Tröegs Rugged Trail 5K Run for Conservation

Sat September 10, 2022 Millersburg, PA 17061 US Directions
Events

HopBack Trail (Beginner)

$40 5:00PM EDT Registration ends August 22, 2022 at 11:59am EDT

Rugged Trail 5K

$40 5:10PM EDT Registration ends August 22, 2022 at 11:59am EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.nedsmithcenter.org/trailrun.

Place
Ned Smith Center For Nature & Arts
176 Water Company Road
Millersburg, PA US 17061
Description

Celebrate with us at our annual Tröegs Rugged Trail Run for Conservation! We are geared up for making this another successful fundraiser in support of the Ned Smith Center's lands and trails system. The Center boasts a beautiful woodland setting with over 9 miles of trails winding through 500+ acres of land, a scenic bridge over the Wiconisco Creek, a children’s natural play area, three rotating art galleries featuring the art of Ned Smith and various national and local artists, a gift shop, and innovative educational programming for all ages. The Center is thrilled to partner with Tröegs Brewing Company for this exciting event!  All proceeds will support the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art.

 

The race will begin at 5pm for the Hopback Trail and at 5:10pm for the Rugged Trail. Following the race, an after-party featuring live music, a basket raffle, food and drink, and vendors. The awards ceremony will commence around 7pm. Winners do not need to be present to receive their prizes. 

 

While the Ned Smith Center is pet friendly, we do not allow dogs to participate in the race. They may cheer their runner on from the finish line and enjoy the after party. Dogs may also be spectators around the trails.

 

This year we will feature your own photos #TroegsRugged5K or your can tag @TroegsBeer or @nedsmithcenter on Twitter. Please share your photos of the event for more race day fun.

 

*Note - while the trails remain open for public use during the race, only runners who have registered are allowed to run the courses with the group. Signs will be posted along the course to inform hikers of the pending race.* 

 

Registration: Early Bird registration is $40 for ages 13+ (12 and under is $10).  Day-of Registration will be $45 for ages 13+ (12 and under is $15).  Registration includes a Rugged Trail Run 5K t-shirt, a pizza token, a Tröegs Beer token, and a SWAG bag. T-shirts and SWAG bags will be available for same day registration as supplies last.

 

Packet Pick-up/ Check-in: Opens at 3:30PM and will close at 4:45PM to prepare for the race.  For adults celebrating post-race at the beer stand, please share your ID upon race check-in.  All racers and attendees must show valid ID to receive a wristband prior to the race.  IDs will NOT be checked post-race at the beer stand.  Outside food and beverage is prohibited.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

TIMES: 
5PM Start for Hopback Trail
5:10PM Start for Rugged Trail
Post-Race Party: Begins at 5:30 pm, ending at 10:00 pm!

 

TWO routes will be available:
The HopBack Trail: This route is walker-friendly and is a great option for beginning and intermediate trail runners. This trail will take you along the Wiconisco (or Wic) Creek that runs along the property and will bring you around to the beautiful rail trail.

 

The Rugged Trail: This route features more challenging elevations and terrain, perfect for those who are looking for a more “rugged” trail experience. This trail features a 700 ft elevation climb through the woods of Berry Mountain.  

 

Race volunteers will be along each route to ensure competitors are on the correct path and in case of an emergency. 

 

SHIRTS: Unisex XS - XXL available. You MUST register by August 22nd to be guaranteed a shirt in the requested size.

 

AWARDS: On each trail, the top male and female runner in these age categories will receive a medal:  19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60. Additionally, a prize will be awarded to the overall top male runner and top female runner on each trail.

 

Stick around for a post-race party, featuring live music on the DeSoto Amphitheater stage!  Food will be available for purchase. Handcrafted beer from Hershey, PA’s Tröegs Brewing Company will be featured during this event while supplies last. Limited Edition:The Rugged Trail Ale is brewed specially for this event and can only be tasted here. 


 
ALL race participants will receive:
5K Race Shirt
A FREE pour of Tröegs beer (for participants age 21+) or Root Beer (for participants under the age of 21)
A FREE slice of pizza from DoughBoys Halifax
Trail mix and other goodies will be available after the race to re-fuel

 

EVENT: HOPBACK TRAIL (BEGINNER)

The HopBack Trail: This route is walker-friendly and is a great option for beginning and intermediate trail runners. This trail will take you along the Wiconisco (or Wic) Creek that runs along the property and will bring you around to the beautiful rail trail.

 

EVENT: RUGGED TRAIL 5K

The Rugged Trail: This route features more challenging elevations and terrain, perfect for those who are looking for a more “rugged” trail experience. This trail features a 700 ft elevation climb through the woods of Berry Mountain. 

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