"Run for the Elk" Half Marathon, 5k, 10k

Sat August 7 - Sun August 15 Emporium, PA 15834 US Directions
It's best in the Wilds!
Events
Last day to register for a shirt is 7/28/2021

Run For The Elk Half Marathon

08/08 7:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Last day to register for a shirt is 7/28/2021

Rut Challenge 5k/10k/Half Marathon

08/07 - 08/08 7:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
no shirt for this event

1 Mile Fun Run

08/08 7:30PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT
Last day to register for a shirt is 7/28/2021

PA Wilds 5k

08/07 7:00AM EDT - 8:00AM EDT
Last day to register for a shirt is 7/28/2021

PA Wilds 10k

08/07 8:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
Last day to register for a shirt is 7/28/2021

virtual half

Last day to register for a shirt is 7/28/2021

virtual 5k

Shirt Guarantee Cutoff 7/25/2021
Last day to register for a shirt is 7/28/2021

Virtual 10k

Place
West Creek Rail Trail
Chestnut St and East 3rd st
Emporium, PA US 15834
Description

"Run for the Elk" Half Marathon, 5k, 10k

 

Benezette is the ”Elk Capital of Pennsylvania” and is located in the heart of the state’s wild elk herd, now numbering almost 1,000 majestic animals. Benezette is in the middle of Parker Dam and Emporium! One of the best spots to start an elk viewing adventure is at the Winslow Hill viewing area. The Mt. Zion Historical Park near Benezette is a beautiful and quiet place with an honor walkway and Civil War, Veterans, and Boy Scout memorials. The nearby Quehanna Wild Area features a spectacular White Birch grove in the Marion Brooks Natural Area.  Plus, the town has some amazing gift shops and stores. See why 480,000+ flock to this area annually. We'd be honored to have you join us as we RUN with the ELK and earn some amazing bling! 

DATE | START TIMES
  • Saturday August 7, 2021 (5k, 10k) 
  • Sunday August 8, 2021  (1/2 Marathon)
  • Take the Rut Challenge and run them all.

Saturday-PA Wilds 5k/10k, Emporium

  • 5K will start at 7:00 AM
  • 10k will start at 8:00 AM

Sunday-Half Marathon, Emporium

  • Start at 7 AM
FEES
  • 5k
    • $30 until Jan. 1st
    • $35 until May 1st
    • $40 May until Aug 6
    • $45 race day
  • 10k
    • $35 until Jan.1st
    • $40 May 1st
    • $45 May 8- Aug 6
    • $50 until Race Day  
  • 1/2 Marathon
    • $65 until Jan.1st
    • $75 April 1st
    • $80 until June 1st
    • $85  June 1 - Aug 7
    • $95 race day                     
  • Rut Challenge (5k/10k/Half)
    • $85 until Jan. 1s,
    • $95 until April 1st
    • $105 until June 1st
    • $115 June 1 - Aug 7
    • $125 race day
  • Walk
    • $10 with NO shirt
    • $20 with t-shirt

We will keep registration open until race day unless it is sold out.

COURSES | AID STATIONS

Saturday, PA Wilds 5k & 10K

Sunday-Half Marathon 

  • The half marathon will be on the West Creek Recreational Trail in Emporium, PA, on the backside of the state gamelands. 
  • This is a beautiful and flat, out and back race on the rail trail. 
  • https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3313303411   

 

Rut Challenges

  • 5k/10k, Half Marathon

Time Limits

  • 1/2 Marathon / 4 hours 
  • 5k / 1 hour
  • 10k / 2 hrs 

Aid Stations

  • We encourage all runners to bring your own hydration and fuel
  • There will be water at all of the stations
  • There will be stations approximately every 2 miles for the half marathon (including 1 station with Gatorade)
  • There will be 1 station for the 5k
  • There will be 2 stations for the 10k
PARKING
  • Saturday-PA Wilds 5k/10k 
    • parking is located on both sides of the rail trail at the start/finish
      599 East 2nd St. Emporium, PA 15834
      Street parking is also available (free).
  • Sunday half marathon
    • parking is located on both sides of the rail trail at the start/finish
    • 599 East 2nd St. Emporium, PA 15834
    • Street parking is also available (free).
AGE | AWARDS

AWARDS

  • Very unique race themed awards. Top 3 male and female.
  • There will also be  10 year age group awards for both male and female runners.

AGE GROUPS

  • Half marathon,  5K & 10k
  • 19 and under, 20-29, 30-30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

 

T-SHIRTS | MEDALS
  • Race themed short sleeve tech shirt.
  • Last day to register for a GUARANTEED shirt is July 28, 2021. There will not be extra shirts or changes in shirt size available after this date.
  • Unique medals pertaining to the PA Wilds will be awarded to all participants in the 5k/10k, Half Marathon. 
  • We will also have an additional medal for those running the Rut Challenge.
    • You could earn up to 4 medals!
CHARITY

We are researching local charities to donate part of the proceeds from this race. Stay tuned!

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
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