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Cushion Peak Trail Run Challenge

The Cushion Peak Trail Run Challenge features a 5k and 10k timed race, as well as a 1-Mile Fun Run for kids and a 1-Mile Fun Walk. The course is a 5K loop that scrambles over rocky fire roads, winding mountain trails and crosses the beautiful vista of Cushion Peak. After the race, the South Mountain YMCA Camps staff will open their Climbing Wall and Zip Line for all participants brave enough to give it a try.

When: September
(This trail race takes place in September each year. Visit race website link below for details.)

Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Geographic Area: Cushion Peak
Nearby City: Reading

Event 1:
Race Length: 10 km (6.2 mi)
Elevation Gain: 800 feet (+129 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 800 feet (-129 ft/mi)
High Point: 1,116 feet
Low Point: 800 feet
45% dirt trails, 45% dirt roads, 10% paved
Event 2:
Race Length: 5 km (3.1 mi)
Elevation Gain: 400 feet (+129 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 400 feet (-129 ft/mi)
High Point: 1,116 feet
Low Point: 800 feet
45% dirt trails, 45% dirt roads, 10% paved
Event 3:
Race Length: 1 miles (1.6 km)
Elevation Gain: 200 feet (+200 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 200 feet (-200 ft/mi)
High Point: 1,116 feet
Low Point: 800 feet
45% dirt trails, 45% dirt roads, 10% paved
Additional Information

Website URL: http://https://www.smymca.org/sites/default/files/user_fi... (opens new window)
Race Director: smymcacamps
Phone: 610-670-2267

Details
LOCATION/REGISTRATION: Starts at the South Mountain YMCA Camps (GPS: 201 Cushion Peak Road, Reinholds); Registration/number pickup at Bynden Wood Lodge starting at 8:00 AM. 5K and 10 K start at 9:00 AM*, kids run and walk are non-competitive and begin at 10:00 AM. Dogs are welcome in the walk but must be on a 6 foot leash. *This is a mass start. Runners can choose their distance on race day or in even in mid-race (course is 2 laps for 10k). Online Registration is available for a nominal fee at www.pretzelcitysports.com.

COURSE: The course is wheel-measured, features 400ft of elevation, rocky trails, and is not for the faint of heart.

AMENITIES: T-shirt to all pre-registrants of 5K or 10K; “goodie” bag for all kids run finishers. Refreshments for finishers, indoor toilet facilities & showers, loads of parking, time clock at finish and instant results. The Camp will open the Climbing Tower and Zip Line for all interested participants. Held rain or shine. No refunds or mailed awards. Results on www.pretzelcitysports.com in 72 hours.

AWARDS: Awards for the male & female winners and runner-ups plus: 18 & Under: 3M, 3F; 19 - 29: 3M, 3F; 30-39: 3M, 3F; 40-49: 3M, 3F; 50-59: 3M, 3F; 60+: 3M, 3F. No kids race awards but grab bags for all finishers.

ENTRY: $23 if postmarked by September 1, 2012. Afterwards, including race day, $28 while shirts last. For Kids’ Run and Fun Walk participants, $5 if postmarked by September 1. Afterwards, including race day, $10. Race day registration for Kids’ Run to be CLOSED once we have as many kids entries as we have grab bags so pre-register if possible. Also, no shirts for kids or Fun Walk participants due to reduced fee, but shirts will be available at cost on race day while supplies last.

GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR ALL: Take 422 from Reading towards Lebanon In Sinking Spring, turn left onto Columbia Avenue. Columbia Avenue becomes Fritztown Road. Turn right onto East Galen Hall Road. Turn right onto Cushion Peak Road. The entrance for the South Mountain YMCA Camps will be at the top of the mountain on your left. For GPS Directions, use 201 Cushion Peak Road, Reinholds, PA.

MAIL CHECK PAYABLE TO “The South Mountain YMCA” & THIS FORM TO: South Mountain YMCA , PO Box 147, Wernersville, PA 19565. RACE DIRECTOR: Nathan Brant: (610) 670-2267 nbrant@smymca.org , www.smymca.org

 


 

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Submitted On: 8/31/2012
By: smymcacamps (Race Director)

Editors: SILPT

 

 

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