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. 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 including at least one male and one female. The fastest male and female of each team 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 "captain" which includes the additional $5 registration fee for team registration.
The team competition is ON! There is no additional fee to form a team this year.
Due to the ever evolving changes in group events due to covid precautions, we are planning a completely bare bones event. We are not inculding a shirt with registration this year. Registration fees have been reduced to cover only the timing and county event registration. If you would like to purchase a shirt, please contact Elaine at One will be produced if there is enough demand.
Participants mailing their registration form prior to October 17 will receive a unique shirt as part of their registration. When registering, you may request either a performance/wicking shirt or 100% cotton. 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 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.