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

Sat September 14, 2024 Claysburg, PA 16625 US Directions
PA's Highest Race on PA's Toughest Mountain
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Events

50K Ultra atop Blue Knob

$85 6:00AM EDT - 5:00PM EDT Price increases after April 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 12 - 100.

Half-Marathon atop Blue Knob

$55 9:00AM EDT - 3:30PM EDT Price increases after April 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 12 - 100.

10K atop Blue Knob Mountain

$47.50 10:00AM EDT - 4:00PM EDT Price increases after April 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 12 - 100.

Challenge Website

Additional challenge information can be found at http://www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/rock-n-the-knob-trail-challenge/.

Place

1424 Overland Pass
Claysburg, PA US 16625

Description

September 14, 2024: ALLEGHENY TRAILRUNNERS INC. IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE 13TH ANNUAL ROCK ’N THE KNOB – PA’S HIGHEST RACE. BREAKING THE WILL OF ALL WHO DARE TRY…

The new 50K begins at 6:00am and the Half Marathon starts at 9:00am and the 10K starts at 10am.

The race will offer three courses: a 10K course, a half-marathon course and a challenging 50k course for the more experienced.

TAKEAWAYS:
10K course: The 10K course may be the most challenging 10K in PA* (*based on the fastest and average finish times.) The 10K features challenges like Tree-odge, Devils Hairpin, Throat Punch Hill and Soul Sucker Slopes! Two major climbs give you over 1350 feet of climbing. There is one aid station at the base of the first climb called Throat Punch Hill at 3 miles. More: http://www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/rock-n-the-knob-trail-challenge/

Half-marathon: Get ready – this half-marathon is a doozy. We took the marathon course and cutting it in half but leaving in more than half of the challenges and sufferfest. 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.  There are three aid stations and a six 1/2-hour time limit. There are 3 Aid Stations: At Chappelle's Field (Mile 4.6); At Ravens Rest (Mile 7.2); At Heavens Hairpin (Mile 11.1). More: http://www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/rock-n-the-knob-trail-challenge/

50K Ultramarathon: For mountain-goats, this course will brake the will of many as you repeatedly attempt to ascend Blue Knob Mountain, the most northern 3,000+ foot peak in the Alleghenies. The 50K is our infamous mountain marathon “boosted” to an ultramarathon which includes all the ‘greatest hits’ of both the half and 10k races. More - http://www.alleghenytrailrunners.com/rock-n-the-knob-trail-challenge/

In Summary:

  • At over 3,100 feet above sea level, it is Pennsylvania’s highest race.
  • A 10K, half-marathon or 50K options. Both are more technical (rocky) than our little sister, the Dirty Kiln Trail Race.
  • Lodging is available at Blue Knob All-Seasons Resort, wake up feet from the start and finish.
  • Our famous swag package.
  • Post-race food and beer is included with the entry fee.

Start/Finish Address: 1424 Overland Pass Claysburg, Pennsylvania 16625. Bib pickup begins 7am in the pavilion beside the Blue Knob Clubhouse Restaurant and Conference Center. 

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