Sep 25, 2022 at 7:30 AM

The Ironmaster’s Challenge

1212 Pine Grove Rd.

Gardners PA, 17324


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Entry Fee $45
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $85
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 15K
  • 50K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 600

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 680

High Point: 1869

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

First Year of the Event: 2010


The Central Pennsylvania Conservancy (CPC) is pleased to announce that registration is open for its 9th annual Ironmaster’s Challenge to be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018, featuring a 50k Ultra and a 15k Challenge, trail courses that wind through the diverse terrain of Michaux State Forest and Pine Grove Furnace State Park. In partnership with Pretzel City Sports, professional timing will be offered for all race participants. Registration includes a challenging and well-staffed course, beautiful views, a tech t-shirt, goodie bag, lunch, and beer/beverages, all for only $75 for the 50k race and $45 for the 15k race. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore rustic trails, enjoy great views, and put your trail running and hiking skills to the test. After March 1st, entry fees will increase by $10.


Race event photo
Race event photo
Race event photo


Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 25, 2022

Held on Sep 26, 2021

Held on Sep 26, 2020

Held on Apr 28, 2019

Held on Apr 29, 2018

Held on Apr 30, 2017

Held on Apr 24, 2016

Held on Apr 26, 2015

Held on Apr 27, 2014

Held on Apr 28, 2013

Held on May 19, 2012

Held on May 21, 2011

Event Results

View 2019 Results

View 2018 Results