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Butler County Cannonball Run

Sat July 1 - Mon July 31 Butler, PA 16001 US


Butler, PA US 16001


Welcome to the July challenge from our BCM Challenge Series.   

This month gives participants a chance to be a part of Butler’s rich history by taking on Butler County’s first ever Cannonball Run!    

Please take the time to READ THE ENTIRE CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION AND RULES in order to receive credit for completing the Cannonball Run Challenge.

The Cannonball Run is equal parts a running challenge, fun, and full-on adventure. 

This challenge will take you to every corner of Butler County, and ends in the center or “heartbeat” of the county.  

You will experience scenic views, beautiful countryside, gorgeous forest trails, public crushed limestone rail trail, paved paths, and pass countless local family owned businesses.

What is the Butler County Cannonball Run? 
The Cannonball Run has participants running at least 5 miles, in 6 different townships of Butler County, all in 1 day. Runners will finish at least 5 miles in Slippery Rock, Foxburg, Sarver, Cranberry, Prospect and Butler for a grand total of 50k (31 miles).

1. Everyone will begin at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, PA:

Jennings Environmental Education Center

2951 Prospect Rd
Slippery Rock, PA 16057 
(Forest trail)

2. From there you'll head on out to Foxburg for a 5 mile run along the Allegheny River Trail: 

Allegheny Bike Trail 

Short St,
Parker, PA 16049 
Paved asphalt path

3. Followed by a nice 5 miler along the Butler-Freeport Rail Trail in Sarver, PA:

Butler-Freeport Community Trail Sarver Trailhead 

569 Sarver Rd,
Sarver, PA 16055 
Rail-trail (crushed limestone)

4. After which it's off to a lovely jaunt around North Boundary Park in Cranberry:

North Boundary Park

1171 N Boundary Rd,
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 
Paved asphalt path

5. Then some miles running through Moraine State Park in Prospect:

Moraine Bike Trail & Rentals

118 N Shore Dr,
Portersville, PA 16051 
Option to run/hike forest trail on the NCT or   run/hike on the paved asphalt bike path

6. With a final destination of a scenic cruise around the trails at Alameda Park in Butler:

Alameda Park Pool

184 Alameda Rd,
Butler, PA 16001 
Option to run world class forest trails in the park or paved asphalt road 

Boom! 50k done.  

P.S. - Remember to tag @ButlerCountyMilers and #BCMCannonballRun when sharing about your challenge experience!









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