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24th Annual Conestoga Trail Run

September 25 - September 25, 2016

The last ‘official 12 miles of the Conestoga Trail System (CTS) are located in southwestern Lancaster County. These miles are arguably the most beautiful of the approx 64 mile trail and are home to many LRRC training runs, day & night, throughout the year.

2016 RACE APPLICATION: Coming Soon

START TIME: 10:00 AM, at Pequea Campground (be early to catch the bus!)

COURSE: 10 “Hillish” miles on the Conestoga Trail from Pequea Campground to Holtwood Park

PARKING: Park at the Holtwood Park parking lot to catch shuttle bus to start and for registration.

PACKET PICKUP: 7:00 AM at Pavilion #2, Holtwood Recreation Area, Holtwood, PA.

CONTACT: Race Director Bill Smith

The Conestoga Trail Race is run along this section and is directed by Bill Smith (717-468-3613). Billed as“arguably the toughest 10-mile race on the East Coast”, Conestoga is open to the 1st 175 runners daring enough to attempt the challenge.

Participants climb nearly 3,000 feet and pass through one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in PA. Among the most notable are the Wind Caves (one of the largest tectonic caves in the Eastern US), House Rock Vista, Tucquan Glen, Pinnacle Overlook, and Kelly’s Run.

The race is run point-to-point from the Pequea Creek Campground to the Holtwood Recreation area with a bus shuttle from the finish to the start. Water is available to runners at miles 2, 4, 7, and the end.

The LRRC frequently trains on various sections of the CTS. Runs of up to 6 hours can easily be put together running from various points along the trail. Those interested in something a little different may wish to take part in The annual New Year’s Night Run which has taken place every year since 1998.

Take a look at additional Road Races in Lancaster County.


September 25, 2016
7:00 am
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