Chief Wetona Challenge


May 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM

Chief Wetona Challenge

Rt. 28 Entrance Road

Troy PA, 16947


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Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $50
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 7M
  • 14M

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 350

Starting Elevation: 1224

High Point: 2460

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2014


Venue: Mt. Pisgah State Park

The 14 miler will start at 9:30 am and the 7 miler will start at 10:30 am. Starting area is near the Poolside Pavilion at Mt. Pisgah State Park. You may also notice a change or two for this year – our 7 mile distance is now part of the Rocksylvania Trail Series 10k division and our 14 is now part of the 25k series! Check out the Rocksylvania Trail Series for more great trail events, including a NEW 50k division!

Other news for 2019 includes the Pisgah Runners becoming a nonprofit group to support getting people outside while giving back to our local communities.The Chief Wetona Challenged is comprised of one of two distances. You can choose either the 7 mile course or the 14ish mile course. All participants, family members and spectators are invited to join us post race for a pancake brunch and other delicious treats!

The 7 mile course runs through the beautiful Mt. Pisgah State Park. Trails are mostly double track and elevation gain is around 900 ft total. The first loop takes you around scenic Stephen Foster Lake and the second loop takes you through the woods of the park.

Things become a little wilder on the 14ish mile course. You will start in the state park and then bang it up over, around, down, over and back down the mountain, through single and double track trails of both the state and Mt. Pisgah County parks. Be sure to say “Hi” to the Chief as you grab a quick drink at his aid station!

Proceeds from the race will be donated to local backpack programs – in 2017 donations totaled $3200 to help feed local kids!


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 16, 2021

Held on May 17, 2020

Held on May 19, 2019

Held on May 20, 2018

Held on May 21, 2017

Held on May 16, 2016

Event Results

View 2017 Results

View 2016 Results

View 2015 Results

View 2014 Results