***2023 Eagleton Trail Challenge*** Saturday, April 8th, 2023
The Eagleton Trail Challenge – A Historic Race Through The PA WILDS!
10KM | 25KM RUCK /RUN | 50KM
Hello! We are excited to welcome you to explore the Eagleton Fields of Sproul State Forest at the
2023 Eagleton Trail Challenge | Saturday, April 8th
To make sure you are race day ready, please read this important information.
Sons of Italy Camp
1 Sons Rd
Mill Hall, PA. 177751
(depending on what map service you use, alternate address may appear as 1 Sons Rd, Lock Haven, PA 17745)
Overnight camping at the event: Available Friday night and/or Saturday night. Car camping and small tent camping is available at the start/finish.
Expect primitive camping conditions. Limited facilities on the private Sons of Italy campground property. Parking space at the start/finish location is limited; we cannot accommodate pop-up campers / travel trailers / RVs / etc. CAR CAMPING / SMALL TENT CAMPING ONLY.
Please email INFO@RUNEMCTC.ORG if you plan to camp at the event.
Race Start Times
50k starts at 8:00am (10-hour time limit)
25k RUCK starts at 9:00am (9-hour time limit)
25k RUN starts at 10:00am (8-hour time limit)
10k starts at 11:00am (7-hour time limit)
ALL RACERS MUST FINISH BEFORE 6:00PM
FRIDAY, April 7th 4PM-7PM @ ReVibe Gear & Rocksylvania Trail Apparel
20 Woodward Ave, Lock Haven, PA 17745
The Eagleton Trail Challenge is proud to team up with ReVibe Gear & The ReVibe Wild Runners. Revibe Gear’s mission is to build and support kids’ skills, confidence, fitness, and experiences, and to provide access to the great outdoors for those kids who might not have it. ReVibe Wild Runners is a youth trail community created to inspire, motivate, and encourage kids to get outdoors and hit the trails at any pace.
Registered participants can pick up their race packet and tech shirt @ the ReVibe Gear Store Friday night.
BIBS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FRIDAY
SATURDAY, April 8th 6AM-10AM @ Sons of Italy Camp (Race Start/Finish)
BIB & PACKET PICKUP beginning at 6:00am, at the Sons camp (event location). There are no ‘day of’ sign-ups for this event.
Please plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your chosen event in order to ensure you have sufficient time to complete pre-race check-in procedures & receive your bib.
All participants registered by March 1st will receive the exclusive 2023 Eagleton Hooded Tech Shirt.
Participants registered after March 1st are not guaranteed to receive a tech shirt. We may have extra shirts available race day but cannot guarantee specific sizes or quantities. Folks registering after March 1st could only select the “What’s Available” size option. If this is your registration, please check back with the Eagleton event team after the last race has started at 11am to find out what sizes and quantities are available.
All finishers earn the exclusive 2023 Eagleton Technical Trucker BOCO Gear hat
There will be aid stations along the courses for all distances. Each aid station will provide water, Hammer Nutrition HEED (mixed at standard 5 gal. concentration), assorted Hammer gels, and assorted snacks handpicked by each Aid Station team.
Feel free to pack your own snacks if our selection does not suit. DO NOT LITTER!!
Hammer Nutrition endurance fuels will be on the course at the Eagleton Trail Challenge!
Beginning at 12:30pm EST, we will have an amazing post-race meal available in to-go containers for participants & volunteers. Everyone raves about the food the most!
2023 Post-race Menu:
Grilled Turkey Breast w/ leek cream sauce
50/50 Sweet and redskin mashed potatoe
Green Beans and Carrots
Floating Feathers Brewing, an event sponsor, will also be providing deliciously handcrafted beers to legal drinking age participants & volunteers. There is a limit of two beers per person.
IMPORTANT: THIS YEAR WE ARE REQUIRING TICKETS FOR FOOD AND BEER All participants will receive one (1) ticket for food and (2) tickets for beer. You must present your tickets. This measure ensures that every participant who wants a meal gets one. We cannot feed spectators.
2022 EVENT PARTNERS
Choose from a 10km, 25km, or 5okm challenge. All distances follow a loop course and share the same first/last 5km.
Start/Finish: Sons of Italy Campground
44 Sons Road, Lock Haven PA CLICK TO VIEW MAP
GPS Address: 44 SONS ROAD, MILL HALL, PA
Event capped at 250 participants.
Registration closes March 21st
Saturday, April 8th 2023
Start time: 8:00am ( 10 hr max finish time)
This course will take trekkers from the starting area, heading alongside Rt120, up the S.A.W trail, and then to the first aid station @ the Eastern Trailhead of the Eagleton Mine Camp Trail. Following the course, trekkers will make way to the Western Trailhead, and along several other trails, eventually coming back into the Eastern Trailhead before hitting the return trail, towards the Eagleton Demonstration Forest Trail, then onto the finish.
There are several stretches of the course, including the first & last 5km, which are fairly technical. Most of the course is very runnable.
Approx. elevation: 4000ft
Total aid stations: 6
Interactive Maps Provided by Trails Collective
Conceived in 2018, and launched in February, 2020, the Trails Collective provides regional coverage of trail events and updates, volunteer opportunities, links to entities forming the Collective such as coaches and shops, gear reviews, an event calendar with mapping integration, communication message boards, and multiple video channels celebrating all of the above.
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OFFICIAL NUTRITION SPONSOR
Big thanks to Hammer Nutrition being the official nutrition sponsor for the 2021 Eagleton Trail Challenge!
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Event Timing provided by
The Eagleton Mine Camp Trail
This trail is named for the mining village of Eagleton that existed in the area from about 1845 to 1870. Eagleton Coal and Iron Company, under the supervision of George Armstrong, built the village to house miners working in the Eagleton bituminous coal fields. During this time period, several mining villages existed in the Tangascootac watershed, some of which were funded by the royal family of Spain. Eagleton was distinguished among the villages by its railroad. The Eagleton Railroad climbed from the Tangascootac Valley to the village on the plateau top. It made the climb on a series of switchbacks that were known as the “Seven Switches”. A section of the Eagleton Mine Camp Trail follows this old railroad grade.
Eagleton was also distinguished as the site of the first labor strike in Central Pennsylvania’s bituminous coal fields. In 1865, approximately 200 workers revolted against unfair wages. Sheriff John Smith of Lock Haven arrived with twenty riflemen and defused the situation in a few days.
Another historical point of interest connected with this area is that site of one of Prince Farrington’s stills. Farrington was a legendary Prohibition-Era bootlegger in Clinton and Lycoming Counties. He continued bootlegging after Prohibition was repealed to avoid paying taxes. In April of 1925, federal and state Treasury Agents and PA liquor Control Board agents raided his still and arrested Farrington.
Information provided by Forest District 10, Sproul State Forest, Renovo, PA