Rothrock Trail Challenge


May 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Rothrock Trail Challenge

301 Bear Meadows Road

Boalsburg PA, 16827


Entry Fee $60
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 25K
  • 11.5M

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2009

Men's Record: 2022 Craig Miller (25) 3:00:51

Masters Men Record: 2022 Dustin Manotti (40) 3:07:49

Women's Record: 2022 Katie Sick (30)3:03:04

Masters Women Record: 2021 Meira Minard (45)3:15:44


The Rothrock Challenge is a 25k trail race in the heart of Rothrock State Forest. The course covers almost 4,000 feet of elevation gain through coniferous forests, blooming mountain laurel, lush rhododendron, groves of ferns, rocky climbs and descents, and multiple stream crossings. There is a little of everything packed into one amazing 16 mile adventure!

The course will have three aid stations stocked with fuel and drinks: at 5.2 miles, 9.4 miles, and 13.6 miles. The cut-off time is 7 1/2 hours, which is approximately at 26 min/mile pace–very doable even as a hike! The finish includes a bonus lake plunging option as well! All participants are invited to join us for a post-race party at the Tussey Mountain pavilion afterwards (socially distanced of course 🙂 with an assortment of food trucks and locally brewed beverages! Super swaggy Rothrock Challenge sleevies guaranteed to first 250 registrants!


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 21, 2023

Held on May 22, 2022

Held on May 23, 2021

Held on May 30, 2020

Held on Jun 01, 2019

Held on Jun 09, 2018

Held on Jun 03, 2017

Held on Jun 04, 2016

Held on Jun 06, 2015

Held on Jun 07, 2014

Held on Jun 01, 2013

Held on Jun 02, 2012

Held on Jun 04, 2011

Held on Jun 05, 2010

Held on Jun 07, 2009

Event Results

View 2022 Results