER for all finishers
Who Gives A Crap - FREE TP with bib pickup

Raffle Sponsors:
Ciele Athletics
Good Time
Wild Fox Farm




Lehigh Gap Nature Center
8844 Paint Mill Rd
Slatington, PA 18080


$21 for The Long Run Participants until November 7th
$31 for general public starting November 7th
$41 starting January 1st
$46 starting March 1st if not sold out


Top male, female, non binary
Race finisher pin for all finishers
Sustainable medals to top male, female, non binary age groups: 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


We are a cupless event. You must supply your own hydration. Coolers of water & electrolyte mix will be available to refill bottles before/after the event. This is a self supported event, therefore we cannot provide fuel to all runners at this time. Please bring your own fueling.

This event is spectator friendly.


This is a zero carbon event, meaning we take into account the emissions released in relation to hosting this trail race. The Running Kind will be subsidizing the cost to offset the event, however there will be an extra $1 added on to your registration specifically for this cost. This $1 will offset the carbon emissions for your personal travel to and from the event. We are excited to partner with Native Energy to support a carbon offset project we believe in.

In addition to going zero carbon at this event, The Running Kind will be collecting monetary donations for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

Event's current local time: 12:27 PM ET


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