Welcome to the Pine Creek Challenge

Saturday, September 7th thru Sunday, September 8th, 2024


Pine Creek Challenge will start from 

1551 Marsh Creek Road, Wellsboro, PA

100 mile, 100 kilometer, 50 mile and marathon distances, all on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in beautiful Wellsboro, PA! 100 mile relay option also!!!!

The "Pine Creek Challenge" is just that, a place to challenge yourself by seeing how far or how fast you can run. It will be a scenic trail run along Pine Creek in northern Pennsylvania. The Pine Creek Rail Trail stretches 63 miles from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore and is repeatedly listed as one of the finest bike rides in the Northeast. This section is through the "Grand Canyon of the East", the Pine Creek Gorge. The Gorge stretches for 47 miles. It is nearly a mile wide and 1,450 feet deep at its deepest point. This section of Pine Creek is listed as a National Natural Landmark. It's popular with canoeists and rafters in the spring and trout fishermen are drawn here all year long.

We have set up an out and back course that uses 25 miles of the upper canyon section. We will have the start/finish at Marsh Creek. The 100 miler runners will go 2 out and backs to Blackwell, passing through the canyon 4 times. The 100k folks will go once to Blackwell and return. The 50 mile course will be ½ of the 100 mile course, going once to Blackwell. The marathoners will turn around just below Tiaghdaton.

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Race Check-in

100 mile check-in no later than 5:45 am

100 k check-in no later than 6:45 am

50 mile check-in no later than 7:45 am

Marathon check-in no later than 8:45 am

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