6K, 13K & 27K courses held on 100% forest trails provide a demanding backdrop for this annual challenge on wide, rolling mainly non-technical trail sections near starting and finishing at the brown gage across from the Summit Ski Area. Plenty of parking and camping facilities throughout the park. Tent camping is not permitted at the Summit Area (race site) however cabin rentals are available directly through the park. Book early!
Packet pickup and race-day registration opens at 8am at the Summit Ski Cabin on race-day. Field limits: 150 for each distance. Pre-register by April 28th to guarantee your t-shirt. We cannot guarantee race-day shirts to those who register after this date.
6K is the perfect option for experiencing a walking or running course close to the starting area on Sweetwater trail. A few climbs keep the lungs and legs working and will surely give any entrant a good nights sleep after the race. The 13K course includes Sweetwater, Christian Hollow and Leonard Run and is no walk in the Park! Rarely flat this course is very popular and features many rolling climbs and descents non-technical in nature for experienced trail runners or those with a decent early season base.
27K-what can we say! The grandaddy of the AAR weekend uses the same trails as the 13K for the first half but turns down Ridge Run and includes Thunder Run: a 3-mile section of technical single-track that will be sure to keep your attention. After exiting Thunder Run the trek back to the summit via Ridge Run and eventually Patterson Trail features the infamous 2-mile climbing finish.
Walkers are welcome on the 6K course only. Cutoff-times will be enforced on the longer courses. Our volunteers and staff spend many hours in remote sections and safety is priority #1. Water stations: 6K none. 13K two water stops. 27K Four water stops. Please pack your own water/fuel and help keep our trails clean by never littering on the couse.
Accommodations: Allegany State Park offers hundreds of cabins and tent sites throughout the Park. A handful of cabins surround the AAR basecamp up at the Summit in the Red House section. Book swiftly for they always sell out. Other cabin sites at the base of the mountain are within a few miles of the start/finish. Camping over has become a tradition for families, teams and fiends. Experience the thrill of beautiful Allegany State Park with sore legs.
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