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Type: Trail Race
Race Website

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

Events
Event Time Price Details
1/2 Marathon
Time
9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
N/A
5K-ish Race and Fun Run
Time
9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
N/A
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.

But if that’s not enough for you, 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.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_005573.pdf.
Who can enter?
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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 as a "pacer" for free but will be ineligible for competitive prizes and receive no race shirt).

We will only be accepting the first 300 applicants, so register soon!

We will ONLY be accepting race-day registrations for the 5K and Half Marathon if the race is NOT FULL! STAY INFORMED! Check the Participants List here. Why risk it? REGISTER EARLY!!!.

How much does it cost?

5K -     { Register by 3/25 , $30 }      { 3/26 - 4/5, $35 }       { Race Day 4/8, $40 }

Half Marathon -    { Register by 3/25 , $45 }      { 3/26 - 4/6, $50 }         { Race day 4/8, $55 }

Registrations must be RECEIVED by 3/25 to guarantee your technical long-sleeve shirt! (**Guaranteed shirts are only guaranteed until the close of registration on race day**)     Later mail-in registrations must be postmarked by April 2nd in order to be considered for entry, but we will accept online registration here on RunSignUp until 9pm on April 5th. 

If you miss the April 5th deadline, you can register in person and save time on race day by coming to Pre-Race Pickup at one of two times and locations for your convenience! See "Pre-Race Pickup" below for more info.

We will ONLY be accepting race-day registrations for the 5K and Half Marathon if the race is NOT FULL! STAY INFORMED! Check the Participants List  here. Why risk it? REGISTER EARLY!!!.

Awards and Giveaways
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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 25th will be guaranteed a beautiful long-sleeve technical T-shirt. After March 25th, there WILL be shirts available on a first-come, first-served basis - an even better reason to stop in at Pre-Race Pickup! (**Guaranteed shirts are only guaranteed until the close of registration on race day.**)

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

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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 2018! Make sure you get one!

Friday, April 6th, 3-6pm at The Appalachian Running Company, Chambersburg located at 1640 Orchard Dr., 17201.
Saturday, April 7th from 9a-12p at the Appalachian Running Company-Carlisle located at 290 E.Pomfret St., 17013.

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Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of $5.00! Just share your referral link (which will be in your confirmation email after you register) with your friends and family. Have them register through your link and you will be credited with the referral! Once 5 people have registered using your link, you will automatically be credited $5 as a thank you!  To get more information on how this works, go to https://runsignup.com/How-To/Become-A-Referrer.

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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.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_005573.pdf.

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