Photo Above: Seasons of Rothrock – Grit Gravel Grinder
Races in Central Pennsylvania
There are some pretty amazing races and charitable events happening right here in our back yard. Whether you’re a biker, runner or triathlete, you can feed that competitive edge while enjoying this beautiful location we call home. Sign up or consider volunteering.
Local Races & Charity Events
Seasons of Rothrock
Seasons of Rothrock Race Series is a grouping of four races that capture the grandeur of Rothrock State Forest in all four seasons through the disciplines of gravel and mountain bike racing. Join us for one, or all four. Spend an afternoon pushing your limit on challenging, gravel roads and fun singletrack. By participating, you’ll be supporting a community that emphasizes the fun and social aspects of racing while creating local events that belong on the national stage.
CVIM Central Cycling Classic
Help Centre Volunteers In Medicine raise funds for the medically underserved living or working in Centre County. Challenge yourself virtually and/or join us on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Routes Include: Century (100.3 miles); Metric Century (63.8 miles); 1/2 Metric Century (29.5 miles); 19 Mile Loop (19.2 miles); Family Fun Ride (7.0 miles); Create Your Own Path Ride (up to 18 miles).
Transylvania State Races
The Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic offers ala carte style registration, in a series of steps depending on the event and category you enter. Stay where you like, eat what you like, and pay only for what you need. Get info on the 3-5 day mountain bike race in May and 2-4 day gravel race in August.
IRONMAN 70.3 PA HAPPY VALLEY
On July 2, 2023, athletes will take on their race journey from a 1.2-mile swim in Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir at Bald Eagle State Park, a scenic 56-mile bike ride through the beautiful rolling hills of Centre and Clinton Counties, culminating with a 13.1-mile run on the campus of Penn State University including a unique finish line experience for athletes inside Beaver Stadium, home to the Penn State University Nittany Lions.
Part of the National Ultra Endurance Race Series, the Wilderness 101 is a 101 Mile & Marathon distance backcounty mountain bike race in the Bald Eagle and Rothrock State Forests of PA. The course consists of singletrack, doubletrack, and fireroads with a bit of pavement.
Choose the 50 Mile Relay or Ultramarathon (mile/km). The race takes place on mostly unpaved roads (82% dirt, 18% paved) in Rothrock State Forest. Terrain includes uphill, level and downhill grades, with shaded and open segments and some overlook vistas.
Rothrock Trail Challenge
The Rothrock Challenge is a 25k trail race in the heart of Rothrock State Forest. The course covers almost 4,000 feet of elevation gain through coniferous forests, blooming mountain laurel, lush rhododendron, groves of ferns, rocky climbs and descents, and multiple stream crossings. There is a little of everything packed into one amazing 16 mile adventure!