Hollidaysburg, PA, US
Jul 9–10, 2022
Type: Running - Regional
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Ironstone 100K Summary
The Ironstone 100K is a point-to-point “Ridge and Valley Appalachian” 100 kilometer ultramarathon in Southwest Central Pennsylvania. Amazing in its terrain and rich in heritage, the ultramarathon starts at Canoe Creek State Park in Blair County and utilizes the Standing Stone, Mid State, and Lower Trails before ending in Greenwood Furnace State Park in Huntingdon County.
With its unforgiving technical terrain, it will be one of the most challenging ultras in the region, on par with races like Eastern States 100, Black Forest 100K and Worlds End Ultramarathon. The most unique feature of the Ironstone 100K is the ridge running atop Tussey Mountain, one of the longest named ridges in the Appalachians - a folded and fractured ridgeline of sandstone and quartzite. Other features include old-growth pines at Alan Seeger Natural Area, Little Juniata Natural Area, the Lower Trail rails-to-trail along the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River and the historic limestone kilns at Canoe Creek State Park.
Event Date: Saturday, July 9th through Sunday, July 10th, 2022
Course Data: 63.15 miles. 7,994 feet climbing and 8169 feet of descent.
(Methodology: We plotted the course using 4 services: CalTop; Hello, Drifter; Plotaroute; and Strava then calculated the average.)
Start time and location: Saturday, 2:00pm at Canoe Creek State Park, Hollidaysburg, PA - Pavilion 2
Cutoff time and location: Sunday, 1:00pm at Greenwood Furnace State Park, McAlevy's Fort, PA - Founders Pavilion (23 hours)
Pacers, Crew and Drop bags: No pacers are allowed in this race unless approved by the race director for unusual circumstances or medical condition. (i.e. participant suffers from night blindness, advanced age, etc.)
-Crews are ONLY PERMITTED at the Start/Finish Line, AS2 Williamsburg, AS4 Alfarata, AS6 Indian Steps, AS7 Little Flat, and AS8 Alan Seeger.
-Drop Bags will be at AS3 Mount Etna, AS5 Colerain, and AS7 Little Flat.
Race Shuttle: There will be a race shuttle (bus) from Greenwood Furnace to the start at Canoe Creek prior to the start. Due to the long time frame from the first finisher to the conclusion of the post-race party, there will be no shuttles from the finish line to Canoe Creek (start).
Start: Pavilion 2 at Canoe Creek State Park
-Bib Pick Up: Begins at Noon (2 hours prior to start)
-Pre-Race Meeting: 1:45pm (15 minutes prior to start)
Finish: Founders Pavilion at Greenwood Furnace State Park
-Open: Around 3am (13 hours after start)
-Breakfast: Begins around 6am
-Brunch: Begins around 9am
Registration is first come, first served and there is a qualifying standard. (see below)
2022 Registration Start Date: February 25, 2022 (8PM).
Capacity: 150 runners