run26.2ultratriathloncycle
Front PageRacesClubsRetailers

Baker Trail UltraChallenge: 50 Mile Ultramarathon and Relay

event info web links training tips manage
  
Waiting for notification of the next event date,
if you know it please click here
50 Mile
Baker Trail
Godfrey, Pennsylvania
Click to go to the web site for the Baker Trail UltraChallenge:  50 Mile Ultramarathon and Relay in Godfrey, Pennsylvania

The Baker Trail 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 within 14 hours! The next UltraChallenge is set for Saturday, August 27, 2016. The race starts at 6:30 AM; the deadline for finishing is 8:30 PM. Individuals as well as relay teams of up to 5 members may register.

In 2015 the race traversed the central section of the trail, the second leg in the three-leg series. In 2016 we'll be on the south section. Each year, a piece of a unique three-piece medal will be awarded to all individual finishers. When a participant has completed all three sections, they'll receive a handsome commemorative holder to display all three medals.

Course Description
The Baker Trail is marked as a typical hiking trail. Yellow blazes on trees, telephone poles, fence posts, guard rails, and so on indicate the path.

Unlike many hiking trails, the Baker Trail is not always a footpath through the woods. In many areas, it follows dirt or paved country roads, some with narrow shoulders. As with road running everywhere, you must always be alert and cautious.

Because of the varying terrain, the UltraChallenge is more mentally demanding than similar ultras. You must always be watching for the blazes in order to stay on the course. In places, the Trail will be following a road only to abruptly turn off the road into the woods. Therefore, if you haven't seen a blaze in a few minutes, you may be off course and should backtrack to the last blaze and determine where you went wrong.

Plenty of runners will go off-course at least once during the day. If you expect -- and accept -- that you will, too, it won't be quite as frustrating. The key to a successful race is to realize it quickly.
 
 

Scroll down for Event Results, News, Videos, Reviews, and more. If you can't find what you're looking for, please visit the event's web site

  
Videos
Do you have a video to add to this event?
add a video
   

   

Tips
Marathon Race Day Tips

Once you have put in your mileage and properly trained, hopefully you will be ready to turn in that PR on race day (or be a first time finisher). Here are some tips that should help you on race day.
continue reading ...
more Ultrarun tips
Plantar Fasciitis

Experienced as heel pain when you take your first steps after getting out of bed or after sitting for a long period of time, plantar fasciitis is a running injury most frequently caused by an abnormal motion of the foot or too-tight calf muscles.
continue reading ...
more Ultrarun injury tips
How to Avoid The Porta Potty During a Race

We've all seen it and most of us have done it ... 30 minutes (or less) into a race athletes are already looking for a port potty. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. The secret is a proper hydration plan before the gun goes off, and here's how you do it.
continue reading ...
more Ultrarun nutrition tips
   
Reviews
Did you compete in this event?
write a review
   
   
Still using GU, PowerGel or Clif SHOT?
See why athletes are making the switch to e-Gel, the only Electrolyte Energy Gel. Get 230 mg Sodium, 85 mg Potassium and more complex carbs than any other gel.
more info

 
Do you have results for this event?
submit results
 
More Events in Pennsylvania
 Date   Event  Location  Event / Distances
3/2/19 Naked Bavarian Pennsylvania
Leesport
Running
20 Miles
Marathon
40 Miles
3/30/19 Naked Prussian 50M and 26.2M Pennsylvania
Leesport
Running
Marathon
50 Miles
3/30/19 Just A Short Run Pennsylvania
Allison Park
Running
5 K
8.1 Miles
Half Marathon
30 K
3/31/19 Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon and 5K Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Running
Half Marathon
4/20/19 Boston Trail 1/2 Marathon and 5K Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Township
Running
5 K
Half Marathon
5/11/19 Dirty German Endurance Fest Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Running
25 K
50 K
50 Mile
6/2/19 Your First Mud Run at Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Bethlehem
Running
2 Mile
6/4/19 Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run Pennsylvania
Jenkintown
Running
5 K
6/8/19 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Running
Half Marathon
26.2 Miles
8/7/19 Broad Street Hilltown 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run Pennsylvania
Hilltown
Running
1 Mile
5 K
8/17/19 Hotoberfest 13.1 and 10K Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Running
10 K
Half Marathon
8/24/19 21st Annual Rail Trail 10-Miler Pennsylvania
Seven Valleys
Running
10 Mile
9/7/19 2019 Barber Beast on the Bay Pennsylvania
Erie
Running
10 Mile
9/7/19 10th Annual H5K Charity Race and 1M Kids Run/Fun Walk Pennsylvania
Blue Bell
Running
1 Mile
5 K
9/14/19 Boulder Field 100K, 50K and 18M Pennsylvania
White Haven
Running
18 Miles
50 K
100 K
10/6/19 Blues Cruise 50K Trail Ultra Pennsylvania
Leesport
Running
50 K
10/12/19 Race for Hope Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Running
5 K
11/2/19 Harrisburg Hot Cider Hustle Pennsylvania
Harrisburg
Running
5 K
12/14/19 Naked Nick 25k and 50K Pennsylvania
Leesport
Running
25 K
50 K
 
Clubs and Groups
 Looking for a club or team to help keep you motivated?
 Club or Team Name   City  State   More Info 
 (Penn-York) Valley Running Club  Sayre PA club info
 565 for Life  Bellevue PA club info
 A.J.s Elite Track Club  Chester PA club info
 Beaver County Track Club  Monaca PA club info
 Big Beaver Big Dawgs  Ellwood City PA club info
 Blossburg Track Club  Blossburg PA club info
 Blue Wave Stallions  Philadelphia PA club info
 Bryn Mawr Running Club  Bryn Mawr PA club info
 Butler Stealth/Cubs Track Club  Butler PA club info
 Cardinals Youth  Phila PA club info
 chester cheetahs track club  chester PA club info
 Clarion River Runners Inc.  Clarion PA club info
 Concordville Track Club  Concordville PA club info
 Delco Stallions  Collingdale PA club info
 Duquesne Track Club  Pittsburgh PA club info
 Emrey Track & Field Assoc  Easton PA club info
 Endless Mountains Bobcats  Tunkhannock PA club info
 Excel Racers  Marlton PA club info
 Gettysburg Running Club  Gettysburg PA club info
 Greater Allegheny Track Club  Greensburg PA club info
This is a partial list of the 84 Running clubs and teams in Pennsylvania and approximately 10,000 clubs in the U.S. To find a club or team in your area click here.

NOTE
: If you belong to a team or club that is not list on Race360 we will be happy to list it for free. Refer to our Club Services page.

 
Retailers (near this event)
 If you need last minute shoes, clothing, energy gel, etc., try one of these local running stores:
 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 The Athletes Foot  Pittsburgh PA 7 Miles store info
 Up N Running  Valencia PA 13.5 Miles store info
 Pro Bike + Run  Pittsburgh PA 13.8 Miles store info
 Mojo Running and Multisport  Seven Fields PA 16.2 Miles store info
 Fleet Feet Sports  Pittsburgh PA 18.1 Miles store info
NOTE: If you own a retail store that should be on this list, please use our dealer application for more information on becoming a Race360 partner.
 Bold indicates Authorized Crank Sports Dealers
 

Race360 Search powered by Google

 




Copyright 2019 Crank Sports, Inc. All Rights Reserved

  

help contact log in crank sports