Event Information

Baker Trail UltraChallenge 2008


The fourth annual Baker Trail UltraChallenge will take place on Saturday August 23, 2008. Elite Runners & WalkersThe UltraChallenge is a 50-mile ultramarathon on the Baker Trail. Unlike the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge, this is a footrace; the "challenge" is for you or your relay team to win, or at least finish in 14 hours or less! This year, the UltraChallenge starts at the northern trailhead in Forest County at 6:30 AM. Runners will follow the Baker Trail south for 40 miles to Summerville, then turn east to Brookville and end at the Brookville YMCA. The deadline for finishing is 8:30 PM.

A 14.8-mile hike called the Baker Trail Cakewalk is taking place at the same time. Details are here.

Relay Teams

If you're a runner looking to join a relay team, check out the Relay Team Organizer page.

Participant Information

Important event details and other information for participants is here.

Shirts & Awards

Individual registrants will receive a long-sleeve technical fiber shirt. All relay team members will receive a short-sleeve t-shirt.

All individual finishers will receive the third piece of a unique three-piece medal (a different piece is awarded for the northern and central sections). All relay team members will receive a special relay medal. Trophies will be awarded for:

  • First, second, and third place male, female, and overall finishers
  • First place Masters (age 40+) male, female, and overall finishers
  • First place relay team male, female, coed, and overall finishers


Click to registerAdvance registrations may only be submitted online, via active.com. Click here to register! We are accepting up to 300 registrations this year. Note that advance registrations will be accepted through August 20 and are non-refundable.


These hotels are all within a few minutes drive of the YMCA.

Days Inn(814) 849-8001
Gold Eagle Inn(814) 849-7344
Holiday Inn(814) 849-8381
Howard Johnson Motel(814) 849-3335
Super 8 Motel(814) 849-8840


The UltraChallenge needs volunteers! We will need people throughout the day, from morning registration to checkpoints along the course and the finish. People can volunteer for as few as two hours. If you'd like to help out, email your name and phone to volunteer2@rachelcarsontrails.org. What's in it for a volunteer? As a thank-you, all volunteers receive a coveted Marshal t-shirt and the gratitude of hundreds of strangers!