Celebrate the Center’s 530+ acres of rustic woodland beauty at the Tröegs Rugged Trail Run for Conservation! Our Tröegs sponsored RUGGED Trail Run engaged over 300 participants PLUS spectators, staff, volunteers and vendors in both 2017 and 2018! We are geared up for making this another successful fundraiser in support of Our Mission of merging the arts and the natural world. The Center boasts a beautiful woodland setting, 12 miles of trails on 500+acres, a scenic bridge over the Wiconisco Creek, a natural play area, three ever changing art galleries featuring Ned Smith’s art and various national and local artists, a gift shop AND innovative educational programs. The Center is thrilled to partner with Tröegs Brewing Company for this exciting event! All proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art.
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.
FEE: Pre-registration is $40 for ages 13+ (12 and under are $10)
This race is open to all ages and CASH prizes will be given to the top male and female runner of each trail.
REGISTRATION: Opens at 3:30 PM
(price will be $45 on race day for 13+ and $15 for 12 and under; t-shirts only included while supplies last)
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TIMES: 5:00 PM Start for Hopback Trail, 5:10 PM 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.
The Rugged Trail: This route features more challenging elevations and terrain, perfect for those who are looking for a more “rugged” trail experience.
NO DAY OF COURSE CHANGES! ALL CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE BY SEPTEMBER 7th.
SHIRTS: Unisex XS - XXL available. You MUST register by August 22nd to receive a shirt with your registration.
AWARDS: Top 3 Male and Female 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ for BOTH trails.
Stick around after the race for a post-race party, featuring live music on the DeSoto Amphitheater stage! Food will be available for purchase. Participants ages 21 and over can enjoy a sample of fresh, handcrafted beer from Hershey, PA’s Tröegs Brewing Company.
ALL race participants will receive:
5K Race Shirt
A FREE pour of Tröegs beer (for participants age 21+) in a Ned Smith Center souvenir mug,
A FREE slice of pizza from DoughBoys Halifax
Free admission to the Ned Smith Center on race day.
Trail mix and other goodies will be available.