Beginning in early 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 2019, amping this new series up to include 20 different courses, all teaming up together to showcase some of the best trail races in the state.
The 2019 series includes 20 PA trail races broken down into four divisions based on race distance, including our brand new Ultra division. These are the divisions:
Division 1 – 10K
Division 2 – Half Marathon
Division 3 – 25k
Division 4 – Ultra
This 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.
Falcon Timing will be scoring each runner based on their age group finish at each race and prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female of each age group at the end of the year. Awards will be given out at the Dandelion 10K, the Raven Half, and the Wilds 25/50K. These are the final races in their particular divisions.
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.
Runners with 0 points will not be added to the list until they earn points, but they still get credit towards a Rocksylvania shirt. All runners with points will be kept on the list until the very end.
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 2019 Rocksylvania Trail Series races:
Half Marathon Division