By Beth Harsh |

Run the Rock – rugged trail run

Run the Rock – Trail Run

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!
trail run - Run the Rock - hills

Race Details

  • Showers on-site: Clean up after the race in our pool bathhouse before you grab a delicious Buffet Breakfast (additional cost).
  • 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.

Price Qty
5k Runner Registration Fee ($25 after April 13) $20.00 (USD)  
10k Runner Registration Fee ($35 after April 13) $30.00 (USD)  
Kids Lollipop Loop Fun Run: Free for 1st-5th grade children (must be accompanied by an adult) shirts not included $0.00 (USD)  
9-10:30 AM Buffet Breakfast $15.00 (USD)  
Make a donation to support Black Rock Retreat $25.00 (USD)  
Diamond Sponsor - business logo on ALL event promotional materials $3,000.00 (USD)  
Gold Sponsor - business logo on Run the Rock shirt & website $1,000.00 (USD)  
Silver Sponsor - business logo at finish line & website $500.00 (USD)  
Bronze Sponsor - business logo on website $250.00 (USD)  
Free Admission $0.00 (USD)  

  • 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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