The Mountain of Hope Trail Challenge Half Marathon is a run/hike/walk through the mountains of Central Pennsylvania. It begins with a 5 mile uphill climb over trails, old log roads and through boulder fields. Once at the top the trail will continue to wind through the mountains providing several scenic views overlooking the beautiful Amish farm country nestled in East Nittany Valley before beginning your decent down the mountain. Come prepared for steep hills and rocky terrain. The 5K will be 1 mile of uphill incline before winding through wooded trails and then heading to the finish line. (See pictures on Facebook at Mountain of Hope Trail Challenge Page
Elevation Change - Almost 3,000 feet of Elevation Change 6 hour cut-off on timing of the event
Registration Fee - Until March 31st $35 - 5k $50 - Half Marathon April 1st and after $40 - 5k $55 - Half Marathon
The race is capped at 500 participants No refund or transfers for this event
Race Shirt - You must be registered before April 1st to be guaranteed a race t-shirt. We will not be sending any shirts to participants who do not attend the event.
Location - The Mountain of Hope Trail Challenge is on private property located at 455 S. Ridge Lane, Mill Hall, PA. Exit 178 off I-80. 1 mile turn right onto Auction Road at Central PA Auto Auction. From 220 south, Mackeyville/Rote Exit, turn right onto Auction Road at Central PA Auto Auction. Watch for signs.
Aid Stations - 2 Aid stations with snacks, water and gatorade and first aid plus 2 additional water stations will be available for the half marathon. 1 water station will be available for the 5k.
Meal - including BBQ Pork Sandwiches or BBQ Chicken and sides will be provided for all paid participants. You will receive a meal ticket with your packet.
All proceeds from the Mountain of Hope Trail Challenge will benefit Sharing Hope Ministries (www.sharinghopeministries.org)
Location 511 Beagle Road Mill Hall, PA 17751 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Mountain of Hope Trail Challenge Saturday May 4th, 2019 Start Time: 9:00 am - Half Marathon 9:30 - 5k