South Ridge Trail Challenge

Sat October 23, 2021 Allison Park, PA 15101 US Directions
A Taste of the Trails!


$35 $30 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after October 17, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
The Main Event!


$45 $40 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after October 17, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
The Ultimate Challenge


$45 $50 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after October 17, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5k

$25 Registration ends October 23, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 10k

$25 Registration ends October 23, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 20K

$25 Registration ends October 23, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

The South Ridge of North Park in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania offers a spectacular array of trails for runners and walkers of all abilities.   This race will offer distances of 5k, 10k and 20k over loose dirt/gravel roads as well as beautiful rocky and root covered single track trail.   

The course will begin and end near the historic North Park swimming pool, which at one time was the largest public pool in the United States.   Runners and walkers will then make their way up, down and around the South Ridge Plateau exploring all the beauty of the fall foliage.  

START TIME - All races will run together beginning at 9:00 AM


New this year you can bundle 3 amazing GCXC trail races and save.  The races included in the bundle are:

  • Two Face 10K - Saturday, August 7th in North Park
  • Duff Park Hill Buster 10K & 20K - Saturday, September 11th at Duff Park and Pleasant Valley Parks in Murrysville
  • South Ridge Trail Challenge 5K, 10K & 20K - Saturday, October 23rd in North Park

The bundles have 2 options. 

  • The first includes 1 of the 2 10K races from Two Face along with one race from Duff and one race from South Ridge.
  • The second bundle includes both road and trail races from Two Face Challenge along with one from Duff and one from South Ridge.
  • Both have 5% discounts and the Two Face Challenge includes an additional discount for running both races.
  • Additionally, both bundles will earn you an exclusive BONUS SWAG ITEM.   A custom 3 race logo beer glass.   

Full details are broken down below.

    • Select both Two Face races (road AND trail) + a Duff Park Hill Buster race + a South Ridge Trail Challenge race
    • Save 50% off your second Two Face race and save an additional 5% on your total registration
    • Earn a custom series beer glass

All participants will receive a finishers medal and a pair of commemorative South Ridge Trail Challenge custom socks.


Trail Rules and Expectations
  • As with all trail events, the goal should always be to leave the park the way you found it. 
  • Please stay on the trail and do not go rogue.  If the trails are muddy, please run through the mud and do not climb or run around the mud.  This causes damage to the surrounding ecosystem and then needs to be repaired by park rangers and volunteers. 
  • At water stops, please deposit your cups in the appropriate bins nearby or better yet, feel free to wear your personal hydration vest to cut down on cup usage.  
  • Please carry out all your nutrition wrappers with you or deposit them in the garbage at the water stops on the course.


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