Iron Run Trail Half Marathon & Charcoal Challenge 5K


Jun 08, 2024 at 7:30 AM

Iron Run Trail Half Marathon & Charcoal Challenge 5K

1100 Pine Grove Rd

Gardners PA, 17324


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Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $45
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 13.1M
  • 5K

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 866

High Point: 1200

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

First Year of the Event: 2011


The annual Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk and Iron Run half-marathon will be Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

These concurrent trail races are promoted by the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace for the benefit of our 501(c)(3) non-profit in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. All proceeds support recreation, education and conservation in the State Park. The race courses show off the beautiful State Park and surrounding Michaux State Forest.

Early registration online ends on May 18 at 5 PM. After that, you can register on-site the morning of the races. Note that race T-shirts are only guaranteed for registrations received by 5 PM on May 18 — after that, the registration fee goes up and no race shirts will be available.

Same-day registration opens 6:30 AM on June 10. Half-marathon runners must be at the start line by 7:20 AM for the 7:30 AM start. 5k runners/walkers must be at the start line by 8:20 AM for the 8:30 AM start. Allow 5-10 minutes to get from parking to the registration area at the old stone furnace stack. Restrooms are at registration.

A big thank you to our volunteers, donors, and top sponsor Purple Lizard Maps, and to our timer Bulldog Youth Cycling of Chambersburg PA.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jun 08, 2024

Held on Jun 10, 2023

Held on Jun 12, 2022

Held on Jun 08, 2019

Held on Jun 09, 2018

Held on Jun 10, 2017

Event Results

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