KTA Trail Challenge

Sep 07, 2019 at 7:00 AM

KTA Trail Challenge

46 E. Main Street

Mechanicsburg PA, 17055

USA

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Entry Fee $55
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $95
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 25K
  • 50K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 700

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 85%

First Year of the Event: 2008

Description:

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 and State Park trails and the Mason-Dixon Trail System, 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.

Although the KTA Trail Challenge is a timed event, the challenge is not to “win” or “come in first,” but to complete the hike in 12 hours or less (10 hours for the 25k). For many participants, the KTA Trail Challenge 50k is the ultimate test of physical fitness and mental toughness. “Winning” is the personal satisfaction that comes with finishing the course in the allotted time.

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, then together with the 25k course, historic Lock 12 and Oakland Run. Participants of the 50k enjoy scenic Urey Overlook and Otter Creek. The 25k course includes the beautiful Overlook Trail, Wisslers Run, and a sweeping view of the unique Muddy Run Power Reservoir. 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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Event Dates

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

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