KTA Trail Challenge


Sep 10, 2022 at 7:00 AM

KTA Trail Challenge

46 E. Main Street

Mechanicsburg PA, 17055


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Entry Fee $55
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $95
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 25K
  • 50K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 800

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

First Year of the Event: 2008


The KTA Trail Challenge is an event for adventurous trail runners and hikers on the wild river hills of the lower Susquehanna Gorge. This daunting trail challenge event on the Conestoga Trail alternates breathtaking vistas with steep descents into dark, scenic hollows followed by strenuous climbs to the next vista. Prepare yourself for the steep hills, rocky terrain and deep ravines of the KTA Trail Challenge, an arduous, undulating and demanding course.

This years race will be chip timed by Falcon Race Timing and is more challenging and technical than in past years.

Just a few of the highlights of the 50k course include Wind Cave, House Rock Vista, Tucquan Creek, the Pinnacle Overlook, Kelly’s Run, crossing the Susquehanna River on the Norman Wood Bridge, and back to Pequea.  The 25k course includes the beautiful Overlook Trail, Wisslers Run, Kelly’s Run,Pinnacle overlook and Tucquon Glen. Everyone who reaches the finish line earns a beautiful, carved wooden medallion. All participants receive a long sleeved tech t-shirt at the Finish Line.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 10, 2022

Held on Sep 11, 2021

Held on Sep 12, 2020

Held on Sep 07, 2019

Held on Sep 08, 2018

Held on Sep 09, 2017

Held on Sep 10, 2016

Held on Sep 12, 2015

Held on Sep 06, 2014

Held on Sep 07, 2013

Held on Sep 08, 2012

Held on Sep 10, 2011

Held on Sep 11, 2010

Held on Sep 12, 2009

Event Results

View 2018 Results