Burning Coal Marathon

Sat August 27, 2022 Rimersburg, PA 16248 US Directions
Events
RUN BACK IN TIME!

Marathon

$110 $0 7:30AM EDT - 1:30PM EDT All participants will receive a finisher medal and refreshments upon finishing! 
RUN BACK IN TIME!

Half Marathon

$90 $0 8:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT All participants will receive a finisher medal and refreshments upon finishing! 
VOLUNTEER!

Marathon Pacers

$0 7:30AM EDT - 1:30PM EDT Pacers must be able to run 15 minutes faster than the pace they are assigned. Event staff will email pacers that are selected.
VOLUNTEER!

Half Marathon Pacers

$0 8:00AM EDT - 1:30PM EDT Pacers must be able to run 15 minutes faster than the pace they are assigned. Event staff will email pacers that are selected.
Place
94 N Apple St.
Rimersburg, PA US 16248
Description

A FREE EVENT FOR ALL

At Wolf Creek Race Management, we've decided to make this year's Burning Coal Marathon & Half Marathon a free event for all runners and walkers. We understand budgets can be tight, especially during this time with high inflation, so we are giving all runners and walkers an opportunity to experience a high quality event at a scenic location along the Allegheny River. While the event is free, you can still expect the same quality as with all of our Wolf Creek hosted events. There will be fully stocked aid stations along the course, food & refreshments at the finish line, and finisher medals.100% polyester race shirts will be available for purchase at checkout for $29.99 along with other store items. We ask that you only register for this event if you truly intend to do it. This helps us better plan for the event and will leave spots open for those who would like to participate. Registration will close on Wednesday, July 20th, however, registration may close earlier if the participation cap is hit. 

RUN BACK IN TIME

Experience the rich history of this formerly booming coal region. Run along the banks of the Allegheny River, past the Phillipston Turntable, the Brady Tunnel, underneath the Redbank Coaling Tower, across steel railroad bridges, and by the Lock & Dam #9 - all in one race. 

MARATHON

A flat & fast out & back course on the Armstrong Trail along the Allegheny River. You will experience the Phillipston Turntable, Brady Tunnel, Redbank Coaling Tower, Allegheny Lock & Dam #9, the villages of Cosmus & Templeton and multiple bridges and waterfalls. A gentle 1% grade on a crushed limestone surface. Total elevation gain 266 feet. 

HALF MARATHON

Flat & fast out & back course with only 143 feet of total elevation gain. You will experience the Phillipston Turntable, Brady Tunnel, Redbank Coaling Tower, Allegheny Lock & Dam #9, the village of Cosmus and multiple bridges and waterfalls.

Restrooms & Aid Stations:

Portable restrooms will be placed at the start area and along the course. 
Aid Stations with refreshments and first aid kits will be available along the course.

Race Parking:

Available at the Phillipston Trailhead.

Awards:

Awards will be given for each race to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Open & Masters Finishers as well as the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. All awards will be mailed. Awards will be based on gun time. 

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be available at the start/finish area from 6:30 to 8:30 AM on the morning of the races.

Travel

Hotels 

The Inn at Five Pointe (16 Miles)

Parker House Hotel (17 Miles)

The Foxburg Inn (20 Miles)

 

Campgrounds

Burnt Ridge Campground (17 Miles)

Bear Ridge Campground (21 Miles)

 

Flights

Check for flights into these local airports:

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

Erie International Airport (ERI)

Local Attractions

Phillipston Yard & Turntable (On the Course)

Brady Tunnel (On the Course)

Redbank Coaling Tower (On the Course)

Allegheny River Lock & Dam 9 (On the Course)

Brady's Bend Overlook (2.6 miles)

August Falls Winery (14 miles)

State Game Lands 95 (15 miles)

Foxburg Wine Cellars (20 miles)

Burning Coal Marathon & Half Marathon
Wolf Creek Events
FAQ

Would you recommend trail running shoes or road running shoes?

Road running shoes

Is there a course time limit?

Yes, participants in the Half Marathon must run under 4 hours. Participants in marathon must run under 7 hours.

Is there an awards ceremony?

No. All overall open & masters, age category awards will be mailed post-race and should arrive within 3-4 weeks depending on your location.

Can I walk?

Absolutely, as long as you can finish the race in the given course time limit.

Will there be race day registration?

No.

Are pets allowed?

No.

Are strollers allowed?

No.

Travel Time From Regional Cities

Butler, PA - 40 minutes

Franklin, PA - 60 minutes

Cranberry Township, PA - 70 minutes

Pittsburgh, PA - 75 minutes

Youngstown, OH - 90 minutes

Johnstown, PA - 1 hr 40 min

Erie, PA - 2 hrs

Altoona, PA - 2 hrs

Cleveland, OH - 2 hrs 20 min

Morgantown, WV - 2 hrs 30 min

Harrisburg, PA - 3 hrs 30 min

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Driving Directions to Phillipston Trailhead

TRAVELING ON:
PA-68 East coming from East Brady

1. Follow PA 68 North out of East Brady and stay on it for approximately 2 ½ miles.
2. Look for the sign for Phillipston on the right.
3. Take the road for Phillipston, St Rte 2023/Phillipston Road, down the hill approximately 1 ½ miles to the village of Phillipston.
4. Take the first left in Phillipston to the end of Apple Street, 493 feet.
5. Park in the field to the right next to the post and cable barrier.
6. Please do not park in the way of the gate. Be respectful of adjacent land owners.

TRAVELING ON:
PA-68 West coming from Rimersburg

1. Travel approximately 4 miles.
2. Look for the sign for Phillipston on the left.
3. Take the road for Phillipston, St Rte 2023/Phillipston Road, down the hill approximately 1 ½ miles to the village of Phillipston.
4. Take the first left in Phillipston to the end of Apple Street, 493 feet.
5. Park in the field to the right next to the post and cable barrier.
6. Please do not park in the way of the gate. Be respectful of adjacent land owners.

TRAVELING ON:
Interstate 80 coming from Clarion

1. Take the exit for PA-68 South
2. Stay on PA-68 for approximately 19 miles.
3. Look for the sign for Phillipston on the left.
4. Take the road for Phillipston, St Rte 2023/Phillipston Road, down the hill approximately 1 ½ miles to the village of Phillipston.
5. Take the first left in Phillipston to the end of Apple Street, 493 feet.
6. Park in the field to the right next to the post and cable barrier.
7. Please do not park in the way of the gate. Be respectful of adjacent land owners.

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