Jun 20: Rachel Carson Trail Challenge

The nineteenth annual Rachel Carson Trail Challenge will take place on June 20, 2015, the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. The Challenge is a 34-mile long, one-day, sunrise to sunset endurance hike on nearly the entire brutal Rachel Carson Trail.  Unlike a footrace, the "challenge" is not to win, but to endure, to finish the hike in one day.  This time, the Challenge starts in North Park at sunrise, 5:50 AM, and ends 34 miles later in Harrison Hills Park.  The deadline for finishing is sunset, 8:54 PM or 15 hours 4 minutes, whichever comes first.

If 34 miles sounds too daunting, we offer two shorter events that same day. The first is the Homestead Challenge, an 18-mile hike from near the Rachel Carson Homestead. The second is a 7-mile Friends & Family Challenge from Tarentum.  All events finish in Harrison Hills Park.

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