CONESTOGA TRAIL RUN

September 26, 2010

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 2010 Conestoga Trail Race Application

The last 'official 12 miles of the Conestoga Trail System (CTS) are located in southwestern Lancaster County.  These miles are arguably the most beautiful of the approx 64 mile trail and are home to many LRRC training runs, day & night, throughout the year. 

The Conestoga Trail Race is run along this section and is directed by Bill Smith (717-394-7812). Billed as 'arguably' the toughest 10-mile race on the East Coast", Conestoga is open to the 1st 175 runners daring enough to attempt the challenge.

Participants climb nearly 3,000 feet and pass through one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in PA.  Among the most notable are the Wind Caves (one of the largest tectonic caves in the Eastern US), House Rock Vista, Tucquan Glen, Pinnacle Overlook, and Kelly's Run.

The race is run point-to-point from the Pequea Creek Campground to the Holtwood Recreation area with a bus shuttle from the finish to the start.  Water is available to runners at miles 2, 4, 7, and the end.

The LRRC frequently trains on various sections of the CTS.  Runs of up to 6 hours can easily be put together running from various points along the trail.  Those interested in something a little different may wish to take part in The annual New Year's Night Run which has taken place every year since 1998.

 

 

ALL TIME PERFORMANCES

Can you run an 8:59:59 mile?

Record Male - Ian Schouten 1:30:13, 2002
Record Female - Casey Byrne 1:38:09, 2002

2010 Conestoga Trail Race Application   

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Results

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Coverage / Articles

2009 Age Grps by Karen Sandt, by Claire Chiamulera, by Aimee Harmon by Barry Decker wet conditions, no Oliver Patton, new Tucquan switchback trail
LNP Article by Barry Decker
2008, Age Grps humid, wet conditions, rain late
2007 very dry conditions
2006  

2005 Age Grps

 

2004 

Age Grps & top 10

Collages:  One|Two |Three | Some individual shots course included switchbacks before AS #1, & trail to pinnacle point before AS #3

Newspaper

2003

Age Grps & top 10

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Newspaper

2002

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2001

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2000

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1998

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FINISHERS OF ALL CONESTOGA TRAIL RUNS SINCE 1993

 

 

Name From Sex # Finishes
Jim Cramer Lebanon County, PA M 17
Bob Long Lebanon County, PA M 17
Andy Keegan Berks County, PA M 17
Frank McCardell Lancaster County, PA M 17
Robert Huey Bucks County, PA M 17
Michael Suydam Lancaster County, PA M 17
       
Dean Brubaker Lancaster County, PA M *15, died Summer 2008

 

Relevant Links

Along the course: Kelly's Run & The Pinnacle, Tucquan Glen, Pequea Park Campground, A good Topo Map

Lancaster County Conservancy (Kelly's Run, Tucquan Glen, Reed Run), Paw-Paw Patch & full info, Trees

 

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