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    2020 Central PA ROCKSYLVANIA Race Series Challenges:


    In 2018, the central PA trail running scene took on a brand new look, breaking away from the old Trophy Series to form the new Rocksylvania Trail Series. Now we’re back at it for 2020, amping this new series up to include 20 different courses, teaming up to showcase some of the best trail races in the state.

    The 2020 series includes 20 PA trail races broken down into four divisions based on race distance. These are the divisions:
    Division 1 – 10K
    Division 2 – Half Marathon
    Division 3 – 25k
    Division 4 – Ultra

    The four divisions will give runners the option of concentrating on distances that are more to their liking. You can run as many or as few races as you’d like, but the more races you run in one particular division, the better your chances are in winning a prize.

    Scoring: The top finisher in each age group will earn 25 points per race. Second will earn 24. Third will earn 23 and so on. The individual in each age group that has the HIGHEST point total at the end of that series will be crowned the champion. The maximum number of points someone can earn is 125.

    Falcon Timing will be scoring each runner based on their age group finish at each race and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall males and females of each age group at the end of the year. Runners must complete at least 3 races to win. Awards will be given out at the end of the year at an awards banquet at New Trail Brewing Company in Williamsport (TBA).

    In case of a tie, the runner who has more head-to-head wins will earn the prize. In case both runners only have 4 finishes in that division and are still tied, it will go to the runner with the most Rocksylvania races completed.

    To earn a Rocksylvania tech tee, a runner must either run all 5 races in one division or finish at least 8 total races in the Series. Good luck everyone!!!!

    Below is a complete list of the 2020 Rocksylvania Trail Series races: 

    10K Division
    Night Flight 10K – April 4
    Chief Wetona 7-Miler – May 17
    Smiths Knob Scramble – June 13
    Sproul 10K – July 18
    Dandelion 10K – September 5

    Half Marathon Division
    Chief Wetona 14-Miler – May 17
    Greenwood Furnace – May 3
    Hyner Half – August 22
    Dam Half – September 27
    The Raven – October 4

    25K Division
    Hyner 25K – April 18
    Slate Run 25k – June 6
    Cook Forest 25K – August 15
    Green Monster 25K – October 11
    Wilds 25K – October 18

    Ultra Division
    Hyner 50K – April 18
    Sharp Top 50k – June 27
    Boulder Beast – September 19
    Green Monster 50K – October 11
    Wilds 50K – October 18

    2019 Final Standings:
    10k Division
    Half Marathon Division
    25k Division
    Ultra Division

    Other races by friends of the Trailblazers:

    CJ's Resolution Challenge- Saturday, January 4th, 2020 @ 9:00am - 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 - Saturday, February 15, 2020 - over 5,800 ft of elevation gain in 13.5 miles of the Boulder Beast course. ...on the coldest (on average) weekend of the year... in the dead of winter... Have fun! OR take it easy and "only" do the 8.3 mile course.

    Eastern States 100 - Saturday, August 8th, 2020 - 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.

    Friends of the MidPenn Trailblazers:


    The PA Trail Dogs
    Craig and company put on a LOT of races. GREAT races. With the best maintained trails around. He's been a champion of Central PA trail running forever. Thank you for all you do, buddy.

    Falcon Race Timing is a professional race timing company focused on customer service. Bob, Joel, Andy, and company are experienced racers and race directors and can help your event go smoothly.

    Pisgah Runners John Johnson will win a race on one day, then run with you at your pace to keep you company on the next. His wife Amey is usually out there getting awesome pics of racers and giving encouragement. They are the sweetest folks on the trails!

    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.

    Tyoga Running Club supports regional athletes while promoting lifetime fitness in both youth and adults by creating outdoor activities that encourage an appreciation for the natural environment.

    Seven Mountains Conservation Corp - Home of the Raven trail half.

    Juniata Valley Striders - Home of the Greenwood Furnace Trail Half. Founded in 1980, the Juniata Valley Striders Running Club has been promoting running and fitness in Mifflin and Juniata Counties through organization of and participation in hundreds of events. We encourage running in our community by creating and organizing several fun races in the area every year and by helping out with others!

    Cook Forest Trail Racing

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