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Outdoor Challenges

2019 Challenges in the Clinton County Area

If you enjoy challenges in the outdoors, Clinton County is the place to be. The area has become a mecca for trail runs that pit participants not so much against each other but against challenging terrain! More casual hikes are also available, as are bicycling events, mud runs, triathlons, sport motorcycling, powerboat racing, golf tournaments, and more. The following is a sampling of the types of events offered!

February 2 - The Frozen Snot Race

U.S. Army Reserve Center, McElhattan. 7:30 am.

A trail race on Bald Eagle Mountain that combines both a long course of 13. miles with a total climb of more than 5,600 feet, and a short course of 8.3 miles. The City of Lock Haven Serves as official sponsor for this adventure challenge.

www.frozen-snot.com

 

March 2 - Lily’s Run

Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard, 12 pm.

The 6th annual memorial 3.59 mile race, walk and kids fun run. $25. Proceeds benefit the Trisomy 18 Foundation, Clinton County Special Olympics, and a family in our community with a child needing medical attention.

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April 20 - Hyner View Trail Challenge

A 50K, for experienced runners, starts at 8am. The 25K is open to all runners and starts at 9am. Some 1,300 participants take on this grueling challenge up Hyner Mountain in Sproul State Forest. Clinton County’s biggest race event. Sponsored by the PA Trail Dogs

 https://www.patraildogs.com

  

May 4: Mountain of Hope Trail Challenge (5K & Half Marathon)

455 South Ridge Lane, Mill Hall. 5K starts at 9am; Half-marathon at 9:30am. After some time off, this amazing race is back! The courses traverse private land in the East End Valley. Proceeds benefit Sharing Hope Ministries disaster relief efforts.

(570)263-6087 / Facebook.MountainofHopeTrailChallenge

  

June 1 & 2 - Durty Dabbers Great Adventure Dual Sport

Castanea Picnic Grounds, 859 Lower Creek Rd., Lock Haven. 9 am.

The course utilizes the Bald Eagle and Sproul State Forests as well as private land. Benefits the Laurel Run Church; Relay for Life; Castanea Fire Company and the Chapman
Township Fire Company. Sponsored by the Durty Dabbers Motorcycle Club.

(570) 502- 5830 / durtydabbers.com

 

June 8 - Renovo ATV Cruise for a Cure

Flaming Foliage Lot, Huron Ave., Renovo.

The Bucktail Medical Center Relay for Life team and Central Mountains ATV association team up for this approximate 50-mile, guided ATV ride through Sproul State Forest. There will be stops at scenic overlooks and you'll travel over trails, roads and power lines. There's a lunch stop at Quiet Oaks Campground in Cross Fork and a meal afterwards.
Sanctioned by the American Motorcyclists Association, the 8th Annual cruise benefits the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life campaign.

(570) 531-6127 / cmatva.org / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

June 14 & 15 - Great Island Race Series

Woodward Township Boat Launch, 316 Coudersport Pike, Lock Haven. 6:30pm Friday is the Great Island Mini-Triathlon (1K Paddle, 8K Bike and 2K Run). 8am Saturday morning is the Great Island Adventure Triathlon (5K Paddle, 25K Bike and 5K Run) and the Great Island Swim Triathlon (750M Swim, 25 K Bike and 5K Run). Sponsored by the Lock Haven Rotary Club, with proceeds benefitting Clinton County nonprofits.

(570)660-5085 / lhnationals.com

 

June 15 - Tiadaghton Elm Classic Canoe, Kayak & SUP Race

McElhattan Boat Launch. Registration at 9 am. 11am (registration starts at 9:30am). A 5-mile loop course on the Susquehanna River in McElhattan. All classes of canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards welcome youth and adult, beginner to pro. A Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking-sanctioned event, sponsored by the Tiadaghton Elm Race Committee.

(570)660-5085 / lhnationals.com (570) 660- 5657 / GreatIslandRaceSeries.org

 

June 22 - Little Loggers 5K

Western Clinton County Sportsmen's Association Nature Center, 20 Sportsmen's Lane, Hyner. 10 am.

An inaugural kids-only race in Sproul State Forest for those under age 12! More than a race, this is really a Trail 'Fest" featuring a variety of activities and it's all free!
Sponsored by the PA Trail Dogs.

 https://www.patraildogs.com

 

July 6 - Keystone Challenge Canoe, Kayak & SUP Race  

Pine Creek from Hamilton Bottom Access to Jersey Shore. 11am (registration starts at 9:30am). The longest canoe, kayak and paddleboard race in PA! An approximate 25-mile paddle down Pine Creek and into the Susquehanna River. Shorter races slated as well. A Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking-sanctioned event, sponsored by the Tiadaghton Elm Race Committee.

(570)660-5085 / lhnationals.com

 

July 14 - Bricktown Challenge Canoe, Kayak & SUP Race

Sayers Dam, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Rd., Howard. 11am (registration starts at 9:30am). A 5-mile loop course, with shorter loops available. Fun for the whole family. A Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking-sanctioned event, sponsored by the Tiadaghton Elm Race Committee.

(570)660-5085 / lhnationals.com

July 20 - Sproul 10K

Western Clinton County Sportsmen's Association Nature Center, 20 Sportsmen's Lane, Hyner. 10 am.

The toughest 10K in PA! A punishing trail race in Sproul State Forest. A grueling 3 miles to the top of McCloskey Mountain, then a screaming 3.5 mile down to the finish.
Sponsored by the PA Trail Dogs.

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July 28 - Rattlesnake National Enduro

Quiet Oaks Campground, 88 Quiet Oaks Campground Lane, Cross Fork. AMA National Enduro Series. KTM factory rides on Saturday; race on Sunday begins at 9 am. 

(570) 923-2386 / ber.us 

 

August 3 - Clinton/Potter Counties Spring ATV Poker Run

Potter County Family Campground, 3075 East 2nd St, Coudersport. 9 am.

AN AV Poker Run between the Potter County Family Campground in Coudersport and Quiet Oaks Campground in Cross Fork (Participants can start at either campground) with stops at several stations. Bring a box lunch, snacks, and drinks. An easy, approximate 6-hour ride. $20. Proceeds benefit the Central Mountains ATV Association. 

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August 4 - Durty Dabbers Mototrials

A modern motorcycle trials event held in the mountains of Farrandsville. $20 rider fee and $3 gate fee daily Proceeds benefit the
Farrandsville Community Church. Sponsored by the Durty Dabbers Motorcycle Club. Benefits the Farrandsville Community Church. 

(570)726-6389 / durtydabbers.com

 
August 24 - Hyner Half Trail Race

Hyner Run State Park, 86 Hyner Park Rd., North Bend. 8 am. For runners only! A 14-mile race in Sproul State Forest, starting and ending at Hyner Run State Park.
Sponsored by the PA Trail Dogs.

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September 14 - Whiskey Springs ATV Poker Chip Run

Whiskey Springs ATV Trail, middle parking lot, Westport. 9 am. Enjoy a day of riding along the Whiskey Springs ATV Trail. The ride traverses old woods
roads, gravel roads, forest trails, and a moonscape of unvegitated strip-mines in one of DCNR’s premier ATV trail systems. Several stops for the poker
run spread around the park with a chance to win a cash prize at each stop. $20 donation. Sponsored by the Greater Renovo Area Heritage Park
Association and the Central Mountains ATV Association. Proceeds benefit the Heritage Park Association.

 (570) 484-7000 /https://goo.gl/AjtaWd 

September 21 - Boulder Beast Trail Challenge

Castanea Fire Company Picnic Ground, 859 Lower Creek Rd, Lock Haven. 7 am (registration starts Friday evening, and again Saturday morning). A 24-mile hike/run over
the legendary boulder field on Bald Eagle Mountain. Come for the challenge, but enjoy he views. Sponsored by the PA Trail Dogs. 

https://www.patraildogs.com

 

October 12 - PACK Fall Foliage Canoe, Kayak & SUP Race

Lockport Boat Launch, Woodward Township. 316 Coudersport Pike, Lock Haven. 11am. An approximate 7-mile loop paddle, with shorter courses for youth and stand-up paddleboarders. Awards banquet to follow. A Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking-sanctioned event, sponsored by the Tiadaghton Elm Race Committee.

(570)660-5085 / lhnationals.com

October 26 & 27 - Durty Dabbers Vintage & Modern Mototrials

274 Reservoir Rd., McElhattan. 11 am. A sanctioned Mid-Atlantic Vintage Trials event Saturday at noon, followed by a kid’s fun event. The modern trials
event starts 11am Sunday. Beginner to pro class. $20 rider fee and $3 gate fee daily. Sponsored by the Durty Dabbers Motorcycle Club.

(570) 726-6389 / durtydabbers.com

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