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10 mile trail race that uses some of the most brutal, rocky, and challenging trails to be found in Eastern Pennsylvania. The course is very hilly and has numerous small stream crossings. Although this event should be considered somewhat dangerous and only for experienced trail runners, it is probably one of the most scenic races that you will encounter. Beautiful hilltop views of the Susquehanna River, clear feeder streams, huge rock formations, and an abundance of Mountain Laurel and Rhododendrons will greet the first 200 accepted entries. ***You must be 14 years old or older to enter.***
KELLYS RUN NATURE PRESERVE: 257 Old Holtwood Rd, Holtwood, PA 17532
PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARK IN THIS LOT SEE PARKING ADDRESS BELOW YOU CAN FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO THE PARKING:
PARKING IS LOCATED AT: 9 New Village Rd, Holtwood, PA 17532
RACE STARTING LOCATION: Pequea Creek Campground located at: 86 Fox Hollow Rd, Pequea, PA 17565 Buses will take you from Kellys Run to the start unless you provide your own transportation.
TRANSPORTATION: We have buses that will bus runners from the Kellys Run to the start at Pequea Creek Campground. These buses are only ONE WAY and do not return to Kellys Run. Please do not leave any items on the bus neither we or the bus company is responsible for any of your items. Please do not litter on the buses.
REGISTRATION: now till August 31st $65 after September 1st registration is $70.
ALL REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Once registration is closed it will not reopen so sign up EARLY!!!!
BIB PICK UP: 8AM - 9AM (Arrive early with enough time to pick up your stuff)
BOARD BUSES: 9:10AM
BUSES LEAVE FROM HOLTWOOD: 9:20AM
BUSES ARRIVE AT PEQUEA CAMPGROUND : APPROX 9:45 AM
If you decide to drive yourself to the campground please try to arrive around the same time as the buses. Don't want to miss the start of the race at 10am.
(PLEASE USE PORTA POTTIES & BATHROOMS AT THE CAMPGROUND- - PLEASE RESPECT CAMPERS AND THE CAMPGROUND. Do not go behind or on someones tent or camper or in the bushes on the campground property......There are plenty of real-ish porta potties and toilets at the campground to use. Once out on the trail there are thousands of trees to go behind and take care of business - you can even find some yellow jacket nests that could use a watering.
THE PEQUEA CAMPGROUND IS PRIVATE PROPERTY - It's also a great place to stay the night or weekend too for the race! (although you will still need to pick up your bib in Holtwood) The campground is nestled along the Pequea Creek and close to the Susquehanna River and the Wind Cave. So lots to see and do or just relax!
If you do decide to drive to the campground there is a fee to park on the property - the parking fee of $5 at the campground office. After the start of the (race promptly starts at 10am) - You may not stay and linger at the campground or at any of the camp spots regardless if they are vacant. The campground asks that after the start of the race that anyone not registered at the campground vacate the property. Please help us by adhering to the campground rules. We are a guest for the race and they are gracious enough to allow us to start the race on their property. Thank you.
RACE START AT PEQUEA CAMPGROUND ON THE CONESTOGA TRAIL: 10:00AM
AWARDS CEREMONY: 12:30PM
NEW!!!! The Conestoga Trail Run - 10 Tough Miles will now be professionally timed. We ask that all runners do not disturb the timing personnel or venture into the timing corral. ALL times will be posted.
Aid Stations / Water Stops:
It is recommended that you carry your own water, power bars, gels and anything you feel you may need out on the trails. If allergic to bees, bring what you need, just in case. We will have several aid stations along the trail:
Road Crossing (Mile 2) - WATER
Aid Station #1 Reed Run (Mile 4) - WATER / TAILWIND
Aid Station #2 Pinnacle Overlook (Mile 7) - WATER /TAILWIND / BANANA / PRETZELS / CRACKERS.
FINISH LINE: POST RACE PICNIC- We will provide sandwiches (American, ham, and turkey subs), chips, pretzels, other snacks, water, sodas, iced tea, non-alcoholic beer and other goodies in pavilion #2 after the race. Please plan to stay and enjoy the party and award ceremony. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the race site.
COURSE MARKINGS & COURSE WARNINGS
The Conestoga Trail Race is a well marked course and marked with ORANGE RIBBON. This race DOES NOT always stay on the Conestoga Trail. It goes onto unmarked trail and private property. Even those spots are well marked with ORANGE RIBBON. FOLLOW THE ORANGE RIBBON AT ALL TIMES.
BE TRAIL SMART! Although the course is well marked it is ultimately the responsibility of the runner to stay on course. If you do not see Orange Ribbon - YOU ARE NOT ON THE TRAIL and that means you might get ALOT of tough extra miles or perhaps totally lost. We only want you to get the miles you paid for so be sure to stay on a trail where there is Orange ribbon.
1-ARRIVE EARLY - Parking is restricted to our 2 satellite lots - you WILL NOT have access to Kelly's Run Nature Preserve parking Lot. Parking directional signs will point you in the right direction as well as our parking staff ( they will have orange vests on) to help get you parked in the correct areas. Please follow their direction when parking in our lots. You may use the following address in your GPS to reach our parking lots: They will be well marked and manned by an attendant.
USE THIS ADDRESS FOR KELLYS RUN - This is the location where you will pick up your bib and board buses and this is the location of the end of the race as well:
2-PARKING - You be able to park at the above address. Parking is just past Kellys run at two satellite lots. From the parking lot you can follow a mowed path to Kellys run a short distance away. Use the following address below to get to the parking lots.
3-DO NOT LITTER - if you are caught littering you will be disqualified from the race and asked to leave the course. Don't be a douchebag - DO NOT LITTER!!! DO NOT LITTER- Litterbugs will not be tolerated. You'll be banned from any races we put on in the future.
3-CUTOFF - THERE IS A CUTOFF FOR THIS RACE: If you do not reach the PINNACLE Aid Station (Mile 7) within 2-1/2 HOURS (150 MINUTES) from the start you are REQUIRED to withdraw from the race. A ride will be provided back to Kelly's Run in Holtwood. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE.
You must check in to this aid station with 2-1/2 hours. This means you must be physically within the aid station within the cutoff time. If a runner reaches the aid station at the 2-1/2 cutoff time they will have 5 minutes to depart or they may not continue.
4- If you require assistance along the course PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL!!!!! If you can make it to an aid station please do so and we can assist you from there. If you cannot make it to an aid station and you see another runner please ask the runner to report you to the next aid station. We will have fresh legs available to reach you from an aid station. Otherwise our race Sweepers will locate you as they sweep the course. It is important to stay on the trail.
5- Course Marshalls and Volunteers - You must listen to the directions of all course marshalls and volunteers. ANY disrespect towards a course official or volunteer is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Our volunteers make the race happen and give freely of their time. We love our volunteers!!!
6-Race pics are taken at various locations on the course and shared on the official Facebook Page Conestoga Trail Run - 10 Tough Miles
7-HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!!! This is an experience and a race that is put on by trail runners for trail runners that LOVE trail running, nature, community, supporting one another and having one hell of a time!!! Life is a party - celebrate!!! We thank you for coming out and running the Conestoga Trail Run - 10 Tough Miles!
AWARDS: All starters will receive a “Conestoga Trail Run” dry-wicking, T-shirt, MUST SIGN UP PRIOR TO CUTOFF TO BE GUARANTEED A SHIRT!!!! (Available in both Men's and Women's sizes) and “CTR 28th custom medals” will be given out this year to all finishers.
Awards will be given to the Overall Male and Female finishers and the top three Male and top three Female in the follow age categories.
19 and under
60 and over
Results will also be posted online at www.lrrclub.org or on RunSignUp.com.
$100.00 cash to the first official runner breaking the course record of 1:22:02. (Zach Miller – 2015)
$50 Cash Award to the TOP OVERALL Male and Female
IF YOU USE AN ALIAS AS A RUNNER YOU MUST MAKE SURE A WAIVER IS SIGNED WITH YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME AND YOUR ALIAS NOTED ON THE WAIVER.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION AND REMOVAL FROM OUR COURSE.
***We reserve the right to refuse/reject any entry***
I.E. If we reach our race cap, runners after the cap would be refunded. And or if you have been disqualified from a previous race.
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