Event Description

The Challenge is a 35-mile long, one-day, sunrise to sunset endurance hike on nearly the entire brutal Rachel Carson Trail. Unlike a footrace, the "challenge" is not to win, but to endure, to finish the hike in one day. This time, the Challenge starts in Harrison Hills Park at sunrise, 5:50 AM, and ends 35 miles later in North Park. The deadline for finishing is sunset, 8:54 PM or 15 hours 4 minutes.

If 35 miles sounds too daunting, we offer two shorter events that same day. The first is the Homestead Challenge, an 18-mile hike from near the Rachel Carson Homestead. The second is a 7-mile Friends & Family Challenge from Hartwood Acres Park. All events finish in North Park.

Upcoming Races

Jun 22nd, 2019 34 Miles

Course Type: Point-to-Point

Past Races

Date Distance Total Finishers
06/23/18 34 Miles 444
06/24/17 34 Miles 431
06/18/16 34 Miles 452
06/20/15 34 Miles 375
06/21/14 34 Miles 475
06/22/13 37.5 Miles 384

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