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Tussey Mountainback

When: October 27, 2019

Where: Rothrock State Forest 

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Attention runners! Be part of the Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Ultramarathon & Relay as an ultrarunner or part of a relay team! Registration is now open. The race starts and finishes at Tussey Mountain Ski and Family Fun Center.  

The USATF-certified, 50-mile single-loop mostly unpaved course runs through central Pennsylvania's scenic Rothrock State Forest during peak foliage season. Ultramarathon: Support vehicle and drop bag options. Stocked, staffed aid stations available to all ultra participants are provided at predetermined locations every 2.9 to 5.6 miles along the course. Relay: The relay consists of 12 pre-determined legs of lengths varying from 2.9 to 5.6 miles. Relay teams select a specific runner rotation order, rotating to the next runner at each transition point, and maintain that exact order through all 12 race legs. All teams must provide ONE team vehicle to transport runners to transition points where the batons are exchanged. Teams of 7 or more must use a single vehicle.

Proceeds from the Mountainback’s 2019 events support Centre Volunteers in Medicine, a free medical and dental clinic located in State College. They provide access to primary and preventive care for qualifying individuals living or working in Centre County that do not have a free clinic or programs to meet their needs.    

If you're a little intimidated with a run of this length feel free to participate in their 2020 teaser runs, which are completely free and give you experience on the actual course:
Sat., February 1, 10th Annual Colyer 'Sno Big Deal 10K.
Sat., February 29, 17th Annual Laurel Run Switchbacker 10K.
Sun., April 12, 17th Annual Tussey to Whipple 11 Miler.
Sat., May 2, 17th Annual Beidleheimer Sidewinder 10K & 20K.
Sun., June 7, 16th Annual Treaster Kettle Test Your Mettle 10.6 Miler.
Sun., June 21, 8th Annual Eager Seeger Half Marathon.

The ultra division event will start at 7 a.m. The relay division start will begin at 8 a.m. There will be a staggered start for the relay based on overall team pace. Finish time: no later than 7 p.m.

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