Pennsylvania Trail & Ultra Running


PA Trail & Ultra Races (Read 150 times)

Le professeur de trail

    Help populate a list of races in and near Pennsylvania.



    Ugly Mudder 7 miler Reading, PA

    Frozen Sasquatch Trail event 25k & 50k- West Virginia  ttp://

    Phunt 50k - Maryland

    Beast of Burden 50 miler & 100 miler - Lockport, NY



    Chilly Cheeks 7 miler Reading, PA

    Squirrelly Tail Twail Wun Half Marathon Pinchot Park, PA



    Humdinger Trail Run 7 miler - Danville, PA

    Mile Run Trail Half Marathon - Mile Run, PA

    Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Marathon & 50k

    The HAT Run 50k - Maryland

    New Jersey Ultra Festival - 50k, 50 miler, 100k, 100 miler



    Buck Ridge Burn Trail Half Marathon - Pine Grove Furnace State Park

    Down on the Farm 10k - Marysville, PA

    Mt. Penn MudFest 15k - Reading, PA

    Glacier Ridge Trail 30k, 50k, 50miler - Butler Co. PA

    Hyner View Trail Challenge 25k & 50k

    Dirty Kiln Trail Races 5mi & HM -

    Iron Master's Trail Challenge 15k, 20 miler, 50k - Pince Grove Furnace State Park



    Mrs. Smith's Challenge 5 miler Lancaster, PA

    Dark n Dirty 6.66 miler in the dark Reading, PA

    Greewood Furnace Trail Challenge Half Marathon - Greewood Furnce State Park

    Capon Valley 50k - Capon Springs, West Virginia

    Dirty German Endurance Fest 30k, 50k, 50 miler - Philadelphia, PA

    Bear Mountain North Face Challenge 50 miler - Bear Mountain, NY

    3 Days at the Fair - 6, 12, 24, 48, 72 hour - New Jersey 

    Sole Challenge - 6, 12, 24 hour - Gettysburg, PA



    Rothrock Trail Challenge 30k - State College, PA

    Bouncing Buns 7k (clothing optional) - Reading, PA

    Mr. Smith's Challenge 10k - Lancaster, PA

    Washington North Face Trail Challenge 5k, HM, M, 50k, 50 miler - Washington D.C.

    Laurel Highlands Ultra Races 70 miler, 50k single and relay - Western PA

    Finger Lakes Fifties - 25k, 50k, 50 miler - New York

    Rachel Carlson Trail 34 miles - North Park/Harrison Hills Park, western PA

    OSS/CIS 50 miler (night) Northern Virginia

    Highlands Sky Trail Run 40 miler - West Virginia

    Mason Dixon Trail Logest Day Challenge 100k - Maryland & Yor Co. PA

    Run Between the Suns (RBTS) 12 hour event - near Oil City, PA




    To Be Continued...

    Le professeur de trail


      Double Trouble 15k & 30k - Morgantown, PA

      Prowl the Sprowl 10k Clinton Co. PA

      Maryland HEAT Race 25k - Maryland

      Escarpment Trail Challenge 30k - Catskill Mountains Upstate NY

      Allegheny Front Trail Run 12 or 30 miles - Moshannon State Forest/State Park Land

      St. Roch 25k - Maryland

      Catoctin 50k - Catoctin, MD

      Viaduct Ultras 50 miler, 100 miler, 200 miler - Northeast PA

      The Lone Ranger 24 hour - Philadelphia, PA



      Half Wit Half Marathon - Reading, PA

      On the Rocks Trail Run 10k, 15k, 30k - York, PA

      Rattling Off-Road Trail Weekend 30k - Lykens, PA

      Mount Cuokoo 15k & 30k - Adamstown, PA

      Try-All by FIre (no specific distance or type) - Clinton Co. PA

      Cheat Mountain Moonlight Madness 50 miler - West Virginia

      Baker Trail Challenge 50 miler - Western PA

      Beast of Burden Summer Challenge 50 miler and 100 miler - Lockport, New York

      The Conococheague 50K FA event - Perry County PA -

      Elk County Boulder Dash 20 miler - Elk County PA (added 7/22/13)



      Conestoga Trail 10 miler - Lancaster Co. PA

      Sloppy Cuokoo 6.55 miler and half marathon - Philadelphia, PA

      The Dam Half/The Dam Full marathons - near Lewisburg, PA

      Labor Pain 12 hour ultra - Reading, PA

      Keystone SuperHike 28.4 miles - York/Lancaster Co. PA

      Trails 4 Tails 40 miler - York Co. PA

      Groundhog Fall 50k - Punxsutawney, PA

      Virgil Crest 50k, 50miler, 100 miler - New York

      Pine Creak 100k & 100 miler - Wellsboro, PA

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        Mile Run Trail Half Marathon Reverse course - Mile Run, PA

        Ghouls n Fools 6.5 miles (night run) - Reading, PA

        HARRC in the Park 15k - Lewisberry, PA Pinchot Park

        Rock'n the Knob 5 miler and 30k - Blue Know State Park

        The Green Monster 25k & 50k - Wellsboro, PA

        Blues Cruise 50k - near Reading, PA

        Oil Creek 50k, 100k, 100 miler Northwest PA

        Tussey Mountainback 50 miler - State College, PA

        Quad State Buster 45 miler - PA, MD, WV, VA

        Fire on the Mountain 50k - Flintstone, MD

        West Virginia Trilogy 50k, 50 miler, half marathon (over 3 days) - West Virginia



        Dirty Bird 15k - Birdsboro, PA

        NC Trail Marathon - Maryland (north of Baltimore)

        Twisted Turkey Trail Tussle 10k & 10 miler near Gettysburg, PA

        JFK 50 miler - Boonsboro, MD

        Stone Mill 50 miler - Maryland


          Here are some lifted from, sorry for the cut and paste. I know they are not long distance but for a beginner like me they are great. Hopefully I will get to run a few this year.



          May 4

          Wendy's Xterra Big Pocono State Park 3M Trail Tannersville 10:00 (570) 814-0346 email website
          May 18 Wendy's Xterra Seven Tubs, Wilkes-Barre 3.2M Trail Wilkes Barre 10:00 (570) 814-0346 email website
          Jun 2 Wendy's Xterra Hickory Run State Park 7M Trail White Haven 10:00 (570) 814-0346 email website
          Jun 15 Wendy's Xterra Earth Conservancy Half Marathon 13M Trail Mocanaqua 10:00 (570) 814-0346 email website
          Jun 29 Wendy's Xterra Gouldsboro State Park 8M Trail Gouldsboro 10:00 (570) 814-0346 email website

          Media Mud Stain Trail Run                                      

          Sunday, November 10, 2013

          2 Distances- 5 mile & 10 mile

          Ridley Creek State Park  Media, PA

          Trail Monster


            LT J.C. Stone 50k in North Park, PA



            Dirt Monster 5M in North Park, PA

            Marshall Mangler 8k & 50k

            2013 races:

            3/17 Shamrock Marathon

            4/20 North Coast 24 Hour

            7/27 Burning RIver 100M

            8/24 Baker 50M

            10/5 Oil Creek (distance to be determined)


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            Altra Zero Drop

              This is awesome!


              Also in April:


              Tyler Trail 10k - Tyler Arboretum, Media, PA


              Delaware Trail Triple Crown & Marathon (5k, 10k, 13.1 and 26.2) - Newark, DE -

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              I Run for Oiselle


              Hyner 50k:  4/18/15

              Laurel Highlands 70M: 6/13/15


                Jaime, this is great.


                The Buck Ridge Burn was moved to April 7th (from March)

                Ironmaster's Challenge moved to April 28th (from May)

                Le professeur de trail

                  I can't keep up with these races moving on me.  Thanks!


                  And is it just me or is PA exploding with trail events the last 3 years?



                    And is it just me or is PA exploding with trail events the last 3 years?


                    PA has always been a great Mt. Biking state, so now looks like it's translating into Trail Running.  Ron Horn at Pretzel City sports definitely has something to do with it.

                    Le professeur de trail

                      Just saw this one near Pittsburgh - 5-6 mile event plus 4, 8, and 12 hour events.



                      Are we there yet?

                        Chester Country Running Store is putting on a 10K trail series in Pottstown March 30, April 27, May 18:


                        Coventry Woods 10 Trail Series

                        2016 Goals: Exceed 100K in a 24-Hour race, run more trail races (2 currently scheduled)

                        Le professeur de trail

                            Thanks Jamie for the links.The naked Bavarian at Blue Marsh lake looks awesome! I love to run out there, just not sure if I will be healthy enough by then. But I can always dream!

                            Le professeur de trail

                              Thanks Jamie for the links.The naked Bavarian at Blue Marsh lake looks awesome! I love to run out there, just not sure if I will be healthy enough by then. But I can always dream!


                              I agree entirely.  I am not running at all right now...hoping here very soon.  I think about being able to do a slow 20 miles there in March.  Probably not logical but I can dream at least.  I love the trails around Blue Marsh.

                                Something else to keep in mind Jamie (being helpful enabler) Harrisburg Road runners and Don Hauke put on a fat ass 50 k in March in  Perry County. If I remember correctly there was a shortcut around 20 miles so you could go back to the start,  or else they usually need volunteers to help sweep, which is what I did last year for a 10 mile section. Hope you can get out running again!