The Hardest Hilliest Half to Help Haven House the Homeless

1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Sep 24, 2016


Sunbury, PA


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Hilliest Half

$60 $60 Closed

About This Activity

Yes, we are throwing down this challenge: we have created the hardest road 13.1 mile race in Pennsylvania.  No one comes close. Go to this page to see how we can make this claim.

It will not be your average rolling half-marathon. It will be the hardest road miles you’ll ever do. That is a bold statement, and this course will back it up. You will brag about doing this race. This is like trail running without rocks or single tracks. Open roads, but relentless steep climbs. You will not PR. You will hurt. And you will love it.

Why such a hard race? The topography around our host venue is ridiculous for road running. Too many races have to apologize for their course profiles. We are making our liability into an asset. This is going to be a destination race. You want to get in on the first year. Seriously, go to the Course page and look at the profile. Too many road races are boring and flat, and too many trails are daunting over every step. This is a hybrid of those worlds. As a rural race, we won’t have total road closures but traffic control is always first priority for this race director, and we will make a safe open road course. You will see little traffic over these 13.1 miles.

This race will benefit Haven Ministry in Sunbury: the only homeless shelter in the Susquehanna Valley between Williamsport and Harrisburg. Think 1515 feet of climbing is tough? It is nothing compared to the difficulty of homelessness.

This race will have awesome finisher medals, unique AG awards, beautiful scenery, accurate course measurement, chip timing, good food, and hopefully some extra amenities TBA. There will also be a special award for completion of this race, and a 5/10k on the same course two weeks later. Consider that your cool down opportunity. Or warm up with the Lewisburg Half two weeks before, and we’ll give you an award for doing both. Heck, do all three.


Opening Day Special Feb 5 – $50
Feb 6-29 Super Early Bird $60
March 1 – June 30 $70
July 1 – Sept 20 $75

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