Rock 'N The Knob Trail Challenge – PA’s Highest Trail Race

Sat September 17, 2022 Claysburg, PA 16625 US Directions
Event: Mountain Marathon atop Blue Knob
For mountain-goats, this course has broken the will of many as you repeatedly attempt to ascend one of the highest peaks in the Central Alleghenies – finishing with 6,750+ feet of climbing on your legs. The marathon includes all the ‘greatest hits’ of both the half and 10k races – and more like Crist Trail, Rock ‘N Ridge Trail, Chappelle’s Climb! For 2021, we will be adding a new climb to make this one of the toughest marathon distance races in the Mid-Atlantic region. The new section in 2021 is called ‘Eurus’ for the Greek god of the East Wind – “The East Wind is coming. It seeks out the unworthy and plucks them from the Earth.”

Rated in the Top 10 (#7) as the Toughest Trail Marathons in the Northeast by Trails Collective and #1 Toughest in Pennsylvania.
Marathon: 6750+ feet of climb in 26.41 miles is 256.6 feet of climbing per mile [“back-half” is 276 feet/mile]

COURSE DESCRIPTION: https://www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/rock-n-the-knob-mountain-marathon-description/

COURSE MAP: https://www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/marathon-course-map-and-charts/



Open to ages 12 - 100.
Start Time: 8:00am EDT
End Time: 5:00pm EDT
Price: $89.95 Challenge Fee + $6.22 SignUp Fee
Registration: Registration ends September 6, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
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July 5, 2022, 12:00am EDT September 6, 2022, 11:59pm EDT $89.95 Challenge Fee + $6.22 SignUp Fee
Event: Half-Marathon atop Blue Knob
In 2019, we added a half-marathon course! Get ready – this half-marathon is a doozy. We took our marathon course and cutting it in half but leaving in more than half of the challenges and suffering in with over 3500 feet of climbing on the 13.51 mile course! The half features some gnarly sections like Blister Blaster, Teal is Real up Deep Hollow Notch, I’ll Nettle Do This Again and I Need a Sherpa! We are amending the course in 2021 to include more elevation madness with almost 3500 feet of climbing – or 7000 feet of elevation change by adding a new section in 2021 called Eurus for the Greek god of the East Wind – “The East Wind is coming. It seeks out the unworthy and plucks them from the Earth.”

[No pacers, drop bags, or crew.]
Rated in the Top 10 (#8 ) among the Toughest Trail Half-Marathons in the Northeast by Trails Collective.

Half Marathon: 3500 feet of climb in 13.1 miles is 267 feet of climbing per mile [“back-half” is 382 feet/mile]

COURSE DESCRIPTION: https://www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/rock-n-the-knob-half-marathon-course-description/

COURSE MAP: https://www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/rock-n-the-knob-half-marathon-map/



Open to ages 12 - 100.
Start Time: 9:00am EDT
End Time: 3:30pm EDT
Price: $79.95 Challenge Fee + $5.64 SignUp Fee
Registration: Registration ends September 6, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
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July 5, 2022, 12:00am EDT September 6, 2022, 11:59pm EDT $79.95 Challenge Fee + $5.64 SignUp Fee
Event: 10K atop Blue Knob Mountain
The 10K course may be the most challenging 10K in PA* (*based on the fastest and average finish times.) The 10K features trails like Lost Porcupine, Code-Red, Tree-odge, Devils Hairpin, Throat Punch Hill and Soul Sucker Slopes! Two major climbs give you nearly 1500 feet of climbing. There is one aid station at the base of the first climb called Throat Punch Hill at 3.7 miles.

[No pacers, drop bags, or crew.]

Rated #14 as the Toughest Trail 10Ks in the Northeast by Trails Collective and #1 Toughest in Pennsylvania.

10K: 1496 feet of climb in 6.2 miles is 241 feet of climbing per mile [“back-half” is 390 feet/mile]

COURSE DESCRIPTION: https://www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/rock-n-the-knob-challenge-10k-course-description/

COURSE MAP: https://www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/10k-course-maps-and-charts/
Open to ages 12 - 100.
Start Time: 10:00am EDT
End Time: 5:00pm EDT
Price: $65.00 Challenge Fee + $4.77 SignUp Fee
Registration: Registration ends September 6, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
July 5, 2022, 12:00am EDT September 6, 2022, 11:59pm EDT $65.00 Challenge Fee + $4.77 SignUp Fee

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