******CANCELLED****** We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Mountain Challenge that was to be held on October 14, 2017. We greatly appreciate everyone's support of this event. We will be returning everyone's entry fee as quickly as we can. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause anyone but we hope you will understand. . Why did we cancel??? - As you may or may not know, the trail challenge was started to raise funds for Sharing Hope Ministries Disaster Relief Program. With all the devastation in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Irma that caused damage all across Florida, we feel we need to focus on how Sharing Hope Ministries can provide Help and Hope to these people. We will be setting up a base of operation as soon as we can work out all the details and then we will begin moving all of our equipment to that area..
Mountain Of Hope Trail Challenge
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 July 31st $35 - 5k $50 - Half Marathon August 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 by September 1st to be guaranteed a wick 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.
Packet pick-up - Race Day October 14th - Beginning at 7:00 am
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 Haven of Hope Zambia (www.havenofhopezambia.org) and Sharing Hope Ministries (www.sharinghopeministries.org)
Location 455 South Ridge Lane, Mill Hall, PA 17751 Contact email@example.com Mountain of Hope Trail Challenge Saturday 14 October 2017 Start Time: 9:00 am - Half Marathon 9:30 - 5k