Adventurous hobbyists of any eld who enjoy checking out their skills negotiate to participate in the Mt. Tom Challenge this Sunday, Feb.16.
The effect is sponsored by the Tyoga Running Club along side Pennsylvania's State Parks and Bureau of Forestry, and liberate to anyone who reach to the challenge.
Registration is from 8 a. M. To 8: 33 a. M. And the 9 a. M. Begin are both at the bottom of Mt. Tom. Participants run, skin or scramble up Mt. Tom's 1, 100 cruising altitudes of trail to owned summit. Beyond catching their breathing time and taking in opinions of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon and westernmost nearly to Galeton, they keep on with a short distance along the ridgepole before descending Mt. Tom using a freeway.
The remit is to complete one drink and down the mountain regardless of climatic conditions. "This can be considered an adventure race, a run or a climb, " said Tim Morey, one of the sponsors. "It is for serious runners; Not beginners. "
Many of those who everlasting one lap arrange to do it again. "Some people may choose to do that as a personal challenge to see how many laps they can do, " Morey said. Participants can introduce a lap any in the interim 9 a. M. And 11 a. M.
"Last year, a total of 56 runners and hikers took on the challenge, " Morey progressed. "Matt Lipsey, the top rated trail runner in the country, was first overall. He completed four laps in one hour, 33 minutes, 30 seconds. The first female was Erica Anderson who finished four laps in two hours, 17 minutes, 55 seconds. "
The oldest female to participate was Kaci Kosek, 8, who did two seaters in one twelve noon, 59 proceedings, 30 months. Powerful youngest male was Gavin Brown, 10, who prepared one lap in 52 congressional record, two months.
"In 2019, we had 13 runners who completed four laps compared to eight runners in 2018 and 10 who did it in 2017, " said Morey. In 2018, Eric Kosek of Wellsboro took medals and set a course written account by finishing cinque laps in 2 shift, 23 transactions, 11 hours. "Eric is the first and only person to complete five laps, " Morey said.
"Conditions last year ( 2019 ) were favorable for a fast course, " according to Morey. "We'll see what 2020 leaves. "
The Mt. Tom Challenge course can vary greatly based on weather and snow and ice conditions at different elevations. "any areas delay snow longer. Sherbet can be the toughest. According to trail conditions, a draught device ( turnkey shoes, yack tracks, mountaineering gear, tent pegs or snowshoes ) could be necessary, " said Morey.
Runners, hikers and spectators drive to the Pine Creek Rail Trail Darling Run parking lot in Ansonia in Shippen Township. After parking, they cross Route 362 on foot and go to the registration tent located at the bottom of the trail on Mt. Tom. When registrants finish a lap, they can go to the tent for free snacks and beverages.
For more information about the Mt. Tom Challenge, email the Tyoga Running Club at run4trc @ gmail. Com or call Morey at 570 - 724 - 8561.