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Buck Ridge Burn Trail Half Marathon and 5K

Sun April 7, 2019 Directions
Events

1/2 Marathon

$50 9:00AM EDT - 1:30PM EDT Price increases after March 3, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

5K-ish Race and Fun Run

$35 9:00AM EDT - 1:30PM EDT Price increases after March 3, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.buckridgeburn.com.

Description

These Pennsylvania Appalachians may be old, but they’ll still burn your butt! Come play in the woods of the Michaux State Forest and test your trail grit on one of two challenging courses.

Of course the trail is the main event, but I know you’ll have an awesome time post-race chillin’ at Race Headquarters trail-folk style, enjoying the huge spread, breakfast for the 5K folk and lunch for the Half Marathoners, while grooving to the soulfilled music of one of our amazing local bands, Indian Summer Jars. Relax on the grass and help us cheer on the rest of the brave, hard-working runners! 

Bring your friends and family and let's party!

 

The Courses

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In the mood for a quick trail fix or trying out the trail scene for the first time? The 5K course will leave you feeling satisfied with rolling, muddy double-track, winding single-track, and refreshing April creek crossings.

Looking for a different challenge? Take on the grit-testing Half Marathon! There’s a little bit of everything on this course: creek crossings, mud, roots, rocks, grinding climbs, grassy rolling double-track, and swift, snaking single track. The course is extremely well-marked with a generous 4 hour time limit, but the course record is HOT and hard to beat. Come have a crack at it!

Place
Both races are headquartered at the Furnace Stack Pavilion within Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Follow directions to 1100 Pine Grove Rd., Gardners, PA 17324. There will be signs and folks directing you where to park. The Buck Ridge Burn website has a nice PDF parking map if you need more details or you can download the DNCR park map at http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_005573.pdf
Who can enter?

Anyone 0-100 years old with a reasonable sense of direction and/or ability to follow brightly colored flags within a practical amount of time may enter the 5K.

The Half Marathon will be limited to runners aged 16+, although we will allow runners 15 and under who will be accompanied the ENTIRE DISTANCE by an adult. This adult may register as an entrant for regular price, or accompany the child for free but will be ineligible for competitive prizes and receive no race shirt. (This "free" option  is in place to encourage younger runners with less trail experience to challenge themselves. There is NO ADULT "PACING" OPTION.)

We will only be accepting the first 315 applicants, so register soon!

We will NOT be accepting race-day registrations for the 5K or Half Marathon this year. Registration will close March 24th at 11:59pm.  Check the Participants List here. DON'T MISS OUT!!!  REGISTER EARLY!!!.

How much does it cost?

5K -     { Register by 3/3 , $35 }      { 3/4 - 3/24, $45 }     

Half Marathon -  { Register by 3/3 , $50 }      { 3/4 - 3/24, $60 }       

Registrations must be RECEIVED by 3/24 to guarantee your technical long-sleeve shirt! (**Guaranteed shirts are only guaranteed until 8:30am on race day. If you do not show up to the race, you forfeit your shirt.**)    Mail-in paper registrations must be RECEIVED by March 23rd in order to be considered for entry, but we will accept online registration here on RunSignUp until 11:59pm on March 24th.. 

 

We will NOT be accepting race-day registrations for the 5K or Half Marathon. Registration CLOSES AT 11:59PM ON MARCH 24TH. STAY INFORMED! Check the Participants List  here. DON'T MISS OUT!! REGISTER EARLY!!!.

Awards and Giveaways

For the top three male and female finishers of both races, as well as the top two in 6 age categories (0-19, 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60+) we will have handmade finisher's awards and prizes.  Of course all participants who sign up by March 24th will be guaranteed a beautiful long-sleeve technical T-shirt. (**Guaranteed shirts are only guaranteed until 8:30am on race day. If you do not show up to the race, you forfeit your shirt.**)

!!!EVERY FINISHER with receive a special handmade finisher's award!!!  When you cross the finish line, you will receive a handmade, hand-branded (with  original artwork), uniquely stained Finisher's Coaster! 

You can pick up your shirt and bib on Race Day from 7:30-8:30am, but if you want to save some time and a trip to your car on Race Day, come get your stuff ahead of time at The Appalachian Running Company! For your convenience, I have added a second pickup day and location! As an extra bonus, the first 10 people to come in for Pre-Race Pickup at each location will receive a hand-etched Buck Ridge Burn pint glass!! A new design for 2019! Make sure you get one!

Friday, April 5th, 3-6pm at The Appalachian Running Company, Chambersburg located at 1640 Orchard Dr., 17201.
Saturday, April 6th from 9a-12p at the Appalachian Running Company-Carlisle located at 290 E.Pomfret St., 17013.

Race Contact Info
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Directions

Both races are headquartered at the Furnace Stack Pavilion within Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Follow directions to 1100 Pine Grove Rd., Gardners, PA 17324. There will be signs and folks directing you where to park. The Buck Ridge Burn website has a nice PDF parking map if you need more details or you can download the DNCR park map at http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_005573.pdf

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