By Beth Harsh |

Run the Rock – Rugged Trail Run

trail run - Run the Rock - hills

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Step 1: Choose your challenge: 5k or 10k

Step 2: Register below

Step 3: Invite your friends


All runners who register before April 13, 2018 will receive a complimentary athletic shirt to wear on the day of the run!


Race Details

  • Showers on-site and other events: Clean up after the race in our pool bathhouse before you grab a delicious Buffet Breakfast (additional cost).  Click here to learn more about other events happening  this same day.
  • 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.
  • 5k: 7:00AM 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: 7:15AM 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.  Registration limited to 100 runners.
  • Kids: A Lollipop Loop for kids 1st – 5th grade (must be accompanied by an adult) will occur on the ballfield at 7:30 AM with bubble machines at the finish line.
  • 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:  18 & Under, 19 – 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+  (No kids race awards but grab bags for all finishers.)


Trail Run - Run the Rock - overlook



To register, make selections below, then click the green button on bottom right 


Alternatively you can click here to download an application to mail to our office.

  • 5k Rugged Trail Run
    May 12, 2018
    7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • 10k Rugged Trail Run
    May 12, 2018
    7:15 am - 9:00 am
  • Kids Lollipop Loop
    May 12, 2018
    7:30 am - 9:00 am
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