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Rothrock Trail Challenge
June 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Welcome to the 10th annual Rothrock Trail Challenge. The event is scheduled for Saturday June 9th at Tussey Ski Area in Boalsburg, Pa. Race start is 8am.
The RTC will take runners and hikers through tunnels of rhododendron, towering Hemlocks, blooming mountain laurel, seas of fern, and mini boulder fields. The 17.2 mile course features mostly single track trails with 3 aid stations strategically spaced about every four miles. The signature section of the course remains the ever daunting Shingletown Gap cliff trail.
Even the fastest of runners put on the brakes here as they scramble down through the cliffs with extreme caution. But just as runners had to run down into the gap, they must climb back up the other side. This mile 10 section is usually the breaking point for most runners. But payback is awaiting as runners can enjoy a two mile downhill finish to Tussey Ski area.