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 . The second is a 7-mile Friends & Family Challenge from Tarentum. All events finish in Harrison Hills Park.
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.