By Beth Harsh |

Run the Rock – Rugged Trail Run – Benefiting Kids

Thank you to all who participated in our 2019 Run the Rock.

Click here to see photos from the 2019 Trail Run Event!

Mark your calendars for next year’s event which is scheduled to occur on a new date June 13, 2020!


The following information is from the 2019 event.  This webpage will be updated as soon as details are finalized.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Before the fundraising auction at Black Rock Retreat in Lancaster County, PA, take part in this challenging run!

Thank you to our event sponsor!

Kreider Farms, logo, sponsor

Step 1: Choose your challenge:

  • 5K Race (8:00am start – details below)
  • 10K Race (8:15am start – details below)
  • Walking Challenge (8:20am start – details below)
  • Kids Lollipop Loop Fun Run (8:30am start – details below)

Step 2: Register here »

Step 3: Invite your friends


Free T-Shirt: All runners who register before April 13, 2019 will receive a complimentary athletic shirt to wear on the day of the run!

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Thank you to these business sponsors!

Kreider Farms, logo, sponsor

Interested in sponsoring this event? Click here to learn more.


Trail Run - Run the Rock - overlook

Race Options:

  • 5K: 8:00 AM start – Runners who are looking for an above-average challenge will find the grounds of Black Rock Retreat to be surprisingly rugged. The 5K loop will cover the over 100 acres of Black Rock Retreat property including a steep incline from the Octoraro creek. Total run has over 600 ft of elevation change.
  • 10K: 8:15 AM start – This event is not for the amateur runner. Course is single track and on naturally rugged terrain with creek crossings, steep climbs, and numerous rocky descents. No manufactured obstacles. Be alert for multiple rocks and roots.
  • Walkers: Participants interested in a walking challenge are invited to meet on the ballfield at 8:00 AM for registration and an 8:20 AM start. The walking event is non-competitive, but all pre-registered walkers will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
  • Kids: A Lollipop Loop for kids 1st – 5th grade (must be accompanied by an adult) will occur on the ballfield at 8:30 AM with bubble machines at the finish line.

Register Here »

Other Information:

  • Location: All events take place at Black Rock Retreat: 1345 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, PA 17566
  • Showers: Clean up after the race in our pool bathhouse.
  • Timing: Pretzel City Sports times over 500 races per year and will be bringing their expertise to making your race-day experience as awesome as possible!
  • Awards: 5K & 10K: Awards for the males and females overall winners plus 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards for male and female in each of the following age categories: 19 & Under, 20 – 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ (No kids race awards ,but grab bags for all finishers.)
  • What to Do After: Grab a delicious Buffet Breakfast (additional cost – buy below). Enjoy the auction and other events happening the same day at Black Rock Retreat.


To register for any of the day’s events, make your selections below, then click the green button on the bottom right.

Alternatively, you can click here to download the application, and mail to our office: Black Rock Retreat, 1345 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, PA 17566

  • 5k Rugged Trail Run
    May 11, 2019
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • 10k Rugged Trail Run
    May 11, 2019
    8:15 am - 10:00 am
  • Walking Challenge
    May 11, 2019
    8:20 am - 10:30 am
  • Kids Lollipop Loop
    May 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 9:00 am


Venue Phone: 7175293232

1345 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, Pennsylvania, 17566, United States

Click here to request more information »