This 5 Mile cross country trail race in North Park starts and ends near the Grant Pavilion on Wildwood Rd. near the intersection of Babcock Blvd. in McCandless, PA. The challenging full race course winds its way along hilly dirt roads and unpaved trails. It is known for a tough hill at about the half mile mark and the winding trail on single tract trails before looping back on wider trails towards the finish line.
The untimed 1 Mile Run/Walk follows the rolling first half mile of the 5 mile course before turning around to return to the finish line.
CO-ED TEAM COMPETITION
We encourage the 5 Mile race participants to form coed teams for an added challenge. Teams can be made up of 3-5 people and must include at least one male and one female. The fastest male and female time will score along with one additional time, either male or female.
All team members must be individually registered for the race and will be eligible for individual awards. One person per team should register as a "team captain" for an additional $5 to pay the team registration fee.
Participants registering prior to October 17 will receive a unique shirt as part of their registration. Size preference and availability of the shirts are not guaranteed for late registrations. No extra youth, XXL or XXXL shirts will be ordered for race day. Shirt and race packet pick up at Grant Shelter Friday, Nov 5 from 5:30-7:00 and on the day of the race from 8:15 to 9:15 AM.
FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY NO DOGS, STROLLERS OR HEADPHONES ARE ALLOWED ON THE FULL 5 MILE RACECOURSE
Race day volunteers are needed to help with registration, finish line and course support. No experience is required. All volunteers will receive a race shirt. Please send your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
All proceeds from this race will go directly towards providing support services for people living in western Pennsylvania who struggle with OCD and their families.