When: Sunday, September 24, 2023
Race Times: 50K – 07:30 AM Race Start, 15K – 09:00 AM Race Start
Where: Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest in Gardners, PA
Online registration for the 2023 Ironmaster’s Challenge is now closed!
Please see us at the Troubleshooting table on Race Day for day-of registration.
*T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for sign-ups completed after 8/1/2023*
Join Central Pennsylvania Conservancy for our 14th annual Ironmaster’s Challenge during the first Fall weekend of 2023! Runners will experience rock scrambles, challenging ascents, ridgeline vistas, Fall wildflowers, rushing streams, lakesides, and epic single track trails as they explore the beauty of Michaux State Forest.
The 50k and 15k races both culminate at a finish-line picnic celebration at the Ironmaster’s Mansion at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the famed halfway point along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The Park offer camping by reservation, within walking distance of the race starting point. Spectators can join runners at the Brickyard Pavilion for the race start and again as the runners enter the final leg of the race.
Central Pennsylvania Conservancy, our race partners, and sponsors look forward to celebrating public lands, outdoor recreation, and the first Fall weekend in Pennsylvania. We hope you’ll join us!
All proceeds from the race support Central PA Conservancy’s mission to acquire, preserve and protect local land and natural resources through land acquisition, conservation easements, and outreach.
Our 2023 Check Point Sponsors
Our 2023 Finish Line Sponsor
Our 2023 Picnic Sponsor
Event Hosts and Partners