The Frozen Snot

Sat February 12, 2022 Mc Elhattan, PA 17748 US Directions

Long Course (13.5 Miles)

7:30AM EST
Open to ages 16 - 99.

Short Course (8.3 Miles)

7:30AM EST
Open to ages 16 - 99.
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Restless Oaks Restaurant
119 Pine Mountain Road
Mc Elhattan, PA US 17748


The Frozen Snot will be held on February 12, 2022.  Due to a variety of factors, it will not be rescheduled to a different date due to inclement weather, hazardous driving conditions, or travel/gathering mandates related to COVID-19.  We reserve the right to cancel the event if we believe that holding the event would pose a significant health and safety risk due to inclement weather.  If the event is cancelled, there will be NO REFUNDS.  If The Frozen Snot is cancelled, entry fees minus any costs we have incurred will be split between the City of Lock Haven Park’s Department fund for watershed improvements for recreation, ReVibe Gear, and Alzheimer's Association.  In the event of a cancellation, swag will be able to picked up for 15 days after February 12th at a location to be designated.  You may pick up swag for friends, but swag will NOT be mailed.

This IS NOT a beginner friendly event. The course is very technical, has A LOT of elevation gain and loss over very few miles. There are boulder fields, steep descents, and could have any combination of snow/ice/mud (depending on the weather).  All participants are REQUIRED to have available (wearing or in your pack) some sort of traction device, such as Kahtoola Microspikes, Hillsound Trail Crampons, Yaktrax or "screw shoes" (shoes with short sheet metal screws in the sole to provide traction.)  Also, if you generally don't use trekking poles, you may want to reconsider for The Frozen Snot.  And remember - two poles are more than twice as effective as one.  If the Shed Trail is not frozen you should have dry socks in your pack.  Wet feet and cold temperatures can lead to frostbite. Running or hiking in winter conditions on a challenging course requires preparation and planning for your clothing and gear.  You are responsible for making good choices for yourself.  We strongly recommend NO COTTON clothing whatsoever.  Once wet with sweat, rain, snow or ice you can get hypothermic very quickly.  In mild weather you can easily get away with poor or uninformed choices; winter is a different ball game.  The race director reserves the right to not let a person start if he feels that an entrant is not suitably equipped or dressed.

So what is The Frozen Snot?  It is a 8.3 or 13.5-mile trek, trail run, hike, adventure race or whatever you want to call it.  In 2015 we started to morph the event more toward an adventure race as not much of the course is all that runable.  We have selected the worst that Bald Eagle Mountain provides and scheduled it during what is usually the coldest week of the year.  It is aimed at the hardcore trail runner and hardy hiker.  By hardcore we don't mean "elite" or necessarily fast, but rather a person that is ready for the most daunting course we could devise in these parts.  The day could be freezing rain on top of a foot of snow or it might just be a bracing, bright winter's day out on a hard and fast rocky surface. A fair amount of the route is on established trails used by the Boulder Beast.  Some of the route, though, travels ground that is really only passable (except to the diehard bushwacker) in the winter.  The course will be well-marked, but not "manicured."  Expect four stream crossings which may, or may not, be frozen. You can choose the regular course (about 13.5 miles) or, by popular demand, a "short course" of about 8.3 miles.  Choose your preference when you register.  Historically, one of the (semi) unique things about this event is the ability to either drop down from full to half course or to increase from half to full during the event. In all the years that we have done this, it has been 99. 9% the former and not the latter. 

 • Our event is limited to 300 runners.
 • There are no bib transfers, deferrals, or bandits for this event.

REFUND POLICY: Participants who are no longer able to attend the event are eligible to receive a $40 refund until 1/1/22. Please email to request a refund. 

𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐔𝐄:  This is an OUTDOOR event. The fantastic folks at Restless Oaks have agreed to allow us to use their pavilion, which we will weatherize as much as possible.  If you are in the area, please stop in, grab some good grub and THANK THEM for their hospitality. Our event would NOT be possible without them.

 • We will have two options for pick-up:
           o 6:00-8:00p Friday night (2/11) at Oregon Hill Winery McElhattan
           o Starting at 6:00a Saturday morning at the Restless Oaks pavilion 

 • The race starts at 7:30a.  Pre-race announcements will begin at 7:25a.
 • We will also send all relevant pre-race information in an email 7-10 days prior to the event.

 • Food and refreshments will be available after the race – menu TBD.
 • Since this is a completely outdoor event, there will be no showers available to runners.

Length: 13.5 +/- miles
Total Elevation Gain: 5,800 + feet
Elevation Gain Per Mile: 423 feet
Toughest Single Climb: 1,300 feet (The Beast - ground distance 2,900 feet)
Aid Stations: Zindel Park and the Bacon Station (bottom of The Avenue)

Length: 8.3 +/- miles
Total Elevation Gain: 3,775 + feet
Elevation Gain Per Mile: 454 feet
Toughest Single Climb: 1,100 feet (Barb's KMA Trail - about 1 mile)
Aid Stations: Zindel Park and the Bacon Station (bottom of The Avenue)

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