Baker Trail UltraChallenge: Training Run #3

Join us for 18 miles of fun on the Baker Trail!
  • WhenJul 24, 2022 from 07:15 AM to 01:15 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
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Saturday, August 27, is the 18th annual Baker Trail UltraChallenge, a 50-mile race that can be tackled solo or as part of a relay team.

Whether you're registered for the race or just thinking about it, join us on Sunday, July 24, for an all-paces training run.  We’ll cover the last 18 miles of this year’s course, complete with an aid station (same location as race day) to help you fine-tune your hydration and nutrition strategies plus familiarize you with the course.  This event is free and open to the public.

* * * IMPORTANT * * * If you plan on attending, please sign up by clicking here.

On Sunday, July 24th, we will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the farmhouse (race finish line, in Smicksburg, PA) which is located here.  We will leave a vehicle (or two) at the farmhouse, then carpool to the starting point of our run, which is here (Dutch Run Road).  The run starts at 8:00 a.m. There may or may not be cell phone service. Consider using the 'offline' capabilities of google maps to ensure you successfully arrive at the meeting point. (Or print directions before leaving home!) 

By looking at the aid station chart on the Participant Page, you'll see the corresponding start and finish points for our run. ("Dutch Run Rd" and "Smicksburg Farm.") Also on this page you'll find details regarding the course (dirt road vs. trail) and elevation information (some steep climbs!) Get to know this page! Lots of good information! 

Questions? E-mail Amy Nelson (

Quick links:

  • To learn about the Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50-miler & relay: click here 
  • Join us for an "Info Session" on May 2nd so you can ask questions and hear details. Details on this session: click here