• Central PA TrailRunner Magazine Trophy Series Challenges:



    2017 TrailRunner Magazine Trophy Series! Presented by GoreTex, this series includes five trail challenges that will take you above the clouds:

    Mile Run Half Marathon Trail Challenge- Event hosted by Jeff Miville & Integrity Sports.  This is a great course with technical sections (rocks), climbs and drops.  Hopefully there is still some snow on the ground.  Get this on your calendar to kick off your 2015 Trail Season.  Great support on the course.  Good food afterwards.  Goody bags full of stuff you won't throw away.

    Hyner View 25k Trail Challenge and 50k Ultra - Hosted by the Craig Fleming and the PA Trail Dogs. The scenic Hyner View makes the 4300+ ft. of elevation gain well worth the effort, and since 2012 the 50k Ultra has been the longest race in our series!

    Rothrock 30k Challenge - Another great PA Trail Dogs event. The 5000 ft. of elevation gain will numb the legs, and the scenery, fellowship, and feast afterward are well-deserved rewards!

    Sproul 10K - A 10K run through the mountains of Sproul State Forest. It's 3 miles uphill to the top of McCloskey moutain, and then a blistering 3.7 miles down to the finish. It's truly one of the most challenging 10K's around. Brought to you by the PA Trail Dogs.

    Dam Half- Join the MidPenn Trailblazers for a half marathon on the trails of RB Winter State Park. It's not every day you can climb the Stairway to Heaven!


    Other races by friends of the Trailblazers:

    CJ's Resolution Challenge- CJ’s Resolution Challenge is a three hour event at RB Winter State Park where you can choose your race.  Pick between either RC Revolutions or opt to participate in The Last Man Standing! This is a charity fundraising event that aims to raise money and awareness for two autism related charities.  Check them out on our Beneficiaries page.

    Frozen Snot half marathon trail challenge -over 5,000 ft of elevation gain in 13 miles of the MegaTransect course. ...on the coldest (on average) weekend of the year... in the dead of winter... Have fun!

    Eastern States 100 - A world class wilderness trail experience in one of the most remote sections of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Only the hardiest of runners will complete this circumnavigation of Pine Creek. The largest creek in the United States.  The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. The Iroquois called it Tiadaghton – the River of Pines.  Or is it the Lost or Bewildered River?  After 100 miles of multiple 900 – 1200 foot climbs and equally punishing descents, the second definition will seem appropriate.

    Call of the Wilds Mountain Marathon- Can you believe some of our committee who have seen it say it is tougher than the Mega (though not as technical), and mile for mile steeper and more elevation than Hyner? Believe it or not…come see for yourself. The Wilds are Calling. Visit us on Facebook.


    Friends of the MidPenn Trailblazers:

    Integrity Sports is the official chip timing company of many central PA races, including the Dam Half/FullPA trail challenge events and the Harrisburg Marathon. Jeff, Andy, and Joel do a great job taking care of timing to help your event run smoothly.

    The PA Trail Dogs have a list of more races HERE

    Allegheny Trailrunners is a running club based in South Central PA that organizes a series of trail races and group runs for all abilities, and advocate for trail development throughout the Alleghenies. The club is open to all levels of athletes who share a common love for being in the outdoors while promoting and preserving our region’s rich beauty and heritage.


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