Upcoming Events

Jun
11
25th Anniversary Rachel Carson Trail Challenge CelebrationVolunteer

  • Celebration Tickets
  • Twenty-fifth anniversary celebration party, 4:30PM-8PM. Includes locally made pierogi bar, soft drinks, desserts, and custom craft beer by Stick City Brewing (cash). Featuring live music by the renowned Echo Valley Bluegrass band, vendor information tables, historic Challenge information, giveaways & prizes, and 6:30 PM recognition ceremony. Children under 12 free. Please place a separate ticket order for each Challenge veteran; additional tickets per order are intended for accompanying guests. Price: $25 through June 10, $30 through June 11 8:00 PM.


Jun
18
2022 Rachel Carson Trail ChallengeWho's In?Volunteer

  • Full Challenge36.2 milesFull
  • The traditional Challenge. It begins in North Park and ends in Harrison Hills Park. Starts at 5:30 AM, finish time limit is 15 hours 4 minutes. Limit 600 participants, minimum age 12. Entry fee: $100 through June 18.

  • Homestead Challenge17.8 milesFull
  • Also known as the Half Challenge, it begins near the Springdale High School and ends in Harrison Hills Park. Starts at 10:00 AM, finish time limit is 7 hours 25 minutes. If you ever contemplated trying the Challenge but never thought you could go 35 miles, this may be for you. Limit 300 participants, minimum age 12. Entry fee: $100 through June 18.

  • Friends & Family Challenge7.8 milesOver 94% Full
  • This begins in Tarentum and ends in Harrison Hills Park. Starts at 12:00 PM. It's intended for groups of up to 5 members, and the minimum unaccompanied age is 12. There are two significant hills on this section of the trail. Limit 50 groups. The entry fee is for the entire group (not per person). Entry fee: $100 through June 18.


Aug
27
2022 Baker Trail UltraChallengeWho's In?Volunteer

  • Solo50.5 miles
  • This year the race covers the southern section of the Baker Trail, starting near Godfrey, PA at 6:30 AM. Runners will follow the Baker Trail north toward Smicksburg, PA and end at a private farm. Finish time limit 14 hours. Limit 120 participants, minimum age 16. (If you prefer, you may instead register via UltraSignup.com.) Entry fee: $107.25 through July 8, $133.81 through August 25, $160.37 through August 27 4:30 AM.

  • Relay50.5 miles
  • Relay teams of up to 5 members cover the same course within the same time as the Solo runners. Course leg distances are 13.2, 9.4, 10.2, 9.4, 8.3 miles. Limit 25 teams, minimum age 16. (If you prefer, you may instead register via UltraSignup.com.) Entry fee: $186.93 through July 8, $240.06 through August 25, $293.18 through August 27 4:30 AM.